Balclutha Motor Camp

Balclutha Motor Camp



29 Rankers Reviews

10 Face-to-Face

6 Camping Grounds

3 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 29.

Lisa's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

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

Reviewed 18 days 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 about 1 year ago

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Esteban's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

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

Reviewed over 1 year 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 almost 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 almost 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 almost 2 years ago

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Birjit Jens

Ranking: 10/10

Nice place, very friendly owner.

Reviewed about 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 over 2 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 over 3 years ago

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Ranking: 9/10

Friendly host, great introduction on the campground and facilities / nice, clean and tidy cabins / well equipped clean kitchen / good and free showers / nice yard in front of the kitchen to enjoy your meals outside

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

Balclutha Motor Camp responds:

Thank you for staying with us. Hope you enjoy your trip around New Zealand. Regards John

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Fiona and Ben


Ranking: 8/10

Nice small camping ground. Friendly owner/manager as well as "Stan" the welcoming cat. Good kitchen, laundry and bathroom facilities. Nice park next door. Balclutha Bridge near town is worthy of a second look.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Yvonne Wu


Ranking: 10/10

Its one of the best holiday park we stayed in New Zealand, John is very friendly to introduce us everything there. Its a small but lovely holiday park. The kitchen and dining are made us feeling that we are at home!

Reviewed over 4 years ago