Balclutha Motor Camp

Balclutha Motor Camp

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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 18 days ago

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Suzanne

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 20 days ago

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Lisa

Ranking: 10/10

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

Reviewed 2 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 about 1 year ago

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Esteban

Ranking: 10/10

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

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Svetlana Shriyan

Australia

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 about 2 years ago

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Brigham Edgar

Australia

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 about 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

Spain

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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Hya@nztrip

Germany

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 about 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

Australia

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 over 4 years ago

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Yvonne Wu

Australia

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

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Tyrell Seavey

Ranking: 10/10

My wife and I have been camping around NZ for 3 months and can easily say this was the BEST place we have stayed! The new owner, John, went far out of his way to accommodate us and our needs. We felt like family staying here. This place is small and tidy with a comfortably professional feel and has everything you'd expect in a holiday park.

Reviewed about 5 years ago

Balclutha Motor Camp responds:

Thank you Tyrell, we are trying hard and learning every day.

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Sina Leidig

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Very friendly staff (John) who showed us around very thoroughly. Very green campsite, also very calm. Good facilities; laundry and a very well equipped kitchen with sitting room, TV, etc. Balclutha itself is not a very exciting town, but allright on the way through

Reviewed about 5 years ago

Balclutha Motor Camp responds:

Thanks for your comments Sina, we have put up a photo board of things to see and do in the camp so people can find things a bit easier.

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Rob Bradbury

Australia

Ranking: 7/10

A very neat campsite, well manicured lawns etc. Very strict management and beware, we got charged $5 to use the dump facilities and refill with water, extortionate!!

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

Balclutha Motor Camp responds:

Hi Rob, Thank you for the remarks regarding the neat Campsite and manicured lawns. I had only taken over the Camp since the 1st October 2013 so you are my first ranker! My plan was to run 1 year before changing too much, but did get feedback regards the somewhat regimented signs placed around the camp. These have since been removed. As for the charge for the Dump Station, it is now clearly labelled, I expect that after emptying van waste that the people will require to use the bathroom facilities to clean them selves afterwards, hence the charge, I do get House Buses, Caravans and Motor homes coming in and using these facilities and someone has to be here to make sure these are not misused or abused also I have frequently called to assist with blockages by campers. The water is FREE and of very good drinking quality (normally $2 to $3 a litre at any Supermarket). The Balclutha Motor Camp is owned by the Clutha District Council and leased by me. I pay hefty commercial rates for the services that are supplied to the Camp.These amenities are free of charge for anybody staying in the camp and I am very proud of what I have here in Balclutha. Anything said I take seriously and try and make better, but this is one of those fee's that I have to pass on. Thanks for your feedback Rob at least it gives me a chance to respond. regards John McGowan balcluthacamp@gmail.com

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Lynda Quartay

United Kingdom

Ranking: 6/10

Camp very strict and not flexible.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in March 2013

Balclutha Motor Camp responds:

Balclutha Motor Camp is now Under New Management as of 1st October 2013.

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Andrew Grimes

United Kingdom

Ranking: 6/10

Hmm, very regimented, rules very strict, to point of water and electric turned off at 10am precisely even if you are staying for two days, turned back on at 12 midday and expensive.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in March 2013

Balclutha Motor Camp responds:

Balclutha Motor Camp is now Under New Management as of 1st October 2013

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roos wubben

Netherlands

Ranking: 6/10

Small place, big kitchen, no as complete and beautiful at the Top10 campgrounds. Showers were poor.

Reviewed about 7 years ago

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MeganG

United States

Ranking: 8/10

Friendly staff. Within walking distance of town. Nothing notable about the town. It was the only campground we could find after touring the caitlins. Everything else was closed.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Katrawa

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice staff, personal treatment, nice facilities, music in the shower.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Reed Bell

China

Ranking: 9/10

Friendly and funny staff, not very big but warm lounge, best choice to begin your southern scenic route trip!

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Manu & Gabi

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Nice people, really good camping ground, kitchen with all you need.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

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Jenny & Barry Sleeman

New Zealand

Ranking: 7/10

Nice little camp with very friendly manager and manageress.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

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jhwjhw

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Clean, modern, tidy, well kept, nice owners. Needs a kids playground and clearlite roofing near kitchen cleaned then Id give it a 10. Very good, recommend.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

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Don & Alice

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Great personal service and perfect facilities.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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KathrinS

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Very well appointed, friendly people.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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Claudia

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Very personal atmosphere thanks to the host.Clean facilities and nicely maintained campground. Homely kitchen and living room.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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JaninaF

Germany

Ranking: 2/10

Very expensive in comparison to others, very cold, kitchen is very old.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in March 2009