Haumoana Domain

Haumoana Domain

Freedom Camping


20 Rankers Reviews

3 Face-to-Face

18 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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Hannah's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Great spot, not far from central Napier. We were looking for something that wasn’t a parking lot and this provided. Lovely clean facilities and plenty of room! Nice to fall asleep to the ocean and wake up to bird song

Reviewed about 1 month ago

Keybags's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Be aware, the beachfront spaces are not level at all and would make it rather difficult to sleep! However, there is plenty of space to camp on the grass. With lots of shelter by the trees. Picnic tables available with good, clean, flushing toilets close by.
Just a short walk from the black sand beach.
Lovely spot…would definitely recommend!!

Reviewed 3 months ago

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 11 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 11 months ago

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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 about 1 year 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 about 1 year ago

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 over 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 over 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 over 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 over 4 years ago

Debbie's avatar


New Zealand

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 over 5 years ago

GN100's avatar


New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Good spot close to the beach - relatively quiet.

Reviewed almost 6 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 over 6 years ago