Cape Palliser

Cape Palliser

Ngawi Camping Area


53 Rankers Reviews

12 Face-to-Face

3 Ngawi


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Camp near the quirky settlement of Ngawi, within signposted areas for a maximum of 21 days.


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South Wairarapa District Council

Local government organisation


North IslandWairarapaNgawi


  • Basic Camping
  • Free


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Mike's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

When we arrived in m Ngawi the camping area was rammed so we stayed down the road past the golf course as many others had. We had a fantastic spot with great views of the Kaikouras. We had fish and chips from Captains Table. Really fresh gurnard and great serving size. Worth a trip to the lighthouse and stop to see the seals.

Reviewed 10 months ago

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Roland Oldengarm

Ranking: 8/10

Great spot, but it was full during Labour Weekend. We went back the road a bit, opposite the motor camp. Also had a toilet and much more space.

Reviewed 10 months ago

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Ae Marika

Ranking: 10/10

Yet another beautiful spot in South Wairarapa. Views across to the South Island are just stunning. Donations box, 2 clean disability toilets with hand sanitizer on site. Bring your mincer and some cream, go for a dive for some black gold and cook you some creamed paua, ae marika.

Reviewed 11 months ago

Stubby's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Wow what a magic spot. Especially when the weather is good, which it was. Gr8 fishing and diving...'apparently'.
Really friendly locals.
Iron horse donations help to keep this iconic spot available to us all

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Rob's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

A gem on the coast. Great site and close to amenities and fresh fish and chips.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Marine's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

very nice place with beautiful view! clean drop toilet and food truck if you hungry
think to take your clean water
respect this place put your rubbish in the bin! thanks :)

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Mark Dalgety

Ranking: 9/10

Waimeha holiday camp outside of Ngawi. Great facilities, stunning views.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

AMR's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic place and easy to get a spot right on the ocean. Toilets are well used so a bit smelly but other than that a top spot. Reccomend Captains table fish and chips so delicious and fresh

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Niven's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Really nice site right on the beach. Toilets are only portaloos but they’re clean. The road in is a bit dodgy but it’s cool.
The pinicles are defo worth visiting either on the way in or out

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in February 2019

Finlay's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Amazing. Beautiful, by the sea in a wee village. Can stay for 21 days. Clean drop toilet, fish and chip/coffee/ice cream van adjacent. Lots of recycling bin. Dump station across the road (but it asks only to use in emergency due to rural location they need costly truck to empty it). Definitely recommend

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

Zae's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Nice spot by the rocky shore, with the odd seal. Great food truck open on weekends. Look out for seals basking on the rocks on the short trip to the lighthouse. Large area to park overnight- further from the food truck if you want to avoid daytrippers picnicking. Clean toilets, recycling and rubbish bins available. Donate to iron maiden for upkeep of area.👍🏽

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Stefan Hohmann


Ranking: 8/10

Fantastic place at the beach. Toilets and recycling bins are available, also a dump-station at the other side of the street and stunning sundowns! No water, no swimming possible, but nevertheless worth staying at least 1 night! 10 minutes to cape Palliser and the seals colony.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Traveler's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Lovely campsite right on the sea! The perfect place to spend a night when visiting Cape Palliser.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago