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I am the river, the river is me
E rere kau mai te Āwanui, Mai i te Kāhui maunga ki Tangaroa. Kō au te Āwa, kō te Āwa kō au.
Often the most budget friendly (and kid-friendly) option for an overnight, check out these great camping opportunities in and around Whanganui.
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.
Just around the corner from Castlecliff beach, a large adventure playground and the popular Citadel Café, this spot has a real holiday feel.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.