Manawatu Naturist Club - “Lake Downs”

Location: 372 Lake Road, Oroua Downs, Palmerston North                             

Mobile: +027 390 4428


Directions: Approx. 20 minutes drive from Palmerston North. Travel down Lake Road off State Highway 1, go over bridge and turn hard right.

Nearest Services: Dairy/Grocery, Petrol & Garage LPG Refill Depot Cosmopolitan Club, Restaurant all at Himitangi 5kms.

Local Attractions: Himatangi and Foxton Beaches; Massey University at Palmerston Nth; Ohakea RNZAF Museum; Science Centre & Manawatu Museum; New Zealand Rugby Museum; Square Edge Creative Centre.

Features: Cabin and caravan for hire; Adults & children’s swimming pool; Modern clubhouse and kitchen; Miniten courts; Powered sites. washing machine; Barbecue area.

Lake Downs is the home of the Manawatu Naturist Club occuping 7.5Ha of land. Facilities include a large purpose built club house complete with catering size kitchen and lounge, indoor games area comprising pool table, darts, table tennis and a really good floor for indoor bowls. In addition to weekend relaxation, Club nights are held every Wednesday sunshine or rain.

Verandahs shade the clubhouse from the midday and afternoon sun and overlook the large swimming pool, miniten courts, children’s playground and spacious lawn areas. 

In addition, two volleyball courts and plenty of room for petanque ensure that members and visitors alike are well catered for.

Two separate toilet blocks with seven hot showers, plenty of powered campsites and campers kitchen. If wishing to contact the club evenings or weekends are best.