Motorhome camping is a great option for those with a love of road trips, together with the comfort of having your own self-contained space. With more than a dozen motorhome camping options available across the Trail Network, there's every reason to visit the region and spend time exploring the Hauraki Rail Trail. Visitors can find a combination of holiday parks, New Zealand Motor Caravan Association Parks, NZMCA Park Over Property (POP) Parks, and Freedom Camping locations. We've collated all of the options by Section, which also list our Top 5 things to see and do. You can find all of the motorhome camping options here.
Where can I camp on Section D?
The Te Aroha Holiday Park is a unique country camping experience in one of New Zealand’s few remaining traditional holiday parks in the Waikato. Set in beautiful rural settings, surrounded by dairy farms and views of Mount Te Aroha, there are plenty of walking, biking and tramping tracks. All amenities are just a few minutes drive or a short walk from the Park.
Guests can choose from camping, cabins, cottages and tourist flats - motel style flats ideal for families. Tent and camper van sites, adventure playground, mineral hot pool, hydro spa, swimming pool. Please note the Te Aroha Holiday Park is located 4km south of Te Aroha at 217 Stanley Road South.
The Te Aroha NZMCA Motorhome Park is located at 38 Stanley Ave, Te Aroha. The Park has a 65 Motorhome Capacity, and the Member Site ID number is 1358.
Where else can I park my motorhome along Section D of the Hauraki Rail Trail?
Freedom Camping sites are available across the Trail Network within the three District Councils.
Hauraki District Council
Railway Reserve, Paeroa - The site is located on Marshall Street, Paeroa. Dump station plus carparks available as per the Council signage at the site. Power is available at this site which incurs a facilities fee of $5 per vehicle per night, which must be prepaid at the Caltex service station in Belmont Road.
The site is located on Marshall Street, Paeroa. A dump station is available at the site which incurs a fee. A facilities fee of $5 per vehicle per night is charged, which must be prepaid at the Caltex service station in Belmont Road.
Hauraki District Council Area Office carpark, Paeroa - The carpark is located on Marshall Street, Paeroa. Carparks available for one overnight stay - only to be used between the hours of 6pm Friday evening and 7pm Sunday evening. Power is NOT available.
The carpark is located on Marshall Street, Paeroa. The carpark is only to be used between the hours of 6pm Friday and 7pm Sunday evening. Power is not available.
Our Top 5 Things to See & Do
1 Te Aroha Township - this small and rural town has a lovely domain, and is home to some great walkways, quirky art and cafes.
2 Quirky sculptures - local Sculptor Adrian Worsley designs and constructs unique and original sculptures entirely from recycled materials. Look out for sculptures functioning as bicycle racks and a drinking fountain.
3 Te Aroha Mineral Spas - Nestled at the foot of Mount Te Aroha is the Te Aroha Mineral Spas. Renowned for their healing properties since the 1800’s, it’s the perfect way to soothe tired muscles and unwind after a days riding.
4 Kayak Tour Adventure Te Aroha - a perfect half day excursion from the Hauraki Rail Trail, with a variety of different tours on offer. Custom Tours are available, but must be booked in advance.
5 Lunch at Ironique Cafe & Bar - Open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The freshly prepared and innovative options cater for everyone.
Te Aroha i-SITE
102 Whitaker Street, Te Aroha, New Zealand
Ph: 07 884 8052