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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was beyond Faulty Towers. We went to suss it out first and came unstuck at the first hurdle when simple asking the manager Q's. His response is unprintable. So glad we did not book or pay in advance as we had first intended.

Thank Elizabeth R
Tampere, Finland
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

We had to cancel our booking previous day before coming as our car broke down in Dunedin. I also asked can we just change the dates. Girl whom I was talking to didn't know if possible and neither did know about cancel policy so promised someone will call me back the next day. Never got that phone call so phoned...

2Thank Eeva V
New Zealand
Reviewed 3 January 2017

A lovely sheltered campground tucked into the bush on the edge of a massive estuary full of wildlife including the occasional sealion. Close to many attractions and a great place to stay if exploring the top end of the Catlins

1Thank Zappers
Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 May 2016

A great find and lovely place to stay as you explore the Caitlins.Parked our caravan under the trees and we were greeted by tuis and bellbirds just lovely birdsong. Had a view out towards the Estuary and the campground has a very peaceful and relaxed feel about it. Good facilities and the tiled bathrooms and toilets were spotlessly clean. The...

2Thank kiwisolargal
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

Stayed just one night and wished it could have been longer (accommodation was our pop-top camper). Lovely bird song, native trees in a relaxed, peaceful setting, away from the overnight touring crowds (although we were one of them this time! ;-)

2Thank Brent G
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 January 2016

The Catlins are stunning, well this camp is a wee treasure! Beautiful location, but very comfortable and welcoming place. The cabin we had was lovely, modern, with a heater, fridge, jug and toaster. Showers were lovely and the bathrooms were clean, tidy and had been renovated. Right on the shore line of I think an estuary.

3Thank Anita R
Cromwell, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 January 2016

Never have I come home in a camp to all my washing folded off the line. Very basic facilities kept spotless. Nature lovers enjoying a base camp for excursions. Very sheltered. We were there 5 nights and loved it. Thanks to all the hard workers!

3Thank Marie H
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 November 2015

Never again would we visit this camp ground a gain it is well out of date but the worst thing is the camp ground owners they are so rude and nasty and it wasn't just to us, so be warned there are lots of camps round here we come down twice a year always trying different camps most are great.

15Thank peter p
Riverton, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 June 2015

A beautiful spot. The cabin was extremely small, more of a "Wendy house," or a luxury dog kennel. Comfortable bed and quite clean but very, very basic. A small fridge, toaster, heater and electric jug. No mirror, nowhere to hang clothing no bedside lamp or light switch. A rusty old chair was leaning against the outside of the hut and...

6Thank stinkyfeetcarine
Reviewed 9 April 2015 via mobile

Three of us had the pleasure of finding this little gem. Staff were super friendly and the whole place had an amazing welcoming vibe. A very underated secret oasis in the catlins, cant wait to return!

2Thank danreece132

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Address: Park Lane, Owaka, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Owaka
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Pounawea Motor Camp Owaka, Southland Region, New Zealand
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