Haumoana Domain

Haumoana Domain

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24 Rankers Reviews

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


This location has lots of space, with shaded nooks and crannies around shrubs and trees, so you can choose your fav camping spot for the night.

It's next to the beach and also very handy to a 4 Square Superette, where you can purchase any essentials.

There's a recently installed, quality toilet block at the northern end of the camping area.

This is one of the really good ones. Please respect it and ensure it stays a good one for everyone to come :)

Pack and pack it out; use the excellent toilet facilities provided, deposit your grey water waste in approved dump stations.



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Hastings District Council

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North IslandHawkes BayHastings


  • Freedom Camping
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J and C's avatar

J and C

Ranking: 5/10

A beautiful spacious park but spoilt by dodgy local dropouts. Eg. Gun shots one night and cars wheel spinning another night. Regular visitors buying
certain products from car boots
Police shortage is apparent .
Non compliant homeless sleeping in cars they usually arrive late at night
After being there at least 10 times we have finally given up. 🙄

Reviewed 9 days ago

Mike&Fe's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Felt so lucky to be able to camp here! Loads of space, picnic areas, clean toilets and just over the rise the beach. Not a swimming beach but there is surf by the river mouth for surfers.
Stayed here with our dog. There’s a really good cycle m/walking track that goes all the way to Napier.
Beautiful spot. Came back for another night.
And there’s good coffee just around the bend at Haumoana Coffee.

Reviewed 4 months ago

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Jo and Neipa

Ranking: 10/10

What a fantastic area, very clean and modern toilets, loads of space and super quiet. Can be under trees or park up under the grass. Hasting District Council are great hosts. Great for our dog too.

Reviewed 4 months ago

Lisa's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

We stayed here for one night and really loved it. The toilet block was clean and well maintained.
There were loads of places to choose from, most were sheltered by trees. There were quite a few campers dotted about, as well as some cars parked up between bushes, but it was still very quiet!
It's also right by the beach! So nice to fall asleep to the sound of crashing waves.
There are no street lights or anything so it gets very dark at night.
We'll be back again for sure!

Reviewed 5 months ago

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Laura E

Ranking: 9/10

Plenty of space for countless vehicles (large and small) lots of tree cover so not too noisy from the roads or waves. No streetlights nearby so nice and dark at night. When we arrived the toilets were a state, but the cleaner came through in the morning and did such a great job! It looked amazing after! Who ever did the cleaning on the 28th November, bless you, fantastic mahi.

Reviewed 8 months ago

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 year 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 about 1 year 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 almost 2 years ago

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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 almost 2 years 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 almost 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 3 years ago