Balclutha Motor Camp

Balclutha Motor Camp



32 Rankers Reviews

10 Face-to-Face

2 Camping Grounds

1 Dump Station

1 Balclutha



At Balclutha Motor Camp we offer friendly southern hospitality.

Balclutha is the centre of South Otago, has a full range of services and is the gateway to the Catlins Coast and Southern Scenic Route.

We offer affordable, comfortable accommodation with a choice of Cabin, Motorhome Site, Caravan Site and Tent Site. Our sites cater for all shapes and sizes.

There is safe off-street parking and it is a short stroll down to the town centre, supermarket, hospital and swimming pool. We are within 5-minutes drive of the golf course, bowling club, arts centre and gym.

We cater for domestic and overseas travellers, fishermen, holiday groups, family groups and school groups.

Special features:
- Families welcome
- Sunny sites
- Next to the Balclutha River
- Inspection welcome
-Experienced, friendly hosts
- Central location to amenities, shops, restaurants etc
- Off-street parking

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Feature Value Info


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  • Dump Station
  • Camping Grounds





  • Standard Cabins

    Supply own bedding. Queen-size and single beds available. Larger cabins equipped with fridges. Bedding available for hire. All cabins are carpeted, draped and all accessible. All cabins are located in the same blocks as the amenities.

    Base Rate (1 person) $48/day
    Extra Adult $15/day
    Base Rate (2 persons) $70/day
    Extra Child $10/day
  • Powered Sites

    We have sites to suit all sizes on wheels and tent space to suit as well.

    Base Rate (1 person) $22/day
    Base Rate (2 persons) $44/day
    Extra Adult $15/day
    Extra Child $10/day
  • Tent Sites

    We have sites to suit all sizes on wheels and tent space to suit as well.

    Base Rate (1 person) $18/day
    Base Rate (2 persons) $36/day
    Extra Adult $10/day
    Extra Child $10/day


Showing 13 reviews of 32.

Rocky47's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

This is one of the best places we have stayed on the South Island. The sites are nothing special but the facilities are excellent. Nice clean showers a large incredibly well equipped kitchen and a very reasonably priced laundry which is open 24/7. The host who is the owner is very helpful and quite friendly. The city water supply is however not very tasty so I would not suggest filling your tank.

Reviewed 21 days ago

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Kaloyan Radev

Ranking: 10/10

Extremely cosy, friendly and wellcome! All facilities, extras as free barbecue and great citchen, some nice hints for the road and the sunset from the owner :-) Great spirit of the place and the people in it!

Reviewed 3 months ago

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Suzanne's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Under new ownership.
Anete and Den have made this site special: it is spotlessly clean, the kitchen is fully equipped and the social area is comfortable. Hot showers and internet are free and internet has a strong signal throughout the site. But best of all is their warm welcome and local knowledge. Stay here if you can

Reviewed 3 months ago

Lisa's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Campingplatz nicht zu riesig, größtenteils Dauercamper. Alles sehr sauber, große Küchenausstattung vorhanden.

Reviewed 5 months ago

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Amelie Charrier

Ranking: 10/10

Really nice welcoming ! The owner showed us around. Everything is clean and tidy. Recommended place!

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Esteban's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Best value for money. Warm showers. Good advise. Friendly owner.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Svetlana Shriyan


Ranking: 10/10

Very nice place just outside the town
Very clean facilities
Well equipped kitchen and laundry
The owner s very nice and helpful
the sites very clean and green
definitely worth the stay
Highly recommended

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Lizzie V

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Lovely place to stay for the night. $18 to pitch my tent, clean facilities and a beautiful, cosy kitchen and dining area. The owner is a friendly, welcoming guy.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Brigham Edgar


Ranking: 7/10

Very friendly and clean, a really warm lounge/dining/kitchen area. A few permanent residents but a great overnight pit stop👍

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Birjit Jens

Ranking: 10/10

Nice place, very friendly owner.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Chloe McKee

Ranking: 10/10

$36 for 2 on an unpowered site in winter 2017. John the owner is so friendly, gave us up to date weather info and road info during the floods and let us stay way past check out time. Great warm, clean dining area and long hot shower!

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Tracey Tyson

Ranking: 9/10

Fantastic little place, very friendly and informative host. Good kitchen facilities and showers. Lovely aspect with the park and aviary just behind.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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María del Carmen Escandell


Ranking: 8/10

$50, 2 adults & 2 children (7 & 3 year old) in a powered site. We stayed in August. Very friendly place, very good and spotless facilities (kitchen, bathroom, showers, laundry room). Free hot showers but then you freeze.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago