Mistletoe Bay Eco Village Campground...

Mistletoe Bay Eco Village Campground

Queen Charlotte Sound

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Sabine

Ranking: 8/10

Lovely place. We stayed in meadow with our camper. Very quiet area. The kitchen is very clean and you can sit outside.
Shower costs 2 NZD.
You must take your trash.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Lukas

Ranking: 4/10

The side is really pretty located with direct access to the sea. The kitchen has not enough hotplates and there were no utilities at all. But the worst: The facilities are really dirty. I think the showers were never cleaned befor.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Ayesha Solomon

Ranking: 5/10

Lovely site and location. Sheltered. Quiet in early November but school children were in the cabins. Adequate facilities but showers were expensive and ran hot and then cold! Also kitchen, toilets, showers and laundry were very dirty which was off putting and not acceptable given the price! Cafe was shut although we were given a free coffee on arrival. Overall loved the location but unlikely to return as so dirty.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Rob & Colleen Elwood

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

A small and uneven camping area with a lot of patronage in the summer holiday season. The access road is gravel, narrow, steep and winding with several potential bottlenecks for opposing traffic. Facilities are well maintained although stretched in a crowd. Vanners are discouraged from filling water containers and there are no facilities for dumping grey or black water. Easy access to the sea for a dinghy or kayak. $2 showers. Lots of walks from the bay and a very safe swimming beach (with stingrays). Campers also need to beware of losing small items to the persistent wekas.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Michael Pitman

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Lovely inlet setting. Campsites ($32) are set back from the waterfront, so obstructed views from the car. Nice jetty and picnic tables next to the water. Saw stingrays from the Jetty. Paid extra ($2) for a hot 5min shower (we just shared). Nice walk directly from the campsite to a lovely lookout (no paid pass required).

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Blu Ice

New Zealand

Ranking: 6/10

Expensive camp, plus you pay a lot for a shower and the washing machine cost was excessive. There were little utilities in the the kitchen. The amenities are new and clean with good views.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Bill

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent site run by very nice people. Mid October was quiet. That's not always true so worth checking. There's a flattish area near the sea or a few more spaces up a slope where we went. Very peaceful. Good facilities, showers were fine, price entirely reasonable for where it is. Some good glow worms nearby. The Onahau walk has great views on the way up and wonderful views at the top.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Peter Barker

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic site and even better location. Idyllic. Good facilities, superb setting, great for Queen Charlotte track. Friendly and welcoming warden. Don't be put off by other reviews whinging about price and shower time limits. Folk need to get real. This is 2016 after all and this site would be difficult and expensive to service, being relatively remote.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Philippa and Adam

Ranking: 8/10

This is a good place to relax on Marlborough Sounds, or as an overnight if walking the Queen Charlotte track. It's $16 per person per night for an unpowered camping site, hot showers are $2 (although it was baking hot and we just had cold showers). The kitchen had good gas rings and a large fridge-freezer, but limited plates, pans etc. It's about 1.5 km down a gravel road, so really peaceful. Sometimes the people running the place were away for a few hours at a time, meaning the shop would be closed on an ad hoc basis. More information about the water taxis would have helped. The stars at night were better than we saw at Lake Tekapo!

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

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Silvia Kruger

Ranking: 9/10

Wonderful campsite with good facilities. I really liked the fireplace in the kitchen. If the campsite had a power site it would be a 10.

Reviewed about 6 years ago

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Robert Muller

Ranking: 7/10

Nice campsite, $16 p.p, shower $2 for 5 minutes. Friendly staff.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

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Loesje

Belgium

Ranking: 9/10

Very different campsite. :) Eco indeed :).
Nice facilities and lots of space.
Right next to Mistletoe Bay (duh!), which is soooo cute and private and beautiful.
Great swimming (and HUGE stingrays).
Surprisingly expensive (15$ and by the time I accepted that because of all the facilities it turned out to be 2$ extra for a shower :)).
If it hadn't been for the extremely nice owners, I would have turned around and walked away :)
But luckily I didn't, because it was great!

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in January 2013

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Roeland Driessen

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

It's a very quiet place close to the water. Beautiful location with lots of tracks. Kayaking the bay is great. Showers a too short and expensive, however that's a minor detail.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in January 2012

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Lee Lloyd

United States

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful location, friendly owner, quiet, out of the way, nice hiking trails right out of campsite.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Thomas Behy

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Very nice location, expensive showers (short time) very nice campground keeper.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Mark Walker

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Ethos/facilities.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Miriam

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

$15 per person, nice toilet facilities, $2 per shower, but low water level. Kitchen is okay, stunning views and direct access to water. Campground is on the way to Queen Charlotte Track. Huts are available, no contact to owner, honest box.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Ines

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Very nice place but $15PP and $2 for the showers is a little bit too expensive.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Karo Janke

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Quiet, friendly people. Rent a kayak for $15.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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davidm239

Canada

Ranking: 8/10

Great camping ground. Very ecologically friendly.

Reviewed over 11 years ago and experienced in May 2010

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John B

New Zealand

Ranking: 6/10

Lovely location, right by the water on Mistletoe Bay, Facilities unkept, not clean, too expensive for the quality of experience.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago and experienced in November 2008

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liddellfiona

New Zealand

Ranking: 6/10

The camp site was beautiful and definetly worth visiting, but there was very little information available there about activities or local areas to visit.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago