Camping in Whanganui

Often the most budget friendly (and kid-friendly) option for an overnight, check out these great camping opportunities in and around Whanganui.

Whanganui River TOP 10 Holiday Park

Five minutes’ drive from the city centre, this riverside holiday park has loads of facilities for the family, including a pool and spa, jumping pillow, bike and kayak hire.

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Whanganui Seaside Holiday Park

Just around the corner from Castlecliff beach, a large adventure playground and the popular Citadel Café, this spot has a real holiday feel.

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Lakelands Holiday Park

Just a few minutes down the highway from Whanganui, Lakelands Holiday Park is a peaceful place to pitch a tent or park your motorhome. Adjacent to Lake Wiritoa (popular with swimming, kayakers, fishing and boating) as well as Araheke Mountain Bike Park, this is a great base for active families.

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Kai Iwi Beach Holiday Park

Kai iwi Beach is a classic kiwi holiday town. Full of families, baches, a patrolled beach and a big old playground, this is a classic spot for families. The holiday park has plenty of amenities, like wifi, a jumping pad, playground and a general store.

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Bushy Park

Bushy Park Homestead has both powered and unpowered camping sites available on the grounds. Wake up to the sounds of native birds singing in the adjacent forest reserve.

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Flying Fox

Not just camping, but glamping. The Flying Fox is a destination in its own right. Outdoor games, tree swings and a slide are also available.

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Freedom Camping

Whanganui is freedom camper-friendly. Self-contained campervans are welcome to park up at any of the below locations. If you are not travelling in a self-contained campervan, we would encourage you to use camping facilities.

  • Durie Hill Elevator (Blyth St)
  • Moutoa Quay (between i-site and Whanganui Riverboat Centre) – not on Fridays. • Babbage Place car park (near Virginia Lake)
  • Kowhai Park (near Riverland Family Park)
  • RSA – (170 Saint Hill Street) • Springvale Park (entrance near London Street)
  • Wanganui East Club – (101 Wakefield Street)
  • Taupo Quay between Wilson St & Heads Rd

 

Where to stay in Whanganui

For a quick overview of what’s available and to book online, use our Booking.com accommodation widget.

For expert local advice or further help on your stay, contact our Whanganui i-SITE visitor centre or browse our guides on Where to stay.

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