Mangawhero Campsite

Mangawhero Campsite

Tongariro National Park



23 Rankers Reviews

8 Face-to-Face

229 Basic Camping

13 Ohakune



Mangawhero Camping Ground - Ohakune


The Mangawhero Camping Ground is just 2km up the Mountain Road from Ohakune. A primo place to explore the area, go biking along the Ohakune Coach Road, tramp around Mt Ruapehu, chill in Ohakune, or if you are well prepared its a pretty cheap place to stay during the winter......


Feature Value Info


North IslandRuapehuOhakune


  • Basic Camping





  • Unpowered Campsite

    Number of tent sites - 12 (6 are suitable for campervans).

    Adult $13/day
    Child $6.50/day


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Chester Martin

Ranking: 8/10

Really nice camp spot, facilities are basic, just a clean long drop, water and a few benches. But beware (particularly cyclists like myself) this isn't the exact location, it is about 1.5k further away from town, so nipping to town is a bit more of a chore.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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P Poiraa

Ranking: 9/10

Wonderful small DOC spot, enjoyed it! Good view, quiet. Drop toilet okay. Drinking water. Honesty box. Lots of tracks and beautiful ride up the mountain.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Ranking: 5/10

Beautiful scenery and quiet. We decided on the holiday park because for a little extra you got way more than just a yucky toilet. $13 per person to camp here felt pretty outrageous for what you received.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Adam Millar

Ranking: 6/10

Great spot just out of town, good view of the mountain. As the photos show, the first site is just a little cul-de-sac with taps, a sink and a long-drop. The 2nd site just up the road seemed intended for tent campers. Great bush trail nearby. The toilet, however, was super grim -- poo piled up almost to the top, overwhelming ammonia stench, and flies everywhere. But hey, it's well located and only $6pp.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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renee verwey


Ranking: 9/10

Nice DOC camping ground with beautiful views of the mountains with honesty box. Easy to find and to park the campervan. The one hour round walk which starts at the entrance of the road to the camping grounds shows you the names of all trees.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Chester Martin

Ranking: 7/10

The shower block is absolutely amazing, just what you need after a day on the slopes or trails. Kitchen and TV room is a bit behind what we have had from most other Top 10 camp sites but it has a bit of character. Maybe a good base for skiing or a 1 night stop, not so much for a week of family camping.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Ranking: 8/10

Basic facilities but fine considering the price. When we arrived around 6 pm we found the first camp site was full but there was a second site a bit further on which was pleasant and well maintained. Access to a river with some nice water holes.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2015

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Xan Northman


Ranking: 10/10

We ended up here late in the night, so didn't get to enjoy it too much in the daylight hours. But a very peaceful location and not nearly as cold as I thought.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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