Kaiteriteri Recreation Reserve

Kaiteriteri Recreation Reserve

Kaiteriteri Recreation Reserve


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Welcome to the Kaiteriteri Recreation Reserve, famous for golden sand, turquoise water and four seasons of accommodation, dining, mountain biking, recreation and events. We are also the gateway to the world renowned Abel Tasman National Park.

For information on the Covid-19 situation, please follow this link: https://our.nelson.govt.nz/media-releases-2/temporary-sites-for-freedom-campers-established-during-covid-19/

The camp office is currently closed so please do call ahead first before arriving.

Situated right on Kaiteriteri Beach and rated as a Four Star Plus holiday park by Qualmark, the Kaiteriteri Reserve Camp has a rich history and is extremely popular. We have over 400 powered campsites and cater for campervans, caravans and tents.

• Kitchen facilities, barbecues and amenities blocks
• Waste disposal station
• WiFi hotspot access
• NPD petrol station
• Boat ramp & boat wash
• Playground
• Caravan storage


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South IslandNelson RegionAbel Tasman


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  • Dump Station


Showing 13 reviews of 382.

ZMad's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Absolutely LOVED our time here. A beautiful, well cared for camping ground right by the beach. Clean facilities, friendly staff and great cafes and restaurant next door. Worth the price - hope to be back!

Reviewed 2 months ago

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Joe Johnson

Ranking: 9/10

Awesome spot. Right across the road from a beautiful beach. Dairy and burger joint right next door. Large camping spots. We rocked up just after Labor Day which I’m guessing was very busy. Great showers, toilets and cooking facilities. The laundry is $2 for a wash cycle and $2 for drying. May stay another night.

Reviewed 3 months ago

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Nina's avatar


Ranking: 4/10

Von der Lage her top, ansonsten nicht zu gebrauchen. Uns wurde ein ruhiger Platz zugewiesen, der dann neben einer Großfamilie mit Kleinkindern und ständigem Lärm lag. Für die Duschen muss man extra 50 Cent einwerfen für angeblich warmes Wasser, aber das Wasser blieb trotzdem kalt. Außerdem ist das WiFi nicht zu gebrauchen.

Reviewed 11 months ago

Matt's avatar


Ranking: 6/10

Nice enough site by the beach.

However, paid 70 dollars for a pitch before finding out the showers are extra, the bbq is extra, couldn't log into WiFi but that's probably a moot point because you only get 100MB of data before that too costs extra.

The site is fine, but the penny pinching set-up immediately left a sour taste in the mouth and I wish we'd tried the place up the road.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Paul Smith

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Great site by the beach. Huge but many perfect amenity blocks. Abel Tasman walking via Sea Shuttle a great way to do a days walk a view the park from the sea

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Francois & Caroline

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Great location close to the beach and very good facilities with 4 or 5 blocks in total across the all site.
Busy with locals during summer time so better to book in advance.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

Margie's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Stayed here twice in December. Loved it when it was quiet. Huge camp ground & great when you can get some space. Good kitchen & showers 50c. Just loved the beach. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Jacqui's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Situated directly across road from beach. Busy camp with lots of activity. Paid for lovely warm showers 50c/6mins. Bar/restaurant on site with live music which doesn’t effect noise levels. Coffee bar We stayed two nights and site was quiet with relaxed holiday vibe. Easy access to Abel Talsman activities with water taxi pick up outside camp if required. Cycle and kayak activities nearby. Staff at reception and shop very friendly and helpful.
If you prefer quieter, natural camping site probably best you don’t stay here.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

Shane's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Loved our stay here. Staff super friendly and accommodating. Park was quiet when we visited but such a great location. 1 adult 3 kids was cheaper than other campsite we stayed at $53 and powered. Highly recommend staying. Such a beautiful place and directly across the road from paradise. Gripe- other campsite we’ve stayed at had picnic tables on all campsites which we found so helpful or scattered close by. This 1 had 2 at the kitchen for patrons to use. Would be nice to have a lot more but did notice a lot of patrons were campervans too who had tables in them. All in all wonderful place.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

Noreasters's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

There were just 2 of us and the campsite was quiet so didn't seem expensive at Nzd 46. We had no neighbours on either side and were in block A facing the ocean and great ocean view. We mix with Freedom camping so paying now and again for a night is fine for us.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Cassie's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

Excellent location if you are lucky enough to get one of the few beach front spots. Very expensive compared to other places we have stayed, $23 per person per night. Showers are old and you have to pay. Payment box is located outside of cubicle so if you run out of time you can't top up. Wifi is terrible and limited. Facilities are clean. Its the beach location that makes this place.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Jenny's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

We felt it was quite expensive for 3 and a van. However, we had a lovely site with views over the beach. There was a good kitchen and the facilities were clean. You did have to pay for the showers. There were sandflies on the beach so be prepared.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Megan Roper

United States

Ranking: 4/10

It was $23 per person per night. It was quite expensive for a small slot that we got next to the hundreds upon hundreds of people that there crammed in there. We’ve been camping around New Zealand for the last 5 weeks and I’m most disappointed with this place. If you’re going to charge this much maybe give more than 50mb (10 minutes) of WiFi.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago