Piripiri Campsite

Piripiri Campsite



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18 Palmerston North

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Piripiri Campsite


- FREE for all campers
- Toilet
- No fires
- Max. 3 nights per calendar month
- Great fishing from the campsite
- Good swimming holes

Driving Directions:

Turn off State Highway 3 at Ashhurst, and drive north through Ashhurst onto Pohangina Road. At Raumai, turn right onto Pohangina Valley East Road, driving past Totara Reserve and Takapari Road until reaching Piripiri Bridge. The campsite is on the left just before the bridge. It has a short steep access track that may be slippery when wet.

ACCESS: Large motorhomes may have difficulty managing the steep gravel access into the reserve. Please take care if attempting this.

- Just south, is Kahikatea Walk, a 30 min loop track
- Further south, is Pettifar & Gilchrist Loop Tracks, about 1-2 hours each


Feature Value Info


North IslandManawatu - WanganuiPalmerston North


  • Basic Camping
  • Free

Operating Season And Hours

All Year


Alice's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

Nice small grassy area for your campervan. River close by. One long drop toilet along the road. No cellphone reception.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

DOC Managed

Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍

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Nick Morrison

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