Mangaone Cliffs

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Mangaone Cliffs


Mangaone Cliffs is situated just 30 minutes from Napier city in the Hawke's Bay. This amazing campsite is accessed with a 10-15 minute journey along a farm track and across a shallow river crossing which requires a 4WD vehicle (such as a Toyota Prado, Hilux or similar). Free transfers in on the day of arrival and out on the day of departure can be arranged for those that don't have a 4WD vehicle.

This river-side campsite really does put the glamorous in glamorous camping. Every little detail has been thought through - with nothing but the most luxurious facilities on offer.

The campsite is made up of a sleeping tent, with separate bathroom and kitchen buildings. A large, safari-style tent is the ultimate in luxury for couples - with an opulent king-sized bed, Natural Flame fireplace, gorgeous oversized armchairs and all the stylish touches of a 5-star hotel. 

The campsite sits on a working sheep and beef farm, at the foot of magnificent 75-metre cliffs on the edge of the Mangaone River. A line of native Kanuka trees creates privacy and shade, with double outdoor baths nestled amongst the wiry trunks, overlooking the river.

This is a place for serious relaxation to be had. Sit on your spacious covered tent-deck, drink in hand, taking in the sunset views while listening to the tranquil sound of the water running over rocks, native birdlife and marvel at the enormity of the limestone cliffs towering above.

Mangaone Cliffs Glamping is stunning accommodation in the heart of the Hawkes Bay. If you're looking for an extra-special experience - this is it.

FROM $350 p/n

  • Sleeps 2

Make sure you download or print this handy info sheet with directions and host contact details prior to your journey. You may not have mobile reception at all times.


1022 Glengarry Road, Puketapu 4182


Mangaone Cliffs is just 30 minutes from central Napier.

Follow the Google Maps directions to 1022 Glengarry Road and your host, Binks, will escort you to the campsite. The track access to the campsite is 4WD vehicles only, with a shallow river crossing. If you don't have a 4WD, Binks will drive you in. Please note the host is unable to drive you in or out of the property during your stay so please organise your own transport during this time.

There is a 10-15 min drive through the farm with gorgeous views of the valley.  

You'll need to text Binks the day prior to your arrival with your expected arrival time, and let her know on the road if you're running late. We'll provide you with her contact details in a pre-arrival email 5 days prior to your stay.

Note: If you have booked within 5 days and haven't received a pre-arrival email shortly after booking, please email us at [email protected].

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  • Eating and Drinking

    Mangaone Cliffs is self-catering. Just bring your own food and cook meals using the BBQ and facilities provided in your private camp kitchen. You'll find all the cutlery, crockery, pots and pans that you'll need.

    The Puketapu Pub (well known in Hawkes Bay) is only 30 mins from the campsite and is fantastic for lunches and dinners and very family-friendly!  It’s great food and great prices, plus if you want to work off your meal afterwards - you can walk or bike the Puketapu Track, a 17km loop from the Pub to Taradale and back along the river.

    If you're keen to explore the wider local foodie scene, Napier is just 30 minutes away. The Church Road Winery comes recommended for lunch and The Mission Estate Vineyard is great for lunch or dinner.

    The nearest supermarket for supplies is 30 minutes away in Napier at Tamatea Pak n Save or Greemeadows New World.

  • Things to do

    Glamping at Mangaone Cliffs is all about the nature! Kick back and relax on the generous tent deck and enjoy the sight of the river meandering past, just 50 metres away. The river is great for safe swimming and blissful, cool relief for those scorching hot Hawke's Bay summer days.

    In cooler weather, double outdoor baths with a vista of the river provide the perfect place for a hot soak - or simply snuggle up in the oversized armchairs in front of the fire with a good book.

    Board games are provided for family fun - the ideal off-grid entertainment!

  • Your Hosts

    Your hosts at Mangaone Cliffs are Binks and Dave McCurdy, and their three children Oscar, Finn and Maddie.

    Dave and Binks moved to the Hawke's Bay six years ago from the South Island to farm the 2500 Sheep and Beef property - complete with magnificent limestone cliffs. They thought it was the perfect place to position a luxury campsite - and thus, Mangaone Cliffs was born.

    The McCurdy family love the outdoors and are extremely proud of the beautiful, luxurious glamping site they have created. They look forward to sharing it with you and meeting new people in the process!

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