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Horahora Domain

Angela Bryan


Horahora Domain has everything any water-sport enthusiast could want. Situated right on the banks of the Waikato River, 2 mins off SH 1 it is the perfect stop whether you’re heading north or south. The only facilities provided are a toilet block with changing rooms, but they are very adequate and clean.

Choose to park up in the front with a view of the lake or at the back against the hills with sheep over the fence. There is room for every type of vehicle, but if you want a front row spot arrive earlier rather than later and you can spend the evening watching all the action on the water. The weekend we were here it filled up fast from 3pm onward.

Council rules allow up to 30 vehicles with a maximum 2 night stay. Dogs are allowed with the usual rules in place. Fill your tanks before you arrive, as there is no water on-site.

Top photo: ©2023 Jeni C-W


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