A new motorhome and camper park-over site for members of the New Zealand Motor Caravan Association (NZMCA) is expected to be open on River Road, Dargaville by the beginning of March.
“We are currently setting up a site for our members’ use only on River Road,” says New Zealand Motor Caravan Association national policy and planning manager James Imlach.
A concrete driveway is now complete at the entrance and the association is currently working through obtaining resource consent from the council.
“It’s a temporary stopover for our members who travel in their certified self-contained motorhomes and campervans. It’s going to provide a safe and convenient place for them to park up while they are touring around the North,” says Mr Imlach.
This is the only NZMC members’ only park-over site in Dargaville and will include a possible source of water, rubbish and recycling bins.
“Members who are travelling around Northland can now go to our site in Whangarei, Dargaville, Kerikeri and Tokerau Beach as part of a loop around Northland.”
Dargaville and Kauri Coast Information Site owner Sue Taylor says this site is sure to be good news for the local economy.
“It will bring people to town who would not normally stay here. They can walk everywhere, buy petrol, food, books. They can visit our information site and wood turners. They can even walk up to the museum. It’s a good central location.” The site will be policed by local custodians who will monitor it on a regular basis.