Welcome to Pahiatua Carnival Park

Camping in Pahiatua

Welcome to Pahiatua Carnival Park. We are located in a quiet spot near the river, only 10-minutes walk from the town centre. Everything you need for a relaxing holiday is here in these quiet and peaceful rural surroundings, with a native bush walk right on your doorstep. Caravan and tent sites are plentiful.

  • Near a traditional Sunday picnic spot for local families, with a turn-of-the-century cottage and cricket pavilion to remind us of yester-year.
  • Beautiful mature trees offering summer shade, along with a wide, open field for sunny camping options or a game of cricket. (Please ask at the office to borrow bats and balls if required.)
  • Situated on the outskirts of town, you will experience a very peaceful and quiet sleeping environment.
  • Recycling and rubbish facilities.
  • We think it’s the best water pressure for showers in the country!
  • Native birds feed on seasonal fruit from the native trees in the bush next door.
  • Complimentary BBQ for guests to use.
  • Covered picnic area for all-weather outdoor use.
  • Dump-station available for paying customers. (Surcharge for casual users.)
  • Free WiFi is available for all our guests.

Holiday Park Photos

A cruisy holiday experience

We want your stay to be as relaxing as possible. Our office is open most times during the day, with a self-service option available when the office is unstaffed. The gates are seldom closed and never locked, so the camp is accessible to guests day and night. Although we do not have eftpos or credit card facilities on-site, there are a range of ATM machines in the township.

The river is a 7 to 8-minute walk from the park and has a good swimming hole. While the town pools are nearby if you prefer pool swimming.

There are grass-area powered sites set amongst large shady trees for those who prefer a more natural setting during their stay.

The children’s playground is simple, but being inside the park grounds provides a safe environment where parents can relax and let the children go.

About us

Karolyn and her family love the quiet and cruisy pace of Carnival Park and look forward to their guests being able to enjoy the peace and quiet they will find here.

Guests are encouraged to make themselves at home and enjoy the park's easygoing 'do-whatever-you-like', 'park-wherever-you-want' atmosphere. Carnival Park only asks that guests respect the other campers they are sharing the park with and allow them the same privilege. The more guests enjoy the peaceful environment and clean facilities, the better the staff at Carnival Park feel too.

Carnival Park offers self-service access for guests arriving outside normal office hours.

About Pahiatua and the Region

Driving into Pahiatua you will be greeted by large tree-lined gardens, which split the road into north and southbound lanes. These beautiful town gardens occupy land originally set aside for the proposed railway.

It was envisaged that the steam locomotive's progress through the middle of town would raise land prices, attract more people and in doing so, further the prosperity of the new settlement. Such plans and designs were not the work of a Borough Council or urban planning authority, but six private citizens who in 1881 owned all the land that is now Pahiatua.

At the northern end of Pahiatua is the unique sight of the World War II Harvard Plane. This plane has been converted into a children's slide and is one of the many activities in the children's playground.

The rivers around Pahiatua are renowned for having some of the best brown trout in New Zealand. If hunting is more your style, look no further - wild deer and pigs are lurking around, and the many bush walks are a trampers delight.

Approximately 2km south of Pahiatua on SH2 is the Polish Memorial, which marks the site of the Polish Children's Camp established in 1944. Originally the site of the Pahiatua Racecourse, the site became home to 733 refugee children from Poland until the camp closed in 1952. When the sun is shining on the monument, it casts a shadow that represents a Mother and Child.

Pahiatua is a popular traveller's stop. Picnic in the Main Street gardens or try out one of the cafés or restaurants. Browse the shops and experience our friendly country service.

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Pahiatua Carnival Park
Glasgow St, Pahiatua, New Zealand
Phone: +64 6 376 6340
Email: Karolyn@carnivalpark.co.nz

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