Whakamaru Domain Camping Area

Whakamaru Domain Camping Area

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5 Rankers Reviews

1 Face-to-Face

6 Tokoroa

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UPDATE March 20, 2020: To minimise the risks of COVID-19 Council-owned/managed freedom camping areas at Hipapatua / Reid’s Farm Recreation Reserve, Whakamaru Domain and Mangakino Recreation Reserve have been closed until further notice, with freedom campers encouraged to head to a local camping ground instead. More info and updates available here – www.taupo.govt.nz/covid-19

This reserve is located between Mangakino and Whakamaru on the edge of Lake Maraetai. The camping area is in the paddock near the toilet block. No power is available. This reserve does get used for events so check www.eventscapital.co.nz to make sure it is available for camping. There is no charge for camping here, and campers may stay a maximum of 2 nights.

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Location

North IslandWaikatoTokoroa

Categories

  • Basic Camping
  • Free

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UPDATE March 20, 2020: To minimise the risks of COVID-19 Council-owned/managed freedom camping areas at Hipapatua / Reid’s Farm Recreation Reserve, Whakamaru Domain and Mangakino Recreation Reserve have been closed until further notice, with freedom campers encouraged to head to a local camping ground instead.

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Anita

Ranking: 2/10

Empty paddock to camp in. Sufficient for a night and as others have said shows a beautiful night sky. The toilets however were absolutely rank. They are meant to flush but they have no water supply so 5he contents just sit there. I would only use this site if you have your own toilet that you use regularly.

Reviewed 6 months ago

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Keybags

Ranking: 9/10

Great little site. Very quiet with clean, flushing toilets.
Long grass in the paddock, so just take your time driving & it’s all good!

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Elise Boinnot

Ranking: 9/10

Basic campsite in the middle of a grass field. The facilities were very clean. May not be easy to find, from Whakamaru turn right (there is a sign about Mangakino Moto X park), you have to pass a gate and then there is the camping. There is an entrance opposite the toilet block.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Nigel Shaw

New Zealand

Ranking: 5/10

Basic camping, large paddock to camp in, flush toilets, quite location

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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amaccormack

United Kingdom

Ranking: 5/10

The paddock where you stop your camper had very long grass so was very wary not knowing what the ground was like underneath and what I might drive over. We were the only ones there, not sure the rankers map location is completely correct as we found it quite hard to find and had to go round in a circle and ask at petrol station before we found it! But nice views, basic toilets and free.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in November 2011