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353 Freedom Camping
Kahikatea (white pine) is the dominant feature in these 19 ha of bush, while an impressive stand of nikau palms provide their own unique natural beauty. A picturesque stream and small waterfall are both visible from the White Pine Bush track—sometimes small fish, eels and koura (freshwater crayfish) can be seen.
North Island ▷ Hawkes Bay ▷ Napier
The best thing about this freedom camping location is the stunning Kahikatea remnant forest that it borders. It's also located right next to the road. But this is also a curse as by being on a hill, this is classic truck engine braking territory. This isn't a quiet or private place to spend the night. I wouldn't stay here again and it's only another 10 minutes up the road to Lake Tutira.
Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍