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Glenavys Waitaki River Motor Camp

7-9 Cherry Avenue Rd 10, Glenavy, Waimate 7980 New Zealand
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A family run privately owned campground/motor camp which offers a warm and friendly environment and free Wifi. Join us for happy hour and meet other travellers and a few of the locals or just relax in the lovely outdoor areas provided. The camp has been fully revamped and upgraded. Beautiful gardens, new fabulous outdoor entertainment area with BBQ, outdoor tables, breakfast bar with bar stools, gas heater, chimenea. Fabulous recently renovated kitchen-dining and lounge area with fully equipped kitchen. 36 Large powered sites, 4 cabins and plenty of tent sites. All share Communal facilities. Situated 3 Hours South of Christchurch, 2 hours north of Dunedin. A great stopping point for tired travellers. Our boundary is on state highway one, access off McLean Street. Excellent fishing in the Waitaki river, golf club about 5kms south, Oamaru is 15 mins south,Timaru is 35mins North. What are you waiting for, come and sample a holiday camp kiwi style. A friendly warm welcome awaits you.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Board games / puzzles
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Kids' outdoor play equipment
BBQ facilities
Convenience store
Laundry service
Parking
Wifi
Outdoor fireplace
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Picnic area
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Self-serve laundry
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4.0 of 5 stars
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7-9 Cherry Avenue Rd 10, Glenavy, Waimate 7980 New Zealand
Glenavys Waitaki River Motor Camp
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JBWray wrote a review May 2023
Wellington19 contributions3 helpful votes
Good spacious park with good, clean facilities. Stayed on a power site. Allowed to dump rubbish and recyclables. Some road noise as adjacent to highway. Never seen so many notices in a facilities block, all in capital letters. No doubt some users need to be directed not to do this or that but it is unfriendly. Booked in through a male that was working in the grounds. He took my cash but did not want me to register. Gave me the impression that he would pocket the money or neglect to declare the income. Not good.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Some cabins available with basic facilities and sharing community kitchen, toilets and showers.
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Susanne Robertson wrote a review Feb 2022
Christchurch, New Zealand8 contributions1 helpful vote
Our site was level and close to all amenities. Michelle and Andrew our friendly hosts made us welcome and we enjoyed Happy Hour with fellow travelers and locals. Our one night stop was repeated 2 weeks later with 2 nights and an exploration of the quaint fishing villages nearby. A well maintained camp worth a visit
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Room Tip: We were caravanning but the rooms looked very clean and tidy
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Response from Michelle Smith, Owner at Glenavys Waitaki River Motor Camp
Responded 28 Feb 2022
Look forward to seeing you again. So glad you enjoyed yourselves.!
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Maxx wrote a review Jan 2022
Christchurch, New Zealand1 contribution
Worst place ever. Came there with my family, And a very loud and annoying sheep. I do not recommend. And some other guests were screaming and the dog was barking. Very loud, couldn’t sleep that night. I have insomnia too which makes it double hard to sleep. 1/5
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Very loud
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Response from Michelle Smith, Owner at Glenavys Waitaki River Motor Camp
Responded 13 Jan 2022
I am sorry to hear that. Not sure whish area you stayed? I have not heard guests screaming. I cannot control the barking dogs across the road. I guess we cannot please everyone.
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Unhappy Customer wrote a review Nov 2021
7 contributions1 helpful vote
I totally love this place. Our studio cabin was amazing. Everything inside and out was brand new with absolutely gorgeous design. This was the cherry on top for the last night of our week long holiday down south. We stopped here after a hideous previous booking in the Brydone Hotel in Oamaru (which we refused to stay). We were happy that the Brydone Hotel was disgusting as we would never have found this gem of a place. The hosts (and fur and woollen family members) were very friendly and helpful. I am an animal lover so I was in my happy place when I found we were next to their baby lambs and goat, chickens and chicklets. The animals were not noisy at all but loved having pats. The rooms were equipped with everything we needed with double glazing on the windows and it was lovely and warm with no need for heating. We will definitely be popping back down to stay very soon just because we can. Thanks for the perfect end to my 50th birthday holiday.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Trip Hazard wrote a review Mar 2021
West Coast Region, New Zealand2 contributions1 helpful vote
Only stayed one night here in one of the cabins. The cabin itself was immaculately clean as were all the other amenities. Michelle was very nice both on the phone and in person and also let us bring our dog. Will definitely return. Many thanks....!
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Gaylene2016 wrote a review Jan 2021
Geraldine, New Zealand21 contributions1 helpful vote
This is a stunning camp. The kitchen & communal BBQ areas have everything you need. The large play area makes for an ideal place for families to play. Our cabin was well appointed with very comfortable beds & bedding.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Delia & Mike wrote a review Dec 2020
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Very clean facilities with everything we needed for our stay. Cosy cabins & spacious garden like grounds. Everything thought of including kids outdoor toys. Very friendly & generous hosts. Pet friendly too. Close to the fishing & geological delights of the waitaki district. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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maggiem490 wrote a review Jul 2020
Auckland, New Zealand10 contributions11 helpful votes
We arrived at the Motor Camp to be greeted by one of the owners Anne Lomas. Anne was warm and welcoming. After we filled out the necessary details Anne showed us the facilities at the camp. They were very clean and well kept. She showed us where to park the Motor Home and told us where we could get a great meal - the local Hotel. The grounds are immaculate and we would recommend this park to other travelers.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Response from Anne Lomas, Owner at Glenavys Waitaki River Motor Camp
Responded 8 Sept 2020
Thanks maggiem490. So pleased that you enjoyed your stay and your lovely recommendtion.
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MelbourneKaz wrote a review May 2020
Melbourne122 contributions61 helpful votes
We visited the Waitaki River Motor Camp on a touring holiday in a car, during a quiet period in February. It had a number of excellent qualities but there were a couple of things we were less than thrilled with. The washrooms and kitchen were well maintained and clean. Unexpectedly the kitchen was fully equipped with frying pans, plates, knives, cutlery etc and there was dish washing liquid and dish towels so you could clean up after your meal. This was absolutely fantastic. The guest laundry was OK but didn't seem as spotless as the other shared facilities and unfortunately the pegs for the washing line had all been removed by previous guests. Our cabin was tiny and this is the main reason we would not go back. It was inconvenient that we could not open our two medium-sized suitcases in the cabin at the same time. We had also expected easy access to the river based on the photos of the camp ground but getting to the river required us to walk along side the busy highway and then we could not actually reach the river to explore it anyway. Wifi worked well in the kitchen & sitting area but not in our cabin. The hosts were super friendly and seemed to really enjoy interacting with the few guests that were staying during our visit.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Anne Lomas, Owner at Glenavys Waitaki River Motor Camp
Responded 8 Sept 2020
Thanks MelbourneKaz, we nearly got it right for you. The cabins are what they are, most of our guests love them. Our description and location of our campground and distance to the river is no secret. It is at least a 5 minute walk and the river is constantly changing making access very difficult at times. Not sure why you had trouble with the wifi in your room. We try to keep everyone as comfortable and happy as possible and we are really sorry if you were disappointed.
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fredgreenwood567 wrote a review Mar 2020
Halifax, United Kingdom2 contributions
What a lovely site plenty of room the owners are really friendly and very helpful the site and all amenities are spotless highly recommend able. The surrounding area offers nice walks and the local hotel/pub again very friendly and even put nibbles on the bar.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Anne L, Owner at Glenavys Waitaki River Motor Camp
Responded 7 Mar 2020
Thanks very much Fredgreenwood567 for you awesome recommendation, A little town with a lot on offer. See you again sometime.
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$94 - $96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionWaimateGlenavy
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about Glenavys Waitaki River Motor Camp
Which popular attractions are close to Glenavys Waitaki River Motor Camp?
Nearby attractions include Riverstone Castle (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Glenavys Waitaki River Motor Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
What food & drink options are available at Glenavys Waitaki River Motor Camp?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Glenavys Waitaki River Motor Camp?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Is Glenavys Waitaki River Motor Camp located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Glenavy.
Are any cleaning services offered at Glenavys Waitaki River Motor Camp?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.