Henley Lake Freedom Camping

Henley Lake Freedom Camping


27 Rankers Reviews

1 Face-to-Face

16 Masterton


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Easy access Freedom Camping in the Wairarapa.

Henley Lake is situated just off the highway but is very quiet with excellent facilities. It provides freedom camping for self contained vehicles in a great setting, close to the city. Note you must park on the sealed area. The toilets are closed at night.


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Masterton District Council

Local government organisation


North IslandWairarapaMasterton


  • Basic Camping
  • Free


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Sam and Emma's avatar

Sam and Emma

Ranking: 8/10

Awesome amenities, hot shower (too hot for me actually) with a button that only gives you 10 secs of water time, but you can hold it down or keep pressing it endlessly. Main toilet/shower locked in night but disabled toilets left open. About 1000 geese, ducks and swans around so be prepared for friends at the slightest rustle of a bread bag. Bird poop everywhere, but an awesome lakeside spot, heaps of carparking and room for busses, vans, campers, caravans. Even a tape by the little Riverway for filling containers. 10 min bike ride to New World/Town. Can see a public BBQ 5 mins walk away, lots of tree shade cover and 'private' parking, staggered parks.
Locals have a few regular campers here with dogs and cats but are harmless and friendly. Seen a few cats and dogs in campers. Awesome spot.

Reviewed 5 months ago

Tony's avatar


Ranking: 6/10

Often stay when we have appointments etc. Lately seems to be taken over by dope smoking homeless. A real pity because a well kept vacility the town should be proud of.

Reviewed 6 months ago

Sheryl Watson 's avatar

Sheryl Watson

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing facilities and area for all campers. Beautiful hot showers and bright clean facilities. A camper- friendly council! I had a great day in Masterton and then found this place. Lovely lake view and plenty of space. Even dogs are allowed!

Reviewed 8 months ago

Colin's avatar


Ranking: 1/10

Was going to stay there but it appears to have been taken over by a few permanents. Didnt really feel safe so left.

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Laurie's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Lake Henley in winter not to cold big parking area for vans . Alot of ducks and geese near by .Can hear traffic sometimes .Toilets are locked at night even as it's a freedom camping area seems council hasn't thought of overnite travellers

Reviewed about 1 year ago

Tyla's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Amazing hot shower!!

Reviewed about 1 year ago

Dmitri's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Really nice peaceful spot. Its not a walking distance to the center but has good nature and birds.
Toilets and showers are not operating. (chemical single toilet is provided)

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Owen and liz

Ranking: 10/10

Sweet place to camp toilets are now renovated and clean with a free hot shower and a 24 hour toilet and shower on the end of public bathrooms . Lovely place to stay . But Friday and Saturday nights can be a bit noisey due to a few boy racers but this is a sometimes thing. However Monday through to Thursday we have not had problems . Dog friendly and the walks are amazing a must stay. U can’t swim in lake .

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Justin White's avatar

Justin White

Ranking: 10/10

Free showers, clean bathroom, nice view, there’s not much else you can ask for. The toilet facilities weren’t locked at night and must be new because there was no door to the men or women’s restroom.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Shar-ron & Jim

Ranking: 8/10

Last minute stop over, one night. Beside beautiful lake. Parking in car park. Clean toilets locked at night.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

Rebecca's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

Really nice spot! In a carpark with a beautiful big pond, public toilets even with a free shower. The toilets close at night but the family/disabled toilet stayed opened all night. Lots and lots of swans/ducks/geese (scary). Really nice in spring to see all the baby animals

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

Uschi's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

Die genauen Daten sind:
-40.950837S, 175.678524E
Die Dusche ist abgeschlossen.
Platz direkt am See mit vielen Schwänen und Enten. Sehr ruhig.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Dave Kitson

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Lovely spot overlooking lake full of swans ducks and geese. Quiet, peaceful and level.

Reviewed over 2 years ago