Morning walk at Mt Holdsworth campsite.

Image: Benhi Dixon | Creative Commons

Introduction

At the eastern park entrance beneath the Tararua Ranges. Enjoy walks, fishing and swimming nearby. There are also grassed areas for sports.

Campsite overview

Access

  • Campervan
  • Car
  • Caravan

Landscape

  • Forest

Category

  • Category
Standard

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served

Facilities

  • Campfires permitted (except in fire bans)
  • Non-powered/tent sites
  • Shelter for cooking
  • Toilets - flush
  • Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
150 non-powered/tent sites

Activities

  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Walking and tramping

Seasonal restrictions

Fires permitted in designated fire places and only if there is no regional fire ban. Check for fire bans before you light. 

Dog access

Dogs on a leash only

About this campsite

Holdsworth Lodge provides accommodation for 28 (bookings required).

Getting there

2 km south of Masterton, turn off SH2 at signpost to Mt Holdsworth, Norfolk Rd. Drive along road into Mount Holdsworth Rd. The campsite is 15 km from SH turnoff. Sealed road access, gravel carpark.

Location

Mount Holdsworth Rd, 15 km west of Masterton.

NZTM2000 coordinates: E1808984, N5468482
Latitude: -40.90666847, Longitude: 175.48016448

Fees

  • Adult (18+ years): $8 per night
  • Child (5 - 17 years): $4 per night
  • Infant (0 - 4 years): free

Pay cash on arrival at the self-registration stand at the campsite.

Passes

The DOC/NZMCA Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite.

Backcountry Hut Passes cannot be used at this campsite.

Know before you go

  • Recycling facilities available.
  • Take home all non-recyclable rubbish.

Campfires

If the fire season allows for camp fires, they can only be lit in an on-site brazier allocated by the caretaker. Contact the on-site caretaker on +64 6 377 0022.

Contacts

Kapiti Wellington Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 4 384 7770
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   wellingtonvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   18 - 32 Manners Street
Wellington
6011
Postal Address:   PO Box 10420
The Terrace
Wellington 6143
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