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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…

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Only 25 minutes from Oamaru, 1 hour from Dunedin. Turn towards beach at g.a.s. petrol station in Hampden.

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Daniel Fuell

Ranking: 10/10

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!