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Dudding Lake

star rating of 4

by Chris Gaelic

1525 SH3, Marton, Manawatu, Wanganui

Phone: 06 327 8127

rvexplorer id: 17794

Lat-Long: -40.0946, 175.28426

Reception at the entrance to the lake reserve

Reception at the entrance to the lake reserve


Dad kayaking with daughter looking on

Dad kayaking with daughter looking on


Sign at the entrance

Sign at the entrance



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.


We called in to have a look at the lake en route from New Plymouth to a business meeting in Palmerston North. It was a warm sunny Labour day, and we found the lake was being well used as a recreation reserve. People were having picnics on the waters edge, while others were out in boats and kayaks, or water skiing.


There weren't any other motor caravanners, which I thought was a bit surprising as it is a beautiful location and the campsite fee of $25 per night for 2 adults in a powered site is quite reasonable. 


While you can pay your compsite fee using the honesty box, you may need to call in to the Dudding Homestead to pick a facilities key in order to use the hot showers and laundry.


This is a great location for families travelling together. You can hire boats and jet skis, and there are playgrounds, trampolines, a water slide, and picnic tables available. And there is no cost if you are just calling in for a day visit.



Water sports on the lake




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