Mt Lees Reserve

Mt Lees Reserve



16 Rankers Reviews

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9 Basic Camping

1 Palmerston North



Self-contained parking
Mt Lees Reserve


Accommodation, gardens, bush walks in rural Manawatu.

Located in a beautiful rural setting, in the heart of the Manawatu, lies Mt Lees Reserve.

Self-contained vehicles only for overnight stays (B&B accommodation available). Parking is in an all weather gravel car park, sheltered, and located at the north eastern part of the reserve.

- Self-Contained camping in the all weather gravel car-park.
- B&B onsite
- Close to trout fishing
- Historic Homestead
- Bush walks
- Lush Gardens
- FREE but donations appreciated.

199 Ngaio Rd


Feature Value Info


North IslandManawatu - WanganuiPalmerston North


  • Basic Camping
  • Free




Showing 13 reviews of 16.

Martin F.'s avatar

Martin F.

Ranking: 10/10

Very lovely place for a few campers. Nice surrounding and tables available.
5$ donation appropriate for anyone who can afford it.
Be aware that toilets have no light.

Reviewed 6 days ago

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Richard and Anne Amphlett


Ranking: 10/10

We arrived at Mt Lees Reserve mid-afternoon and walked the beautiful and peaceful rainforest track. Along the way we were delighted to meet up with the Owner/Manager Graham who was doing his regular jog around the track, and we felt very privileged that he stopped his exercise to chat with us and give us a little history about the reserve.

The camp area was very neat and tidy and we were one of four motorhomes quietly camped there for the night. The toilet facilities were also very clean and tidy.

Reviewed 10 days ago

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Laura's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Lovely small spot. 5$ donation. Peaceful and quiet.

Reviewed 13 days ago

angelika19's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Nice place for stay at 1 night. Lovely bushwalk close by. Toilet clean, little summer house and little kitchen invite to stay

Reviewed 24 days ago

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Katherine Ong

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Ranking: 10/10

Quiet tranquil spot. Arrived around 9.30pm and only one vehicle parked up. Lots of bird song, amenities included a little kitchenette (in the summerhouse) which had a microwave, kettle and sink. Gorgeous!!!

Reviewed about 1 month ago

Derek's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Amazing, peaceful spot. Facilities are lovely. The walk through the nearby gardens is great also.

Reviewed 4 months ago

Kate's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Perfect freedom Spot. Water and clean toilets! Great flat gravel parking area. Nice and quiet so plenty of space. $5 donation recommended for facilities- very reasonable

Reviewed 6 months ago

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Lisa's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic free site. Happy to make a donation. Clean toilets. A little kitchenette with power.

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Marion & Leonie

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing place! The bushwalk was really pretty and there was even a free kitchen with power to use. Thank you so much!

Reviewed 9 months ago

Kyle's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Loved this place! Super friendly folks who run it. Friendly ducks too! The bush walk is so nice and peaceful! Must stop. Easy choice to donate money to support this place.

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Zoe M's avatar

Zoe M

Ranking: 9/10

Great little spot a short distance from the highway, glad I took the chance on it. Beautiful 2.5km circuit walk which was lovely after a ferry and long drive. Nice summer house/ shelter with chairs you can hang out in, and small kitchen area attached. I felt really safe as a lone female in my van. Was happy to pay the suggested $5 donation.

Reviewed 10 months ago

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Bex & Jake

Ranking: 10/10

Just what we needed to pull into after a long drive. We found it easy enough to find. Just drive slowly down the road and look out for the right drive to pull into. Beautiful location. You just parkbup on a big gravel car park off a quiet road. We were met by a friendly duck in the morning. Toilets good given its free. Suggested $5 donation for the night. Perfect.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Laurentius Bijsmans

Ranking: 9/10

More park then parking lot, a fairly large free camping spot. Well accessible by a sealed road, two entrances, the first (indicating the b&b) takes you to the parking lot, Just drive on a 100 meters, the second is officially the exit, but you can also access here. We didn't have problems finding it in the dark. Toilets are clean, flush, toilet paper and paper towels are provided. There's even a swing for wee kids.

Reviewed over 2 years ago