Holidaying? Don't waste your time with this place. We are touring the South Island in a mobile.home and staying at various camps for 2 nights at a time. The only good thing about this place is the hot shower which was only neat and tidy on the ladies side. The manager was a grumpy old unhelpful man. Internet! What internet? Doesn't exist. Bikes to rent? What rubbish! The water is brown even through ther filter. And sooooo many permanent residents if you are wanting to sleep past 6am forget it. Everyone leaving in mass exodus to work along a horribly loud gravel road prevented that. Only these residents get treated like anything and uss casual campers are just an inconvenience. The beach is also a far way off with a not so safe carpark to leave your mobile home and walk down to the beach. Needless to say we won't ever be heading this was again.…
Absolutely loved our stay at beach road holiday park. We were just passing through with our little one for business and received excellent service. The room was great value and the park really beautiful and welcoming. Thank you very much
Friendly owner. Nice to see that the kitchen was well equipped which is not always the case in a lot of campgrounds. Sad to see though that there are no Recycling facilities whatsoever and everything ends up in the Rubbish bin....couldn't stand it so took all our Recyclables with us. Also the provided freezers need a bit of a clean out as they are absolutely chocker full of stuff from people that probably left it behind long time ago, as most stuff had no names on it. No room to put anything. The shower pressure was fabulous but it would be great to have a shelf or a bench in there to put some stuff on while having a shower.
Wow this place is amazing It’s so clean! I believe it’s the tidiest cleanest place I have ever stayed at!!! The camp manager is awesome and very helpful Wonderful place for children Amazing facilities Close to town and beach We will definitely be back
Great to stay in a traditional Kiwi Holiday Park, right on the Te Araoa Trail. Clean and tidy unit, with all necessary facilities. Extremely helpful staff and the best showers of any holiday park I've ever stayed in. Jim Cabin 13
We were in dubio: stay close to Invercargill to experience the atmosphere of a pub night when the All Blacks played, or stay close to Bluff for an easier connection with the ferry to Stewart Island the day after. We chose the first, and haven't regretted that decision once. Bev gave us the warmest welcome, helped us put the camper aside for a couple days (travelling off season might have helped to make this possible) and even dropped us off and picked us up at the airport for a flight to Stewart Island, thus making a flight the cheaper option than driving to Bluff for the ferry and parking on an expensive parking lot for a couple nights. Lovely free hot showers, warm and fully equipped communal kitchen, cosy lounge room and all that for a very affordable price (15pppn)
We needed a powered site for a campervan near enough to Bluff that we could take a day trip to Stewart Island. Booked months in advance, no problem, owner is communicative via email. On the day, we turned up and got given the choice of the park. No specific plot. Again, no problem Toilets were clean, a little jaded but clean and tidy. There is clearly a few residential vans here. If you're expecting a Top Ten site, then move along this is not for you. However, if you just need a powered site, toilets etc, then this place is ok $60 NZD for two nights? No problem.
I arrived here on the Kiwi experience bus and stayed on a few extra nights to go and see Stewart Island. I had previously contacted Bevan asking about how to get to the Island and he instantly helped me giving me plenty of information. Then once I arrived I felt so looked after and welcome by the hosts! They’ve helped me so much with activities in the surrounding area and are so friendly and welcoming! Would definitely recommend this blissful little camping park!
First of all, having unallocated sites seems like a good idea when only cars are involved. However, trying to find somewhere among an array of campers, cars, tents and resident sites was impossible. We managed to find somewhere but there was dog poo all around us, so we moved to a cleaner spot to find that later on, we got trapped in by a single man tent. When a group tried to get to the area between us and this mans tent he then shouted and made them find somewhere else, even though the space was clearly big enough. As for amenities, the internet did not work unless you were in the TV room which was crowed. The kitchen was jam packed with residents and campers all trying to cook and wash up. The water in the kitchen was YELLOW! visibly yellow... However, the toilets were nice and clean. The owner was helpful however, it was clear he was a very busy man. I don't know if we came at a bad time but from my experience I would not go there again.…
Stayed here christmas night as were catching early ferry to Stewart Island net day. Owner was friendly and was available even though it was Christmas day. Facilities were clean and efficient. We did have a powered site but the cabins did look a little old and dated. There is a pub with restaurant right next door which we did pop in before it closed.