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Kidds Bush Reserve Campsite

off Makarora Lake Hawea Road, Lake Hawea New Zealand
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#3 of 4 Speciality lodging in Lake Hawea
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Monika de Neef wrote a review Dec 2019
Nelson, New Zealand190 contributions7 helpful votes
We booked a spot but on arrival the sign to the dirt road said "not suitable for large campervans"! We called the DOC station but no one was present after 5pm and the assistance service was not manned either. We didn't dare to take the risk so went freedom camping instead. The DOC website didn't mention anything about being not suitable for large campervans so we definitely will try to get our money back.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
Wayne L wrote a review Aug 2019
Sydney, Australia6 contributions
Great spot for an overnight or two in a motorhome. We have stayed here a coupel of times on different trips with family in multiple motorhomes. This place has spectacular views, is just off the main road and access to the lake is very easy. Thanks to the DOC staff that keep the toilets so clean.
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Date of stay: July 2019
PLR47 wrote a review Apr 2019
Taupo, New Zealand34 contributions12 helpful votes
Helpful to have a DOC pass but not hard to get. Makes for a cheap nightly stay. Dress for the weather as can be changeable. Getting colder at night but beautiful days with sun. Lovely bird sounds in the morning.
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Date of stay: April 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Uzhmo wrote a review Feb 2019
1 contribution
Don't even think about it. Horrible. For a camp that needs to pay exclusively, the camp site has no parking system. It was super CROWDED. SANDFLIES and insects everywhere. We parked for a bit, but then immediately changed camping place. It's the worst experience our family encountered during our trip.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
colpiz wrote a review Nov 2018
4 contributions6 helpful votes
This is my first freedom campsite when i was in nz south island. Stayed a night here in end Oct 2018. This place is beutiful and worth staying. The toilets are clean and there are 3 of them. Worth staying and highly recommended.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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New ZealandSouth IslandOtago RegionLake Hawea
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kidds Bush Reserve Campsite
Which popular attractions are close to Kidds Bush Reserve Campsite?
Nearby attractions include Lake Wanaka Lookout (1.0 km), The Neck (0.00 km), and Lake Hawea Lookout (6.9 km).