Fires are not permitted at any time. See fire rules on conservation land.
Each campsite caters for up to six people.
Campsite users will have access to an outdoor tap, a flush toilet and two hot showers in the outer building.
Campsite users are not permitted to use the indoor facilities in the main building (i.e. kitchen, communal living area, and indoor bathroom).
The DOC Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite.
You need to book ahead. Campsite Pass bookings must be completed before occupying a site. If you do not pre-book, campground staff (if present) may be able to make the booking for you if space is available. There is a $10 charge for this service. To avoid any disappointment book well in advance.
Bookings are open for stays from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022.
Bookings are required all year.
A $10 service fee applies to all phone, email and in-person bookings.
Your booking will be for your chosen site.
Pohangina Base is located on Pohangina Valley East Road, approximately 45 minutes drive from Palmerston North. From Ashhurst, drive north along Pohangina Road, then turn right onto Pohangina Valley East Road. As you pass the Highland Youth Camp on your right, Pohangina Valley East Road veers off to the right. Stay on this road. Pohangina Base is located on the right approximately 1 km past Takapari Road.
NZTM2000 coordinates: E1852270, N5562835
Latitude: -40.04734031, Longitude: 175.95671025