Development of Te Kuiti Motorhome Facility gets underway

29 Oct 2018, 3:00 PM

The initial stages of the Te Kuiti Motorhome Facility development at Brook Park will soon be underway. The facility will provide 10 parking spaces within a secure site for campers to park and sleep in safety. The first stage includes a modest ablution and cooking facility.

The initial site works including planting and fencing, which will commence this week, ahead of the installation of underground services and construction of a new vehicle entrance off Te Kumi Road (State Highway 3).

WDC recently secured Government funding of $200,000 for a new KiwiCamp ablution and cooking facility. Visitors will be able to pay online for their parking space through the KiwiCamp App. The fee will provide access through a gated system to toilets, showers, laundry, and cooking amenities.  A small recycling centre will enable visitors to deal with their waste materials responsibly and will be tailored to WDC’s recycling requirements.

The NZ Motorhome Association supports the development and has agreed to fund a new dump station for use by motor-home users. The dump station will be connected to WDC’s sewerage network.

General Manager Infrastructure Services Kobus du Toit says that the facility will provide a better experience for visitors to the Waitomo District, and will cater for the growing demands that tourist activity has on our infrastructure services and the local environment.

“The visitor industry is a significant contributor to the local and District economy and providing a quality motorhome facility will support visitors to our District”, says Mr du Toit.

Te Kuiti Motorhome facility  plan