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All reviews the kitchen south island one night new zealand enjoyed our stay great hosts happy hour bbq area excellent facilities be honest well taken care great atmosphere a nice touch anne grounds oamaru nz
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

Beautiful campground, with all the facilities- clean and fresh with plenty of showers. The lounge and outside bbq area is lovely and I love the fact it is byo drinks at 4pm!
the owners are some of the nicest people we've met in nz and you can tell they take great care and pride in the campsite and look after their guests well!
if we came back to nz we'd definitely want to come here again :)
Thanks for everything!
Claire & Kieren

Room Tip: stayed in non-self contained car- has all the facilities you need. There are also cabins available.
  • Stayed: January 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank Claire W
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AnneLomas, Owner at Glenavys Waitaki River Motor Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2018

Thanks so much Claire. We loved meeting you both to and you will be made more that welcome when you return. Have a great year. Joe [the non smoker] and Anne

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Reviewed 13 February 2018

We stayed for the weekend with our camping group and were made very welcome by Anne and Joe. The camp is very well maintained and all facilities spotlessly clean. We loved meeting the locals at "happy hour" and the BBQ - social area is awesome. Thanks again Joe and Anne we will all return again.

Stayed: February 2018, travelled with friends
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AnneLomas, Owner at Glenavys Waitaki River Motor Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2018

Thanks Janandgraeme2018. We loved having your club here, and we also really enjoyed your company. See you down our way again soon. Safe travels.

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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

We stayed only for one night but had a good experience. Only minus is the noice from traffic since the place is right by the road but that’s something you can expect. Warm welcome, super friendly staff and great facilities. Especially noticed that the cabin and all facilities were really clean! The garden and bbq area have a really cozy feel to it. Loved it.

Stayed: February 2018, travelled as a couple
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AnneLomas, Owner at Glenavys Waitaki River Motor Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2018

Thank you Jaana V for your excellent review. So glad that you enjoyed you stay. Safe travels.

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Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

We stayed here in one of the cabins when we went to visit our daughter and family in Waitaki Bridge. The location was perfect for us.

The camp is great, it’s really well laid out, the amenities are really clean and fresh, the camp is very obviously well taken care of by the owners, who are lovely people. The only reason this place doesn’t get 5 stars is due to the huge number of rules. There are signs all over the place giving one rule or another. For example, there is an A4 sign on the wall of our small cabin telling us not to urinate outside, complete with stick figure drawing, and a sign in the well appointed kitchen that if you take anything, your cctv picture will be put on Facebook with you branded as a thief. While I get they must have had some experiences in the past that they felt justified these signs, these were really off putting and blotted the otherwise perfect little campground.

I would stay there again, for sure.

Stayed: January 2018, travelled with family
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AnneLomas, Owner at Glenavys Waitaki River Motor Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2018

Hi M9127YHsarag, thanks for taking the time to put in a review on our camp. I'm really pleased that you enjoyed your stay and your visit with your daughter. I'm very sorry that you find the signage offensive. I guess it is better to have someone complain about the signage than complain about the smell of urine, which was a constant complaint. As for the kitchen signage, we have 2 choices. Remove what is left in there and let everyone supply their own, or try and stop the constant loss of pots, pans, bowls, cutlery etc. We chose the signage which has slowed the losses down. We try to offer everyone an enjoyable stay at an affordable price, and I'm sure most of our guests would rather see the signage than have to pay more to stay. Again, if someone can come up with a better answer, please let us know. It is certainly not our intention to offend anyone and I can only apologise for doing so. Kind regards Anne

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Reviewed 1 January 2018

After having a spur of the moment decision to go away for the weekend I decided on coming back here due to the good time I had had here almost a year ago.

At arrival, Anne promptly remembered we had stayed previously which I was surprised given how many people she must meet in a year! The rest of the day was pretty quiet but that was the point. We were situated along the Northern treeline, which acts as a good windbreak if staying in a tent. You can also take shelter under them if it starts to rain, which it did for much of our second day there.

Both Anne and Joe are brilliant hosts and were very friendly to both my daughter and myself. They have a daily happy hour at 4 pm and though we didn't make the most of this, is a great way to get to meet people.

New Year's Eve was a blast. We could hear everyone in the courtyard having a good time so decided we would join in the fun. I wasn't expecting to be offered chocolates, savories and cake but it was there and Anne was in and out of the Kitchen like a yo-yo!

The fire was on and kept the area nice and warm. All the children were having fun with sparklers and everyone was being sensible and having a good time. Then there was the fireworks display at midnight, put on by our hosts. By then miss 3 was nodding off to sleep but they were still enjoyed.

Anne happily gave permission for a late checkout which took the stress of having to pack everything up by 10 - though we still managed.

To sum things up, if you are looking for a campground that has tidy facilities, a great atmosphere, great hosts and good pricing then this is the place - you won't be disappointed. They are always improving the place and I look forward to staying again in the future.

Room Tip: Pitch your tent along the Northern treeline for shelter
  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled with family
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Thank Robert J
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AnneLomas, Owner at Glenavys Waitaki River Motor Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Thanks so much for your fabulous review Robert. We are so pleased that you and your daughter had such a nice time. It is really good when we get repeat customers like yourselves. We hope that you have a lovely year and thanks. See you again sometime.

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