South Brighton Motor Camp

South Brighton Motor Camp - Christchurch

South Brighton Motor Camp



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We are the closest seaside holiday park to Christchurch providing the ideal base for you to explore Christchurch and the surrounding area whilst staying in an oasis of tranquil grounds with sheltered private sites and mature native trees.

You can walk on the banks of the beautiful estuary or swim, surf and relax on the stunning South Brighton Beach free from commercial development. The camp is located in the South Brighton Reserve which is next to a boat ramp, recreation field and excellent public transport links.

We are committed to:

• maintaining the oasis feel of the park ensuring it never becomes a green car park
• developing facilities in an environmentally friendly way
• ensuring high levels of cleanliness
• providing new facilities for our customers enhancing their stay
• encouraging the use of recycling and the efficient use of power to reduce waste

• showers - hot water is available 24/7, they are included with no timers
• laundry - coin operated washing machines, dryers and an iron
• kitchen - ranges, hobs, toaster, microwave, fridge freezer and zip
• internet - We have broadband internet available and a wireless
• well equipped ablution block containing
• we have information about many local attractions and tours to other popular sites in the South Island
• 3KMs from the Holiday Park is New Brighton which offers a variety of restaurants
• just outside the gates, a bus will take you into the centre of Christchurch every 30 minutes
• 350 metres to the stunning sandy South Brighton beach


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Showing 13 reviews of 51.

Ramona's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Paid 21$ for a powered site for one person inkl. wifi and free hot shower.
The shower cabins are really nice. Separately, lockable and with hooks and a bench for storing your personal stuff. Enjoyed a nice hot shower in the evening. In the morning the water didn't seem to get very warm in the shower. Good amount of showers and toilets available. 5 minute walk to the beach.
Interesting setup of a campground as the powered and non-powered spots are mixed in the same area.

Reviewed 14 days ago

Ada's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Not the top standard camp site, but meet all my requirements:clean, safe, friendly staff, free hot shower. And kids attractive playground. $4 washing machine, $4 for 1 hour dryer. 15 minute drive to city center. Heaps of parking in city center. On street parking in city centre is $3.1 per hour plus 50 cents transaction fee.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Morgan's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Very nice place close to the beach but away from the city. The facilities are slightly outdated but the water is hot and the facilities themselves are very clean. I was in an unpowered site which cost $20 for one person for one night. Unfortunately I was too far away from the WiFi which was a bummer as it was finally somewhere that offered more than 500mb. Very friendly, helpful staff. I recommend this place

Reviewed 4 months ago

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Keith & Kay Finlayson

Ranking: 6/10

This was the best holiday park we could find close to Christchurch. At $34 it was reasonably priced.The toilets were clean and tidy although it was difficult getting good hot water. We were parked in a very open area with no privacy. Permanent residents had lovely pitches.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Janna Schneppenheim


Ranking: 10/10

Very nice place to stay. Clean and calm. Bathrooms with good hot showers. Very very nice and helpful hosts!!! Quite short distance to the airport if you have to catch a flight the next day but want to stay close to the beach :)

Reviewed almost 2 years ago and experienced in March 2019

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Bob C

Ranking: 9/10

We rate this place the best in the Christchurch area, and we have stayed at most of the others. It has large comfortable pitches many of which are really private and pleasant and above all it is peaceful and quiet. Many of the others are on busy roads or too close to the airport. Owners are new and friendly and really making lots of improvements. Toilets are middling but well cleaned but the kitchen is very well equipped. Only downside is the Wi-Fi which is dead slow but they are promising to sort it soon. Close to the beach and has a regular bus into the city from outside the gate. We love the place!

Reviewed about 2 years ago

Hanna's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Great campground, great facilities, great hot showers! Lovely playground for the kids. Stayed here for two nights and came back again when we had our last night in NZ.
Good price! We paid $45,- for the 5 of us (3kids).

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Marilli's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Clean and nice bathrooms with good hot shower! Nice kitchen, big grounds, everything really nice here! Price for that is totally ok and the wifi worked fell good, not like the other reviews say...

Reviewed about 2 years ago

Nifty's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Well priced, free WiFi on arrival. Facilities were old but always clean. Reception lady was lovely. Real community vibe there. Not much in the area - just residential - so a good spot to stop if you don't want to be in town or before flying out the following day.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Andrew's avatar


Ranking: 3/10

$20 for 1 person in a non powred site. $4 wash $2 dry (you'll need to do it twice) The WiFi ruined it for me. That's more important than they think, they gave me 1G free but parked me too far away to get it. And I got permanently locked out when I went closer. The WiFi is useless. Facilities are old but clean..

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Joe's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Good camping, worth the 34$ for both of us and our campervan, we had a lot of space and facilities near by. The only negative point is the free wifi, almost useless.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Cassie's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

Grassy sites, clean facilities. Amenities are old but refurbished. Great price.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Boa's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

5 of us with large campervan, was just $14 each, very good price in Christchurch. Hot water has no limited time provided, clean & tidy kitchen, washing machine & dryer is provided, $2 each, but the dryer was hot enough. Other than that is perfect.

Reviewed over 2 years ago