Camping in Whanganui

Budget-friendly (and kid-friendly) for an overnight stay - check out these great camping opportunities in and around Whanganui.

Whanganui River TOP 10 Holiday Park

A five-minute 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, batches, 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, a 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 at any of the below locations. If you are not travelling in a self-contained campervan, we encourage you to use camping facilities.

  • 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

Read Whanganui District Council’s info on freedom camping

Where to stay in Whanganui

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