WANGANUI-MANAWATU: WANGANUI

Moutoa Quay

star rating of 4.5
Freedom Camping Location Good Vodafone mobile reception Good Spark mobile reception
River front parking Moutoa Quay is a premium location for self-contained motor caravanners to park over while exploring Wanganui.
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Maungawhero Falls

star rating of 4
Rest Stop Walking Tracks
Entrance to the walking track Maungawhero Falls is accessed from a small parking area alongside the Ohakune Mountain Rd, quite close to the Turoa ski fields.
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Turoa Ski Field

star rating of 4
Rest Stop Large Vehicle Access Walking Tracks
Ski lifts operating at the end of the winter season The Turoa Ski Field is on the slopes of Mt Ruapehu and accessed from Ohakune. It is a popular base for skiing and snow-boarding.
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Vinegar Hill Campsite

star rating of 4
Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Showers Available Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly Quiet and Peaceful Fishing Location No Vodafone mobile reception No Spark mobile reception
Riverside parking The Vinegar Hill Campsite is located in the Putai Ngahere Recreation Reserve and bounded by the Rangitikei river.
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Fielding Waste Water Treatment Plant PDS

star rating of 4
Public Dump Station Fresh Water Available Large Vehicle Access Marginal Vodafone mobile reception Excellent Spark mobile reception
The dump station The Waste Water Treatment Plant in Fielding has a well designed public dump station which includes fresh water
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Sanson PDS

star rating of 4
Public Dump Station Large Vehicle Access
The Sanson Public Dump Station The Sanson PDS has a large access area and offers both fresh water as well as the public dump station.
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Timona Park

star rating of 4
Freedom Camping Location Toilets Available
Colourful public toilets near the entrance to the reserve Timona Park is a large reserve in Fielding where there is plenty of on grass parking where self-contained motor caravanners can freedom park.
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Awastone Campsite

star rating of 4
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Power Available Large Vehicle Access Dump Station Available Restaurant Pet Friendly Quiet and Peaceful Fishing Location Moderate Vodafone mobile reception Moderate Spark mobile reception
Campsite reception The Awastone Campsite is in a quiet location in the Mangaweka gorge alongside the Rangitikei river.
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Taumaranui Cosmopolitan Club & PDS

star rating of 4
Park-Over Property Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Public Dump Station Fresh Water Available Power Available Large Vehicle Access Restaurant Excellent Vodafone mobile reception Excellent Spark mobile reception
Entrance to the Cosmopolitan Club Taumaranui Cosmopolitan Club offers restaurant meals, free overnight parking for self-contained vans, and a Public Dump Station in central Taumaranui and just across the road from a New World Supermarket.
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Springvale Park PDS

star rating of 4
Freedom Camping Location Public Dump Station Fresh Water Available Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly Marginal Vodafone mobile reception Excellent Spark mobile reception
Parking beside one of the dump stations The Public Dump Station at Springvale Park in Wanganui has good access and also has fresh water available.
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The Station Cafe

star rating of 4
Park-Over Property Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Internet Available Large Vehicle Access Restaurant Pet Friendly Moderate Vodafone mobile reception Excellent Spark mobile reception
Cafe entrance The Station Cafe offers a cosy and very pleasant environment for eating out, and self-contained motor caravanners can park overnight on either the sealed carpark or on the grassed area opposite.
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Tongariro Base Camp

star rating of 4
Holiday Park or Campsite Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Power Available Large Vehicle Access Dump Station Available Pet Friendly No Vodafone mobile reception No Spark mobile reception
Camp Kitchen Tongariro Base Camp at the entrance to the greater Tongariro National Park and offers very excellent facilities and is a good base for exploring the area
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Bruce Road Free Camping

star rating of 4
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Large Vehicle Access Walking Tracks Moderate Vodafone mobile reception Excellent Spark mobile reception
Rest area camping sign The parking area half-way between Whakapapa Village and Top of the Bruce has been provided by DOC as a Freedom Camping area for self-contained vans
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Dudding Lake

star rating of 4
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Power Available Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly
Reception at the entrance to the lake reserve Dudding Lake Recreation and Holiday Park is set in a rural location south of Wanganui and offers water sports activities and low cost campsite facilities.
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Mangaweka Campsite

star rating of 3.5
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Showers Available Power Available Large Vehicle Access Dump Station Available Pet Friendly Quiet and Peaceful Fishing Location Good Vodafone mobile reception Moderate Spark mobile reception
Entrance to the campsite The Mangaweka Campsite is a small campsite on the banks of the Rangitikei river and provides a relaxed comfortable environment.
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Ohingaiti Hotel

star rating of 3.5
Park-Over Property Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Large Vehicle Access Restaurant Pet Friendly Good Vodafone mobile reception Excellent Spark mobile reception
On grass parking The Ohingaiti Hotel is on State Highway 1 about half way between Mangaweka and Hunterville, and offers overnight parking for self-contained motor caravanners
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Taumaranui Holiday Park

star rating of 3.5
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 Walking Tracks Moderate Vodafone mobile reception Good Spark mobile reception
Holiday Park Office Taumaranui Holiday Park is just outside Taumaranui alongside the Wanganui River and bordered by 23 ha of native bush.
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Ohakune Top 10 Holiday Park

star rating of 3.5
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Power Available Internet Available Large Vehicle Access Dump Station Available Fishing Location Walking Tracks Moderate Vodafone mobile reception Good Spark mobile reception
Holiday Park Reception The Ohakune Top 10 Holiday Park is next to the Jubilee Park Scenic Reserve, and also just a short walk from the Ohakune town centre
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Whakapapa 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 Moderate Vodafone mobile reception Excellent Spark mobile reception
Holiday Park Reception Whakapapa Holiday Park is near the Chateau at the base of the Bruce ski fields. It is very popular both for skiers and for doing the mountain walks.
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Whakapapa Cafe

star rating of 3.5
Toilets Available Large Vehicle Access Restaurant Moderate Vodafone mobile reception Excellent Spark mobile reception
Inside the cafe Whakapapa Cafe is the watering hole for all the winter skiers and summer trampers. There is a large parking area to accommodate all the visitors.
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Castlecliff Domain

star rating of 3.5
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly
Children's playground Castlecliff Domain is a large community facility with beach access parking as well as a large sealed area for the domain.
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Apiti Tavern

star rating of 3
Park-Over Property Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Power Available Restaurant Pet Friendly Excellent Vodafone mobile reception Excellent Spark mobile reception
The bar inside the tavern Apiti Tavern is in a small community, where you have enjoy a good country meal and park overnight for a small fee.
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Apiti Domain

star rating of 3
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Large Vehicle Access Quiet and Peaceful Excellent Vodafone mobile reception Excellent Spark mobile reception
Latched gate at the entrance Apiti Domain is a large grassed area where self-contained motor caravanners can freedom camp in a country environment.
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Waimarino Golf Club

star rating of 3
Park-Over Property Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Showers Available Power Available Pet Friendly Walking Tracks No Vodafone mobile reception Moderate Spark mobile reception
5th Wheeler parked at the golf club Waimarino Golf Club is close to Ohakune, and allows self-contained motor caravanners to park overnight, as well as access to play golf.
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Mangawhero DOC Campsite

star rating of 3
Department of Conservation Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available No Vodafone mobile reception Marginal Spark mobile reception
Campsite Kiosk and honesty box for paying to camping fee The Mangawhero DOC Campsite is set in native bush just off the Ohakune Mountain Rd, on the way to the Ruapehu ski fields.
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Horopito School Domain

star rating of 3
Park-Over Property Cycle Trail Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly No Vodafone mobile reception No Spark mobile reception
Entrance to the domain for motorhome access The domain at Horopito School is a large grass area that is available for self-contained motor caravanners to freedom camp.
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National Park Rest Area

star rating of 3
Rest Stop Large Vehicle Access
The northern entrance to Whakapapa and National Park On a winter clear day, the Rest Area at the northern entrance to National Park town offers a stunning view of the 3 snow-capped mountains
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Raurimu Spiral View Point

star rating of 3
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only
Parking area at the lookout The Raurimu Spiral View Point is a small reserve which provides a distant view of the Raurimu Railway Spiral. Self-contained motor caravanners can freedom park on the sealed parking area.
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Marton PDS

star rating of 3
Public Dump Station Fresh Water Available Large Vehicle Access
Using the public dump station The Marton Public Dump Station is opposite the waste transfer station, and is well designed for even large motorhomes and caravans.
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Mt Lees Reserve

star rating of 3
Park-Over Property Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Large Vehicle Access
Drinking water Mt Lees Reserve is a small, sheltered reserve close to Bulls and Sanson. Self-contained motor caravanners can stay overnight.
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Stormy Point Lookout

star rating of 3
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Large Vehicle Access Marginal Vodafone mobile reception Excellent Spark mobile reception
View from the viewing platform The Lookout at Stormy Point is an attraction, not just for the view, but also for the unique series of river terraces that you can see from the viewing platform.
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Cheltenam Reserve

star rating of 3
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Large Vehicle Access Restaurant Grocery Shopping Pet Friendly Moderate Vodafone mobile reception Moderate Spark mobile reception
Parking alongside the reserve Cheltenam is a small rural town with a general store and hotel on the corner opposite a small reserve. There is a large parking area in front of the reserve.
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Fielding BP Connect PDS

star rating of 3
Service Station Public Dump Station Large Vehicle Access
Public dump station The Fielding BP Connect service station has a public dump station for motor caravanners to empty they toilet cassettes.
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Rangatira Golf Club

star rating of 3
Park-Over Property Golf Club Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Showers Available Power Available Internet Available Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly Excellent Vodafone mobile reception Excellent Spark mobile reception
Golf club entrance and reception Rangatira Golf Club provides overnight parking in its carpark for self-contained motor caravanners.
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Taihape BP - PDS

star rating of 3
Park-Over Property Service Station Public Dump Station Fresh Water Available Large Vehicle Access Excellent Vodafone mobile reception Excellent Spark mobile reception
Public dump station The Taihape BP Select has a public dump station and fresh water available for motor caravanners.
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Mangaweka Rest Area

star rating of 3
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Large Vehicle Access Moderate Vodafone mobile reception No Spark mobile reception
Memorial Stone with a plaque The rest area on State Highway 1, just before Mangaweka, is set back from the main road and includes a picnic table and rubbish bin.
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Raetihi 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 Excellent Vodafone mobile reception Excellent Spark mobile reception
Holiday Park Office Raetihi Holiday Park is a good base for adventure activities like skiing, trout fishing, hunting and river activities, with a trout stream right next door.
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Snowy Waters Lodge

star rating of 3
Park-Over Property Toilets Available Public Dump Station Laundry Available Fresh Water Available Showers Available Internet Available Large Vehicle Access Thermal Spa Available Pet Friendly Good Vodafone mobile reception Excellent Spark mobile reception
Reception Snowy Waters Lodge is the old nurses home that has been converted provide lodge and villa accommodation as a base for exploring the National Park
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Ohakune Club & PDS

star rating of 3
Park-Over Property Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Large Vehicle Access Dump Station Available Restaurant Walking Tracks Marginal Vodafone mobile reception Good Spark mobile reception
Ohakune Club Entrance The Ohakune Club offers low cost overnight parking for self-contained motor caravanners, and the option of a nice restaurant meal
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The Crossing

star rating of 3
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly Marginal Vodafone mobile reception Moderate Spark mobile reception
The Crossing Reception The Crossing is located between New Zealand's largest ski fields as well as the Tongariro Alpine Crossing and is a backpackers lodge environment.
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Discovery Lodge

star rating of 3
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Showers Available Power Available Restaurant Quiet and Peaceful Walking Tracks Good Vodafone mobile reception Excellent Spark mobile reception
Entrance to the Discovery Lodge Discovery Lodge offers powered sites that have stunning views of the Tongariro National Park mountains.
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Castlecliff Kiwi 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
Barbeque area Castlecliff Kiwi Holiday Park is a short walk from the beach and the large Castlecliff Domain.
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Pemberton Corner

star rating of 2.5
Freedom Camping Location Rest Stop Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly
Parking in the rest area Pemberton Corner is a large rest area where a sign has been set up to commemorate the original Pemberton town established in the late 1880s.
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Coach House Museum

star rating of 2.5
Park-Over Property Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly Marginal Vodafone mobile reception Excellent Spark mobile reception
The entrance to the museum The Coach House Museum in Fielding has a large sealed parking area where self-contained motor caravanners can park overnight.
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Fielding 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 Pet Friendly Quiet and Peaceful Good Vodafone mobile reception Good Spark mobile reception
Holiday Park Office The Fielding Holiday Park is a basic campsite a short distance from the town centre.
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Almadale Recreation Reserve

star rating of 2.5
Freedom Camping Location Toilets Available Large Vehicle Access
Parking in the reserve The Almadale Recreation Reserve provides free overnight parking for self-contained motor caravanners. Located alongside a stream, there is also a short bush walk.
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Linnet St PDS

star rating of 2.5
Public Dump Station Large Vehicle Access Excellent Vodafone mobile reception Excellent Spark mobile reception
Linnet Street PDS There is a public dump station in Linnet Street in Taihape.
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Taihape South Rest Area

star rating of 2.5
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Large Vehicle Access
Rest area parking There is a rest area on State Highway 1 just south of Taihape where you can stop for a break. There is room for large motorhomes.
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Flat Hills Rest Area

star rating of 2.5
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Large Vehicle Access Moderate Vodafone mobile reception No Spark mobile reception
The walk up to the hilltop reserve overlooking the Rangitikei river The Flat Hills Rest Area is on State Highway 1, just south of Mangaweka. It is next to a small hilltop reserve that overlooks the Rangitikei river.
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Manunui Club

star rating of 2.5
Park-Over Property Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Large Vehicle Access Restaurant Excellent Vodafone mobile reception Good Spark mobile reception
Manunui Club Entrance The Manunui Club is in a country location close to Taumaranui, and has a large sealed parking area which is available to self-contained motor caravanners for parking overnight
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Raukawa Falls Lookout

star rating of 2.5
Large Vehicle Access No Vodafone mobile reception No Spark mobile reception
The Raukawa Falls viewing platform The Raukawa Falls Carpark provides access to the waterfall viewing platform.
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Raukawa Adventure Centre

star rating of 2.5
Park-Over Property Public Dump Station Power Available Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly
Gate at the entrance to the Adventure Centre The Raukawa Adventure Centre is a YMCA campground which also provides overnight parking for self-contained motor caravanners.
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The Park Hotel

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 Thermal Spa Available Restaurant Marginal Vodafone mobile reception Excellent Spark mobile reception
Restaurant entrance The Park Hotel is strategically located to all the National Park activities, and includes 3 powered sites and a public dump station for motor caravanners.
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Makatote Viaduct Rest Area

star rating of 2.5
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Large Vehicle Access Marginal Vodafone mobile reception Good Spark mobile reception
Viaduct parking There's a large rest area looking at the rail viaduct as it crosses State Highway 4. It's a convenient place to take a break and has room for large vans
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Raetihi Cosmopolitan Club

star rating of 2.5
Park-Over Property Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Showers Available Large Vehicle Access Restaurant Moderate Vodafone mobile reception Excellent Spark mobile reception
Cosmo Club Reception The Raitihi Cosmopolitan Club offers overnight parking for self-contained motor caravanners.
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Silica Rapids Walk

star rating of 2.5
Large Vehicle Access Walking Tracks No Vodafone mobile reception No Spark mobile reception
Entrance to the Silica Rapids Walk The walk to the Silica Rapids starts at the carpark up Bruce Rd just past the Chateau and the Whakapapa Holiday Park
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Mangahuia Campsite - DOC

star rating of 2.5
Department of Conservation Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available
Self-registering kiosk The DOC campsite at Mangahuia is a small campsite located alongside the Whakapapa river.
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Bignell St Motel & Campervan Park

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 Pet Friendly
The campsite and motel office The Bignell St Campervan Park is a clean and tidy, no-frill campsite on the outskirts of Wanganui.
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Wanganui East Club

star rating of 2.5
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Public Dump Station Large Vehicle Access Restaurant Pet Friendly
The club building and main entrance Wanganui East Club is a private club that offers self-contained motor caravanners free overnight parking and also restaurant meals on each evening except for Monday.
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Wanganui Cosmopolitan Club

star rating of 1.5
Freedom Camping Location Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Power Available Internet Available Large Vehicle Access Restaurant
The Wanganui Cosmopolitan Club parking area The Wanganui Cosmopolitan Club offers free overnight parking in the centre of Wanganui for self-contained motor caravanners.
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