Mangaokewa Reserve

Day Use Area

4.1 from 40 users.


Closed at night, lady came and locked the gate, told everyone it was no longer available to overnight here.

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Lat: -38.357777 Lng: 175.192717

User Reviews



Mmm, definitely appears to be retard central, locals wheelspining and driving aggressively . Perhaps just lack of education or maybe haven't progressed from the stone age. Beautiful location but be warned a peaceful night may be impaired by low life scumbag knobheads. And have now been informed by non official lady that the gate will be locked and I am not allowed to overnight there, go park up on the main road in town, far safer !! Avoid.


Legacy Data

We had an awesome night there, busy in day with the swimming, but quiet as on the night, massive space too but only 4 of us camped, toilets on site. Close to Waitomo caves that's why we stayed.



Crazy dude who seemed to think of himself as the park ranger came up to us when we arrived talking a load of nonsense. Seemed harmless enough but spooked us into moving on, used a loo on the way out and it was grim. Seat and lid gone, graffiti everywhere and filthy all over. Give this one a miss.


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