Travelling in and around Manawatu allows you to explore our neighbouring regions and enjoy a fantastic mid-west wander. From Taranaki, Whanganui, Rangitikei, Manawatu and down to Horowhenua, pack your sense of adventure and discover the dynamic landscapes, genuine experiences and warm hospitality of mid-west New Zealand.

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We are motorhome friendly!  

Palmerston North City and Manawatu is located in the heart of the lower North Island and offers spectacular back country landscapes and experiences along with a full range of convenient services and amenities that make for unforgettable road trips. 

This guide gives you an overview of where to park – both daytime and overnight –  in Manawatu when travelling in your motorhome.  

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The Country Road

Check out The Country Road page, for best routes to take in and around Manawatu, and must- do experiences along the way.

Palmerston North

Self-Contained Only 

All of the overnight locations that are FREE are for self-contained vehicles only. These vehicles must meet the ablutionary and sanitary needs of occupants of that vehicle for a minimum of three days without requiring any external services or discharging any waste and complies with New Zealand Standard 5465:2001 (or any later amendments) as evidenced by the display of a current self-containment warrant issued under New Zealand Standard Self-Containment of Motor Caravans and Caravans, NZS 5465:2001 (and amendments). For more freedom camping spots, pick up a copy of The Country Road Cycling Guide from your nearest i-SITE. 

Palmerston North City i-SITE, The Square, Palmerston North.
Freephone 0800 MANAWATU
or +64 6 350 1922
Open 7 days

Non Self-Contained 

If you are travelling in a non-self contained vehicle, then please book in to one of our many friendly holiday parks and campgrounds, as listed in this brochure. All daytime parking options shown in this brochure are FREE for motorhomes and campervans regardless of whether they are self-contained or non self-contained.

Holiday Parks and Campgrounds 

Palmerston North Holiday Park
133 Dittmer Drive, Palmerston North

Himatangi Beach Holiday Park
30 Koputara Road, Himatangi 

Totara Reserve Campgrounds
Churchill Drive, Pohangina Valley

Flat Hills Tourist Park
5733 State Highway One, Ohingaiti

Ashhurst Domain
Napier Road, Ashhurst 

Mangaweka Campground
118 Ruahine Road, Mangaweka

Awastone
143 Ruahine Road, Mangaweka 

Kyrewood Equestrian Caravan Park
108 Oroua Road, Kairanga

Laundromats

The Laundry Room
95 Albert Street, Palmerston North

Liquid Self Service Laundromat
Cnr Tremaine Ave and Botanical Road, Palmerston North

Sunshine Super Laundry
394 Ferguson Street, Palmerston North

Services

A. BP Connect
339 Rangitikei Street, Palmerston North 

B. Caltex
161 Fitzherbert Avenue, Palmerston North 

C. Totara Road Wastewater Plant
Totara Road, Palmerston North – FREE

D. Te Kawau Recreation Centre
Tyne Street, Rongotea – FREE

E. Police Station
410 Church Street, Palmerston North
+64 6 351 3600

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the CBD

1. Palmerston North City i-SITE
The Square
FREE daytime parking for all motorhomes and campervans. 

2. New Zealand Rugby Museum and Te Manawa 
326 Main Street

3. Lido Aquatic Centre Pools
Park Road, West End

4. Railway Land Overnight Parking
Church Street and Main Street West
FREE daytime and overnight parking

5. Victoria Esplanade 
Park Road

6. Palmerston North Holiday Park
133 Dittmer Drive

7. The Plaza Shopping Centre 
84 The Square  

8. City Library 
4 The Square  

9. Campbell Street Innercity Overnight Parking
82 Campbell Street
FREE daytime and overnight parking (self-contained only)

Feilding

Manawatu Motorhome map

Self-Contained Only 

All of the overnight locations that are FREE are for self-contained vehicles only. These vehicles must meet the ablutionary and sanitary needs of occupants of that vehicle for a minimum of three days without requiring any external services or discharging any waste and complies with New Zealand Standard 5465:2001 (or any later amendments) as evidenced by the display of a current self-containment warrant issued under New Zealand Standard Self-Containment of Motor Caravans and Caravans, NZS 5465:2001 (and amendments). For more freedom camping spots, pick up a copy of The Country Road Cycling Guide from your nearest i-SITE. 

Feilding and District Information Centre
61 Aorangi Street, Feilding
+64 6 323 3318
Open Mon – Sat

Non Self-Contained 

If you are travelling in a non self-contained vehicle, then please book in to one of our many friendly holiday parks and campgrounds, as listed in this brochure. All daytime parking options shown in this brochure are FREE for motorhomes and campervans regardless of whether they are self-contained or non self-contained. 

Holiday Parks and Campgrounds 

Feilding Holiday Park (Under new management)
5 Arnott Street, Feilding 

Himatangi Beach Holiday Park
30 Koputara Road, Himatangi 

Totara Reserve Campgrounds
Churchill Drive, Pohangina Valley

Flat Hills Tourist Park
5733 State Highway One, Ohingaiti

Ashhurst Domain
Napier Road, Ashhurst 

Mangaweka Campground
118 Ruahine Road, Mangaweka

Awastone
143 Ruahine Road, Mangaweka 

Kyrewood Equestrian Caravan Park
108 Oroua Road, Kairanga

Laundromats 

Liquid Self Service Laundromat
140 North Street, Feilding

Manfeild Auto Centre Laundromat
62 Awahuri Road, Feilding

Services

A. BP Connect
134 Kimbolton Road, Feilding 

B. Public Effluent Site
40 Turners Road, Feilding – FREE

C. Rangiwahia Domain
2527 Rangiwahia Road, Rangiwahia – FREE

D. Police Station
93 Kimbolton Road, Feilding
+64 6 323 6363

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the CBD

1. Railway Station and Feilding & District Information Centre
61 Aorangi Street 
FREE daytime parking for all motorhomes and campervans

2. Feilding Holiday Park
5 Arnott Street

3. Timona Park 
Simon Street entrance
FREE daytime and overnight parking (self-contained only)

4. Herlihy Reserve 
Kimbolton Road
FREE daytime and overnight parking (self-contained only)

5. Coach House Museum
121 South Street

6. Feilding Saleyards
Manchester Street

7. Makino Pools 
10 Council Place