New Zealand Farmstay and River Side Park
Complete with secluded Glamping, Camping and Trout Fishing
SORRY WE ARE NOW CLOSED FOR WINTER- REOPENING OCTOBER 2021
Welcome to our historic New Zealand Farmstay and River Side Park at Waiwhenua. Our third generation family run farm has been operating farmstays since 1997. We offer our guests the beautiful River Side Park for Camping , Glamping, River Cabin accommodation and short term stays for freedom travelers
River Side Park
Find out about our exciting accommodation options.
Trout fishing, farm walks & tours and horse trekking.
All about the Waiwhenua farming operation - what we get up to.
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River Side Camping, RV Parking and Glamping
Our beautiful River Park is open for spring, summer and autumn camping, glamping and camper parking. We welcome guests to stay short or long term at our new River Side Park . We are welcome all types of campers and travelers . Register and pay at the entrance from the road gate if you haven't already booked online. No bookings are necessary unless its during our busy summer holiday season.
We provide some beautiful shady sites under the willow trees right on the banks of the river in addition to the permanent tent set up for your ultimate Glamping experience.
Our cute River Glamping Cabin is available for those not so keen to camp in tents. Relax and enjoy the River Park in style.
"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"
Trout Fishing with Local Guides
The Tutaekauri River offers the angler top-quality fishing for a large population of rainbow trout some of which reach very large sizes.
Mainly Rainbow Trout but with some Brown Trout, the fish average around 1.5 kg.
However, many fish are in the 2-3 kg range, particularly in the upper reaches. READ MORE
Guided fishing activities are available by prior booking. Please note that all anglers are required to have a current Trout Fishing license.
The farm has several good walks catering for all ages and levels of experience and fitness. Our most popular walk is a stroll up the pine block above the river where you will experience majestic scenery and views, plenty of bird and other wild life while filling your lungs with fresh Hawkes Bay air.
You are welcome to visit our historic Waiwhenua Woolshed and see some of the workings going on in the yards on route on the day. Our tank walk to the highest point of the farm is popular with commanding views as far as the eye can see. In the evenings you can experience the beautiful sunset over the mountains range.
A good stroll up and down the river is popular for some trout spotting and observing the wildlife including the many birds that inhabit the river area.