New Zealand River Side Park – Waiwhenua


A huge thank you to everyone for being so patient with us while we re-build post Cyclone Gabrielle!

Camping next to the beautiful Tūtaekurī River

Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

Welcome to Waiwhenua. Our third generation family farm has been operating farm stays since 1997. Our beautiful River Side Park is ideal for off the grid camping in tents, caravans and campervans or for a little more luxury, we have two powered sites available


Trout Fishing

Trout Fishing

The Tūtaekurī offers the angler a wide range of fishing experiences from chasing large sea-run brown trout in the very lower reaches to the almost wilderness experience of fishing for large rainbow trout in the upper reaches.   




Waiwhenua River Side Park has a large grass area perfect for off the grid camping in tents, caravans, or campervans. We also have 2 x powered sites available. We highly recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment! 


River Side Park is open Labour weekend (late October) through to Easter weekend in early autumn. We encourage pre-booking your stay with us to avoid disappointment, especially during busy periods such as summer holidays and public holidays. 

Click the booking button below to secure your little piece of paradise!  


"Such an amazing place to kick back away from the rat race of life. I recommend it to everyone who would love a private place to go and chill out. Such amazing hosts in idyllic surroundings"

Farmstay Activities

Trout Fishing with Local Guides

The Tūtaekurī River offers the angler top-quality fishing for a large population of rainbow trout some of which reach very large sizes.

Our part of the river offers mainly Rainbow Trout but some Brown Trout do make their way up to us.

The average fish weight is around 1.5 kg, however, many fish are in the 2-3 kg range, particularly in the upper reaches.

Click HERE to find out more about our guided fishing options!

*Please note that all anglers are required to have a current trout fishing license*

River Park Walks

Click HERE to find out about where we are happy for you to walk on our farm.

Just remember this is an operation farm, so please be mindful of other vehicles and stock.

Our number 1 rule is to leave gates as you find them!