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Sussex
Reviewed 28 September 2014

We stayed here as we travelled through The Catlins - and what a lovely place. Quite and unspoilt. Right on the river bank with a lovely bush walk out the back of the camp site. Tui's Bellbirds and Fantails were all around us! It was magical The campsite itself had good facilities, that although werent luxurious they were more than...

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Reviewed 26 September 2014 via mobile

What a fantastic spot! Glad we found this little slice of paradise for our night heading from Invercargill to Dunedin. Quaint and very clean shared kitchen area, great facilities and a warm room. Just what we needed! Very reasonable price for those of us on a budget.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 July 2014

We always stay in the self contained unit when we stay here, great warm accomodation, easy to get to all the waterfalls and sights that the Catlins have to offer, ideal for families with children and pets are also welcome if pre arranged.

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Wigan
Reviewed 4 May 2014

I adored this little campsite which is literally built at the beachside. It is ideal for children with a trampoline and plenty of space to run around. The kitchen facilities are great and the big long table induces friendly chatter between campers. We stopped in a double cabin which was very reasonably priced at $50 and was perfectly comfortable.

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2Thank Chatterboxmegan
Emerald Beach, Australia
Reviewed 17 March 2014

We pulled into Pounawea after realizing we were not going to be able to make our planned lodging farther south, and are very glad we stopped here. Toilets and showers are fine--clean and sufficient in number. The kitchen was extremely well stocked, with cooking utensils as well as dishes and cutlery, and it was warm in this fully enclosed space...

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3Thank BrahminyKite48
Gemenos, France
Reviewed 7 March 2014

I absolutely loved this place. In fact I ended up staying three nights instead of one because I was so comfortable and happy here. This is a surprising location as it sits right by an estuary and has waterfront cabins (I stayed in one of these) which makes you think: mosquitoes and sandflies heaven! And surprisingly it has none! I...

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1Thank ClaireaGemenos
Invercargill, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 February 2014

we had a great stay, up to our last night, when people arrived with dogs (we love dogs we have two of our own) that werent on leashes and running around lifting their legs close by, not a thing i like to smell. The toilet an shower blocks could do with more hooks around basins to hang towels instead of...

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glenn M, Manager at Pounawea Motor Camp, responded to this review

Hello guys we have a stict dog policy re dogs no barking and on a lesh and only aproved breeds.I only give one warning and it has to be removed from the camp.i am sorry this happened to you please tell a camp owner if you are not happy so they can do somthing about it and you can enjoy...

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 September 2013

Just 5km from the Catlins scenic highway, this camp is right on the estuary that drains the Calin's lake. Good, clean facilities, friendly staff. A bush walk in original Catlins forest starts right at the edge of the campground.

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Krakow, Poland
Reviewed 22 June 2013

We used this place to set up tent while traveling through Catlins. There were many nice, grass and flat spots to choose from. There's waterfront next to camp and interesting bush walk. Facilities are spacious and there was everything we needed - well equipped kitchen, leisure room with fireplace (great thing in the evening, in March), clean showers and bathrooms,...

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3Thank PiotrNH
New Zealand
Reviewed 3 May 2013

What a wee gem of a genuine Kiwi camp. Right on the waterfront, magnificent birdsong to awaken us. It is cold in May but the showers/toilets are heated which took the edge off, and there is a small wall heater in the cabin which does the same. An excellent old open fire at one end of the kitchen was continually...

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glenn M, Manager at Pounawea Motor Camp, responded to this review

Yhank guys i have only had to pick some up twice

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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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“Try up the road”
 of 5 bubbles stinkyfeetcarine, 28 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Loved the waterfront cabins.”
 of 5 bubbles MushNZ, 3 May 2013 | Read review
“If you go at holiday periods then expect it to be busy and jam-packed..”
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