Mangawhero Campsite

Mangawhero Campsite

Tongariro National Park


27 Rankers Reviews

8 Face-to-Face

8 Ohakune


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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......


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North IslandRuapehuOhakune


  • Basic Camping


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Kirsty B's avatar

Kirsty B

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

A great place to stay and explore the local walks. I spent two nights here with hardly anyone else around. The toilets were clean and had toilet paper. Would happily stay here again.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Liz Wade

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Quiet, decent sized and flat pitches. Good road up to the campsite. You pay $13 pp in an envelope and in the box - someone came to check in the morning but hardly anyone there so very peaceful and pleasant.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Kay W

Ranking: 8/10

This is a DOC camp site (there is a bit more room if you keep driving round the road). It's well looked after and the gravel sites are level. The toilet is a long drop but it's substantially housed. There are walking tracks by the river. It's quiet and you can see the mountain. The cost is $13per adult (it has increased).

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Javier Williams

Ranking: 9/10

Perfect campsite to stay before go to Tongariro alpine crossing. We were alone and just inside the nature. We liked it so much!

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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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 almost 4 years 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 almost 5 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 almost 5 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 almost 6 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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