Kairakau Beach Freedom Camping

Kairakau Beach Freedom Camping



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111 Freedom Camping

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Free camping for self-contained campers at Central Hawkes Bay's Kairakau Beach

Fully certified ‘self contained’ motor homes ONLY are permitted to stay overnight for not more than three consecutive nights.

Camp on the area of grass at the northern end of Kairakau Beach Road (past the new public toilet). The area allowed to be used is clearly signposted.

Any other form of camping on any other ‘Council’ land at Kairakau Beach is NOT ALLOWED.

Casual campers must notify the Council's Bylaw Officer of their name, address and contact phone number, their intended camping area and length of stay.

Take your togs (Kiwi for swimwear), fishing rod and surfboard and get amongst!


Feature Value Info


North IslandHawkes BayWaipukurau


  • Freedom Camping
  • Free


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A Brad in a van

Ranking: 9/10

What a wee gem. Like the land that time forgot. Gorgeous beach walks and peaceful tides. A beautiful strip at the far end of Kairakau Road (go past the members-only camp ground until you see the sign pictured). Space for 30+ RVs. The verge on the ocean side of the road is designated for self contained campers, with a handful of shrubs breaking it up to give some privacy and wind breaks. One flush toilet block on site, and a further triple block 300m back at the corner of Kairakau and Mananui Street, where you’ll also find a couple of picnic tables. For the adventurous, kaimoana around the shallow rocks is plentiful with rods, pots or freediving. No drinking water or other facilities. Pack out your trash. Don’t forget to let Central Hawke’s Bay council know that you’re heading out (06 857 8060), and how much you enjoyed their hospitality.

Reviewed 7 months ago

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