Introduction

This basic campsite is in a small clearing next to the Pohangina River.

Campsite overview

Access

  • Car
  • Motorhome
  • Caravan

Landscape

  • Rivers and lakes

Category

  • Category
Basic

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served

Facilities

  • Campfires permitted (except in fire bans)
  • Water from stream
4 non-powered/tent sites

Activities

  • Fishing
  • Four wheel driving
  • Walking and tramping

Seasonal restrictions

Fires are not permitted at any time.

Dog access

Dogs on a leash only

About this campsite

Located on a small clearing on the bank of the Pohangina River, facilities at this campsite are limited with a pit toilet and water from the river. 

Hannah Higgison and friends around the campfire enjoying a Medieval Camp at Piripiri. Photo by Jane Higgison.
14 year old Hannah Higgison organised a medieval camp at Piripiri Campsite for a group of friends

Getting there

Turn off State Highway 3 at Ashhurst, and drive north through Ashhurst onto Pohangina Road. At Raumai, turn right to cross the Pohangina River bridge and follow Pohangina Valley East Road past Totara Reserve and Takapari Road until reaching Piripiri Bridge. The campsite is on the left just before the bridge. It has a short steep access track that may be slippery when wet.

Location

NZTM2000 coordinates: E1850564, N5562290
Latitude: -40.05241645, Longitude: 175.93741363

Fees

Free

Activities

Fishing

Good trout fishing and hunting upstream of the campsite.

Four wheel driving

A scenic 4WD opportunity is available on the nearby Takapari Road.

Walking and tramping 

Kahikatea Walk

Know before you go

The campsite is in an attractive location but is limited in size. When full, alternatives sites can be found at the nearby Totara and Raumai reserves.

Contacts

Te Papaioea / Palmerston North Office
Phone:   +64 6 350 9700
Address:   28 North Street
Palmerston North 4410
Email:   manawatu@doc.govt.nz
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