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Yepimmer
Auckland, New Zealand

Camping at Kidds Bush Reserve

4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 Jan 2023via mobile
Great camping spot ! DOC campsite on the lake. They have a place to cook (with your own stove), a place to wash dishes, and picnic tables at some of the sites. They only have portapotties available as toilets but they are clean. It’s a bit of a free for all, set up camp wherever but make sure to register online first ! No service at the campsite, but the beach is great and there are a few hikes you can do that start right in the area !
Date of stay: January 2023
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Reviewed 29 December 2019 via mobile

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.

Date of stay: December 2019
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 August 2019

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.

Date of stay: July 2019
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Reviewed 13 April 2019

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.

Date of stay: April 2019
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 February 2019 via mobile

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.

Date of stay: February 2019
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of stay: October 2018
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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