• Facilities

    Welcome to East Cape Campground

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.

Enjoy the simple comforts of life here at East Cape Campground. Surrounded by million dollar views, this is a place that offers 2 sprawling hectares of splendid seclusion, ultimate relaxation, and plenty of recreation opportunities to enjoy.

  • 123 km from Gisborne123 KM From
  • 70 Sites70 Sites
  • Sunset viewsSunset views
    365 days a year
  • Family friendlyPerfect for
  • 24-hr check-in
    When traveling to the beautiful East Cape, there’s no need to rush so you can take your time. We offer 24-hour self-check in to make it easier for travellers to enjoy their journey here. We’ll have instructions ready for you to set up camp so you can make yourself at home.
  • Rubbish and recycling
    At this stage no rubbish or recycling will be accepted on site until further notice. Instead please take your rubbish to the Te Araroa Transfer Station in the Te Araroa township – they also offer free recycling. It’s important that everyone plays a part in caring for our land together.
  • Hot showers
    Enjoy all the wonders of camping in the great outdoors but also the comfort of a nice hot shower. We have coin operate machines available – just $2 for 3 minutes. Conservation is key for preserving the natural resources of the East Cape.
  • Communal sinks
    For cooking and cleaning up meals, we have two outdoor sinks for our guests to use here.
  • Toilets
    You will find separate Men’s and Women’s toilet blocks available for all campers.
  • No Wi-Fi or mobile phone coverage
    East Cape Campground is your time for you. Rise when the sun wakes you, sleep when the stars come out and let yourself connect with the beauty of the natural world here. There are no distractions, no Wi-Fi or phone reception here.

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


  • "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!"



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