Lake Tutira Campsite

Lake Tutira Campsite

Tutira area



18 Rankers Reviews

6 Face-to-Face

68 Basic Camping

3 Napier




A large, low cost camping area right on the foreshore of Lake Tutira. Makes a good base for walks that start from the lake or a day trip to nearby Boundary Stream Scenic Reserve.


Feature Value Info


North IslandHawkes BayNapier


  • Basic Camping





  • Unpowered Campsite

    Number of tent sites - 30.

    Adult $8/day
    Child $4/day


Showing 8 reviews of 16.

Deano&Jawg's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful setting in a paddock surrounded amongst tress for shade.
Three Composting long drops (bring your own toilet paper), no kitchen or shower facilities but running water that requires boiling first.
Approximately 700 metres from the road so you can hear the vehicles in the distance but nothing to worry about.
All the campers apart from one small group got a little noisey but apart from that it’s a stunning place to stay.
About 4 different walking tracks start from the camp grounds.
No cell phone coverage.
We will definitely be coming back :)

Reviewed 14 days ago

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Amul's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Stunning campsite right on the lake. Can hear some noise from the road across the lake but not loud enough to keep you awake. Nice sheltered area with benches for picnic and good trails here too. Drop toilet was ok, clean but no toilet paper

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Annalies Beard

Ranking: 7/10

Pretty spot by the lake. Only thing that put me off were the black swans who were nosey and weren't scared off by me shouting at them and waving sticks!

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Juliana G

Ranking: 9/10

Really nice little campground. The scenery is beautiful and there is ample space. It feels quite private, but you are close enough to the road (across the lake) to hear some noise during the night. Still, we really liked this spot!

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Chris Read

Ranking: 7/10

Nice little campground - but watch out for the aggressive black swans

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Sidney Stokkers


Ranking: 9/10

Fees are on donation, and what a fantastic place this was! Birds and sheep keep you company. We got a beautiful morning with mirror reflection of the landscape in the lake, just stunning...

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in October 2014

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Roland Oldengarm

Ranking: 9/10

Awesome camp ground, next to a lake with great views. It was a pity it's unsafe for swimming. We really enjoyed staying here!

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Jurgen Moors

Ranking: 7/10

Nice little camp right on the Lake Shore, long drop toilets only but okay. Some nice walks around the lake, you can hear the road noise from the other side of the lake, but it's not that bad.
Lot's of friendly sheep not scared of humans at all. Paradise on earth if you like sheep, as they are all around you, and you can watch them all day long.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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