From this week, those exploring SH2 by motorhome or campervan can swing in to the home of all things Tui and refill your water supply and use our new dump station.

Right here in Mangatainoka we have just opened a new dump station to motorhomes and campervans either passing by, visiting the brewery or staying across the road at the Mangatainoka Reserve. Open during brewery hours, the dump station and water refilling station will provide another alternative for those travelling north or south along SH2 – a popular touring route linking Hawke’s Bay with Wairarapa and Wellington.

The dump station is an extension of the Plants and Pints initiative we implemented in 2017 where we gift a native tree for visitors staying at the Reserve to plant (we even gift you with a spade to plant it). Since then more than 1000 native have been planted along the banks of the river and within the reserve. Our onsite nursery has been a hive of activity with our planting more than 500 seedlings to keep up with demand. Our team have also made improvements to the picnic tables, pathways and driveway in the Reserve with funds raised at our various events.

We’re encouraging all visitors staying here to leave the environment in better shape than they found it and now, they can also enjoy our new onsite facilities that will make their travel experience more enjoyable.

We also encourage those staying at the Mangatainoka Reserve to pop across the road to the brewery and enjoy lunch outside in the garden bar and do a brewery tour, which traces our 129 year history and includes a guided tour through our state of the art brewery.