Just a few minutes from the SH1, this hidden treasure of a village has a range of shops and services that makes it an ideal spot to pick up supplies, with supermarkets, hair salons, petrol stations, food and banks. There are public PCs, and wireless access at the Marton Library & Information Centre where you can also book ferry, bus, and train tickets. Marton also has as a dump station (details below).
Rangatira Golf Club extends a special welcome to NZMCA members. Already a popular stop over, this spot is renowned for its wonderful views – as well as an electric cable-car which members love to ride in apparently! Go to www.rangatiragolf.co.nz.
Rangitikei Golf Club in Bulls also is a popular stop, its a hidden gem, with beautiful views, close to Bulls just off SH 1 and 3 and providing an idyllic, peaceful location, with great services with hot showers and toilets. Overnight stays available go to rangitikei.golf.co.nz or email email@example.com to make your booking.
Mungoven Gardens also comes highly recommended. These beautiful gardens offer overnight parking (ph. 06 327 6631).
Ovenight Parking/Freedom Camping here are some suggestions for your overnight stay. Porewa Road, Marton (long drop), Memorial Hall Marton (Self contained only), Wilson Park Marumaru Street Marton (toilets), Simpsons Bush Hunterville (long drop), Queens Park Hunterville (toilets), Springvale Bridge (long drop Napier-Taupo Road), Kuripapango (long drop Napier-Taupo Road), Rangitikei River Bulls under the bridge with picnic area (self contained only).
Paid camping sites (all facilities)
Bridge Motor Lodge SH 1 Bulls, Bulls Domain, Domain Road (gate locked after hours), Scotts Ferry Camp Ground, Rangitikei, Rangatira and Marton Golf Clubs $15 a night, Duddings Lake SH 3 near Turakina, Mangaweka Camp Ground, Awastone Mangaweka, Koitiata Camp Ground, Vinegar Hill.
Wifi internet available at Bulls, Taihape and Marton Libraries.
Recycling: check www.rangitikei.govt.nz for opening hours in Bulls Watson Street, Marton King Street and Taihape Manu Road. Laundromat Marton High Street. Showers Marton Pool Hereford Street and Taihape Pool Kokako Street.
Freedom camping is regulated by the Freedom Camping Act 2011.
This Act states that freedom camping is permitted in any local authority area unless it is restrict by a bylaw. Local authority area is any land which is managed by Council.
The Rangitikei District Council does not have a bylaw relating to freedom camping but asks that you be aware of
your surroundings, other people, litter, and comply with other bylaws and laws.
Freedom camping is also permitted on conservation land, unless is restricted by a freedom camping notice or governed by the Conservation Act (Administered by the Department of Conservation). For land which is managed by Council, people can effectively freedom camp wherever they like.
Rangitikei is a Motorhome Friendly District that has a relationship with the NZMCA