18 Rankers Reviews
193 Basic Camping
Camp over the road from the beach, under the watchful eye of the Putangirua Pinnacles. An unforgettable place to spend the night.
North Island ▷ Wairarapa ▷ Ngawi
Number of tent sites - 50
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Brilliant for the Pinnacles walk. Plenty of room. Sky full of stars at night. Peaceful
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Our first campsite in N-Z, it was a good start. Campsite has basic toilet, seals nearby and you can clim the lighthouse a bit further down the road.
The sites itself are partly sheltered, partly on a field so choice for everbody.
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39Sept18. Great DoC site. Plenty of room although not all perfectly level.
2 flushing loos with basins but no handwash or drying.
Perfect location for the pinnacles.
We went to Cape Palliser lighthouse and stopped here to go to the pinnacles the next day
DoC Park. $12 for the 2 of us on 30Sept18. Not many there, only us, 1 car slept in and a few tents. Quiet. Flush toilets with ok paper, grotty basin with no soap or drying gear. Quite happy with it and, of course, right next to the walks to the pinnacles!
Di & Rob
Wow! What a site. A perfect place for overnight. We arrived just before sunset and watched this on the beach and then found lovely spot for the campervan. Loved the stars as we walked to the clean toilets. Walked up the river stream to the pinnacles and returned via the lookout and then walked the ridge to complete the loop back to the camping area. Simply stunning. No drinking water but plenty of spots for a fire if you wanted one.
Lovely location to explore pinnacles. Basic but clean facilities, perfect if you're self contained. Drive into main campsite, don't stop at carpark next to road like we did when arriving late as it was super dusty.
The walk up to the Pinnacles is nice. Blows like heaps on the campground. Our tent almost left us hanging there. No drinking water and nowhere to do dishes except the river. Very bad toilets.
Incredible place but very basic DOC campground. Take your own water or you will be getting it from the stream or toilet basin. The campsite, walked to the pinnacles and the coastline is well worth expLoring over a couple of days. It's well worth staying at.
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 😍