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, banks, wireless access at the library, as well as a dump station. Plus local cafes Sugar Plum (SH1, north of Marton) and Fork and Spoon (3 High St, Marton) deserve a special mention.
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.
Mungoven Gardens also comes highly recommended. These beautiful gardens offer overnight parking (ph. 06 327 6631).
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 Motorohome Friendly District that has a relationship with the NZMCA