Cape Palliser

Cape Palliser

Ngawi Camping Area


50 Rankers Reviews

12 Face-to-Face

1 Ngawi


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


Feature Value Info


North IslandWairarapaNgawi


  • Basic Camping
  • Free


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Ae Marika 's avatar

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 about 1 month 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 8 months ago

Rob's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

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

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Mark Dalgety

Ranking: 9/10

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

Reviewed 9 months ago

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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 10 months ago

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 11 months 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 about 1 year 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 about 1 year 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 1 year 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 2 years ago

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Andy and Julia

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

We arrived at the wrong time of year for the weather, but we liked this place anyhow just for the amount of seals in the near. For a real wild seal experience, this cannot be beaten. Take a drive up to the lighthouse and see them all relaxing on the grass and coastline. A lot of space on a grassy and gravel area. Drop toilets were the cleanest we’ve experience and many bins for waste and separate recycling.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Kevin's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic spot right by the ocean. A few bitey bugs but they seemed to go away after dusk. There's was a couple of little food trucks there we had lunch at. Great to wake up to the sound of waves and catch the seals down by the rocks in the morning. No water supply but really well kept drop loos and bins.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

BER&GENE's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Superbe point avec possibilité de 10 à 15 camping car.
Vidange possible à 200m du point de camping libre et gratuit.

Reviewed over 2 years ago