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Awesome relaxed little spot

Review of Tapu Motor Camp
5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 Feb 2018via mobile
We only stayed one night but it was true kiwi hospitality. Great little spot with beautiful view. Facilities a bit dated but immaculately clean. Reasonably priced only $30 for a powered site. Would recommend.
Date of stay: February 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

Very quiet and nice place.
A powered campervan is $15 pp. Both powered and unpowered campervan sites are found 10 metres from the river bank.

We were right at the river bank.  So quiet and fantastic

Kitchen has stove, oven and micro. Hot and cold water. Fridge and freezer and electric kettle.

Showers have hot and cold water at 50c .
 Very friendly staff and a small shop.
Across the road you find a small hotel and a liquor store.

The view is fantastic.

We highly recommend this place

Date of stay: January 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1  Thank carl o
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

This place reminds me of a step back in time to the 70's when everything was laid back and jolly.
So relaxing and quaint
An enjoyment of a place and with the pub across the road brilliant
Swimming hole excellent and being able to go places and not far from thames for shopping.
Excellent fishing

Date of stay: January 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
2  Thank passionatechef2016
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Great place for young and old with a water hole for the kids to swim in and a water hole for the olds across the road to drink at. Old school Family style camping grounds which is clean and tidy with camping sites to campervan sites.

Date of stay: December 2017
Trip type: Travelled with family
3  Thank marlon_rees
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Stayed in a caravan with annex, great for 1 or 2 nights but kitchen would drive you nuts after that. Could only use 2 pieces of elcetrical equipment at a time or it short circuited. So only hot plate and toaster, boil the jug later. lovely views of the ocean, and the pub and takeaway right across the road is a bonus (saves using the kitchen) . Overall great value for money and great fishing very near by

Room tip: room with a view OR a toilet, cant have both
Date of stay: September 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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3  Thank sturodney
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Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Great place to stay. Although the only accommodation available was the backpackers hut it contained what we needed to be comfortable. 2 x single beds, a table and a jug, along with assorted dishes and cutlery and a couple of chairs.
Spotless bathroom facilities were literally only a few steps away, as was the kitchen.
Although old, this too, was spotless with sinks,ovens and powerpoints.
We found the staff to be friendly and helpful, both on the phone and in person.
The selling point for me was the location; situated on the bank of a pretty creek and only a stones throw from the sea I couldn't think of a nicer place to be at that time.
I might add that an overnight lightning storm the second night added an electrifying element to my 4 night stay.
I would say this is a family friendly camp; it is clean and tidy and I look forward to my next visit.

Date of stay: March 2017
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Thank Margaret K
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