This nohoanga site is situated by the Waikawa River at Niagara adjacent to Māngai Piri (Niagara Falls). Travelling from Tokanui, you drive passed Chaslands Highway turn off and take your first left onto Manse Road. If you drive passed the Niagara Falls Café you have travelled too far. The nohoanga is situated on your left, fully fenced with gates and is the area located before driving over the bridge of the Waikawa River.
The site is mostly covered in regenerating native bush. There is a well formed carpark and the site includes a number of suitable campsites. The nohoanga is fully fenced. There has been a successful replanting effort in recent years which is now establishing. There is gorse and broom seedlings growing on site that are pulled every few months.
Download the Waikawa River Nohoanga Management Plan
Car-parking and areas available for camping onsite.
The nohoanga is fully fenced.
The site has an old unusable concrete long drop toilet on site. Nohoanga users are required to bring their own portable toilets.
Nohoanga site users are required to provide their own water supplies and must take all rubbish away with them.
There is a whitebait stand on the river margin adjacent to the nohoanga site. Public access to the stand will not be withheld or restricted.
The site has excellent two wheel drive access and is also suitable for caravans and campervans. Parking space is abundant on the nohoanga site. Vehicle users should ensure that they park on site and do not park for extended periods on the public road outside the site nor in a position which would impede other users’ access to and from the site.
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