Beautiful Wanganui

Unforgettable Wanganui

A background:

Wanganui is ideally situated between Rotorua and Wellington and is a natural stop for people travelling through the North Island.

From Wellington, Wanganui is a two and a half hour easy drive, and passes through the picturesque small towns of Levin, Foxton, and Bulls.  Take State Highway One to Bulls and State Highway Three from Bulls to Wanganui.

From Rotorua and Taupo, Wanganui is a scenic drive through some of the most beautiful parts of the North Island. State Highway Three takes you down the country from Rotorua, through Taupo with State Highway Four taking you through to National Park, Raetihi and then on to Wanganui.  You may wish to stop at National Park and enjoy a days skiing on Mount Ruapehu before heading down to Wanganui. The skifields are only an hour and a half drive from the city.

As an alternative route to State Highway-Four, take the historic and scenic Wanganui River Road from Raetihi to Pipiriki and down to Wanganui.  This road takes you through the beautiful Wanganui National Park and the settlements of Jerusalem – home to James K Baxter, Mother Aubert and two historical New Zealand figures – Ranana and Atene, with many historical points of interest along the way.  The River Road is renowned for its unspoilt vista’s but it is a scenic route and not for those in a hurry as it is windy and unsealed in places.



Guest Testimonials

5 of 5 starsThis place ticks all the boxes… a ‘realistic’ cost for overnight campervans.
Immaculate toilets, showers, kitchen areas… believe me this makes a huge difference to your stay.
Tidy sites very well taken care of gardens, with fresh herbs near the kitchen to help yourself to, we have never seen this before at nay camping ground!
Friendly helpful staff.
I would stay here again and highly recommend this to campers!!

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple


We had a dog and because we were travelling for a tournament weren’t sure about who would be going and how long for. So not the ideal guests but rather than be annoyed by this the owner offered us a nicer room. My kids won’t stop talking about great this place is – praise they normally save for 5 star hotels.

Stayed October 2014

This place ticks all the boxes for us and they remembered us from other visits. Showers and toilets lovely and clean. Kitchen has everything you need. We will be back to stay as the manager is a lovely lady and the rates arent to bad.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple

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