Mt Lees Reserve

Mt Lees Reserve

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11 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




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Luco's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Really quite and awesome place! Public toilets, small kitchen with basic equipment, playground for kids and a lot of space for campervans. We donated 5$ and did the bush walk in the morning. Great experience and we would love to come again!

Reviewed 13 days ago

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Ranking: 10/10

Small parking lot of an B&B. Lovely rural Spot with a lot of animals around (rabbits, ducks and goose). 5$ Donation requiered. You can use the summer house from the B&B with a small cooking Area to cook.
Clean flush Toilettes there to use and Also drinking water there.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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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 2 months 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 3 months ago

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Laura's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

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

Reviewed 3 months 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 3 months ago

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Katherine Ong

New Zealand

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 3 months ago

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Derek's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

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

Reviewed 6 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 8 months ago

Lisa's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

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

Reviewed 9 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 11 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 11 months ago

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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 12 months ago