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 firstname.lastname@example.org to make your booking.
Ovenight Parking/Freedom Camping here are some suggestions for your overnight stay.
MARTON: Porewa Road, Marton (long drop), Memorial Hall, Wellington Road, (Self contained only), Wilson Park Marumaru Street (toilets)
HUNTERVILLE: Simpsons Bush (long drop), Queens Park SH 1 (toilets), Springvale Bridge
NAPIER-TAUPO ROAD: (long drop Napier-Taupo Road), Kuripapango (long drop Napier-Taupo Road),
BULLS: Bridge Motor Lodge SH 1 Bulls, Bulls Domain, Domain Road (gate locked after hours, no exit after hours), Scotts Ferry Camp Ground, Rangitikei River (picnic area, access just before the bridge heading north, head up the river to the picnic area, and park) self contained only.
MANGAWEKA: Mangaweka Campground, Awastone Campground, Vinegar Hill, all accessible of State Highway 1
GOLF CLUBS: Rangitikei, Rangatira and Marton Golf Clubs $15 a night. Please visit their websites for information and location.
TURAKINA: Duddings Lake SH 3 near Turakina, 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 services at Marton 15 High Street. Showers are at Marton Pool 25 Hereford Street and Taihape Pool, Taihape Domain 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 such as public library carparks, town hall carparks, domains and reserves.
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