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Camping near wellington

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Camping near wellington

Hi,

We are planning to have a weeks camping (in a tent) near Wellington at the end of January 2014. We are 2 adults and 2 kids (10 & 7). We are looking for somewhere the kids can have a good time and we can relax in quite surroundings. We don't like to feel like we are camping in a car park (lots of camper vans) but would like to have decent amenities.

Does anyone have any suggestions please?

Si

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1. Re: Camping near wellington

There's a holiday park at Paekakariki which is very popular. Close to beaches and near enough to Wellington if you want to come into the city. If this interests you, it would be a good idea to get onto booking soon.

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2. Re: Camping near wellington

There a number of choices for you. Hutt Park motor camp in Petone or Rimutaka Forest Park near Wainuiomata ( free to stay) but well out of the city.

Edited: 12 September 2013, 20:37
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3. Re: Camping near wellington

Thank you Selsy. I was looking at that park but was not sure about it. It seems to have had very mixed reviews.

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4. Re: Camping near wellington

Thanks for the advice. Beanb41. Sounds like a nice spot. Is it a bookable site? If not, what's the chance of getting a pitch if we just turn up?

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5. Re: Camping near wellington

Hutt Park Motor Camp is a Top 10 holiday park which is bookable over the internet. Rimutaka Foret park is a DOC park, somewhat rustic and basic but one can just rock up.

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6. Re: Camping near wellington

Im looking for something similar but wanted to be closer to the city or harbour- Hutt City seems too far away.... anyone know of any other options? ive read that theres a campervan park right in the city but they dont allow tents or caravans and its right on the main road and its noisy... are there really no campsites close to the city!?

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7. Re: Camping near wellington

You could try ptching your tent on Mt Victoria ( watch out for Hobbits) or in the Botanic Gardens!!!

Seriously, The Top 10 at Gracefield, between Lower Hutt & Petone is 18 min from central Wellington. How much closer do you want to be?

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8. Re: Camping near wellington

If you have a tent, this might suit, and it's on Mt Victoria too!

wellingtonbackpackers.co.nz/accommodation-we…

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9. Re: Camping near wellington

Though looking at the reviews, it does seem to have gone downhill, so maybe not.

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10. Re: Camping near wellington

Yeh i read about that place dont really fancy that! but idid hear back from the tourist info and they said that theres a new campsite that will have space for tents opening soon near mirramar? I'll keep you posted. this forum is ace. full of useful info