Staying with the Schoolhouse

The Whangamomona Holiday Park was setup by the Stratford Council using the old school house on a local park ground which was also used by the Rugby Club. It is now run by the local community.

The Schoolhouse now houses a kitchen, toilets and showers
The Schoolhouse now houses a kitchen, toilets and showers

The school was closed down in 1979 and several buildings taken away but the old schoolhouse still remains. Some of the older buildings also remain and are used as Backpackers cabins with bunks in them.
WhangamomonaIts a perfectly flat parking area divided by a hedge between powered and non powered sites. There is a well setup playground and an eclectic bunch of Exercycles in the grass which you can use if you like. An open air Gym!
WhangamomonaThere’s also the odd chook and some miniature ponies running around free too.
There’s a kitchen which is being replaced by a newer one in the schoolhouse, loos recycling and and outside wash up area.
At $15 a head including power with everything in good order and clean, I thought it was pretty reasonable.

The camp office
The camp office

The camp manager Richard lives on site and seems like a good chap too. I was given a guided tour around the camp and through the old schoolhouse.

The Moon is up early
The Moon is up early

A nice spot and an easy walk to the pub and the village.

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