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Utea Park: Camp Beside the Tohe By Hukatere

This is a campground nestled in the dunes at Hukatere.

They have amazing water here that comes from a bore.

Instead of having camp fees they run on a Koha system.

Koha is a gift from the heart and should show your appreciation for what has been done from you.

A koha is not a charge, but what you give willingly.

A koha does not have to be money, it can be anything you want it to be.

Never EVER Abuse this system!

The people at Utea Park willing and happily share their place with you - the least you can do is give something back!

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Camping, Budget Travel, Beaches
  • Written July 9, 2012
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Utea Park Beside The Tohe


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The Bluff Camping Ground: Camp Beside the Tohe By The Bluff

This is a very basic campsite that is set up for those who do not expect the luxuries of a more formal city campground.

Getting there is a journey in itself.

There is a road that turns off the Main road, but the track gets into really soft sand so you would need a 4WD and know how to use it if you are going to take this route.

An alternative route is to enter the Tohe at Te Paki then turn left when you get through the stream to the Tohe. You can not miss the Bluff - It is the only "bend" out there. The camping ground is on your left - look for where the will probably by tyre tracks to see where the campsite is.

If you are hiking you will have no problems reaching here but make sure that if you are coming from the Te Paki end you set out well before the high tide as you may have to clamber up among the dunes down by the bluff as the bluff itself gets cut off at high tide.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Camping, Beaches, Fishing
  • Written July 9, 2012

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