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Reviewed 27 December 2022

Nice harbour facing site, no timer for hot shower but laundry facilities is lacking, only one washer and one dryer. No hot water dispenser or filtered water dispenser though. Didn't managed to catch sight of the penguins although I did hear the sounds in the dark night. No Wi-Fi available.

Date of stay: December 2022
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Reviewed 1 February 2022

I live independently in a wheelchair, so that is my focus for this review. The accessible bathroom is a stand alone room with key-access. (They gave me the key so I had exclusive access). Fold down bench in a wet area shower. Loo had grab rails. Kitchen was fine too - but I didn't use it.
We drive a VW Kombi van and parked at front urban camp (#6) which was scenic with an outlook over the boats and ocean. Could hear the surf. Push to facilites was through loose gravel but not too bad.
All up it was a good stopover.

Date of stay: January 2022
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Reviewed 30 January 2021

unfortunately closed. we were looking forward to stay here as we were in a campervan and tis was close to where you catch a tour to see penguins at night. Not sure how long this will be closed for. there are few freedom camping spots in oamaru and certainly nothing near where you can walk to the penguins. The other holiday park in oamaru is rediculously expensive so we had no choice to move on

Date of stay: January 2021
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Reviewed 10 January 2020

We stopped here for 2 nights, one of them being New Years Eve. Great site overlooking the extremely picturesque harbour. We spent New Years Eve watching the penguins swim ashore opposite the site and then clamber up the boat ramp and waddle across the road. A truly memorable way to see out the old year and see in the new. The lady that runs the site was extremely helpful and should be commended for the way in which she protects the penguins and helps people to watch them and understand them. A big thank you to her.

Date of stay: January 2020
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank alanhaines
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Reviewed 18 December 2019 via mobile

This is a basic site with limited amenities. It is however great for the penguin colony viewing and Oamaru at large. There is a great kids playground next door. Owner was very friendly in recommending places to visit.

Date of stay: December 2019
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank jjc978
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