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Where is a good place to go camping in the Wairarapa?

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Where is a good place to go camping in the Wairarapa?

We are wanting to go camping next wknd in either the Wairarapa or Kapiti Coast.. any suggestions?

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1. Re: Where is a good place to go camping in the Wairarapa?

It depends what you are interested in doing and what part of the Wairarapa you want to go - it is a large area.

There are a number of DOC campsites around, eg Waiohine Gorge on the edge of the Tararua Forest Park which is popular with families, and a campsite near the Putangirua pinnacles.

Then there are coastal campsites at Lake Ferry, Castlepoint, etc. And there are campsites near many towns.

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2. Re: Where is a good place to go camping in the Wairarapa?

Thanks Mikey! That's really helpful.. I'll have a look at some of those places.. we have 2 children 9 and 3 and just wanted somewhere where there is a playground maybe or activities for them.. we're not experienced campers lol.. just want to take our kids out for the experience and get to sleep in a tent! :)

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3. Re: Where is a good place to go camping in the Wairarapa?

Thanks Mikey! That's really helpful.. I'll have a look at some of those places.. we have 2 children 9 and 3 and just wanted somewhere where there is a playground maybe or activities for them.. we're not experienced campers lol.. just want to take our kids out for the experience and get to sleep in a tent! :)

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4. Re: Where is a good place to go camping in the Wairarapa?

This is a good website for campsites: http://www.rankers.co.nz/respect

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5. Re: Where is a good place to go camping in the Wairarapa?

If you are brand new to camping and looking for places with playgrounds or activities for the kids, you should consider staying at a holiday park, rather than at the types of campsites mentioned above. Those campsites will usually have nothing more than some basic toilets and a tap for drinking water (and not all of them even have a tap).

Holiday parks usually have a shared kitchen, shared showers, and often have a play area. Try http://www.holidayparks.co.nz/ for some ideas; there are a few places in the Kapiti Coast area which is usually quite nice at this time of year.

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6. Re: Where is a good place to go camping in the Wairarapa?

Thanks Suzanne and Weta :) I will look into both! Cheers..

7. Re: Where is a good place to go camping in the Wairarapa?

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