HAWKES BAY: HASTINGS

Evers-Swindell Reserve

star rating of 4.5
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly
Entrance to the Evers-Swindell Reserve The Evers-Swindell Reserve is a prime location along the Tukituki river and within a short walk to the Clive shopping centre. Overnight parking is allowed. Along with Clifton Beach, this is one of our favourite places to stay when visiting Hastings. We've seen some stunning sunsets here. There is limited space.
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Pourere Beach Reserve

star rating of 4
Freedom Camping Location Toilets Available Quiet and Peaceful Fishing Location No Vodafone mobile reception No Spark mobile reception
Beachfront parking There is a small seaside community at Pourere Beach, and motor caravanners are able to freedom camp right on the beach front.
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Te Paerahi Beach Reserve

star rating of 4
Freedom Camping Location Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly Quiet and Peaceful Fishing Location No Vodafone mobile reception Excellent Spark mobile reception
Enthusiastic campers who keep coming back Te Paerahi Beach Reserve has toilets and drinking water for freedom campers. You can walk to a large sandy beach.
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Clifton Rd Reserve

star rating of 4
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly Excellent Vodafone mobile reception Excellent Spark mobile reception
Beach front parking Clifton Rd Reserve is another prime location in Hawkes Bay, and provides a large on-grass parking area along the beach front, which is available for overnight parking in self-contained vans. This is one of our favourite freedom camping sites in Hastings. Stunning sunsets, but it can be a bit windy.
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Takapau Motorhome and Caravan Park

star rating of 3.5
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Power Available Large Vehicle Access Dump Station Available Pet Friendly
Office Takapau Motorhome and Caravan Park is a low cost park over property with a large level grass parking area.
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Chapelwick Coastal Estate

star rating of 3.5
Park-Over Property Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Fresh Water Available Large Vehicle Access No Vodafone mobile reception No Spark mobile reception
Historic mansion Chapelwick Coastal Estate is an upmarket country residence with beautiful gardens and an historic chapel. It is also available as a park over property for self-contained motor caravanners.
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Hastings Top 10 Holiday Park

star rating of 3.5
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Power Available Internet Available Large Vehicle Access Dump Station Available
Holiday Park Reception Hastings Top 10 Holiday Park offers the high-end Top 10 experience within the Hastings urban area.
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Waipawa BP PDS

star rating of 3.5
Public Dump Station Fresh Water Available Large Vehicle Access
The dump station The Waipawa BP2GO Service Station has a good public dump station which includes fresh water, and plenty of room even for large vans.
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Kairakau Beach

star rating of 3.5
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Pet Friendly No Vodafone mobile reception
Access to the beach Kairakau Beach has designated areas for overnight parking in self-contained vans towards the end of Kairakau Beach Rd.
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Rivers Edge Holiday Park

star rating of 3
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Power Available Internet Available Large Vehicle Access Dump Station Available Pet Friendly Good Vodafone mobile reception Excellent Spark mobile reception
Campsite parking The Rivers Edge Holiday Park is a spacious campsite with on-grass parking set in a park-like environment.
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Latitude 40 South Rest Area

star rating of 3
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly No Vodafone mobile reception No Spark mobile reception
Parking at Latitude 40 South The is a roadside rest area at Latitude 40 degrees south - a significant parallel the is the start of the 'Roaring 40s'. Waipukurau is the only town in the world at this latitude.
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Longest Place Name

star rating of 3
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly No Vodafone mobile reception Excellent Spark mobile reception
Longest place name sign There is a small roadside rest area along Wimbledon Rd that boasts the longest place name in the world.
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Ocean Beach

star rating of 3
Toilets Available Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly Fishing Location Marginal Vodafone mobile reception No Spark mobile reception
Parking on the beach front Ocean Beach is one of the few sandy beaches in the Hawkes Bay region and has good parking and public toilets, and an active surf-lifesaving club. However, freedom camping is not allowed.
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Maraetotara Falls

star rating of 3
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Large Vehicle Access
Entrance to the riverside track Maraetotara Falls is a small reserve with roadside parking and a short walk along the river bank to a waterfall. Overnight parking for self-contained motor caravanners is allowed in the carpark.
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Clifton Motor Camp

star rating of 3
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Power Available Dump Station Available
Motor Camp Office Clifton Motor Camp is at the very end of the Clifton Road Reserve and provides powered sites directly overlooking the beach. There is a boat ramp for access to the beach
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Arataki Holiday Park

star rating of 3
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Power Available Internet Available Large Vehicle Access Dump Station Available
Holiday Park Reception Arataki Holiday Park is a very large and well established campsite in the rural area of Arataki, with spacious, park like grounds and quality facilities
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Kenilworth Rd PDS

star rating of 3
Public Dump Station Fresh Water Available Large Vehicle Access
Public dump station Kenilworth Rd PDS provides a public dump station with fresh water, and is suitable for large vans.
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Waipukurau Holiday Park

star rating of 3
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Power Available Internet Available Large Vehicle Access Dump Station Available
Campsite office Waipukurau Holiday Park is located at the northern end of Waipukurau town, just before the river. It has clean basic facilities and is just a short distance from the New World supermarket.
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Otane Hotel

star rating of 2.5
Park-Over Property Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Power Available Large Vehicle Access Restaurant Pet Friendly Marginal Vodafone mobile reception Good Spark mobile reception
Entrance to the Otane hotel Otane Hotel provides overnight parking for self contained motor caravanners.
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Patangata Tavern

star rating of 2.5
Park-Over Property Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Large Vehicle Access Restaurant Pet Friendly No Vodafone mobile reception Good Spark mobile reception
Parking area beside the tavern Patangata Tavern provides a parking area for self contained motor caravanner to park overnight.
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Ocean 87

star rating of 2.5
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Power Available Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly
Campsite Office Ocean 87 is a small campsite alongside a river in a rural environment. Peaceful and quiet, but with basic facilities.
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Te Awanga Point Holiday Park

star rating of 2.5
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Power Available Moderate Vodafone mobile reception
Holiday Park Office Te Awanga Point Holiday Park is a basic 'Kiwi' campsite with the focus on beach access with fishing, whitebaiting and looking out for dolphins and orcas.
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Kairakau Beach Campsite

star rating of 2.5
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Power Available Large Vehicle Access Fishing Location No Vodafone mobile reception
The main facilities building and office Kairakau Beach Campsite is right at the entrance to Kairakau Beach where the Mangakuri river flows into the sea.
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Haumoana Reserve

star rating of 2.5
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly
Public toiets The Haumoana Reserve provides both sealed and on-grass parking near the beach, and overnight parking is allowed for self-contained motor caravanners
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Aramoana Beach Reserve

star rating of 2
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly Fishing Location No Vodafone mobile reception No Spark mobile reception
Clearly defined parking areas The reserve at Aramoana Beach provides limited parking for self-contained motor caravanners to freedom camp. There are toilets available.
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Richmond Rd Reserve

star rating of 2
Freedom Camping Location Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly
Parking overlooking the harbour Richmond Rd Reserve is the most rugged of the Hastings free parking areas. The rough metal carpark jutting into the harbour goes with the rugged coastline.
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Pakowai Country Park

star rating of 1.5
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Pet Friendly
Entrance to the park Pakowai Country Park is a small reserve where self contained motor caravanners can park overnight.
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River Road Reserve - CLOSED

star rating of 0.5
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly
Campsite Closed sign River Road Reserve has been closed by the council because it has become subject to flooding.
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