Tasman Motor Camp



23 Rankers Reviews

2 Face-to-Face

45 Camping Grounds

1 Mapua




Tasman Motor Camp and Camping Ground is situated in Tasman and is your ideal staging point for adventures in the Tasman Region.

Whether entering the Abel Tasman National Park, heading to beautiful Golden Bay or returning from the area, Tasman Motor Camp and Camping Ground is ideally located for a pleasant stay.

We have a number of accommodation options to cater for everyones needs including sports teams and larger groups.

We have tent sites, powered sites, double and single-roomed cabins, and stand-alone cabins available. Please see our accommodation page for full details.

We are also a pet friendly camping ground. Prior arrangement required.

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Feature Value Info


South IslandNelson RegionMapua


  • Camping Grounds

Operating Season And Hours

all year round
office hours 8am to 9pm summer season






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    Tent Sites

    We have 20 tent sites available on our camping grounds which include full access to all of the amenities and facilities.

    Base Rate (2 persons) $32/day
    Extra Adult $16/day
    Extra Child $10/day
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    Powered Sites

    We also have 20 powered sites available which include full access to all of the amenities and facilities.

    Base Rate (2 persons) $38/day
    Extra Adult $19/day
    Extra Child $10/day
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    Double-Roomed Cabins

    We have 5 standard double-roomed cabins which are able to sleep 2 to 5 people.

    Base Rate (2 persons) $60/day
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    Single-Roomed Cabins

    There are 10 standard single-roomed cabins which are able to sleep 2 to 4 people.

    Base Rate (2 persons) $45/day
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    Stand Alone Cabins

    We have 3 standard stand alone cabins. Suits 2 people.

    Base Rate (2 persons) $70/day

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Marieke & Wieteke's avatar

Marieke & Wieteke

Ranking: 10/10

Unpowered site 32 dollar for two people. The only spot (and definitely
the best!) where we stayed more than one night on our trip trough NZ. Sweet owner and friendly staff. Cleaned regularly and showers (6min for only 50cents). Laundry and drying possible.

Reviewed 11 months ago

Esteban's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

Not the best campsite we've encountered. The local resident gave it a strange vibe. The kitchen is a bit simple. The pool is nice but we were unlucky with the weather. Kids (4 and 5) were not impressed. To expensive for lower standard.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Rosie Newby

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Truly the best campsite in NZ!!
The owners are very lovely people and will go out of their way to help you. The cambins and kitchen/living areas are cleaned very regularly, which makes it a lovely place to live or stay. Lovely pool area, which is gorgeous in the sun. We ended up staying here as we were working for a few months, we then went off travelling for a while but returned to the camp as we liked it so much!! We want to return one day soon as we miss it very much.

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in June 2016

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Roderick van Dijk

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice camping with a nice ambience, the owners and cleaning personnel are very friendly and fun to talk to. Have a swim in the pool or play some pool on the table all very nice.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Albertus Newton

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Very comfortable and clean room. Close to the nice cafe,beautiful beach and 5 min by car to Mapua. Tony and Joe are very kind and helpful owner, I would recommend this Camp site to anyone, also great for seasonal workers as there is a Apple Orchard next door, walking distance. Great place

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in January 2017

Antonio BENITEZ 's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

Nice campground with a hippy feeling about it. Very friendly and helpful lady at the reception. Big parkland with grass and trees. Dated and clean facilities. Several friendly residents. We didn't find the dump station though we really looked for it. Maybe a signpost would help.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Tasman Motor Camp - Ruby Bay responds:

We dont have a dump station , only a grey water area which is located at back of camp in flax area.

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Michael Hide

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Great little camp ground with everything you need. Jo and Tony were great hosts and would regularly pop in to say hi and check everything was okay. We were there over new years and Jo entertained the whole camp with live music, she is quite the talented singer. There was a great friendly atmosphere and the whole camp got involved.

The facilities aren't fancy but are tidy and well maintained, kept clean and due to the small size of the camp you don't have to wait for a shower, even at peak times. Likewise with the kitchen, there are two on-site so always room. The pool is great for keeping the kids entertained.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Allister George

Ranking: 5/10

Lady at reception was lovely and really helpful. Cooking facilities were good. Negatives were the residents (kids running around our camper at 9pm pressing their faces on the windows), got woken up at half 7 by someone with a "pimped" exhaust so bad it made the van vibrate, again we believe one of the resident's.
The facilities are dated, toilets without seats and wet floors etc, foosball table without a ball.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

Tasman Motor Camp - Ruby Bay responds:

Tony and I have been working hard over the last 4 years to improve facilities at the camp, upgrading constantly.We pride ourselves on very clean amenities even though they are older. Foosball ball is available at the office as they are often lost by children or over nighters. Our few retiree residents are hand picked and very helpful to those that come to stay.Thank you for your comments, so we can make this camp even more enjoyable.

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Sarah Gurney

Ranking: 7/10

Cute but slightly down-at-heel campsite with several long-term residents. The owner was lovely and friendly and the site was leafy green. The facilities were fine and clean, excellent hot shower, everything was just a bit old and worn. It felt like quite a relaxed campsite but there were lots of warning notices and lists of dos and don'ts which didn't seem necessary. They also gave us a code for the WiFi which was nice except we couldn't find anywhere that picked up a strong enough WiFi signal! Overall good but not excellent.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

Tasman Motor Camp - Ruby Bay responds:

We have a few retired residents only but do support the european seasonal workers, the wifi isnt strong and everyone is told the best place to receive it,We dont like notices either but unjfortunately people need reminding so this is a requirement.

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Ahmed Mohsen Aly


Ranking: 10/10

A solid 10. The motor-camp was well maintained and absolutely beautiful. The facilities were spotless with unlimited hot showers and the host, Tony, was amazingly helpful.
Be sure to call in advance if you're arriving late at night.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

Tasman Motor Camp - Ruby Bay responds:

Many thanks for your lovely comments.

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Carsten Philipp

Ranking: 8/10

Small and cozy; extremely friendly, family operated by a retired couple. Toilets and showers clean. Kitchen equipment very simple (no soap, etc.) - better bring your own stuff. Kitchen and common room standing open all the time, so be prepared that it's a bit colder in winter/spring. Laundry ($2) and dryer ($3) available.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

Ronald's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

We went here because of the good reviews and were not disappointed. Very friendly people, good prices and even a free WIFI voucher. Sanitary feels a bit dated but had everything you need including hot showers. Great alternative to the more expensive camp sites close to the Abel Tasman National Park.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Connor Skelly

Ranking: 10/10

The owners of this place go above and beyond to make sure they take care of their guests. The campsite is spotless. We stayed here for 6 nights over the course of two weeks. Highly recommend!

Reviewed over 4 years ago