There’s plenty to do at Wainamu and in the surrounds, but it’s also absolutely wonderful to stay put. Enjoy the serenity of your campsite. Read, relax, converse, unplug, unwind, recharge, lap up the nature and inhale the fresh air. Enjoy the bird song and a campfire sing-along. Star gaze. Watch the sunset and sunrise. Break out the campsite board games and cards. Slow cook and linger over a meal. Rekindle family bonds & friendships. Relive a time before we were all digitally connected, and get reconnected.

Lake Wainamu

A freshwater lake suitable for swimming, 5 minutes from the camps. It’s an easy, flat 1.5 hour walk around the lake. Look out for the carved Maori Pou sculpture which commemorates the local tupuna (ancestor) and pa builder Kowhatukiteuru, and signposts for the Wainamu waterfall and rock pools.

Bethells Beach

Both Bethells Beach and neighbouring O’Neils Beach are fun for a stroll, picnic and summer swim, especially if you enjoy waves. In the summer surf patrol is set up at Bethells. In winter the beach is not patrolled so extra caution is needed.

O’Neill Bay for Surf & Caves

From the Bethells Beach carpark, a 5 minute drive from Wainamu, head North to this surf beach and catch the waves. Head south, and you’ll discover the Caves.

The Te Henga Walkway

The Te Henga Walkway follows the coastline from Bethells to Muriwai Beach and is rated by The Department of Conservation as one of New Zealand’s top twelve walking tracks . Allow four hours each way, pack a picnic and enjoy the glorious coastal landscape and seascape.

For more information on the Te Henga Walkway go here.

Wainamu Jeep Rides

Contact us for availability and more information.

Other activities

For other activities in the area including Yoga, Massage and Horse-riding, just ask and we’ll point you in the right direction.


Airport transfers can also be arranged pending availability.

For more information and rates please contact us.