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We are a little, unique and typical kiwi beach camping ground with lots of character. Enjoy camping by the sea, viewing dolphins and penguins nearby and the amazing Moeraki Boulders. Awesome cafe, famous fish and chips, supermarket just 250m away.

Camp in our scenic reserve with beach access, extensive bird and marine life, the Moeraki Boulders a short stroll away and star gazing at night.

Insiders have been flocking to beautiful Hampden Beach since many generations to enjoy the safe swimming beach or kayak the lagoon. And also the fishing in the bay is awesome.

You might see the endemic hector dolphin in the bay and a leisurely stroll along the beach (30 minutes) will take you to the ancient and mystic Moeraki Boulders.

Ride a bike to the lighthouse (about 8 km one way) and see the beautiful coast…



60 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 8.

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Alex Beley

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10


Reviewed about 1 month 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 3 months ago

Moeraki Boulders Kiwi Holiday Park 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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the rater

Ranking: 10/10

Just Fabulous!

Reviewed 3 months ago

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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 3 months 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 10 months 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 1 year ago and experienced in April 2016

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Nick Gifford's avatar

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 1 year 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 1 year ago and experienced in January 2017