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Lizzie V

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

A great place to pitch a tent for only $15 a night for one person. I overlooked the amazing coast line and ocean from my tent, in a nice quiet spot. The showers cost a bit extra, and there is an office with snack foods and helpful staff. It is a large campsite surrounded in flax bushes with the beach close by.

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Millka Pietikainen

Ranking: 8/10

Very clean showers and kitchen in new block, although had to queue in the morning. Powered sites were not assigned at reception and the place is a bit of a maze to find a spot. Bay is lovely, saw many dolphins.

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Geoff Steele


Ranking: 8/10

We stayed for one night in September, which was in the first week of the new management. New facilities block combines a large kitchen, laundry and clean/modern showers and requires a PIN for access. Shower requires a token to operate that you can buy from the office. Looks like this was a large run down camp on the headland and that area is being allowed to regrow/recover. Sites are large with a gravel area to park the motorhome, with up to 2 or 3 sites in groups with flax growing for privacy and wind protection. Large motorhome access is not a problem. At time of staying there's not much here, with cafe under construction and main office yet to be setup. No wifi. But the location is amazing with views over the bay and along the rocks from several spots on the headland. I could have sat and watched the huge waves crashing in on the rocks all day. Petrified forest is an easy walk starting 200m down the road.

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Vanessa Stubbs


Ranking: 7/10

7 if you can use the new facilities, 6 if you can't! The sites are separated by huge flax which gives sites privacy and some space. The area is great but because of the flax you can't see anything from the motorhome. Feels overpriced for what it offers. No playground. Some sites on gravel but a lot of mud around.

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Ann-Kathrin Schmidt

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful location above Curio Bay. My husband had the whole bay to himself for kitesurfing, only had to share it with the dolphins that were there all day long. I also got into the water (don't forget to bring your wetsuit) and they came up close to me so that I could've touched them (which of course I didn't).
New kitchen/laundry/shower/restroom facility. Very clean, large and heated - great for people with kids to let them crawl around in colder or wet days. A bit unpersonal, would also be nice to have some cutlery and plates there. Also, the powered sites are very small and not really nice - no view of the bay. Showers take long to get warm, so basically you just get 4 min for $2.
Anyway, location great, wildlife amazing and facilities super clean - we'd come back!

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Walter Neff

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Stayed 1 night in a campervan Feb 2017.

Was very busy (Saturday) so we parked up overlooking the bay, others were parked up overlooking Porpoise Bay as all the sites amongst the flax were taken or unsuitable. Gave us a great view but luckily the wind wasn't blowing.
Facilities all new, PIN code for the door to the block (put a slight weight on the door before putting your code in for easier opening).

Not the quiet forgotten place it apparently once was but still worth a visit for the killer view over the bay, the Petrified Forest and YEPs and the Hector's Dolphins.