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Ngati Toa Domain:Stop and stay

Miriam Richardson

The loveliest freedom camping spot before the Cook Strait ferries is at Mana, between Porirua Harbour and State Highway 1. 

There are sports- and play-grounds and an area under macrocarpas were camping vehicles of all kinds (including long vehicles) can overnight for up to 3 nights. Sadly, tenting is not allowed and you must be self-contained. There is a public toilet.

It is walking distance to the train, a supermarket and a pizza place. 

I watched a fishing boat come in through the heads the other evening, a skein of gulls in attendance; then the dusk light on the harbour. 

Its a glorious spot. 

Check out our Stop and Stay listings for recommended places to stop and stay on your travels around the top of NZ. Only the best.

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