Kairaki Beach Motor Camp

Kairaki Beach Motor Camp



12 Rankers Reviews

2 Face-to-Face

4 Rangiora

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Kairaki Beach Motor Camp

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South IslandCanterburyRangiora


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Marty's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Paid 38.- for two people at powered site.
Facilities basic but clean and more practical than others where you pay more.
Quite a lot of long time campers but they were no problem at all.
Good located - only a few minutes to walk to the beach and very generous wifi included (10GB/ond day).

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Steve Courtenay

Ranking: 6/10

A nice camp, But it could be a great camp...
with a few improvements which the Council (or park managers) should have thought about when they built it after the Christchurch earthquakes - for instance; There is NOWHERE to hang your towel when having a wash in the ablusion block, nor is there anywhere to to even put your toilet bag when having a wash or cleaning your teeth, except on the floor!
The showers are great, hot (too hot in the middle of summer - you cannot have a 'tepid' shower) and free, except that you only get about 6 minutes before you have to open the shower door (naked!) and push the 'hot water' button again. It must cost them a fortune in cleaning as every time you have to get out of the shower to push the hot water button the floor gets soaked with water (and soap). If they gave their customers another couple of minutes to enable them to wash their hair etc then they would have drier floors and less cleaning up by their frustrated cleaner!
Add another dollar onto the nightly camp fee and give your customers a decent shower!!
The kitchen is very small and there is nowhere to eat, unless you do so outside in the very nice grassed areas that have a couple of lovely tables to eat on. This is really nice when the summer temperatures are in the mid to late 20's but most would struggle when the temps were in single figures!
The laundry is also great - except there are no clotheslines to hang your washing out on! (unless you walk several hundred metres to the 'old' part of the campsite where there is a couple of old 'whirlygig' clotheslines.
If you have a caravan or campervan, the nearest (and only) dump station is again, a very long walk down to the 'old' part of the campsite. Why on earth didn't they put a bit more thought into designing this campsite. With the amount of tourists now coming into NZ and hiring campervans there is no way that a really good, well thought out, customer friendly campground is going to make a loss on investment.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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James & Kerry

Ranking: 10/10

One of our favorite camp grounds on our trip. So clean it might have just been built with very well kept grounds. It was quiet and is just a stroll to the beach (although its not the most stunning in NZ its worth a wander). Also generous free wifi.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Mandy V

Ranking: 10/10

Lovely guy at office. A lot of permanent vans, some probably here for holiday time only. But it was lovely and quiet. Toilet and showers, laundry and kitchen were immaculate. Great place to stay.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Patricia Stitchbury

Ranking: 10/10

Good price for what you get. Nice spot near the river + ocean. We loved it! Toilets were very clean, WiFi worked well. 👍🏻
Not too many people around.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Nina Wildgoose's avatar

Nina Wildgoose

Ranking: 7/10

Good kitchen and shower facilities but at $30 for 2 adults in a non powered site a little pricey.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Thomas M

Ranking: 7/10

It's for sure not the most beautiful place in the world, but it's quite nice. But they charged us 30NZD for a non powered site for 2 kids, 2 adults in one motorhome. That's more than we had expected.

Reviewed about 5 years ago

Marinette Kegels's avatar

Marinette Kegels

Ranking: 10/10

Nice campground. Clean, amazing showers, kitchen and washing machine. Very good internet: 5$ 10 GB. Very good location for visiting Christchurch and surrounding. Lots of locals, but no old slumpy caravans or barracks. I will come back.

Reviewed over 5 years ago