Waipiata Domain and Camping Area

Waipiata Domain and Camping Area


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5 Ranfurly


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Waipiata is situated on the Otago Central Rail Trail, 6km from Ranfurly and 30km from Hyde. This corner of the Maniototo Plains was once a thriving railway camp servicing the Central Otago Central Railway line.

On the north side of the rail yard is Waipiata Domain. The large sheltered area provides camping facilities, tennis courts and backs onto the popular bowling green. It is also the site of the annual Waipiata Country Ute Muster.

Enjoy the chance to experience the history in this area and meet the locals in this great little town; the perfect place for swimming, fishing and kayaking on the meandering Taieri River.

Toilet is not serviced - you use it you clean it! Opens from Labour weekend to Queens Birthday weekend – weather/frost dependant. Toilet may be closed during this time if effluent tank is full.

Honesty box for donations – donations go toward cost of emptying effluent tank, transporting and disposal of the effluent.

This site is for certified self contained vehicles only. Water supply is untreated and therefore cannot be considered as potable.


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Central Otago District Council

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South IslandCentral OtagoRanfurly


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Marinette Kegels

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice place. Quite and clean.
If you do the Otago Central Rail Road you can overnight there with the camper or
you have nearby a hotel and bar. Very friendly owner.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Laurie & Kaye, NSW, Australia.

Ranking: 8/10

One the edge of this little village is the free domain, well sign posted, easy to find. New toilet installed next to the tennis courts. ( no lights) large oval with some pines as a wind break. Private house near by. Pleasant location. Rural outlook. A pub with counter meals is a easy walk, but not next to the campground! Two other self contained motor homes when we were there.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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