Woodville Ferry Reserve
Woodville Ferry Reserve, located near Ballance Bridge, is a large grassy plain perfect for picnics and overnight stays (self-contained motorhomes only). With so much space, you’ll have privacy and relaxation. This reserve provides easy access to the Manawatu River for swimming and kayaking, and even fishing and has a small wetland which is planted with native trees. The reserve is carefully tended by the Woodville Domain Board, and is a community favourite. To access the reserve, the gate/entrance is on SH 3 between the Ballance Bridge and the entrance to the Gorge. If the gate is shut, please be sure to close it behind you.
The only campsite directly within Te Apiti – Manawatu Gorge. Wake up each morning to sound of native birds singing and the sound of the river meandering through the valley. Plenty of fish in the river too!
– Self-contained vehicles only
– Max. 3 nights stay per calendar month
– Access can be slippery when wet
– Fires Prohibited
For more information on camping at Woodville Ferry Reserve click here.
From Palmerston North City | 35min drive
Head East out of town along Main St, which turns into Napier Rd. Continue along Napier Rd to Mulgrave St in Ashurst (15 min). Take Saddle Rd to SHWY 3 in Woodville (19 min). Head West out of Woodville towards Te Apiti – Manawatu Gorge. Directly past the turn off to Gorge Rd/Ballance Bridge (do not turn), the entrance is on your left via a gate (3 min).
From Woodville | 3min drive
Head West out of Woodville towards Te Apiti – Manawatu Gorge. Directly past the turn off too (don’t turn) Gorge Rd/Ballance Bridge, the entrance is on your left via a gate.