Camping... the quintessential kiwi holiday.

Fantastic location, fantastic scenery, fantastic reviews and service to suit your budget. Make Mangaweka a stop on your journey through the North Island or a destination for your weekend getaway.

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remote campfire on multi day river journey

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Awastone and Mangaweka Campgrounds

Awastone provides two beautiful options of camping either with or without power, basic or with a bit more pizzazz. The main office for both camp options is located at Awastone.

We offer two campgrounds with the main office
situated at Awastone.


  :: Awastone - our quality full service experience 
:: Mangaweka Campgroundour budget option

Both are situated on the side of the Rangitikei River
with a relaxed environment, offer powered or non
non powered sites and run through the main office
at Awastone.

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Awastone Riverside Haven

Quiet and secluded, this small campground has all the facilities to make your stay a joy. Wifi, well appointed bathrooms, kitchen, laundry and beautiful riverfront powered sites. During the summer our on site licensed café serves drinks and meals and is the base for our many river activities


Off season (May - August) - recommended 

Busy season (October - April) - bookings essential 

Wifi - yes , included

Hot Showers - yes, included

Kitchen - yes , included

Pets - No (Mangaweka Campground)

Laundry - Washing machine is $4. Dryer $5

Dump Station - no thats something we don't have.

Cafe - Our beautiful riverside licensed cafe is open most weekends and definitely all summer. 

Prices based on a per night basis:

$48 per site for the first 2 people

$10 p/p thereafter ($5 under 16) under 5 is free

Reception Hours

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Mangaweka Campground

Mangaweka Campground provides budget camping options in a open plan riverside setting. The campground is set out over three levels, the top level has powered sites available and the second and third level are non powered only.

There are no lines, no numbers allocating campsites. The nature of these camping grounds means that you are not able to book a site, first in first served! There is almost always space for non powered camping, however, on occasion powered sites can be taken up. If you need power, you are best to book a site at Awastone to ensure you have the power you require.


Basic ablutions are available, flush toilets and pay showers. The "Cookhouse" is a small shelter that has a bench and sink for your use, no stoves, ovens or fridges. Water is town supply drinking water.

Bookings - No sorry, first in basis only. 

Powered sites - yes but first in basis only. 

Wifi - no

Laundry - No

Pets - Yes

Hot Showers -  $3 token operated, purchased at Awastone

Kitchen - cooking shelter for you to use your items

Prices based on a per night basis: 

$9 per person -  Non Powered

$24 per site - Powered first 2 people, any additional person is $9

$5 per children under 16yrs  - under 5 is free

Reception hours

Campground Reception Hours


For the Autumn season 2022 - March 1st to June 7th
Mon - Thurs at our front office from 8am to 6pm
Fri - Sun at our licensed café from 8am to 8pm

For the Winter season 2022, June 7th to August 25th
Our reception is closed. Awastone campsites available through bookings and
Mangaweka Campground is self check in and online payments.
Self check in is required prior to your stay.

For the Spring season 2022, August 26th to October 20th
Mon - Thurs at our front office from 8am to 6pm
Fri - Sun at our licensed café from 8am to 8pm

For the Summer  season 2022-23, October 21st to April 10th (Easter 2023) 
Check in at our 
licensed café, Open daily from 8am - 8pm 

Arriving after hours? please call us  06 3825744

Book your stay at Awastone