Mangaweka Campground

Mangaweka Campground



25 Rankers Reviews

5 Face-to-Face

15 Camping Grounds

3 Mangaweka



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Izzy's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Good stop off between lake Taupo and wellington. This is the cheaper of the two sites, $9 for non powered site per person - must go to opposite campsite to pay for stay. $3 for hot shower but unfortunately hot shower wasn’t working when we were there. Standard toilet block. Running water. Kitchen to do washing up. Nice spot nearby river.

Reviewed 11 days ago

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Tam's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful quiet spot to park up right beside the river. Basic amenities and camp fire allowed. Low fuss booking, friendly managers.

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Paula Forward-Burr

Ranking: 10/10

Absolutely wonderful campsite, great for the kids and the dog, awesome tent sites with easy access to all the amenities. Showers and toilets were perfect, clean and tidy.
The only problem is six days was not long enough!! Definitely going for a fortnight next time. 😊

Reviewed 10 months ago

Niko1621's avatar


New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

What a beautiful secluded place to stay. We were travelling with dogs (not lap dogs either!) so found it hard to find a place that was suitable for them. This was the place. Right beside a river with a big field for them to run in, they had a great time. The only thing I would change is to allow bookings.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

Mangaweka Campground responds:

Many thanks for your review. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards..

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Annina Jarvinen

Ranking: 10/10

I think there is drinking water but actually don't remember anymore (5 weeks ago now). There is cooking shed and toilets and water from tap where you can do dishes. So beautiful landscape with white mountain walls and a river with lots of stones. Epically beautiful. One of the best campsites. It has been bought by the more expensive campsite further in on the road past the bridge. They do not allow you to buy time in their showers so that's a bit weird but I reckon they are going to modernise Mangaweka Campground and after that start taking more in payment. So go there before this happens!

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

Mangaweka Campground responds:

Many thanks for taking the time to review. The campground is a lovely spot by the river. The toilet and shower block upgrade is complete. Tokens are available to anyone who wants a hot shower..for purchase of $3 per shower at Awastone, our main office just over the bridge. Safe travels..

Roger's avatar


United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Really lovely spot and very friendly hosts. Great clean facilities too.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Maartje's avatar



Ranking: 8/10

Awesome spot at the river with fireplace and hot showers. Beautiful place to relax and watch the stars.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Pamela Hoffman

Ranking: 9/10

Great place to stay on your way from Wellington to Taupo (or vice-versa). The owners (Trish and Paul) are wonderful and extremely helpful. Campground was very nice and kayaking trip with Paul was great - very knowledgable and friendly.

Reviewed over 3 years ago