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Big Bush Holiday Park, Cafe and Bar

Big Bush Holiday Park, Cafe and Bar is situated between Lake Whakamarino and Lake Waikaremoana, an area that is a world-renowned trout mecca where some of the countries biggest trout are caught. Water taxi shuttle services and fishing charters are available.

Run by one family, Big Bush Holiday Park offers a warm, hospitable atmosphere to all anglers and visitors who venture into this magnificent part of New Zealand.


Ann and Kerry Sanson


State Highway 38



Postal address



Hawkes Bay

Contact details

Phone: +64 6 837 3777
Fax: +64 6 837 3777
Freephone: 0800 525 392
Email: bigbush1@xtra.co.nz
Web: www.lakewaikaremoana.co.nz

Please mention nzfishing.com when you make an enquiry or booking.

Fishing waters

Lake Waikaremoana

Tuai Lake (Lake Whakamarino)

Lake Kaitawa

Lake Kiriopukae

Lake Waikareiti


Big Bush Holiday Park is marked on the Lake Waikaremoana map.

It is located 4km south of the Waikaremoana.

Fishing charters and shuttle service
  • Big Bish Water Taxi service will pick you up or drop you off at any point around Lake Waikaremoana.
  • Fishing trips can be arranged for early morning or late afternoon.
  • Scenic charters also available.
  • A land transport shuttle service can transport you to and from the Waikaremoana area.
  • Tent sites
  • Powered sites
  • Backpackers
  • Cabins
  • Motel units
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • No curfew
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Washing machines
  • Self-catering facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Secure, free, vehicle storage while you are away hiking and fishing. You can also arrange to have your packs moved to and from each hut just to things a bit easier.
Sights and activities
  • Only 4km from the Onepoto end of the Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk
  • Museuns and art galleries
  • Tours
  • Wineries and vineyards
  • Walks and reserves
  • Gardens and aboreta
  • Golf courses
  • Fishing and diving
  • Cultural experiences
Indicative tariff
as at 1 April 2013

Please email to enquire about pricing and availability

Transport costs as at 1 April 2013

Please email to confirm pricing

Bookings Phone or email to make a reservation.



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