WANGANUI-MANAWATU: MANAWATU

Norsewood Town

star rating of 4
Toilets Available Restaurant Grocery Shopping Pet Friendly
the Norsewood Pioneer Museum Norsewood Town is a small historic village featuring their local museum and historic buildings and a nice cafe.
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Waiouru Army Museum

star rating of 4
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly Excellent Vodafone mobile reception Excellent Spark mobile reception
Entrance to the museum The Waiouru Army Museum is a major attraction for those interested in our military history, and there are allocated parking areas for self-contained motor caravanners to park overnight.
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Bridge Cafe

star rating of 4
Park-Over Property Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Large Vehicle Access Restaurant Moderate Vodafone mobile reception
The Bridge Cafe Bridge Café is a quirky, country style café situated in Ballance, just a short 25 minute drive from Palmerston North.
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The Wool Company

star rating of 3.5
Park-Over Property Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Large Vehicle Access
Entrance to the Wool Company The Wool Company is just off SH1 south of Taihape. While we don't normally include shopping locations, this is a stand-out for buying luxurious woolen garments.
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Waihi Falls

star rating of 3.5
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly Quiet and Peaceful Walking Tracks No Vodafone mobile reception No Spark mobile reception
Tararua District Council sign The Waihi Falls is the first reserve set up in Hawkes Bay. Self-contained motor caravanners can park overnight.
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Anzac Park

star rating of 3.5
Park-Over Property Toilets Available No Vodafone mobile reception No Spark mobile reception
Camping sign Anzac Park is a sheltered quiet reserve just north of Norsewood and is available for overnight parking in for a small fee.
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Palmerston North Holiday Park

star rating of 3.5
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Power Available Internet Available Dump Station Available Walking Tracks Good Vodafone mobile reception
Holiday Park office Palmerston North Holiday Park is a large campsite, set in a park environment, and within a short walk of a large reserve, gardens, and the river.
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Palmerston North Reserve

star rating of 3.5
Toilets Available Large Vehicle Access Restaurant Walking Tracks Good Vodafone mobile reception
Feeding the duck beside the pond Palmerston North Reserve is a large reserve, including a rose garden, train ride, and sports grounds, separated from the river by a forest reserve.
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Campbell St Carpark

star rating of 3
Park-Over Property Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Excellent Vodafone mobile reception Excellent Spark mobile reception
Entrance to the carpark Campbell St Carpark is a public carpark within Palmerston North that provides overnight parking for self-contained motor caravanners.
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Makotuku Domain

star rating of 3
Park-Over Property Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Showers Available Power Available Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly
Parking on the domain Makotuku Domain is a large level grass reserve with basic facilities for self-contained motor caravanners. Keys to access the reserve are available at 14 Forward Street.
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Pongaroa PDS

star rating of 3
Toilets Available Public Dump Station Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly No Vodafone mobile reception No Spark mobile reception
The dump station The tiny rural community of Pongaroa has a well designed public dump station with toilets and just a short walk from the hotel and general store.
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Pongaroa General Store

star rating of 3
Grocery Shopping Pet Friendly No Vodafone mobile reception No Spark mobile reception
Inside the store Pongaroa General Store is in a small rural community, and is close to the local hotel and public dump station.
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Pongaroa Campground

star rating of 3
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Showers Available Power Available Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly Quiet and Peaceful No Vodafone mobile reception Moderate Spark mobile reception
The domain club rooms The Pongaroa Campground is set in a rural domain with basic facilities in a nice quiet environment overlooking a rugby playing field.
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Akitio Camping Ground

star rating of 3
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Power Available Large Vehicle Access Dump Station Available Grocery Shopping Pet Friendly Fishing Location No Vodafone mobile reception No Spark mobile reception
Camping ground reception The camping ground in the tiny beachfront community of Akitio includes a small general store for the local residents.
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Herbertville Camping Ground

star rating of 3
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Power Available Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly Quiet and Peaceful Fishing Location No Vodafone mobile reception No Spark mobile reception
Campsite office Herbertville Camping Ground is a spacious campsite is on-grass parking and nice facilities contained within the Wainui river, and a short walk from the surf beach.
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Himatangi Beach Holiday Park

star rating of 3
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Power Available Internet Available Large Vehicle Access Dump Station Available Pet Friendly Quiet and Peaceful Fishing Location Excellent Vodafone mobile reception Excellent Spark mobile reception
Campsite reception Himatangi Beach Holiday Park is in a quiet campsite just before Himatangi beach.
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Himatangi Beach

star rating of 3
Toilets Available Large Vehicle Access Fishing Location Excellent Vodafone mobile reception Excellent Spark mobile reception
Public toilets by the carpark Himatangi Beach has a surf lifesaving club, with public toilets next to the parking area.
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Desert Rd Summit

star rating of 3
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly Excellent Vodafone mobile reception Moderate Spark mobile reception
The summit parking area There is a rest area at the summit of the Desert Rd highway where self-contained motor caravanners can park overnight.
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Alfredton Community Centre

star rating of 2.5
Freedom Camping Location Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly Quiet and Peaceful No Vodafone mobile reception No Spark mobile reception
Entrance and driveway to the reserve The Community Centre in Alfredton is a large reserve with a club room, basic toilets, and parking available for freedom campers.
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Desert Rd Rest Area

star rating of 2.5
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Large Vehicle Access Excellent Vodafone mobile reception Excellent Spark mobile reception
Desert Road parking area There is small rest area on the Desert Rd just south of Waiouru where self-contained motor caravanners can park overnight if needed.
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Pahiatua Carnival Park Motorcamp

star rating of 2.5
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Power Available Internet Available Large Vehicle Access Dump Station Available Moderate Vodafone mobile reception
Campsite lounge The Pahiatua Carnival Park Motorcamp is a basic campsite run by the local council, and offers a quiet and spacious environment. It is adjacent to the Carnival Park Scenic Reserve.
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Manawatu Gorge Scenic Reserve - DOC

star rating of 2.5
Department of Conservation Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Moderate Vodafone mobile reception
Entrance to the Manawatu Gorge Scenic Reserve The Manawatu Gorge Scenic Reserve includes some forest walks, and a parking area where self-contained motor caravanners can park overnight
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Dannevirke Golf Club

star rating of 2.5
Freedom Camping Location Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Showers Available Power Available Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly
Campsite facilities The Dannevirke Golf Club offers basic campsite facilities on grass alongside their main parking area.
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Dananevirke Club

star rating of 2.5
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Large Vehicle Access Restaurant
Entrance to the club Dannevirke Services & Citizen's Club is also the home to the local RSA. You can enjoy a nice restaurant meal and self-contained motor caravanners can park overnight
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Caltex PDS

star rating of 2.5
Service Station Public Dump Station Fresh Water Available Large Vehicle Access
Dannevirke Caltex The Dannevirke Caltex service station has a public dump station available.
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Dannevirke Holiday Park

star rating of 2.5
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Power Available Large Vehicle Access Dump Station Available
Campsite entrance Dannevirke Holiday Park is a short distance from the town centre.
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Tararua Club PDS

star rating of 2.5
Public Dump Station Fresh Water Available Large Vehicle Access Moderate Vodafone mobile reception
Dump station The Tararua Club in Pahiatua has a public dump station and also meals in their club rooms.
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Woodville Camping Ground & Sports Stadium

star rating of 2.5
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Showers Available Power Available Large Vehicle Access Dump Station Available Good Vodafone mobile reception
Campsite sign The Woodville Camping Ground & Sports Stadium offers basic camping facilities with a dump station in a country town environment.
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White Horse Inn

star rating of 2.5
Holiday Park or Campsite Fresh Water Available Power Available Large Vehicle Access Dump Station Available Restaurant Pet Friendly
Parking are at the back of the White Horse Inn The White Horse Inn is a country town pub which offers overnight parking and pub meals for self-contained motor caravanners.
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Tiraumea Hall

star rating of 2
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Large Vehicle Access No Vodafone mobile reception
Parking by the Tiraumea Hall There is a roadside parking area beside the Tiraumea Hall where you could park overnight in a self-contained van.
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Matthews Park

star rating of 2
Park-Over Property Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Internet Available Large Vehicle Access
Memorial at the entrance Matthews Park in Norsewood is a small, basic campsite just outside the small town centre.
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Rangiwaea Junction

star rating of 1.5
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only No Vodafone mobile reception No Spark mobile reception
Roadside parking Rangiwaea Junction is a small parking area at the junction of Waiaruhe Rd and Turakina Valley Rd. Self contained motor caravanners are able to park overnight.
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