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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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3 reviews with the most recent first

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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 9 months ago

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Reinhard Mueller

Ranking: 9/10

Free camping with toilets. Wonderful beach view.

Reviewed over 1 year 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 over 1 year ago

3 reviews with the most recent first

Greg Wilson's avatar

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 9 months ago

Conservation Campsite Pass

Save up to 70% on campsite fees! Support conservation and experience the natural beauty of NZ. 96 Department of Conservation campsites, one convenient pass.

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Reinhard Mueller's avatar

Reinhard Mueller

Ranking: 9/10

Free camping with toilets. Wonderful beach view.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Cymen Crick's avatar

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 over 1 year ago