Monckton Carpark

Monckton Carpark

Monckton Scenic Reserve - Overnight Campervan Parking


3 Rankers Reviews

1 Face-to-Face

3 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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2ps Camp Care

Ranking: 9/10

Wonderfull spot.
Rush hour traffic of 2 cars about 8.30am was manageable.
Covered shelter, walks and toilets not operational due to maintenance, but nice quite place. Friendly locals and a lovley rake of lamb from one of them.
4 nights of bliss.
Bonus apple tree makes wonderfull stewed apple.
Couple of frosty mornings...just perfect.
NO Cell coverage at camp but walk to top of hill and it's there.

Reviewed 5 months ago

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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 almost 7 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 almost 8 years ago and experienced in October 2013

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Nick Morrison

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