Wanganui is famous for preserving its Maori culture. The area is also home to the Whanganui River and the Whanganui National Park. If you want to be emerged in the local culture without having to spend your days in luxury hotels, you can always try exploring the area on a campervan.
You don’t need to worry about where to park the rental van because there are several tried and tested holiday parks and campsites in Wanganui. These sites offer affordable accommodation for families and large groups of friends. Just put up your tent near your campervan and enjoy the holidays. But where should you exactly set up camp in Wanganui?
Whanganui River TOP 10 Holiday Park
The Whanganui River TOP 10 Holiday Park boasts of a quality motel, budget cabin, self-contained accommodation, and a caravan park. In fact, its services have earned the park the Qualmark 4-Star-Plus rating, the only one to do so, in the Wanganui area. The holiday park has proven itself a family-friendly park for offering communal facilities, such as a games room, adventure playground, jumping pillow, outdoor swimming pool, aviary, large kitchen, BBQ, and dining areas, and TV room. They also have trikes for transport around the park, a private spa pool, and kayaks.
On January 2014, the park even updated some of its features under new management. It developed new additions to its playground facilities in the form of a new trampoline, toddler swings, basketball hoop and safety netting, and an inflatable slide and bouncy house perfect for summer.
This is a 500-acre farm designed to accommodate both local and foreign tourists. They cater to backpackers, social, and school groups. Groups with disabled members can also enjoy the facilities for the handicapped in the park. Ashley Park has motel units and dormitories to accommodate more guests and make them comfortable and secured during their stay. Their camping ground has both powered and unpowered areas. The ground also has kitchen, shower, and toilet facilities. It also provides a laundry room and a TV and games room.
Canopy Camping Escapes
The holiday park, called as Ridge Top Farm, treats its guests to a breathtaking landscape consisting of Mt. Egmont, Kapiti Island, and Mt, Ruapehu. It provides two luxury tents, a bathroom, camp kitchen, and a dedicated campfire area. You can cook your meals over a campfire and let the kids enjoy what it truly is like to be outdoors and one with nature. During your downtime, you can leisurely drink your beer and read a good book.
This holiday park does not only offer a camping ground that accommodates campervans, it also has an adventure playground, basketball court, flying fox, skateboard rink, and the beach. It also offers a BBQ complex with a swimming pool, outdoor fireplace, and even a sauna. This park is perfect for large families travelling with a lot of kids because of their playground, where the kids can exhaust their energy for hours.
These are among the top holiday parks where you can stay with your group and your campervan for hours or days. Make sure to book with any of these parks first before starting your Waganui tour to avoid problems with your accommodation later.