Mangahuia Campsite

Mangahuia Campsite

Mount / Mt Ruapehu



51 Rankers Reviews

22 Face-to-Face

249 Basic Camping

28 Tongariro / National Park Village



Mangahuia Camping Ground - Mt Ruapehu
Mangahuia Camping Ground


Easily accessed from State Highway 47 and very close to National Park Village. This campsite provides less facilities than nearby Whakapapa motorcamp but with far less cost ($4 per night).


Feature Value Info


North IslandRuapehuTongariro / National Park Village


  • Basic Camping





  • Unpowered Campsite

    Number of tent sites - 21 (15 sites are suitable for campervans).

    Adult $13/day
    Child $6.50/day


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Tessa's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

Nice place to stay near the mountain, prices have gone up to $15 for van sites, has classic long drop toilets would stay again

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Pat Burns


Ranking: 7/10

Great location close to the trails, so good for late or early hiking days. Camper van sites have a reasonable selection of shaded or sunny. Toilets only okay. Little stream for swimming.

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Anders Knutsson


Ranking: 10/10

This is a very good place to stay with a motorhome. Good hiking trails, a nice river to swim in and decent standard on the toilets. Close to the National Park.

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Francois & Caroline

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Very good DOC Campsite to stay before going early next day on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing and joining the shuttle on National Park Village very close.
Toilets were clean and taps for water, very quote.

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Mike's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Great little spot not too far off the main road. Lots of manuka and flax bushes which created barriers between the car spots. The car camping area definitely looked more private then the tent camping area. We heard and saw lots of birds including a few fantails at our site. Had a little outdoor kitchen set up down by the tent area. There was a nice little trail along the creek with one small beach. $13pp and 10 min to Whakapapa village.

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Nadja Kampfhenkel


Ranking: 6/10

Great location as close to the walks and nice set up but facilities are not that great and too expensive for what you get. There are much better DOC sites that are better value for money.

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Guillaume's avatar


Ranking: 4/10

Very conveniently located near the start of Tongariro Alpine Crossing, and very calm. However, price was too expensive (13 dollars per person and not 6 dollars as indicated in other reviews) for the level of service: only one toilet for the whole camping (with no light), and no drinkable water.

Reviewed 10 months ago

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Myra Van Dijk


Ranking: 9/10

What a beautiful place. Quiet, nice places and enough toilets. And a swimming hole!
Nearby several walking tracks!

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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