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Moeraki Boulders Holiday Park & Motel

Moeraki Boulders Holiday Park & Motel

Reviews

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John & Amanda

Ranking: 10/10

First time caravaners. This place was perfect. Owners very friendly and worked hard keeping the park tidy. We will be back even though we are only local.

Reviewed about 1 hour ago

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Flo and Ray

Ranking: 10/10

What a lovely welcome.
Great site with different options for different budgets. We paid $20 for non-powered site with sea view.
All facilities here toilets, showers, kitchen, BBQ and right by the beach

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Howie

Ranking: 9/10

Nice place, clean and tidy bathrooms. Kitchen is well equiped. Lounge is good to stay on rainy days. Laundry and dryer are 4$, each. Quick access to the beach. Perfect place gor longer stays. Friendly snd helpful owner

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Tom Z.

Ranking: 8/10

Small cosy camp ground with perfect location
Facilities a bit outdated else it would be a 9

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Rocket

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice camping spot, grassy generous sites and everything is very clean and well looked after. Super friendly hosts with tips for local attractions, saw three penguins and lots of seals <3.
The only downside was the showers, which were free (limited to six minutes) but not very hot. We might be a bit more sensitive because we're from the tropics but when it's only 14° outside and very windy as well, a satisfying shower needs to be a little bit hotter.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Clare & Gerry

Ranking: 10/10

Lovely spot. Beach near by to walk along. Facilities and grounds clean and well kept showers on a 6min timer to save water. Host very welcoming and full of information. Thanks for a goid stay. Paid €36 extra charge for credit card.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Davey

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic site. Beach opposite with beautiful sunrise. Facilities were great and very helpful and friendly staff. Relaxed atmosphere.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Andrew

Ranking: 8/10

Good place to stay with good facilities, close to the beach. For kids, there is a good size play area outside the kitchen with a trampoline wee bikes and a boat to play in.
Only downside for us was having to camp in the area across the road from the main area, which meant our 3yo had to be accompanied. We could have camped in the area behind the office, but it was open to the road and didn't seem like a good idea.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Ellen

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic place with lots of character. Kept very clean and well looked after. The staff twice went the extra mile to make sure I had a great time.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Andrea and Carl

Ranking: 10/10

This camp is great right by the sea and short walk to the boulders the facilities are tidy and clean and you have non powered sites which have more room than the powered sites .the people that stay here are all very friendly.
Alex and Mel that run the camp are very friendly and helpful and do a wonderful job running it, we love staying here thankyou so much Alex and Mel can't wait till our next visit .

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Sam

Ranking: 10/10

Lovely place at the beach. Friendly owners and much space at the unpowered campsite. The powered site is a bit smaller.
Highly recommended!

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Sunny

Ranking: 10/10

Really friendly and helpful stuff!
Nice, quiet place with clean bathrooms (showers for free but time-limited) and kitchen.
Nice beach-walk to the boulders.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Angela

Ranking: 8/10

Small and well kept spot. Kitchen is well stocked with crockery and cutlery. Bathrooms were clean and warm. Lovely gardens and very close to the beach. Hosts were helpful and friendly. Close to the boulders and penguins and to town.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Yar Ni Ng

Malaysia

Ranking: 7/10

$36 for a powered site (2 persons). A small but cosy campsite. Cute kitchen with everything. No free wifi. Clean toilet. Host is nice and recommended the spots to visit nearby.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Pumpi Du

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

What a gem!
Got to this place late at night in the dark. Office was closed but instructions outside on how to check in (they still have a honesty box!). Found a great spot by the beach on the non powered sites. In the morning woke up to birdsong and seaviews! Walked to the kitchen in the morning and was greeted by the very friendly owner Alex. He immediately asked if we had a good night and had found all the facilities. Gave us a rundown on what to do and see around the place (boulders, penguins, shag point...). Great little camp, very friendly owners and plenty to do in the surroundings. Ended up staying 3 nights instead of one!

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Alex Beley

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

CLOSED FOR WINTER UNTIL SEPTEMBER☺

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Don McDonald

Ranking: 3/10

The best word to describe this experience: surreal! We pulled into to this campground based on decent reviews and I met with a very nice woman at the front desk (thus the “3”). As I wanted to get a little work done I asked about the Internet speed and she suggested we go “talk to Alex.” Terrible mistake. This wild looking disheveled man emerges from a cabin and the woman asks about the wifi speed. Alex responds by saying “fast enough, but you need to leave.” Shocked, I stated that I just wanted some idea. To which he responds “...you’ll never be happy, so just leave...” On the brink of speechless, I asked if he was serious and he he told me to go find some other park. Which I proceeded to do. Thankfully, Alex’s behavior was not indicative of other in the area we found a lovely couple running the Riverside Park just up the road. They couldn’t have been nicer and they had great WiFi to boot. Alex was either having a bad day or is certifiable. Beware.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Moeraki Boulders Holiday Park & Motel responds:

Hi Don
Hope you gave the guys up the road a great review...because they deserve it. Great place.
As for what you just wrote here...try sticking to the truth next time and don't get personal.
Just because you were not happy with my answer (internet speed varies quite a bit here... speeds up to 15mb/s. So decent for us but apparently not good enough for you.) does not mean you have to start getting nasty and attack me personally in your review. I think this shows what kind of character you are - so no further comment on that. If internet is the most important thing for you - stay in a town where there is fibre available. We are a little holiday park in a beach reserve far from any city...
...and most of our guests come here to enjoy nature and to be right on the beach. It takes half an hour along the beach to walk to the Moeraki Boulders and 10 minutes drive to see the yellow-eyed penguins (free, donation appreciated). Great cafe, tavern, petrol station and supermarket 250m away. Full facilities.

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Esteban

Ranking: 8/10

Nice smallish campground. Toilet and showers rooms were extremely cold. I have no idea why the doors need to be open when it's 1°C outside. Kitchen is small but has all necessary equipment.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Gary Prescot

Ranking: 8/10

I really liked this place from the moment I drove in. Super friendly owners and good sites. I loved all the messages in the kitchen on the walls and roof etc.
find a spot and leave your mark. Kids loved the playground and all the bunnies hopping around.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Daniel Fuell

Ranking: 10/10

Super nice owner, facilities were good and clean. The price-performance ratio fits :)

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in April 2016

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Nick Gifford

Ranking: 7/10

Nice friendly staff upon with a great outlook over the ocean. Amenities while limited are clean. Sites are a bit small however are well maintained with easy access to power and fresh water. Certainly worth a visit.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Alan Brown

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Facilites ok. Very steep road down to the campsite, which is very close to the beach. Excellent fish and chips from take away at the top of the road.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Roeland Driessen

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Small and nice campsite. We asked for a powered site and got a nice place to park our camper van, however one hour later all powered sites were full and it looked more like a parking than a campsite. We decided to drive to the other site of the road for unpowered sites, a large grass filed, and had a great view on the ocean. The children loved it and played the whole evening with all the bikes. Free warm water and well equipped kitchen.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Gene Diaz

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Definitely the place to be, Great homely atmosphere, kitchen well equipped. A lot of space to play for the children. Very clean, and recycle system going on is on point. I love this place. First time and won't be the last. I'm impressed with this place especially the owners and the helpful cleaners. A+++ Recommend. Plan this place for your next trip.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Geoff Hawthorn

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

The cleanest and friendliest camp we have stayed at in New Zealand. So helpful and such a cool area!

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Richard Houghton

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Small well equiped site with good facilities. Very close to beach and a 30 minute walk to the boulders along the beach at low tide. Note that the local fish and chip shop closes in Monday's.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Daphne H

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice camping ground. Very nice and friendly host Alex. Facilities were very clean. Hot showers are free. We had a powered site for $32 2 people + motorhome for one night. We used the BBQ outside and enjoyed our meal in the sun. Due to off-season we had the ground almost alone. Close to the beach and half an hour walk to the boulders. All in all one of the best places in the South and worth to come back.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Kevin Mayer

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Arrived late, owner was friendly and conversed with us about the area as we checked into a powered site. No view but could hear the ocean close by. Used the free showers, they were pretty clean and hot (although only 4 minutes). Best spot to stay for easy access to the Moeraki Boulders for sunrise.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Pamela Hoffman

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice holiday park. The owner was very friendly and provided excellent information on the local area. Facilities were very clean.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Theo van Greuningen

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Nice little campground, with all facilities. You should see the kitchen! Showers and toilets were clean. They look quite new. A train track is near. In the night twice the train went through, but that is also a part of life. No problem for us. Beach is close.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Michael Menrath

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

We loved this place. Owners are from Switzerland, great kitchen place to enjoy meal in the sun. If you arrive late (after 8:30pm), no problem! Put money and your details into a box and meet them in the morning. Facilities are clean and enough without waiting. Directly at the beach and only 3km to the beach boulders. We enjoyed our stay, thanks!

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Johanna Kuch

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

One of the best campgrounds we have stayed at during our 3 month travel through NZ! Although you can easily see that the facilities are not brand-new you have everything you need for an awesome time: a clean and well-equipped kitchen, clean facilities, fairly priced laundry, a bbq etc. Having a 1-year-old baby there are even advantages: a big lawn with toys and a boat, short walk to the sea, etc. On top of that there is a great cafe pretty close by :) Our absolute favorite so far!!

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Corina Sima

Ranking: 8/10

Really nice camping, we took an unpowered site ($15 per person) and the place is grassy and has a view to the sea. You choose your own spot and can be in the sun or in the shade, as you wish. The beach is super close. The lady at the reception was very nice, gave us a lot of info about the tide times, when to go to the Boulders (only accessible at low tide) and when to go to the Lighthouse. The Boulders can be reached via a 20-30 min beach walk in low tide, or by car of course. The Lighthouse is further away, around 8 km if I remember correctly. The camping facilities are good and clean: the toilets and showers are super clean, though the showers are timed, there's a kitchen equipped with pots, plates, cups, cutlery etc, and also a lounge and a play area for kids. Not crowded at all when we were there (18 February). The only downside was that there was no mobile signal on the camp grounds, we had to walk to the highway to get it.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Hendrik Schulz-Jander

Ranking: 8/10

Nice and family orientated camping site with a lot of charm.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Richard Ashley

Ranking: 10/10

Lovely quiet campsite, great facilities, very well cared for. Friendly, helpful managers. Close to beach, town.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Glinys Weller

Ranking: 9/10

Extremely helpful and well informed owners - founts of local knowledge - thanks to their advice we saw the Yellow Eyed Penguins and were aware of tide times
The campsite is exquisitely small with central play area for children and direct access to the beach. A tiny bit of train noise at night - good coffee and food nearby. Fleur's Place 5 km away.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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Richard Kirby

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Lovely quiet campsite, showers and toilets were spotless. Pulled in fairly late, but were met at the gate. Owner very helpful with local information even stood outside in the pouring rain. Really near the beach and all other amenities like the supermarket and fish and chip shop!

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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Ellen Schmitz

Ranking: 10/10

Great place to be, clean, friendly, helpful, tidy, close to the beach and the Boulders. Not too crowded. Would come back!

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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Richard Kirby

Ranking: 9/10

Great little site. Only stayed one night, staff very friendly, location great, just off the beach. Siren went off at 2.45am, had no idea what is was but owners explained in the morning. Loved the little shower and toilet block, immaculately clean and water piping hot.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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Max Brunner

Ranking: 10/10

Nice campsite: Clean facilities, friendly hosts and hot showers. There's a supermarket and a restaurant 5 minutes walk away.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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Steve and Debbie

Ranking: 10/10

Still a great spot on our return two years later. Easy access to the boulders down the beach. I might say if you want to use the Internet you need to pay a small amount, and when you pay this the code is sent to you email address. And of course you can't get this unless you can get online, and you can't get online unless you have the code. We didn't work this out until after we had left and got online elsewhere. It was only five dollars. Still a ten.

Reviewed about 5 years ago

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Clare Lambley

England

Ranking: 8/10

This tiny camp is perfectly located for viewing the boulders if low tide is evening/early morning. Just a short walk along the beach. Well equipped kitchen invites visitors to write messages on the kitchen walls, ceiling, appliances. Well visited and loved by global travellers.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in December 2014

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Eric Lambley

England

Ranking: 9/10

The camp is positioned very well near the beach. Alex and Mel (owners) provide fabulous information as to what to do and see. Great location for the Boulders.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in December 2014

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Bartlomiej Berger

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Perfect to walk to the Boulders from this very nice spot, perfect facilities, very good price.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in November 2014

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Carmen

Canada

Ranking: 8/10

Small but well managed. By the water which was nice, looks like they have upgraded some facilities. The manager was very nice and suggested activities around the area, like seeing the Yellow Eyed Penguins and what time to go and see the Moeraki Boulders.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Julia

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Very neat camping ground with very friendly and helpful owners who take great care of it and give perfect tips about what to do. The facilities are very clean and we felt really comfortable during our stay. Highly recommended.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Claire Henderson

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

This was the first campsite that we stayed at in our motorhome on our three week holiday and I loved it!

The campsite is very pretty with lots of greenery and is really close to the beach.

The owner was really friendly and helpful when greeting us and gave us some really useful information about the best times to see the boulders and penguins. Thanks to his advise we got great views of a couple of penguins.

The toilets were clean, we didn't use the showers as we had an early start for getting to the boulders.

This place has a lovely relaxing vibe, I would definitely stay here again.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

Moeraki Boulders Holiday Park & Motel responds:

Dear Claire
Thanks a lot for your positive comments. Would be a pleasure to see you back in our little seaside paradise some time in the future.
Alex & family

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Michiel Brunsveld

Ranking: 6/10

Nice owners, gave great tips for things to explore. Cheap tent sites, but unfortunately were the toilets and showers quite filthy. Perhaps because of the locals who thought it was necessary to bring a noisy power supply to listen to music at their tent site. Also sleeping next to a railway where two heavy trains rush over in the middle of the night wasn't the best experience. And those Boulders are really not so spectacular. Definitely not the best campsite to visit during peak season.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

Moeraki Boulders Holiday Park & Motel responds:

Dear Michiel
Thanks a lot for taking time to comment on your experience. You visited in January which is our peak holiday season. We try to keep our facilities spotless at all times but with about 30 children in the camp it is sometimes difficult to keep up.
It is correct that we do allow generators in some parts of our camp during the day (8am to 8pm) as we run out of powered sites during peak season. If I remember correctly you were staying in your car parked up next to the only generator in the park at this time. Our camp has a large camping area where guests are free to choose a site.
Anyway, I hope you made some great memories on your travels. Hope to see you back here another time - may be not in peak season.
Kind regards from sunny Hampden Beach.
Alex & family

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Helen

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Helpful, pleasant owner. Good clean facilities, well kept lawns! Tidy environment.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

Moeraki Boulders Holiday Park & Motel responds:

Dear Helen
Thanks for rating your experience with us. Hope to see you again some time in sunny Hampden Beach
Kind regards
Alex & family

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Sven Aebersold

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Great place. Small but beautiful. Close to the beach and within walking distance of the famous boulders.
Alex and Melanie made a true beauty out of this holiday park. Will go back for sure when I am in Kiwi Land next time.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

Moeraki Boulders Holiday Park & Motel responds:

Dear Sven
Thanks a lot for your kind words - was great to have you stay with us.
Kind regards
Alex & family

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Jen Stohler

United States

Ranking: 10/10

This lovely Swiss family run campground is located right next to the beach. It is a 30-45 minute walk during low tide to the Moeraki Boulders. I highly recommend renting one of Alex's mountain bikes in the morning hours to bike to the boulders via the beach! When we did this my face was so sore from such a big grin on my face the entire ride! Gorgeous and magical. The camp is equipped with a clean well stocked kitchen, sparkling toilets and showers, relaxing lounge and plenty of space for kids to play. Pitch a tent, plug in your travel vehicle, rent a backpacker bunk, or rent one of the cabins. I liked pitching our tent across from the ocean in the big open field! Stay for more than a night to get the full experience.

Reviewed about 6 years ago

Moeraki Boulders Holiday Park & Motel responds:

Hi Jen
Was great to have you stay with us. Thanks for the great review. Hope you enjoy your travels - wherever they might take you ;-)
Hope to see you again some day back in sunny Hampden Beach.
Alex

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Lindsay Berquist

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

We stayed here on 3rd May so not too crowded.Good smallish basic camp 50 metres from the sea. Some sites with sea views. The (new) free showers and toilets would have to be the best I have seen.They were spotless. Had a chuckle in the camp kitchen as everyone has written their names on the walls, (which is allowed). Awesome owners. Recommended

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Andrew Young

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

A fairly tightly packed site with a partial sea view from most of the pitches. This said it is very pleasant, well managed and organised.
Power sites also have drinking water taps.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Sonja

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

great place!!!!!!!
me and my friend stayed and worked there for almost 2 weeks because the owners needed some help around the camp. we loved it!! they were extremely friendly, we had a great time there!! i could even paint the walls in the old bathroom :) now we wished we wouldve stayed longer!!
the camp is great, the facilities are the cleanest ever and now after we almost travelled through the whole country we can definitely say that alex' and mels holiday park is one of the best in new zealand!!
keep up with the good work guys!! :)

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in December 2013

Moeraki Boulders Holiday Park & Motel responds:

Hi Sonja and Oliver

Great to hear from you through this review. I hope you had a great time traveling and working your way around NZ! We had a busy season here and the feedback we got for the new paintings in the bathrooms and the great play-boat (thanks Oliver for digging that hole!) were overwhelming. Some girls even tried to sneak into the mens bathroom as they wanted to see the paintings in there too!
All the best for your future travels and hope to see you back at sunny Hampden Beach some day.
Alex, Mel & family

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Juandflow

France

Ranking: 10/10

Such a lovely camping!! Great experience! Cheap but clean, tidy with new toilets and hot showers (free!) and a good kitchen. Very nice and friendly caretaker. Saw some pinguins near moeraki. What a memory!

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in November 2013

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Diane Fraser

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

A lovely, quiet campsite that the whole family enjoyed. Just across the road from the beach - a great location. Clean toilets and showers and excellent value. And very friendly, helpful owners - highly recommended. We will stay there again next time we're down south!

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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kate messervy

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

The views, the beach, the accomodation, the management- all beyond my expectations.

"What a fantastic holiday! This was great value at a stunning location. If you're looking for an authentic kiwi beachside camping experience this place is great. We had 3 seperate sites for our big family. I shared a cabin/motel with 4 others- this was very clean, modern and comfortable and perfect for us. (We flew in from Sydney, drove down from Christchurch, and wanted to have the camping experience without carrying the usal tents and sleeping bags etc.). No frills but everything we needed. The view from our balcony down to the beach was stunning. My son and his partner had an unpowered site for a campervan in a great spot and used the kitchen/laundry/lounge facilities etc and found all very clean and well organised. My sister and her family have been camping in a caravan over New Years for a few years now, at a powered site. They went fishing several mornings- the fish were plentiful and delicious! The trampoline and sports gear meant the kids made friends while playing all day. I loved the eco-friendly approach to recyling. We roasted marshmallows on the beach in the evening and took beach walks at sunrise. Set aside a couple of hours to walk down to the boulders and back or drive 5 mins to walk straight down the hill. We will definately be back. Thanks Alex and family for your warmth and hospitality :)

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Paul Wood

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Good place to stay on Christmas Eve. Owner got us a large pitch. Modern shower and toilet block at entrance and extra toilets around the site. Close to the beach but long walk to the boulders!
Only one warm water washing machine did cause a queue for it.
Recommend if you stay on this part of the coast.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

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Helene & Peter

Belgium

Ranking: 8/10

Friendly people. Nice campground.
Showers and toilet appeared to be relatively new and were clean. Very close to the beach, but still about 45 min walking to the boulders.
Going to the pinguins by foot is pushing it...

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

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KoKi

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

I really loved this campsite! Very friendly hosts and a cool and unique kitchen. The shower/toilet building was awesome as well. All major attractions are near the campsite, especially penguins, seals, the beach and the boulders. Everything for free to watch. I would always recommend this campsite to everyone who is travelling there!

Reviewed about 7 years ago

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ozelmer

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Great place, quiet and well maintained facilities just a stone throw from the beach and a short stroll to the boulders. the owner was helpful with great suggestions and tips for day trips. Highly recommended.

Reviewed about 7 years ago

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Rebel Warren

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Very quite, next to the beach, facilities modern and clean. Certainly recommend it.

Reviewed about 7 years ago

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Sabine and Marc S

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

We are travelling trough NZ for 6 month now and this campingground has the best value we have ever had! New showers/toilets(hot showers for free!), full equipped kitchen, laundry, really nice TV lounge (with heater and bouncing chairs) and every thing very clean! We slept in our van and payed just $11 per person. WiFi is also available for $5 for one day.
Nearby (approx. 10 min. drive) we saw some yelloweyed penguins and you can walk to the moeraki boulders (25 min.). Beach is just over the street. We enjoyed our stay here very much and will come back if we're around this area again.

Reviewed about 7 years ago

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delf tran

France

Ranking: 10/10

If you plan to stop to see the Boulders, you have to stop here!!
A lot of people just drive pass to the Boulders, if you can take your time , this campsite is a very nice place to stay.
We came 2 times,and we extend our stay both of times!!Very good location to relax, close to the beach. We ve been traveling around and it is our favorite campsite; very cheap, nice hot shower, nice and fully equipped kitchen,very very clean, ,close of the Yellow eyed Penguins,very good fish and chips just around, ....From the campsite the Boulders are 25 minutes walking along a very nice and wild beach.
The "family staff" is very friendly and helpful.
Have a break here, take it easy!!!!!

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Martin

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome layed back campground right next to the beach. Lovely hosts! Very clean and well working facilities. Kayaks and bikes available for rent. Next time I´ll spend more time there. There is plenty to do.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Margaret and Derek McNeil

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Small site with cleanest showers ever. Excellent staff - helpful and knowledgable.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Julian_ont

Ranking: 10/10

Very nice Camping ground with a great view on the bay. Not far from moeraki boulders. Good if you couldn't see them on low tide at the first time. The staff was very kind and all facilities were clean and good. Wifi is cheap if you stay longer.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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paulmiles

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent site right on beach, good clean facilities and really good value. We wish you well in your venture. Didn't get to try the fish and chips, but the ice creams were truely awesome!

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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Jenben

France

Ranking: 10/10

Lovely helpful staff who were more than willing to give you advice on penguin spotting, local amenities and anything else you needed to know. Brilliant fish and chips located just up the road. Good clean facilites and lovely location.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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Kurt & Noemi Buhler

Switzerland

Ranking: 8/10

Great facility, very clean, nice staff, great view of the ocean/bay; calm - go there!

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Jason Ritenour

Vanuatu

Ranking: 8/10

A small, out of the way holiday park with the Moeraki Boulders about 20 minutes walk down the beach.

Though not high-tech when we stayed, there is new management who are actively improving the facilities for the coming summer season. As it was, a single bathroom served both men and women and an enclosed shower room stayed warm while showering. The kitchen was clean and well-supplied with dishes, though unheated.

Overall, the most reasonable price-for-service we found for tenting ($22/ 1 night for 2 adults).

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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Keely & Mark Haynes

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Really laid back place, plenty of space. Clean and tidy with hot showers, friendly host family. Really close to Moeraki Boulders and Yellow-Eyed Penguin colony. Is being updated and improved by owners at present - only $9 per adult!

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Camilla Andersson

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Great location just by the beach. Nice new owners fixing up the place. Really cheap ($9). Great local tips from the owners, Alex and Mel. Terrible bicycles for rent.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Brian Morris

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Tatty facilities, old fashioned, lovely owners, captivating position, charming, idyllic, serene, loved it.

Reviewed over 10 years ago