That’s Hahei! one of my favorite spots to stay but it has been a while since I’ve been here..
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Arriving at Hahei and checking in with Cathy at the front desk was easy and she directed me to a great spot right behind the dunes by the beach. Cathy’s husband Grant is General Manager and it was really nice to chat to them both. With the Covid 19 lockdown, the NZMCA Camp Saver program has given them a welcome boost to their numbers.. You can only imagine the effect the lack of tourists would make to the bottom line for a big park like this so great that its working for them.
The last time I was here was with friends from Taupo and Snells Beach but that was way back in 2017 according to Cathy’s records.. how time flies!
The weather was due to deteriorate but I had the day to check the place out and there is plenty of it.
Just down the road is Cathedral Cove which you can walk to. Fiona and I did this a few years ago and its well worth doing.
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Since I was last here, there is a Spa pool available now right on the crest of the dunes next to the beach which looks out over the bay to the Islands beyond. What a nice idea and I bet its popular in the peak season. There is also a BBQ hut with shelter looking out over the bay too..
Its a huge park with some really nice Tourist flats at one end overlooking the beach. And just acres of parking spots.
With more than 200 powered sites, there is lots of space with room between parks and easy access to them as well.