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    Welcome to East Cape Campground

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This is our family land and
we want to share it with you

A coastal paradise on the edge of the East Cape, this is a unique corner of Aotearoa where you can enjoy the simple comforts of our natural world. Come and discover the first place in the world to see the sunrise – where the land meets the sea for an unforgettable, uniquely Tairāwhiti holiday.

  • 123 km from Gisborne123 KM From
  • 70 Sites70 Sites
  • Sunset viewsSunrise views
    365 days a year
  • Family friendlyPerfect for


No booking necessary just a first come first serve basis. Payment of cash taken on arrival.

Our Facilities

Everything you need to enjoy our place under the sun and nothing you don’t.

The simpler the better for a relaxed East Cape holiday.

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Things to do

Do as little or as much you’d like here, just rise and see where the day takes you.

From our beach front campground, you can walk to the East Cape Lighthouse, go fishing, kayaking or enjoy local swimming spots along Waipapa River.

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  • "Great remote spot, good base for watching the sunrise from the East Cape Lighthouse…You will love it if you want to have some real camping experience and not the holiday park style."


  • "Worth the trip. Really remote but such a cool spot… beautiful spot to wake up too!"


  • "Stayed an extra night as [we] liked it so much here…[zero] light pollution so night sky is incredible."



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