Bluff Camping Ground
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Gregory Street, Bluff New Zealand
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Edwin T wrote a review Dec 2022
10 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Kitchen was spacious but didn't have hot water dispenser. The power outlets and water points are co-shared in between two rows of powered sites, so some inconvenience if you happen to park in the lower row. No timer for hot shower but need to keep pressing the push button to keep the hot shower running, slight inconvenience though. Wi-Fi is available throughout the camping ground. As the site is facing the beach, the windchill can be quite cold.
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Date of stay: December 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Saige Galloway wrote a review Nov 2022
Queenstown, New Zealand2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Do you think all small towns are old and boring? I did too, until I went to Omaui Camp.

Although Omaui is small it is one of the coolest places in New Zealand. It has everything, from beaches to luxurious grass hills. The locals are awesome and kind.
The camp had its own fun activities. Like the zipline, climbing wall and the bridge of doom (actually quite hard).

Personally I liked to lay down on the grass or beach and just chill out. There were all sorts of fun activities outside of camp like the rocky shore.

I would recommend Omaui Camp for a small, calm and quiet camp for when you just need a break.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Snookystraveltips wrote a review Sept 2012
Australia15,518 contributions334 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a great little camp site operated mainly on a ‘trust’ system. The park is immaculately clean and well maintained. Plenty of powered sites which are all a good size. There is a laundry with 2 free washing machines but no clothes dryer), a huge equipped kitchen and dining area, clean amenities and also some rooms to let. There is a caretaker but if he is not around you simply fill out your paperwork and leave the money. The caretaker is a friendly helpful person and there is a phone number should you need to contact him. We only stayed one night here and it was as good as many other parks we had stayed at.
Prices and photos can be seen here.
http://motorcamps.com/content/camp/bluff-camping-ground
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Date of stay: August 2012
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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mazounette2018 wrote a review Jan 2020
Sydney, Australia6 contributions3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
After an entire day working then driving from Queenstown, While warming up our pasta water and me turning my back at the pan, the owner or manger of the camping AGGRESSIVELY accuse me of being disrespectful of the site because the water came up of the pan (not even spread on the cooker) and I did not notice. He came to me and ask me ridiculously if I could speak English then he rudely told me he took him 2 hours to clean up the cooker and I should clean after me (still nothing spread and not event finished to cook) and finished by After an entire day working then driving from Queenstown, While warming up our pasta water and me turning my back at the pan, the owner or manger of the camping AGGRESSIVELY accuse me of being disrespectful of the site because the water came up of the pan (not even spread on the cooker) and I did not notice. He came to me and ask me ridiculously if I could speak English then he rudely told me he took him 2 hours to clean up the cooker and I should clean after me (still nothing spread and not event finished to cook) and finished by telling me to show respect to this place. I was absolutely shocked how this stranger was talking to me and criticising who I am. Bitter Old man and for sure disrespectful person! me to show respect to this place. I was absolutely shocked and other guests also, how this stranger was talking to me and criticising who I am. Poor bitter and lazy Old man and for sure disrespectful person!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Paul Toschi wrote a review Sept 2020
West Coast Region, New Zealand24 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The campground isn't very big, so it's wise to phone ahead and book. The showers, units, kitchen, laundry and caravan sites are neat and well-maintained and the customer service is great. We felt that the prices and coin-operated facilities were a bit steep, so if you're on a budget it would be a good idea to shop around and compare. Being very close to the Stewart Island Ferry terminal is a big plus, as well as its proximity to the Bluff town centre.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Gerard van den Dries wrote a review Nov 2022
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Outside it was very nice. WiFi was good. Washrooms are dirty en need to be upgrated. 50 dollar is to much for what you get. The refridge in the kitchen smells terrible. The sinks were dirty and when you put on the taps everywhere came water.

Gerard en Claudia van den Dries
Netherlands
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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letook wrote a review 15 May
Christchurch9 contributions6 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Worst ever experience, organisation is dishonest and disraspectfull.
They make bookings and send confirmation then only to learn that your booking has been dishonoured and they are selling camp sites for 3 times what we paid.
This was a bluff oyster festival experience so be aware of underhand activity.
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Date of stay: March 2024
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Don't go to this place.
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Feebee wrote a review Aug 2020
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Bathrooms absolutely terrible. Almost came out dirtier than went in. Showers had hair all through them - had not been cleaned. Disabled shower no ability to use showerhead holder, toilet cistern mouldy, window could not be closed and window sills no apparent cleaning for ages. For price of $25 pp worst experience in south island. Have stayed in much cheaper and much better cleanliness. Would not recommend.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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vtboarder wrote a review Feb 2013
8 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Quality clean campground. Best for staying in their few rooms available or in a camper van (several power sites).

The wind howls through Bluff and the campground is looking out over the bay(and aluminium smelter) . Making the place a cold and not very desirable place to tent.

We were going to tent, but luckily we were able to move to a cabin room. The owner of the campground was very friendly and helpful.

Clean toilets and warm showers. Note: good kitchen but FYI no cooking pots or pans.
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Date of stay: February 2013
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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Carol C wrote a review Sept 2019
3 contributions3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The only place to camp in the Bluff. Bathroom and toilets didn't look like they'd had a good clean in months. I hope you are happy to share the shower with hair and mould. The kitchen was very unclean too, with ancient and filthy scourers, the range hoods don't look like they had ever been cleaned and the laundry was just as bad. $25 per person - very overpriced.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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letook wrote a tip 15 May
Christchurch9 contributions6 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't go to this place. "
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Anthony R wrote a tip Jan 2024
6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"No one around to book in to site. Do it yourself booking, Had to phone a contact number to be told how to book in."
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W8133JGcathym wrote a tip Dec 2019
7 contributions3 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"This is a motorcamp with good views and dog friendly."
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jcmiii3 wrote a tip Mar 2019
Brownsburg, Indiana61 contributions65 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make your reservations early."
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barrettg41 wrote a tip Jan 2018
Queensland, Australia66 contributions23 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Not hotel just camp ground."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bluff Camping Ground
Which popular attractions are close to Bluff Camping Ground?
Nearby attractions include Bluff Hill (1.5 km), Stirling Point (1.1 km), and Signpost (0.9 km).
What are some restaurants close to Bluff Camping Ground?
Conveniently located restaurants include Galley Takeaways, Oyster Cove Restaurant and Bar, and Lands End.
Is Bluff Camping Ground located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Bluff.
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