People fishing at Lake Tutira, Hawke's Bay

Image: Shellie Evans | ©

Introduction

Camp at the southern end of the freshwater lake, and walk to Table Mountain Trig for views of inland Kaweka, Maungaharuru Range and coastal Hawke’s Bay. Enjoy fishing, swimming, kayaking and sailing on the lake.

Campsite overview

Access

  • Campervan
  • Car
  • Caravan

Landscape

  • Rivers and lakes

Category

  • Category
Standard

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served

Facilities

  • Non-powered/tent sites
  • Toilets
  • Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
30 non-powered/tent sites

Activities

  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking and canoeing
  • Swimming

Seasonal restrictions

The causeway can flood in winter making the campsite inaccessible.

Fires are not permitted at any time.

Dog access

No dogs

About this campsite

Getting there

Off SH2 at Tutira, 50 minutes north of Napier.

Location

NZTM2000 coordinates: E1936720, N5650492
Latitude: -39.23329 Longitude: 176.89277

Fees

  • Adult (18+ years): $8 per night
  • Child (5 - 17 years): $4 per night
  • Infant (0 - 4 years): free

Pay cash on arrival at the self-registration stand at the campsite.

Passes

The campsite pass for rental campervans can be used at this campsite.

The DOC/NZMCA Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite.

Backcountry Hut Passes cannot be used at this campsite.

Activities

Fishing, swimming, kayaking and boating. Motorised craft prohibited.

Know before you go

  • No motorboats are permitted on the lake
  • The lake may be subject to toxic algae bloom, do not enter the water if signs advise
  • Fires not permitted at any time
  • Picnic shelter on site

Contacts

Ahuriri / Napier Office
Phone:   +64 6 834 3111
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   napier@doc.govt.nz
Address:   59 Marine Parade
Napier 4110
Postal Address:   PO Box 644
Napier 4140
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