Haumoana Domain

Haumoana Domain

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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 27 days ago

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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 6 months 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 1 year 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 2 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 3 years ago

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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 4 years ago

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New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Good spot close to the beach - relatively quiet.

Reviewed almost 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 about 5 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 5 years ago

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Margreth Lydie


Ranking: 9/10

Nice place with toilets and water.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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David Restell

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

We popped in here for a couple of nights and really enjoyed it.

+ Free,
+ Clean flush toilets,
+ Quiet,
+ Right next to the beach,
+ Near nice calm lagoon which is safe to swim in,
+ Nice spacious grass area which is good for a kick about.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Mike and Caroline

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Unlit car park, some other campers there, clean toilet. Nice spot by the river.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Ramon Keller


Ranking: 9/10

Lots of space, simple but very clean toilets.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in December 2012

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rich kiimmii


Ranking: 8/10

A great freebie camp site..toilets are clean and maintained every day by the local council-well done chaps! Has a big grassy area but not a lot of spaces for campers, we shared with another 4 or 5, bit of comings/goings with locals in the car park nearby..dogging and dog walking:) Beach is well bit like an english one really-lots of rocks. Wouldn't fancy swimming here. Is close to Napier and gets extra point cos it is free and has nicely maintained grounds/facilities. Tarot reading gypsy bus with authentic looking gypsy lady parked next to us..was on holidays though and not keen on reading my cards..Dinner was beef stuffed with onion and sage/new potatoes with butter, beans and carrots and another excellent bottle of pinot noir from our great friends in bannockburn. Ole!

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Anezka Hlavacova

Czech Republic

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful place on the beach with toilets, unpaid.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in March 2011