New Zealand Camping - North Island:
Waiinu Beach Camping
(
Nukumaru Recreation Reserve)

New Zealand Camping - Waiinu Beach Camping

ADDRESS / TEL / GPS coordinates:

Nukumaru Recreation Reserve

Waiinu Beach Road

Waiinu Beach (near Waitotara)

Manawatu-Whanganui County

North Island

New Zealand

39.8659S 174.7475E


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WHAT MAKES IT REAL?

LOCATION...

New Zealand Wild Camping - Nukumaru Recreation Reserve


New Zealand wild camping, right on the beach!!! And it's a beautiful wild black sand beach strewn with drift wood.

We slept with the back curtains open and woke to a beautiful sunrise and crashing waves. One of the best real camping experiences you could ask for.

Then we spent the day walking on the beach, collecting shells, watching the fishermen pull in their days haul and meditated to the sound of the sea rolling up the beach. It was a magic day. In fact we loved it so much, we ended up staying for a week!!


NZ Camping - Waiinu Beach Camping...breakfast!


There are no designated campsites, just two large grass areas, one of which is only open in the summer. The main grass area has a toilet block, external shower (cold!!!) and a children’s climbing frame.

Wai-inu Beach was a New Zealand Freedom Camping ground until July 2011, when South Taranaki District Council started charging a fee. But it is a really nominal fee considering what a wonderful location it is.

PRICE:

1 December to end of February - $10 per campsite (collected by a Council officer)

1 March to 30 November - $5 per campsite (paid at the honesty box at the entrance or at 3 Beach Road)

SIZE:

No designated sites, just large grass area

OPENING TIMES:

All year

HOW TO BOOK:

First come first served

NUMBER OF NIGHTS YOU CAN STAY:

2 calendar months (although some signs say 50 days)

New Zealand Freedom Camping

FACILITIES:

  • Grass area, with no designated sites
  • Toilets
  • Sinks
  • Shower (cold, outdoors)
  • Drinking water
  • BBQ/grill plate (only a couple)
  • Picnic tables/benches (just a few)

PETS ALLOWED?

Yes, but on a leash

ROAD SURFACE:

Tarmac

ROAD SURFACE IN CAMPGROUND:

Dirt

ACTIVITIES:

  • Kid’s playground
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Beach


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