Motorcamp & Campground

There are 2 options of camping in Mangaweka

  • Awastone - Riverside Haven
  • Mangaweka Campground

The Mangaweka Campground - Option 1

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 layout and free nature of the grounds we do not take bookings here. Instead, it works on a first in - first serve basis.

However, the expansive setting means that it will never be totally full with the exception of powered sites. If you wish confirm 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. If by chance we seem to miss each other, please 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 - Option 2

Awastone is the quality edition to our camping experience. It is located at 143 Ruahine Rd, Mangaweka just after the Mangaweka Bridge and acts as the main office for both campgrounds.

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 full kitchen is cosy, so feel free to relax here instead of your camper. The washing machine is free to use, keeping in mind to bring $5 for the dryer.

Bookings and Payment

Once you check in at our reception you can pay either cash, eftpos or credit.
Ring toll free or email us to book your space


  • 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.