Manganuku Campsite

Manganuku Campsite

Waioeka Gorge


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Nice swimming areas. Nice fishing too.
Manganuku picnic area


Very easily accessed, next to State Highway 2. Camping area surrounded by native bush, beside the river and near the historic Howe Truss bridge.


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  • Basic Camping


5inavan's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Lovely big grassy area beside a stream with fire pits. Not much road noise as the traffic was non existent. Toilets but no paper and could do with a clean. Beautiful area though.

Reviewed 5 months ago

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Ranking: 6/10

Very very basic. Just by shallow part of river. Campfires possible. Toilets no paper not very clean. Flyfishers seemed to enjoy the spot.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Erich Brueggermann

Ranking: 6/10

Basic DOC camp but nice enough. Near the main road, but we only heard river running & then the rain at night... Toilets available but not too clean. BBQ pits. The sound of the cuckoo at night was lovely!
We stayed in December.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Johannes J


Ranking: 8/10

Nice little spot right next to the river but also to the street. A longdrop and untreated water. Surrounded by many mountains but not too dark. Good spot if you like fishing.
Price: 6 $ pp

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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Cymen Crick

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

The Manganuku camping ground is quite a gem. Very close to the highway makes for great access. The only downside is traffic noise, which due to the babble of the nearby stream, isn't too pronounced at all. Very much worth a night or two.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

DOC Managed

Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍

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Nick Morrison

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