Bluff Camping Ground

Bluff Camping Ground


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Gay Hamilton

Ranking: 4/10

Pro: big kitchen, great view, fantastic shower though bathroom draughty. Con: overpriced ($50 for 2 powered site in winter), no utensils or pots/pans, no microwave. Kettle was faulty. Dont bother with Bluff town in winter as practically every shop was closed.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Jeyeol Rhyu

Korea, Republic of

Ranking: 10/10

주방에서 보이는 풍경이 엄청 아름답고 시설이 깨끗합니다. 샤워장엔 핫샤워 콸콸 :)

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Daphne H


Ranking: 8/10

Nice campground with stunning view. Facilities a little bit old but clean. Hot showers free. Kitchen big enough for cooking and eating. Nice and friendly guy help us for self-registration and gave us tips for the travel to Stewart Island. We stayed 1 night with our motorhome.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Simon Liehout

New Zealand

Ranking: 7/10

Great spot. Shared kitchen area was great and warm. Free wifi and great views. Could do with a really good clean though!

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Teb's avatar


United States

Ranking: 8/10

A really nice campground with great views! However, if the wind is blowing there’s no place to hide. Clean toilets and showers with with hot high pressure water. Large kitchen/relaxation area however minimally equipped, bring your own.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Lizzie V

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Pleasant camp ground with nice facilities and a view. I paid $15 to pitch my tent and stay the night.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Ranking: 9/10

Clean helpful, let us leave our van hooked up while at Stewart Island for 3 days at a very reasonable cost. Easy walking to ferry terminal, efficient dryers. Quiet campsite, great birdwatching.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Guillaume Deleuze

Ranking: 6/10

The facilities were in excellent condition - kitchen clean, functioning, laundry ($6 drying $4 cleaning) etc. There was also a large common area to eat in and meet other travellers if you wanted. The wifi was free, though a bit slow. The campsite is unattended though the owner was quick to answer the phone when we needed something. All in all, it was a good option before taking the ferry to Stewart island, however we payed $40 ($20 per person) for a tiny 2-man tent.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Ranking: 7/10

Good location, small camp ground. Honesty system in place but manager was there when we arrived. Price - way too expensive for such a facility. $50 powered site, 2 people. Amenities were good but no locks or codes to enter. A safety concern for us. Also window open too far in shower area. Anyone could see in. Do your research before coming here.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Shelley Hancox

Ranking: 8/10

Kitchen and bathroom facilities etc seem very new and extremely clean and tidy. Unlimited free wifi for campers if you phone warden for password. $25 per person for a powered site made this one of the more expensive we've stayed at. New washing machine and dryer but they are coin operated only ($4 and $6 respectively) and since we had no coins, only notes, and had already plugged in for the night we couldn't use them without leaving to get change.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Stacy Cheng

Ranking: 10/10

Great camping site, the price is fair, in terms of the view - great, clean facilities and hot shower, last but not least, also includes the washing machine!! They even have the heating system in the kitchen, I heard the clothes dryer will be ready next week. So no doubt, really recommend this camping site.
For sure , we will come back again.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Ben McGeachie

Ranking: 5/10

This site is only good for its location, although toilet/shower blocks are clean. There is no warden, people came to use the facilities and went again. $50 for a powered site! $40 for non powered but we only had a $50 bill. Didn't see any wardens at all.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Dianne van der Wal

Ranking: 7/10

Although way overpriced, facilities are great and it is a good hub for Stewart Island.

Reviewed about 5 years ago

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Sebastiaan Kemperman

Ranking: 4/10

Grassed parking lot, with well maintained facilities, but besides the proximity to the ferry, really not worth staying. Especially when traveling in a self contained van. Quite expensive as well.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Ron Clarke

Czech Republic

Ranking: 7/10

Solid overnight utility stop. Very clean well run facility.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Daniel Goellner

Ranking: 3/10

Basically a car park. The only place in Bluff but if you don't have to stay there I see no reason why.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Gal Bero


Ranking: 10/10

Very very clean, big kitchen, free laundry about $27NZ for two people-no power. Beds and rooms also available- more expensive.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

+Friendly warden
+Free washing machine
+Good facilities
+Easy disabled access
+Plenty of space
+Good locations to do lots of walks from
+Could leave the van when we went for a walk and use the kitchen before we left about 4pm, but it was the quiet season, not sure if that would be possible in the summer.
+You can just pay to use the kitchen or showers if you don't want to stay the night

-Would have loved to have stayed an extra night, but money is tight and whilst the campsite is not too expensive compared to other sites we felt it was too expensive for us to stop an extra night.

It's an honesty box system, although the warden clocks how many vans stay and who they are so make sure you pay up and keep this fantastic site open!

:) Would stay there again

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in October 2013

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Anja and Katharina


Ranking: 9/10

Very simple campground but everything you need (hot showers and washing machine included).

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Small and simple but extremely clean, tidy and well organised. Perfectly easy to find! Runs on an honesty box system. Washing machine use free (unusual in our experience and v welcome) - the addition of a pay-for-use tumble drier would be a plus.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Celia Murphy


Ranking: 10/10

Excellent facilities, cosy, reasonable rates, very clean (shame about the weather!).

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Remko Ebbens


Ranking: 3/10

little hard to find.

Reviewed over 10 years ago