Timona Park

Timona Park

Overnight Campervan Parking


11 Rankers Reviews

0 Face-to-Face

6 Palmerston North

Online Maps

FREE Header

Camping NZ NEW

Welcome to New Zealand's most comprehensive database of freely available camping information. This is the only travel map of its kind in NZ.

Get the best out of it. Here's how…


Timona Park


Large open park beside the river.

- Self-contained vehicles only
- 24ha park/sports ground
- Playground
- River access

Self contained campervans can stay for up to 2 nights at Timona Park


Feature Value Info


North IslandManawatu - WanganuiPalmerston North


  • Freedom Camping
  • Free

Operating Season And Hours

All Year


Get the best out of it. Here's how…

Sara's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Nice place to sleep, I came here after feeling unsafe in the free campsite in Palmerston North. This one had more people and there’s plenty of space even 24h toilets pretty clean.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

Rebecca's avatar


Ranking: 6/10

Really pretty park, toilets are far away unless you park in the carpark, as opposed to under the trees. Good spot for a one night stop.

Reviewed 4 months ago

Richard K's avatar

Richard K

Ranking: 10/10

On trip with kids
Great free one. Fantastic playground for the small ones and next to it three public toilets.
Very quiet and lot off space.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

Avoid Camping Fines!

Each camping location is approved by a regional council in NZ. So if it shows on the map, you’re allowed to stay.

The Rankers Camping NZ app, is also in association with…

"Wharewaka" Gary&Maureen's avatar

"Wharewaka" Gary&Maureen

Ranking: 10/10

Plenty of space for motor homes large and small..either beside the river or the playing fields. Clean toilets and dump station. Patrolled..one entrance secured at dusk. Dog friendly. Kid friendly..nice play area.

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in March 2019

Danielle's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful, plenty of flat spaces to park even big enough for our bus. Also has duplicates station, hose for fresh water has holes so cant use. Lovely spot will park there again.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Geoff Steele's avatar

Geoff Steele


Ranking: 10/10

Amazing large flat sites between soccer fields and the river, under trees and separated by bushes. A block of clean and modern unisex toilets is walking distance across the field. There's a kid's playground at one end. Parkland extends along the river and is used for rugby, dog obedience, pony club, and a riding club but when we arrived only a few joggers and dog owners were there. By the morning there were a dozen motorhomes there, but there's plenty of space.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

Rob Edlin's avatar

Rob Edlin

Ranking: 9/10

Nice quiet place between sports grounds and river. Clean toilet near entrance. Plenty of clean parking on the grass between the trees with good privacy. Locals friendly.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Camping NZ App Icon

Camping NZ App

Every camping site on your iPhone™, iPad™ or Android™ phone or tablet. Avoid camping penalties using this council approved app. Featuring offline maps.

Download from the App Store Download Android app on Google Play

Bruno Rawson's avatar

Bruno Rawson

Ranking: 9/10

We stayed in the car park beside some trees and it was nice. Very quiet and secluded.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

Jenny Bell's avatar

Jenny Bell

Ranking: 10/10

We love stopping over here. Never have anyone right beside us, it's peaceful and sheltered. We have stayed at all times of year and seasons and would highly recommend.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

Heather Scoltock's avatar

Heather Scoltock

Ranking: 8/10

Doesn't feel like you are in town. Lots of 'travellers' around with their amazing caravans. Parked near toilets at the entrance but near the dog training centre so alot of barking until they had all gone. Also loads of dog walkers in the park. Otherwise a nice quiet spot.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

Michelle Lemcke's avatar

Michelle Lemcke

Ranking: 8/10

Good spot. Opposite a large grassed park or sporting fields. Seasonal stream behind parking spot.

Reviewed about 5 years ago