Camping Ground



Four cabins are available:

Bunkroom: 2 bunks (single over double bed)

Lewis Hut: 1 bunk (single over single bed) plus double sofa-bed

Harakeke Hut: 2 bunks (single over double bed) 1 bunk (single over single bed)

Chilly Hut: Double bed plus 1 bunk (single over double bed)


This cabin has two single over double bunk beds and it can sleep up 6 people. This cabin is located next to the communal kitchen.

It is close to the bathrooms.


Lewis Hut

With the best views over the Ninety Mile Beach wilderness.

This hut is elevated, overlooking dunes and the ocean. Ideal to enjoy the sunset. This cabin has a single bunk and a pullout sofa bed. Sleeps up to 4 people.


Harakeke Hut

A large cabin with three bunk beds and is close to the communal kitchen and bathrooms. It can sleep up to 8 people.


Chilly Hut

With a firm double bed and additionally a single over double bunk bed, it can sleep up to 5 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

Hot showers and flushing toilets available for our staying guests.


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 beautiful environment

Ninety Mile Beach


With its fast seascape and strong current and rips, it can be calm like a lake or wild with white caps and 5 and more waves lined up roaring. It can be very quiet with no wind at all or very loud, almost sounding like a waterfall depending on the wind and tide.

Caution at all times is recommended. Suitable for fishing but not swimming.

Wild horses


When driving on Hukatere Road through the forestry towards Hukatere Lodge you may spot some of the Te Aupouri Wild Horses. At times they move in and help themselves to grass at our campground with their foals.



The silver green Spinefax grass represents the skin of the sand dunes and it holds the sand in place. It protects us from sand drifting inland. Quite extraordinary, that a grass holds tones of grains of sand.
Please, please do not stand onto the very sensitive hairy grass -runners when walking over the dunes to the beach and back. Thank you.



Where can you get rid of your rubbish?

At the “Houhora Refuse Transfer Station” located at the northern end of Pukenui (
They take your recycle glass, paper, milk bottles and rubbish.

Opening hours
Saturday, Sunday  09:00 AM – 01:00PM
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 07:30 AM – 01:00PM

additional hours 20 Dec to 13 Feb


One person occupancy
$70 - $80
per night
2 or more person occupancy
per person per night

We provide:

  • Shared fully equipped kitchen with electricity, fridge and BBQ
  • Hot shower
  • Fresh drinking water
  • Pillows and sheets
  • Internet with WiFi
  • Bring your own sleeping bag

Contact Us

    Your Host

    Gabi Pfaender, your host, is an artist with an avid interest in sculpture, painting, photography and printmaking. Her work is influenced by the costal scenery where she lives and works. Gabi is very passionate about creating and nurtering this place where people feel relaxed in a comfortable setting with all mode and coms. Hukatere Lodge and Camping Ground in the wilderness along the Ninety Mile Beach. Where you never stop to gaze at the forever changing scenery of the west coast. If you like the outdoors, sea, coast, and wild horses this is the place for you too.



    809 Hukatere Road
    New Zealand


    Phone: +64 (0) 9 409 8705
    Mobile: +64 (0) 21 884 145