Mangawhero Campsite

Mangawhero Campsite

Tongariro National Park

Reviews

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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 over 1 year 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 almost 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 almost 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 over 3 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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Katelyn

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 over 5 years ago

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renee verwey

Netherlands

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 almost 6 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 over 6 years ago

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misstassie

Australia

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 6 years ago and experienced in January 2015

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Xan Northman

Australia

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 over 7 years ago

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Nigel Shaw

New Zealand

Ranking: 7/10

A great little campsite, nice view of the mountain, had 3 nights there in June, nice clear nights good frost. Water supply is the same as Ohakune township so ok to drink. One long drop toilet that was clean. Easy to get a 22 foot caravan in there. Will be back.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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mcp hm

United States

Ranking: 8/10

pretty spot, easy to get to, longdrop toilet was clean. so many stars! frosty in the early morning.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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arnaud paquet

Belgium

Ranking: 10/10

Nice spot, on the road to Ruapehu. Just 6$ for toilets, tap water and a very clean place. Not big, just suitable for a maximum of 15 cars/tents so be early!

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in December 2013

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Hannah

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Great, clean campsite in a beautiful setting. We were there in mid-December and had plenty of space to set up our tent. The campsite has a single toilet and a cold water sink; everything was clean and seemed well maintained. We enjoyed listening to the sound of the river while we slept and went for a great run on the nearby trails the following day followed by a quick river dunk. Excellent spot! $6 pp/night

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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Helene & Peter

Belgium

Ranking: 7/10

Usual DOC tariff, basic camping ground as described, have seen better and worse during our travels.
We spent the night quietly and left early.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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Josefine Sjodin

Sweden

Ranking: 8/10

Good spot, $6 per night. Good toilet and water.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Anton Thisted

Sweden

Ranking: 7/10

Nice view of mountain in the distance, water tap (drinkable).

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Nora

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

Arrived there quite late, so did not see much of it, was pretty crowded tho.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Christian

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Many people.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Clive

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Delightfully situated with views of mountains. A credit to DOC. 6 NZD per person (no power).

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Phil & Laura

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Secluded campsite, with sneaky glimpses of Mount Ruapehu. The usual basic DOC facilities; single long drop loo, and a cold wash hand basin. Hard standing for campervans and a small orchard area for tents. A few picnic benches located on a central grassy area. Handily placed for the national park and good value at $6. Stand pipe for refilling campervan tanks

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

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Adam Hayley

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Small secluded site with self regulating (only $4pp), had flattened gravel areas next to grass space (about 8 spaces). picnic table, recycling and Mt Ruapehu views.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in February 2011

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M H Hansen

Denmark

Ranking: 6/10

Only one toilet!!

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Wagner

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent for starting tracks in the area

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Dersiree Moerbeek

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Good location, looks nice, cheap, has hiking trail. Good for tents.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago