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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

This was a great place to stop and stay especially as we wanted to visit Stewart Island. Good clean toilets and showers and a well provided kitchen. The free wireless connection made even a wet evening enjoyable.

Thank BSAfatty
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

This campsite was small and quite nice. My only issue was the shower head was lower than my shoulders ... how am I supposed to wash my hair? Also there was no washing up liquid in the kitchen! Positive was grass had no gravel under it so was easy to pitch a tent even if slightly windy!

Thank Nicnac23
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

We called this camp ground (only camp ground in Bluff) to get prices and make a booking for the Oyster Festival. We were told they don't take bookings. I said that was unhelpful. The owner said "well, what do you suggest" and I said "take bookings". He told me not to tell him how to run his business and don't...

1Thank Sarah M
21gregory, Manager at Bluff Camping Ground, responded to this review

The oyster festival week is so busy we're overwhelmed, meaning we must function on a first-come, first-served basis. Experience has taught us it's simly impractical to take bookings. In any event we have an overspill area that can accommodate more than 200 vehicles and this is seldom more than half full. All legitimate inquiries are warmly welcome.

Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Brent was great to deal with , very friendly and helpful . Prices were very fair and Bluff camping ground was a great place to base ourselves from for our great white shark cage diving trip with sharkdivenz . Highly recommended.

Thank deanandkarencowell
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Clean clean clean! Showers hot and good pressure, free unlimited wifi and kitchen with ranges and ovens! We went during the off season but I can see this place getting busy and people waiting on use of the facilities. Had a great stay but missed out on the oysters

1Thank Sahar B
Townsville, Australia
Reviewed 20 February 2016

A late arrival to Bluff and no accommodation booked was our downfall. It appeared lights were out in Bluff on a Monday night and the only accom to be found was the camping ground- a cabin. $40 a night each for three adults = $120, but the camp manager commented due to our late arrival he would only charge us...

Thank Donnaes5454
21gregory, Manager at Bluff Camping Ground, responded to this review

These guests - three senior ladies - arrived late on a wet and stormy night in a state of high anxiety. They couldn't find anywhere to stay. I didn't lower the tariff because of the unseemly booking-in hour. I did so because, as I said somewhat whimsically at the time, they "were damsels in distress." Had I not been for...

Staines, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 December 2015

The location is closeby to everything, as in walkable. We had a camper though, so either way. Our camper would not start one morning, and the staff were very helpful and went out of their way to assist us. The kitchen and showers were clean and modern, so no complaints.

1Thank Nowar Y
Vacy, Australia
Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

Very expensive - fees are more than the big holiday parks. It has limited amenities. Park was not attended but a sign said pick a spot and put money in envelope. Park is very tiny. We decided to drive to Te Anau instead. If Bluff wants to attract tourists then it needs to offer better facilities for camper vans.

Thank Arnika99
21gregory, Manager at Bluff Camping Ground, responded to this review

"Disappointed" overlooks the free showers and laundry. Also, if he, she or they had actually stayed they would have been rewarded by a stunning nighttime harbour experience - a living Van Gough painting no less. The park operated as a loss-making community service for about 75 years. It's now under private management and long overdue upgrades are planned. As "Good...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

We spent one night on a powered site glad to shelter from the cold wind. Good facilities. Payment was an honesty system and was $25 per adult so $50 for us which I considered a bit overpriced considering it was unmanned and not a holiday camp style place. Of course we paid but I'm sure many don't.

Thank sonowatashi
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 June 2015

This "community campground" occupies a good position with nice views across the sea, especially from the large kitchen (no utensils). It's also conveniently located for the Stewart Island ferry. It relies on self check-in, with the manager only visiting from time to time. Although it wasn't quite as clean as most sites we stayed in, it was ok,

Thank PlymouthPete19

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Address: Gregory Street, Bluff, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Bluff

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