Visitors are welcome to park overnight for a maximum of two nights per month, at any single location on the conditions below, where current self-contained warranted vehicles are permitted. (see the map below)
Conditions of Overnight Parking on Designated Council Reserves
These reserves are monitored daily by a local security firm and breach of the rules may result being issued with a trespass notice. All overnight campers are asked to comply with a request to move on, by an Officer of the Council.
The designated self-containment reserves in the Hastings District permit overnight parking for a maximum of two nights per month, at any single location on the conditions above, where current self-contained warranted vehicles are permitted.
These reserves are monitored daily by a local security firm and unauthorised campers may be issued with trespass notices.
This reserve is on the shores of the Clive River, between Napier and Hastings. Overnight parking at Evers-Swindell Reserve is only permitted on Hastings District Council land under the trees. No overnight camping is permitted on the Hawke's Bay Regional Council sealed car park that is located beyond the boat ramp, at the far end of the reserve. That prohibited area is clearly signposted. Please note: This area is subject to flooding during heavy rainfall or at very high tides.
|Directions:||From Hastings travel along SH2 towards Napier, turn off just before the Clive Bridge onto Ferry Rd. The reserve entrance is off Clive Tce, which is the first road on your left, off Ferry Rd.|
Located on the beachfront, between the settlements of Haumoana and Te Awanga, Clifton Rd Reserve is the most popular and largest of the reserves provided by the Hastings District Council for overnight camping. Nearby attractions include wineries, home-based artists and the popular Gannet Beach Adventures tours to the Cape Kidnappers gannet colony.
|Directions:||From Clive, take Mill Rd and follow the signs to Te Awanga, and turn into East Rd. Follow East Rd to the coast and then turn right onto Clifton Rd. The reserve is about 450m along Clifton Rd.|
Haumoana Domain is beachfront reserve on the banks of the Tukituki River, on the coast between Napier and Hastings.
|Directions:||From Clive, take Mill Rd and follow the signs to Haumoana. Follow Haumoana Rd for about 1 km, then turn left into Grange Rd and take the first right into Domain Rd. The reserve is on the beachfront, 300m along Domain Rd.|
This site is located off Pakowhai Rd in a picturesque rural setting, about 3km north of Hastings. It is a popular destination for day walks and is also a designated off-lead dog exercise area. Note: The car park is owned by Hastings District Council but the reserve is owned by Hawke's Bay Regional Council (HBRC). Overnight camping is prohibited on regional council land.
No toilet facilities.
|Directions:||From Hastings follow Pakowhai Rd towards Napier for approximately 3km. The reserve entrance is on your left, just past the intersection with Ruahapia Rd.|
This reserve sits alongside the Tutaekuri River, west of Napier, and is a short drive from the Puketapu store, hotel and school on Dartmoor Road, Puketapu. It features a cricket pitch, toilets and barbecue facilities.
Overnight self contained parking only – Closed: end of daylight savings (Autumn). Open: start of daylight savings (Spring).
From Taradale, follow Puketapu Rd for approximately 7km until you reach the settlement of Puketapu. Turn left at the Puketapu Hotel, onto Dartmoor Rd. The entrance to the reserve is approximately 1km along this road on your left.
This reserve is located alongside the river, near several popular wineries in the Dartmoor Valley on Dartmoor Road, Puketapu.
No toilet facilities.
|Directions:||From Taradale follow Puketapu Rd for approximately 7km until you reach the settlement of Puketapu. Turn left at the Puketapu Hotel, onto Dartmoor Rd. The entrance to the reserve is 10 km along this road, on your left.|
Dump stations are located at Napier Road in Havelock North and Kenilworth Road in Hastings.
Map of Hastings District Council Reserves for overnight Parking.
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