Vinegar Hill Reserve

Vinegar Hill Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking



14 Rankers Reviews

4 Face-to-Face

195 Basic Camping

2 Marton


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North IslandManawatu - WanganuiMarton


  • Basic Camping


  • Unpowered Campsite

    Adult/Child $5/day


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Mike Howe's avatar

Mike Howe

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Huge grassy area alongside a beautiful river. Plenty space to find your own private campsite. We found a spot in the trees overlooking the river. No road noise unless you park near the bridge.

Clean toilets and cold showers.

Unfortunately some locals seem to use this space as a Saturday night haunt and they aren’t interested in cleaning up after their riverside fires and booze fests. We did our bit and picked up a couple of bags of cans and broken bottles once they had their fun.

Reviewed 12 months ago and experienced in March 2018

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Joseph Staples


Ranking: 10/10

Absolutely beautiful -- stayed two nights. Parked our rented camper overlooking the river and listened to the water rushing by 24/7. Flush toilets and cold showers provided. Cost $6 per person. Not crowded, but enough people nearby to feel comfortable. We understand that it can be rather crowded Christmas/New Years, but was most pleasant late January. Will be back!

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Henny Lee

Ranking: 10/10

Secluded valley. For self-contained vehicles only. Woke up to beautiful sound of birds. Nature at its best. When you come out of the very small road through the woods, check out the left side then the right side. Right side is better, we think. Very bright in the morning. Awesome view.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Connie Hopper

Ranking: 10/10

This a great spot, right by the river, lots of space & toilets. Showers too but didn't test those, was too cold!

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Natalia Lukito

Ranking: 7/10

The area was nice and peaceful with the river just around. We had a lot of space. The toilet was very dark, it felt a bit creepy. But it was not too dirty. Theres a shower (cold water, you gotta be brave) which is a plus.

Reviewed about 5 years ago

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Sola Freeman

Ranking: 8/10

Great swimming hole. Plenty of spaces to camp. Busy in weekends and can get bit loud during summer weekends, and therefore unfortunately there can be bit of rubbish around. New toilet block clean and tidy. Lovely place for families, can take pets and great to have fire to toast marshmallows!

Reviewed about 5 years ago

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Tom Hill

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Next to the river and could have campfires. Nice big grass area and showers/toilets.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Romina De Hill


Ranking: 8/10

A lovely secluded spot by the river. You can make your bonfire and watch the beautiful starlit sky. A bit dirty though but wonderful and free!

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014