Timona Park

Timona Park

Overnight Campervan Parking


16 Rankers Reviews

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3 Palmerston North

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Timona Park


Large open park beside the river.

- Self-contained vehicles only
- 24ha park/sports ground
- Playground
- River access

Self contained campervans can stay for up to 2 nights at Timona Park


Feature Value Info


Manawatu District Council

Local government organisation


North IslandManawatu - WanganuiPalmerston North


  • Freedom Camping
  • Free

Operating Season And Hours

All Year


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Gary's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

I frequently stay here with my caravan. It's a lovely spot to get away in. There are newish toilets behind the playgrounds at Simon St. end now. Some parking bays can be a bit muddy after rain.
You can stay 3 nights not 2 but a lot of campers stay a lot longer.

Reviewed 5 months ago

Keybags's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Nice site for a stopover. Plenty camping spots between the river and the field.
Good flushing toilets at the Campbell Rd end. Drinking water available as well as a dump site.

Reviewed 12 months ago

Adrianna's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Great free park - thank you Feilding. Obviously popular with caravaning/ motor home people but lots of places to park, near the river, or looking over a field. Fairly private, some trees. Good flush toilets close to the Campbell St entrance. Great spot if passing through.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Joannda's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful spot to park up for a night or two. Lots of trees for shade and plenty of space. There are public toilets at the Campbell St end and also a dump station which was an added bonus. Great spot.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Rachel Leghorn

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Ranking: 9/10

Lovely park to camp up at. Lots of space and toilets available 24/7. Also lots of rubbish bins around the park so please do not leave litter. Dump station and potable water on entry to the park. No complaints at all.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Sara's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Nice place to sleep, I came here after feeling unsafe in the free campsite in Palmerston North. This one had more people and there’s plenty of space even 24h toilets pretty clean.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Rebecca's avatar


Ranking: 6/10

Really pretty park, toilets are far away unless you park in the carpark, as opposed to under the trees. Good spot for a one night stop.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Richard K

Ranking: 10/10

On trip with kids
Great free one. Fantastic playground for the small ones and next to it three public toilets.
Very quiet and lot off space.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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"Wharewaka" Gary&Maureen

Ranking: 10/10

Plenty of space for motor homes large and small..either beside the river or the playing fields. Clean toilets and dump station. Patrolled..one entrance secured at dusk. Dog friendly. Kid friendly..nice play area.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2019

Danielle's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful, plenty of flat spaces to park even big enough for our bus. Also has duplicates station, hose for fresh water has holes so cant use. Lovely spot will park there again.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Geoff Steele


Ranking: 10/10

Amazing large flat sites between soccer fields and the river, under trees and separated by bushes. A block of clean and modern unisex toilets is walking distance across the field. There's a kid's playground at one end. Parkland extends along the river and is used for rugby, dog obedience, pony club, and a riding club but when we arrived only a few joggers and dog owners were there. By the morning there were a dozen motorhomes there, but there's plenty of space.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Rob Edlin

Ranking: 9/10

Nice quiet place between sports grounds and river. Clean toilet near entrance. Plenty of clean parking on the grass between the trees with good privacy. Locals friendly.

Reviewed about 5 years ago

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Bruno Rawson

Ranking: 9/10

We stayed in the car park beside some trees and it was nice. Very quiet and secluded.

Reviewed over 5 years ago