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camping ground

camper-vans or tents

Hukatere Camping Ground, located at the entrance to our property, welcomes all hikers of the Te Araroa Trail. Unpowered sites are available for camper-vans, vans, cars, tents, and RVs. However, you can charge your mobile phone in the communal kitchen. FREE cups of tea are available. We have a wonderful supply of fresh drinking water from our bore. We provide hot showers block and flush toilet.

backpacker accommodation

The dorm next to the kitchen sleeps up to six people.

A separate hut with a wide window front and ocean view provides room for three more people.


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Unpowered Campervan Sites

Our unpowered campervan sites can accommodate any sized vehicles and tents.


Cosy Cabin

The cabin sleeps up to six guests and is located next to the communal kitchen.


Lewis-Leha hut with ocean-view

The hut is elevated, overlooking sand dunes onto the Ninety Mile Beach; accommodates up-to three people.


Communal Area & Kitchen

The communal area and kitchen are well-equipped with a table and chairs, gas stove, fridge, cooking utensils, and cutlery.


Hot Shower & Flush Toilet

One of the two hot showers features a sky view. Besides the flush-toilet there is also an eco composting toilet.


Fresh Drinking Water

A supply of fresh drinking water from our bore is available for all guests.



Mobile phones can be charged with energy from our solar panels.


Horse Corral & Pet Friendly

We provide a horse corral and paddocks for horse lovers and pony clubs. Pets are welcomed by arrangements.

our price per night

Cabin or Hut

Backpacker Accommodation

  • We provide:

  • cosy cabin or ocean-view hut

  • shared facilities

  • hot shower

  • electricity in kitchen

  • fresh drinking water

  • bring your own sleeping bag

  • NZ$28 per night (high season: Sep - May)

  • NZ$25 per night (low season: May - Aug)

  • Optional extras:

  • linen for bed

  • Booking

Camping Ground

Campervans and Tents

  • Hot shower

  • Electricity in kitchen

  • Fresh drinking water

  • Shared facilities

  • Unpowered sites

  • NZ$18 per night (high season: Sep - May)

  • NZ$15 per night (low season: May - Aug)

  • Booking

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Booking Terms and Conditions


Booking Terms and Conditions


After we have advised you that accommodation at Hukatere Lodge is available, during peak periods a deposit of the cost of one night's stay (or full payment) may be required. The deposit may be paid by cheque or by transfer to our bank account (e.g. mobile/internet banking). We regret that we are unable to accept credit card payment.



As a small property, cancellations do heavily impact on us and if we are not able to replace cancelled bookings at short notice, any deposit will be forfeited. Any refund of deposit will be in New Zealand dollars.

Your Host

Gabrielle Pfaender

Gabrielle Pfaender is a gem who set up Hukatere Lodge and Camping Ground in the wilderness along the Ninety Mile Beach. The Te Araroa Trail brings interesting people into her life. She loves the forever changing scenery of the west coast. If you like the outdoors, sea, coast, bush scrub, and animals from horses to cattle and chooks, this will be a place for you too. Meet interesting travellers. Refreshing and relaxing.




809 Hukatere Road
New Zealand


Phone: +64 (0) 9 409 8705
Mobile: +64 (0) 21 884 145
Email: info@hukatere.com