10 Rankers Reviews
7 Freedom Camping
1 Mt Taranaki
Explore the Dawson Falls area from this great base. A feature is one of New Zealand's oldest operational power generators.
North Island ▷ Taranaki ▷ Mt Taranaki
Amazing place!! Plenty of room, clean toilets and really peaceful. Next day we woke up eith the best views of Mt taranaki and did great walks for 6h. :)
Excellent place to park overnight with good loos and fabulous views of Taranaki.
Inge and Tonnie
Amazing views, flush toilets, car park was not full although high season, lovely walks, there was rumor at night around 1 am, sounded like locals.
Luis Vigil Vidal
Perfect place to stay with your camper. Amazing location with the best views to the Tongariro summit. Plenty of space for a lot of people. Best is to go to the upper parking where less people and couple of dining tables. Best star gazing of NZ!! Great toilets open 24/7 as they are at the I-Site centre. One of the best campgrounds of our entire 28 days trip around NZ!!
End of the line, great views and walks.
Beautiful place, at the end of a 6 km dead end street, with only the sounds of birds and wind and beautiful scenery/lookout. Nice walks with beautiful vegetation.
Beautiful scenery of the Mt Taranaki.
Malcolm & Susan
Visited the car park. Again a wonderful location and opportunity to camp for free on the mountainside. However, we stayed over at North Egmont where there were a few more facilities.
[2 senior Scots, 4 week trip, mainly overnight stops, self-contained, Autumn]
Nice spot to start your hike into the region of the mountains.
I reckon that 2 days here is a must. Heaps of walks, long and short, take your pick. Remember a warm hat as this place is at high altitude. Which makes for great views, but remember that in winter it snows up here. To say that the native bush here is mature, is an understatement - it feels prehistoric. A must in the Naki.
Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍