WANGANUI-MANAWATU: MANAWATU

02-Apr-15

return to location list     print

Akitio Camping Ground

star rating of 3

by Chris Gaelic

The Esplanade, 61 Akitio Beach, Pongaroa, Wairarapa, Wellington

Phone: 06 374 3450

rvexplorer id: 19182

Camping ground reception

Camping ground reception

 

Camp kitchen

Camp kitchen

 

Lounge area

Lounge area

 

Fish cleaning area

Fish cleaning area

 

No Camping sign

 

The camping ground in the tiny beachfront community of Akitio includes a small general store for the local residents.

 

The campsite is mostly used by long-term residents, but there are powered sites available for casual visitors.

 

It's a traditional 'Kiwi' beachfront campsite in a nice location. The kitchen, lounge, and other facilities are basic, but clean and functional.

 

Fishing is clearly good, as there is a well-used fish cleaning area for residents.

 

Signs at the entrance to the town make it clear that camping in not permitted on the road, in the reserve, or along the foreshore. However, as in many other places, it is not clear whether this applies to motor caravanners in certified self-contained vans.

 

You should also one of the locals if you want to park overnight. Be prepared to book into the campsite.

 

Comments

 

POST A COMMENT:
Register  |  Login