Alerts Modified Date: 2023-11-25 > Closed due to severe weather events > Waikari River Mouth Campsite boat ramp damage
Waikare Road, Putorino. Department of Conservation (06) 834-3111
Turn off SHwy 2 at Putorino into Waikare Road, and then travel for 20 minutes
on an unsealed road along the south bank of the Waikare River. At the road
end you will fnd a level, open site for basic camping that can accommodate 4
tent sites. Its ten minutes walk to the beach for fshing, swimming and boating
(including boat ramp). Facilities here are toilets, picnic tables and water from
a tap (that must be boiled before drinking)
Fully certified ‘self contained’ motor homes ONLY are permitted to stay overnight for not more than three consecutive nights, on the area of grass at the northern end of Kairakau Beach Road (past the new public toilet). The area allowed to be used is clearly signposted. Any other form of camping on any other ‘Council’ land at Kairakau Beach is NOT ALLOWED.
The sealed road to Waimarama winds through rural hill country, 30 minutes drive from Havelock North. This large, flat, seaside camp has 30 caravan sites and 18 powered tent sites available, with the adjoining paddock used in peak periods. It is safe for children with one gate in and out. The golden, sandy beach is surf patrolled during the summer. From the camp it is a two minute walk to the domain and beach. The small and well-loved kitchen has gas cookers, microwave and fridge. The ablutions consist of two toilets and two coin operated showers (one with a shub/bath) each for men and women, plus a disabled access toilet. There is a small play area for toddlers. Three gas BBQs are available in an under-cover dining area. Your hosts are Karen and Ed who can be found at 15 Harper Street when the office is closed. Powered sites are $25 and un-powered $20 for adults, children (under 13) are half price and under 5s free.
Great for backbackers, excellent vibe and friendly people.
Great campground, a must crash in for everybody considering themselves a backpacker or traveler. Awesome people free WiFi.
Just 8 kilometres north of Napier, turn off the main Highway onto Hill Rd,
then turn left onto Patene Road. You will find this camp ground behind the
Bay View Hotel. Great surfcasting 5 minutes away. Central to the camp
is an octagonal service block with semi covered dining area with a fully
equipped covered outdoor kitchen, BBQ, laundry and unisex ablutions and
large showers with disabled access. There is a TV lounge with wifi internet,
and dump station. An onsite bar supplies meals and refreshments. Enjoy a
pig on a spit on Sunday evenings, from 6pm, bookings preferred. All sites are
$14 per person.. Your hosts are Adrian and Trevor
Follow the Rainforest Route (SH38) from Rotorua or Wairoa to Waikaremoana Holiday Park, situated in a beautiful and tranquil bay on the shores of Lake Waikaremoana, the spiritual home of Nai Tuhoe. Great place to base yourself to explore all Te Urewera and Waikaremoana has to offer from short walks, waterfalls, stunning views, bird watching, trout fishing, swimming, kayaking, boating or just relax and soak up the scenery. Camp lakeside with views across the lake to the lush backdrop of native bush There is a well stocked General Store on site with snacks, groceries, petrol & diesel, fishing licences, fishing gear, visitor information and more. Large communal kitchen divided into bays with a stove, hotplates, microwaves, large fridges and freezers. There is an adjoining dining area with great lake views and alfresco dining. Newly refurbished main ablution block including disabled access facilities and other toilet blocks conveniently located around the park. Also available is the automated laundry, card phone, dumps stations, overnight public car park, boat jetty and fish cleaning station. Barbeques are available to hire. Bikes are welcome. No pets are allowed in the Holiday Park or Te Urewera. Tent sites from $15 and powered sites from $18 per adult.
Our sites are priced for 2 people:
$40 for Powered
$35 for Non- Powered
$30 for a Tent site
Additional people are $10 each and under 5 years are free.
We also have cabins available from $89.
Clifton Beach Reserve Motor Camp is right at the gateway to the gannet colony at Cape Kidnappers, this beachfront camp is a popular spot with fisherfolk and surf lovers. A long narrow camp spread out along the seafront, where you can park up and enjoy the spectacular sea vistas. Situated at the roadend, entry is a barrier arm and there is a casual parking fee for daytrippers. With 155 mainly powered sites, and many permanent setups. There is an extension camp on the road before the office to cater for the busy season. The large kitchens have two stoves plus hotplates. Two blocks of ablutions offer free showers (hot water is turned off during the day in busy season). The automatic laundry equipment is plentiful. A dump station, outdoor showers, plenty of taps and rubbish bins are provided. The on-site shop has basic supplies and almost opposite is a very popular cafe, restaurant and bar. Book for Labour Weekend, Easter time or Christmas.
This is a newly refurbished camp where the entire interior of every building
on site has had a full makeover. You can fnd it just off SHwy 2, below the
bridge on the northern edge of Waipukurau. The somewhat-bare but level
grounds have some shade trees and the Tukituki River is just over the bank
for fshing and swimming. Only a short walk from the township means you
can easily stock up or have a meal out. Across the road is the towns heated,
indoor swimming pool. The camp has wireless internet available. A sparkly
new kitchen has cooking by microwave or hot plates and a fridge. Each
sink has its own set of knives and chopping boards and there is a good new
stock of cooking utensils, pots and pans. There is a dining alcove with TV and couch and infomation on the area, plus there will be alfresco dining with a covered area and gas BBQ by this summer. A new kids playground is on the agenda also. The toilet/shower blocks have been completely renovated and are spotless. A dump point is provided. Theres plenty of room for tenting and 26 sites have power. Your hosts are Ray & Adrienne who will look after you. All tent sites are from $20 person.
Relaxed camping, as it used to be, on the banks of the Waipawa River. From SHwy 2, turn into Victoria Street and then Harker Street and drive to the end where you will find a quiet 6.5 acre park with a tranquil country setting and just a short walk from the town shops and services. The kids will appreciate the nearby skatepark, tennis courts and pool; along with the small on-site play area and nearby river swimming. The grounds have picnic tables with a large, shady grassed area for tents and 52 powered sites. The simple kitchen has space to linger and watch TV while you enjoy a meal. Showers are limited, but roomy. There are automatic washers and a dryer in the laundry. Friendly camping with your hosts, Paddy, Tess and Livi. Power sites and non powered sites all $15 per person. Kids 12 years and under are half price and 2 years and under are free.
A short distance from SHwy 5, on the road to Taupo and right opposite the Hawkes Bay Mountain Bike Park, this rambling family park offers sheltered campsites in the heart of grape-growing country. It_s bordered by the Esk River that offers safe swimming with unrestricted river access. There are trout and eels, so it_s good for fishing. Shady trees are plentiful and the kids can ride their bikes. The country-style camping attracts some long-term occupants but there are roomy sites for motorhomes and large vehicles. A modest park with a children_s playground. The basic clean kitchen has hotplate cooking, microwave and fridge/freezers. There are 2 ablution blocks. There are two spruce up ablution blocks. They offer free showers and a separate disabled access unit. An automatic laundry and coin phone are provided. Your hosts are Dan & Ashlee hope to have a dump point before this book is printed. All sites are from $15 per adult and $8 per child under 15yrs. Seasonal rates apply. No eftpos is available. Please bring cash or cheque.