Hawkes Bay Farmstay and River Side Park at Waiwhenua

About Us

Waiwhenua is a 410ha sheep, beef and deer farm with a little piece of paradise down by the Tūtaekurī River that we love to share with others!

Your hosts are Willie and Ainsley. Willie is third generation on this farm. 


Camping / campervans / caravans

Limited Facilities:

  • Hot shower
  • Flushing toilets
  • Outdoor bench / dish washing area

$25 / night / 2 people. Additional guests are $10 / night. 

Full Facilities:

  • Hot shower
  • Flushing toilets
  • Bush kitchen 
  • Pizza oven
  • Bush baths
  • BBQ

$30 / night / 2 people. Additional guests are $15 / night. 

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Use of Full Facilities. 

$45 per site per night for two guests. Additional guests are $15 / night. 

Trout Fishing

The Tūtaekurī River offers the angler top-quality fishing for a large population of rainbow trout some of which reach very large sizes. Predominantly rainbow trout but with some brown trout the fish average around 1.5 kg though many fish in the 2-3 kg range, particularly in the upper reaches. There can be a good run of sea-run brown trout in the lower reaches some of which also reach impressive sizes.

We recommend the use of a fishing guide for those unfamiliar with the river. Our local guide's knowledge of the river and techniques are invaluable. Prior bookings are essential for this activity - please email us at info@waiwhenua.co.nz to find out more.

For additional information on fishing the river and surrounding areas and river with in close distance to the farm please visit NZ Fish and game website.

Excellent fishing rivers that are within one hours drive of Waiwhenua:

  • Tutaekuri River and tributaries 5 minutes -30 minutes
  • Ngaruroro River and tributaries 30-45 minutes
  • Taruarau River- 50 minutes
  • Rangitikei River- 1 hour
  • TukiTuki River – 1 hour drive

Please visit www.eastern.fishandgame.org.nz for further information on any of these rivers and their tributaries.

Guided Trout Fishing Adventure
One happy angler with a nice 6 pounder
Your hosts - Willie & Ainsley
Camping River Park River Park Pizza Oven