Haumoana Domain

Haumoana Domain

Freedom Camping


18 Rankers Reviews

3 Face-to-Face

9 Freedom Camping

1 Hastings

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Haumoana Domain Freedom Camping
Lots of space to kick a ball around.


Free-camping in Haumoana beside the outlet of the Tukituki River, between Hastings and Te Awanga.
Certified self-contained motorhomes and campervans can camp for free at the Haumoana Domain for up to two nights.

Catch the sunrise over the sea from your beachfront room...
In return, respect the environment around you - pack and pack it out; deposit your greywater waste in approved dumpstations.



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North IslandHawkes BayHastings


  • Freedom Camping
  • Free


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Alice's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Lovely large grassy area with trees and picnic tables. 2 modern flush toilets. Rubbish and recycling bins, drinking water (but not meant to refill your fresh water tank). 1 minute walk to the stone beach. Had a good swim in the waves with a superb view on Cape Kidnappers and Napier bay.

Reviewed 6 months ago

Janine's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful quiet spot. Great clean facilities. We loved it! Easy spot to bike to a few wineries. Loves of native bird song.

Reviewed 6 months ago

Murray's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Lots of great sites amongst the trees, right by the beach and good walks or cycling by the river. The existing toilet block is old but new one has been built though not operational yet.
Great spot, we will be back.

Reviewed 8 months ago

Tedy's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Very nice place, lot of space for everybody, nice view to the sea and river outfall. U can make nice walks around

Reviewed 10 months ago

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Jennifer's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Loveliest place Ive camped on the northern island between Auckland and Wellington. We were surrounded by trees and a short walk to the beautiful ocean. At first I was leary with some reviews of it being a gravel pit, but this was not the case at all. Absolutely breathtaking and peaceful.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Bill Johnson

Ranking: 10/10

Stayed here Dec 2018 was told the council had done their duty and thought of the motor home self cont. People. Well done folks

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Clarke family

Ranking: 6/10

The image of the grass is missleading, this gave us the impression you were parking on grass. There were 3 decent parking places on grassy bits near the trees, the rest was effectively gravel.

None the less it ticked all our boxes, off the main road, had space, and some grass for our daughter to run around on. It had a toilet block and bins, but we are self contained anyway so was just used for quick visits.

Only reason to mark it down was for the miss-leading picture and that the nearby other car park had people playing loud music. All in all though, it was free and was quiet when we slept.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Rob Edlin

Ranking: 8/10

Quiet spot 30 metre from the sea. Toilets cleaned and rubbish removed daily. Can get muddy when it's wet. Always has some space available. Most people use Clifton Domain a kilometre or so down the road.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Debbie's avatar


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Ranking: 6/10

Looked in on this camp but decided to move on, there was very limited places to camp, most the area was blocked off with barriers,and there was some very ruff looking lot camped there in a van and tent that were not self contained.

Reviewed about 5 years ago

GN100's avatar


New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Good spot close to the beach - relatively quiet.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in January 2015

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Christina L

Ranking: 9/10

This campground is patrolled by a security company. Don't try to camp there if you're not self-contained.
Otherwise perfect spot. Toilets are clean and it's right next to the water.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

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Jurgen Moors

Ranking: 8/10

Nice little camp ground with toilets, no direct sea view but very quiet, free and clean stayed there in December for 2 nights, perfect starting point for Cape Kidnappers.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Margreth Lydie


Ranking: 9/10

Nice place with toilets and water.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in January 2014