Moeraki Boulders Kiwi Holiday Park

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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…



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

Sunny's avatar


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 4 days ago

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Angela's avatar


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 1 month ago

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Yar Ni Ng


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 1 month ago

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Pumpi Du


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 2 months ago

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Alex Beley

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Ranking: 10/10


Reviewed 6 months 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 “’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 7 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 7 months ago

Esteban's avatar


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 7 months ago