Motorcamp & Campground

There are 2 options for camping in Mangaweka, New Zealand. Both are quickly accessible off ST HWY 1 and offer tranquility and riverside views.

The Mangaweka Campground

Mangaweka Campground is a truly unique kiwi camping experience. It is set along the Rangitikei River on 3 levels with easy options for camping with or without power. Privately operated, we strive to ensure the perfect balance between providing adequate facilities without harming its unique wilderness character.

Showers and Cookhouse

Bring $2 coins for the showers as they are coin operated. The cookhouse is for everyone to use. It has power outlets, fridge and 2 sinks.

Pet Friendly

The camp is dog friendly, as long as your dog is friendly. We reserve the right to refuse campers if their pet proves annoying to other campers or dangerous. Please respect other campers when traveling with your pet.

Bookings and Payment

Due to the open, free nature of the grounds (our policy is ‘no lines-no numbers!) layout it is difficult for us to confirm a booking. However, the expansive setting means that it will never be full with the exception of powered sites. If you wish confirm a booking for a powered site you will need to book at Awastone, the latest edition to our private riverside location. As for payment, once you have registered your intent of stay at the wee unmanned office, make yourself comfortable.
We normally come around to collect your fees of cash or eftpos, but please if you miss us, make your way to Awastone to pay - which is easily located on the other side of the Mangaweka Bridge.


  • Non Powered
    Adults $7.00 per night
    Children $3.50 per night
  • Powered Sites
    Adults $9.00 per night
    Children $4.50 per night


Awastone is the newest edition to our camping experience. It is located at 143 Ruahine Rd, Mangaweka just after the Mangaweka Bridge.

As this camp is on private land with heaps of bird life, we ask that you leave your pets at home or alternatively, they are welcome at Mangaweka Campgrounds across the Mangaweka Bridge.

Showers, Kitchen, Laundry & Wifi

The hot showers, a shared kitchen and complimentary wifi are all inclusive with your nightly rate. The kitchen has a cosy feel so you can relax outside of your camper as well as a fridge. The laundry area is free for everyone to use, keeping in mind to bring $2 for the dryer.

Bookings and Payment

Once you check in at our reception you can pay either cash, eftpos or credit. You can ring ahead to book a site or if you like book online


  • Powered Sites
    Adults $19.00 per night
    Children $8.50 per night
    Extra adult at site $10 pp per night

Other websites

Read Mangaweka Camping on the official Tourism NZ website.

Mangaweka Camping Grounds on