Omaio Freedom Camping, Hoani Waititi...

Omaio Freedom Camping, Hoani Waititi Reserve

Omaio Freedom Camping, Hoani Waititi Reserve


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Huge grassy area
Best spots are by the mighty Pōhutukawas
Steep track to a beautiful cove


The camping field is elevated above the sea, behind mature Pohutukawa

Hoani Waititi Memorial Reserves is on Omaio Beach Rd, off SH35. This is a very large freedom camping area, so you can stay longer.

Plenty of space for lots of campers
No drinking water
Maximum stay is 13 consecutive nights
Dogs OK but must be under control at all times
Very scenic little cove
Toilets are a 3 minute drive down the road


Feature Value Info


North IslandTairāwhiti GisborneTe Kaha


  • Freedom Camping
  • Free

Operating Season And Hours

24/7, all year round.


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5inavan's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Big field, so much space. Two portaloos. Lovely and quiet. A rope swing in the tree and a nice walk down to a lagoon.

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Pierre's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Lovely quiet place to camp. We stayed over Waitangi weekend and thus expected this place to be busy. Not so, there were only six of us here. The place is huge and could easily accommodate more than twenty groups of campers. The council puts in portaloo toilets over the summer months. There is access to the sea by scrambling down the cliff face to the rocks below. Much easier to just walk down the road a bit and be on a pebble beach. The owners of the general store on the highway are very friendly.

Reviewed 11 months ago

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