Join our next Quirky Campers Meet-up!

Want to see some cool handcrafted campervans up-close? And talk to their owners to learn about their experience of van building and life on the road? Then join us for our next Quirky Campers Meet-Up… an informal social gathering for owners of self-built campervans!

This time we’re off to Wentworth Valley Campground near Whangamata!

This Department of Conservation (DoC) managed camp ground offers a remote style of camping in native bush alongside the Wentworth River with wildlife surrounds. A number of walks start at the campground and includes mines, waterfalls and extensive views of the Coromandel ranges… sounds idyllic, right?

Here’s the plan…

  • The meet-up runs from about 1pm – 9pm on Saturday 8 October 2022 at the Wentworth Valley Campground (474 Wentworth Valley Road, Whangamata 3691)
  • By “meet-up” we mean showing others our vans, sharing our knowledge and experiences, having a bite to eat, a wee drink and a good laugh 🙂

Camping info

  • We’re going to head down on Friday so why not make a weekend of it and join us the night before too!
  • If camping, you purchase a ticket through us but this is purely to pay for and assist with the organisation of a group booking for camping – there is no mark-up on the campground prices
  • It’s $15 per person per night (pppn) and all sites for this event are unpowered
  • Key things to know about the campground:
    • your van does not need to be certified self-contained
    • it’s pet-friendly (yay!) (NOTE: dogs need to be on-leash)
    • normal check-in is after 11am/check-out is by 10am… but it’s flexible for our group 😉
    • the loos are long drops
    • the water on site needs to be bolied before drinking and can’t be used to filling your fresh tank
    • hot showers operate on a $2 coin
    • no open fire or charcoal BBQs (gas cookers are fine)
    • all rubbish needs to be taken away – there are no rubbish bins on site
    • the nearest dump station is in Whangamata

Further details will follow

  • Once we confirm numbers and specific interests, we’ll organise a loose schedule so we can make the most of the meet-up time
  • Note: Like our previous meet-up, it’ll be pretty laid back affair! In essence we are all simply parking up in the same place at the same time covering our own costs… and acting responsibly!

Ready to commit?

Campground tickets can be purchased from our online shop

Email us at if you have any questions.

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