South Brighton Motor Camp



51 Rankers Reviews

10 Face-to-Face

91 Camping Grounds

100 Dump Station

60 Christchurch




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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Feature Value Info


South IslandCanterburyChristchurch


  • Dump Station
  • Camping Grounds




Showing 13 reviews of 48.

Keith & Kay Finlayson's avatar

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 about 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 over 1 year 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 over 1 year 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 almost 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 almost 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 almost 2 years ago

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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 almost 2 years ago

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 about 2 years ago

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Cassie's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

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

Reviewed about 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 about 2 years ago

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Stephen Lindsay

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Arrived just before office closed at 8pm. Kindly accommodated with excellent overnight spot. Generous with leaving time. Great facilities.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Paul and Paula

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Great location and great price with free WiFi. This is a city camp site with a nice kiwi feel to it - plenty of space and good facilities block which are now up and running. A good start or a good end to any Christchurch trip. A couple of points lost for a few too many permanent campers and camper van facilities all a bit isolated. Generally though not a bad spot near to the airport and city.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Sanne Heil

Ranking: 8/10

The facilities have been rebuilt and look really nice! The kitchen area is spacious and there’s plenty of room to sit, both indoors and outdoors. The showers have unlimited hot water and are nice and clean. You also get 1GB of free WiFi to use everywhere on the camp site. We loved to jump on the trampoline and best of all, the beach is just down the road!

Reviewed almost 3 years ago