12 Rankers Reviews
The Waikato District Council allows certified self-contained campervans and motorhomes to park overnight (10pm - 9am) at 'The Point' at Ngaruawahia Domain.
There is a dump station provided - do the good thing and make sure your greywater and waste get deposited in the appropriate place.
Enjoy the rural surrounds in the Mighty Waikato!
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North Island ▷ Waikato ▷ Huntly
Great place great views downside is the cleaner doesn’t always leave the toilets open at night it says 2 night stay but you can stay for as long as you like as long as you keep clean and don’t set up temporary structures that make it look like a permanent dwelling area many homeless cars park here every night and you can choose where you want to park whether it be in the designated area , the car park on the left or right side or even in the trees when it’s too hot locals are friendly and very nice to chat with and don’t mind the longer stays
Area was flat & well marked, only 1 other camper stayed along with us. Walking distance to food and nice park plaques with historical info. Trains were frequent but it was more the bells that annoyed me more. That said it didn’t bother me during the night. One toilet was locked but another was unlocked after 8pm. Great view of the river! Would stay here again, even with long term campers around veranda. We also had our dog and it was fine, lots of other dogs around.
Nice spot overlooking the river. Currently has two portaloos open 24/7 as toilet block closed. Interesting history described in park. A few trains not a bother to us.7
Beautiful spot off road and by the river. Only problem is the freight train noise. Heavy sleepers no issue but it woke me at 2am and 4am.
Pulled in around 9.30pm to the last freight train going by. Toilet is locked at night but this spot is listed as self contained only anyway, which we are. The rest of the night was very quiet and peaceful by the river. Good clean spot to stop when heading south from Auckland later in the day/night... we’d just arrived and picked up the campervan. Would stay again if heading along highway 1.
No working public toilets in the entire town. The noise of the trains is not thet bad. Nice location at the river.
Andy and Julia
Odd place, this one. Arrived at 8:30pm, toilets already closed. Limited places available, majority taken up by one huge motor home. Near a train track, but stopped a little after 10pm. When the toilets are open, very friendly voice, and music playing. 10 min limit though. Good stop off if you’re passing through and need a place to stay.
Great little free location. Particularly enjoyed the talking toilet and playground. Superb views along the river. Few facilities but good for a free site. Last train was much later than the 9.30pm.
Clean and tidy with ample space.
Good location right by the river.
But the negative point is that it is close to railways and trains pass every hour.
Hopefully last train at 9:30 pm.
Not so many choices for free camping in this zone.
Awesome ! very quiet, clean, friendly and cheap.
We stayed here after being stuck til late at the late night clinic in Hamilton. Was a decent spot to stay, there are public toilets but they are locked at night so only self contained campervans can stay here. Lovely reserve, right by the river... Big downside was train line right nearby.. Extremely loud as freight trains passed through latest night and early hours of the morning. Wouldn't stay here again, but was a good place as an emergency/last minute stopover if you haven't booked anything and are in the area.