Hukuwai Recreation Reserve

Hukuwai Recreation Reserve

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6 Rankers Reviews

0 Face-to-Face

18 Salt Water Fishing

33 Sea Kayaking

7 Watersports

189 Freedom Camping

12 Opotiki

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Spectacular Hukuwai Beach is 3km east of Opotiki, off SH35. The designated camping area is small, tucked between regenerating coastal bush and the ocean. Located directly on the Dunes Trail, which is part of the Motu Trails Great Ride.

Bring your bikes and pedal along the trail for coffee in Opotiki, or walk or fish on the beach.

Space for up to 5 campervans.

No drinking water.

Please ensure your dog is under control at all times.

Ask at the Opotiki i-SITE for other camping options if you are not fully self-contained.

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Location

North IslandOut EastOpotiki

Categories

  • Salt Water Fishing
  • Sea Kayaking
  • Freedom Camping
  • Swimming
  • Watersports
  • Free

Operating Season And Hours

Open 24 hour a day, all year round.

Reviews

Sarah's avatar

Sarah

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful spot right on the beach. The sunset was amazing.
Toilets are available, but not very clean

Reviewed 6 months ago

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Caro Del

Ranking: 8/10

Camp by the beach. Only 3 self-contained vans were there early feb (area could fit 8-10 vans). Friendly ranger came in to check.
Day use area with toilets is 2 min walk away. However the toilets were sooo dirty and people had left their rubbish everywhere. There is no rubbish bin so you’ll have to take it with you.

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Loz

Ranking: 8/10

Great place to stop for the night. Right on the beach for a beautiful sunset and easy to get back on the road. Line of trees helps to keep out the sound of traffic.

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Greg Wilson

Ranking: 6/10

Nice camp site with views of ocean. Some road noise with trucks all night. Just 2 campers in late September. Experience spoilt by the moron who drove thru and around the campsite at 3am blasting his horn for 3 minutes. Then repeated 15 minutes the performance later.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Reinhard Mueller

Ranking: 9/10

Free camping with toilets. Wonderful beach view.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Cymen Crick

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Opotiki's best Freedom Camping spot in my opinion. Situated right by the beach and somewhat private, as it's tucked behind some some roadside trees. (A little bonus is a resident Weka family that lives in the trees :) There's is still some reasonable road noise though as SH35 is very close. But I awoke to a beautiful sunrise looking north towards the wilds of the East Cape.

Reviewed about 3 years ago