Hawkes Bay Campgrounds, New Zealand
+64 6 837 8824
Address:State Highway 2
Morere Camping Ground and Tearooms Introduction
Morere Camping Ground and Tearooms is our small, sheltered Hawkes Bay campgrounds and accommodation situated opposite the Morere Hot Springs.
We offer a variety of Morere accommodation including tent sites, caravans, cabins and a backpacker lodge. Set among native bush alongside the picturesque Tunanui stream and natural swimming hole.
Rest and relaxation is guaranteed at our Morere accommodation and a variety of bird life can be viewed including kereru, tui, bellbird, fantail and many more.
A selection of newly decorated en suite cabins, tent sites and metalled, powered sites are available within these Hawkes Bay campgrounds. Historic schoolroom available for a unique conference venue. Full catering and secretarial services available.
The cafe at this Hawkes Bay campground is open seven days for breakfast through to dinner where the chef will tempt you with all number of home cooked delights. Karajos coffee and home baked goods, grocery items, postal agency and souvenirs are also available.
New Zealand made Kapiti ice creams are a treat not to be missed. Off site catering services available, bus groups welcome to our 40 plus seating capacity. Enjoy al fresco dining under 200-year-old Totara trees.
Morere Camping Ground and Tearooms is also close to the Mahia Peninsula and a nine hole golf course.
The Morere Scenic Reserve
The Morere Scenic Reserve is directly opposite the our Hawkes Bay campgrounds. It has a notable area of rainforest with nikau palms, tawa, kohekohe, pukatea, rimu, totara, miro and matai, with patches of native beech. There is also a mass of ferns, small trees, orchids, etc. Visitors interested in wildlife and nature can choose from various walking tracks in the area, ranging from easy 20-minute walks, to two or three-hour hikes.
The Cemetery Track – A short marked track leading from the cemetery on Tunanui Road, up to the Ridge Track. 10 minutes.
The Ridge Track – More demanding trail which leads between to Nikau Loop Track and the Mangakawa Track. It climbs through tall forest to a ridge covered in black beech, lancewood and mingimingi with clearings offering pleasant views over the forest and farmland hills beyond. Allow two hours.
The Nikau Loop Track – Easy walk through varied lowland forest. Suitable for family groups and usable in all but the worst weather. Mostly flat walking with some gentle inclines. Emerges on Mangakawa Track. Allow 20 minutes.
The Mangakawa Track – Challenging hike, suitable for fit walkers. The track follows the Mangakawa Stream with views of waterfalls and small gorges, and leads back to the Nikau Loop track. Allow two-and-a-half hours.
The Mahia Peninsula Region – The peninsula and surrounding area offers a variety of scenic attractions and things to do—just 20 minutes away.
Mangaone Caves Scenic Reserve – Just four kilometres from us. The public track to the limestone cave follows a poled route over farmland. Once past the first steep section, magnificent views of the coast can be seen.
At the caves, wooden steps lead into the main cavern. Two passages, approximately three metres above the floor of the main cavern, are reached by ladders. Access to the passages is tight and care must be taken. An excellent first-time caving experience. Don't forget a torch. Allow 30 minutes to visit the caves.
Te Reinga Falls Scenic Reserve – 35 kilometres inland from the town of Wairoa, just off State Highway 36. A few minutes' walk from the car park and picnic area brings you to the lookout to view the spectacular 35-metre falls of the Wairoa River.
Whakamahi Lagoon Wildlife Management Reserve – Located on the southern side of the Wairoa River mouth. This coastal lagoon, once protected with a dam wall that has since been washed away, is now exposed to the ebb and flow of the tides. A variety of wetland bird species are protected here, and the reserve offers excellent bird watching opportunities.
Mahia Peninsula – A surfing mecca situated on the sunny East Coast of the North Island, New Zealand, and includes some of the best waves and surf locations in the country. Mahia has an excellent reputation for delivering reliable, consistent and high-quality surf in almost any weather condition.
The following features, memberships and organisations are associated with Morere Camping Ground and Tea Rooms: