A great weekend escape with the added bonus of home comforts. Pohangina Base is a former DOC field centre nestled in some native bush above the western bank of the Pohangina River.
The location makes for a perfect spot to base yourself and explore the local walks, reserve and glow-worm caves. There are five bookable bunkrooms, a fireplace, fully equipped kitchen, hot showers and flush toilets.
Fees are on a per-room basis, and are based on $10 per bed with rooms ranging from 2 to 6 beds. To make a booking contact the Palmerston North City i-SITE.
Direction: 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.