Monckton Carpark

Monckton Carpark

Monckton Scenic Reserve - Overnight Campervan Parking


2 Rankers Reviews

1 Face-to-Face

4 Waipukurau

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This 16.5 ha reserve is a mixed podocarp and beech remnant, rich in kahikatea, totara, beech, matai, tawa and kowhai. Native birds are plentiful, with spring being a good time to visit as tüï and bellbirds are attracted to the many flowering kowhai trees.


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North IslandHawkes BayWaipukurau


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Chloe Le Poidevin

Ranking: 8/10

Bit out of the way but nice and quiet and a really nice walk near through the forest.

Reviewed about 6 years ago

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Cymen Crick

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Ranking: 8/10

Not far odd state highway 50. Nice rustic toilet and good picnic area. Great for a hot day with lots of mature trees to park under. A little stream to have a splash. Not many flat sites available, but it strikes me as a place you are often likely to get to yourself. I'd certainly stay here again.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in October 2013

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