Camp Rangi Woods - Totara Reserve
Camp Rangi Woods


Situated in the Totara Reserve regional park, locally known as “The jewel of the Manawatu”. The area is of exceptional beauty and Camp Rangi Woods runs parallel to the Pohangina River 35 minutes from Palmerston North and Feilding.

Once a scouting venue, founded by the YMCA by the late Charles "Rangi" Woods whom the camp is named after, it has over the years been developed to accommodate the wider community. In 2004 after the devastating floods Camp Rangi Woods was totally refurbished and upgraded.

When you hire Camp, you are very private and surrounded with native bush. The Venue is used for numerous occasions including Weddings, schools, reunions, conferences, Churches, Motorcycles and car groups to name a few.

Being in the Totara Reserve you are surrounded by beautiful bush walks and you can even walk up to see the gloworms at night.

When you book Camp Rangi Woods you know you are the only group that will be there. You hire the whole complex.


Particularly during the Summer months Camp Rangi Woods is a very popular wedding venue. Get married beside the Pohangina River, inside the bush at the Bush Chapel or gather on the lawn and be surrounded by the towering totara trees and native bush.

Camp Rangi Woods is self catering so you get to choose to do it yourself or select from a wide range of caterers and price in the Manawatu area.

We are a very cost effective and relaxing venue for your special event.



We can accommodate 70 people sleeping in beds this is made up of;

  • 1 x room with 5 single beds

  • 6 x rooms with three bunk beds sleeping six in total

  • 1 x room with 8 bunk beds sleeping 16

  • 1 x room with 3 bunk beds sleeping 6 and then an area to sleep at least another 15-marae style sleeping.

Also, we have the Barclay cabin that sleeps 6 in single beds in three bedrooms. The cabin also has its own kitchen, double showers and a toilet.

There is also 6 power points for caravans or motorhomes.

A huge area on the grass for tents etc.




There are two ablution blocks with three toilets and showers in each.

A drying room.

The main building consists of a large hall with log fire, a commercial kitchen, pantry and laundry.

There is a BBQ and a small fire pit for roasting the marshmallows.


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The jewel of the Manawatu - Totara Reserve


For bookings and availability please contact the camp manager Jude Mitchell, or use our online contact form below for availability.

Jude Mitchell

06 329 4753

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Totara Reserve - The Jewel of the Manawatu