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“One of the best camping grounds in NZ”

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Punakaiki Beach Camp
Certificate of Excellence
New Zealand
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74 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“One of the best camping grounds in NZ”
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

I mean, can anyone identify another camping ground that has a wild beach, a beautiful tranquil estuary, kayaking through a limestone gorge, amazing caves and a pub just right there. I don't think so. Not to mention the blowholes up the road. A wonderful spot that hasn't changed at all in 25 years. Yes the decor might be dated but it is immaculately clean. And not expensive. I have stayed in camp grounds in many countries and nothing compares to this, for me anyway.

Stayed October 2016, travelled with family
Thank Travelling-wilbur
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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207 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

The camp had a nice location and the blow holes were visible as well. The wifi was limited to one hour in time. Good kitchen and easy access to the beach and river estuary. Good mountain view towards the main road and plenty of fishermen along the river.

Stayed October 2016, travelled with friends
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Easy, friendly check in. We chose a great spot for the campervan backing towards the beach, plenty of good spots to choose from. Basic facilities, but clean and suitable . Lovely quiet place to spend the night, great!

Stayed September 2016, travelled with family
Thank KittyCW
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Melbourne, Australia
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79 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

One of the most incredible locations along the west coast without a doubt. Very short walk up the road to the pancake rocks was a bonus. The facilities were dated but the location made up for it. Highly recommended

Stayed October 2016, travelled with friends
Thank Leigh B
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Balmoral, Australia
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

Really love this campsite. Instantly felt relaxed and on a holiday. Beautifull surroundings, nice clean campsites with plenty of space and enough picknicktables to go around. Little trouble with sandflies (big plus!) Clean and good facilities, again with enough space for everyone to cook and enjoy their meals. Premises are clearly well maintained. Free wifi for 30 minutes, reasonable quality but not great. Also wifi is turned off from 9am to 11am for reasons that are not clear to me.
Showers and toilets seem fairly new. Waterpressure in showers is great as well. The only minus for me is the fact that you have to press the button in the shower to get water every 30 seconds it seems. This is really a downer for me. I understand about preservating water but even in the dryest parts of Australia that need water rationing, a continues shower of 3 minutes is considered normal. And this isn't a long time for the next guest to wait either I would imagine.

But that one minus put aside I really enjoyed my time here. Great place to stay!

  • Stayed October 2016, travelled as a couple
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Property: Punakaiki Beach Camp
Address: Owen St, Punakaiki 7866, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Punakaiki
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 7 Speciality Lodging in Punakaiki
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Punakaiki Beach Camp is located in a picturesque beachside setting adjoining Paparoa National Park. Entrance is in Owen Street, off SH 6, 1km north of Pancake Rocks & easy 45 min drive from Westport or Greymouth. Ideal for overnight stop or extended stay, the Punakaiki Beach Camp is an excellent base to explore limestone gorges, bushwalks, beaches & Pancake Rocks & Blowholes. ... more   less 

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