Onamalutu Campsite

Onamalutu Campsite

Northbank of the Wairau River.

Reviews

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Tash & Laura

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful location , big grassy field surrounded by trees. Lots of flat spots. No phone signal!! Toilets well maintained. Lots of bees and flies. Nice walkways but sadly stream was all dry when we visited. Only 4 other vans there with us and plenty of space.

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Megan Belanger

Ranking: 10/10

Super clean bathrooms, amazing open spaces, and a cute picnic table area. Lots of little flies made it annoying to sit down and eat, so we walked and ate! But it’s much better than dealing with sandflies. Most of these were just harmless little flies. There weren’t many people there so it felt very private. Great cheap place for camping - 8$/person. Would recommend.

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Don Strachan

Ranking: 10/10

Delightful spot only maybe 15mins from Blenheim. Big space but lots of good little corners to tuck into. Decent toilets & not too many sandflies or mossies. Pretty quiet too.

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Emma Guthrie

Ranking: 7/10

We stayed around New Years, lots of family’s, sandflies and little shade on the big field. But the short walk to the river is lovely. No showers but the toilets are kept nice.

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Jasmine

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful big grassy field. It was empty when we were there. Very quiet and blissful! Lots of sandflies though...

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Eric Jackson

Ranking: 10/10

Large open Green space with lots of room for campers. Quiet, just birds in the morning. About 15 kilometres outside Renwick, on paved road. $8 pp, $5 for electricity.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Joanna du Toit

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Flush toilets, plenty of taps (boil water warning) and outdoor sink for kitchen/laundry. Large campground with little disturbance from other campers. Powered sites on the right side of the grounds. Nice wonder down to the stream (or maybe it was more like a creek). Negligible number of sandflies. $6 per adult per night.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Grant Annan

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome camp. Clean and sheltered. One of the best we have stayed at.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Basia Mikozatorak

Poland

Ranking: 10/10

Great views, lovely place.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Andres Gonzalez

Spain

Ranking: 9/10

Perfect!! Powered sites, a lot of space, WC.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Cooper Davis-Draper

Ranking: 10/10

Great place, beautiful open field in a small sheltered valley with soft grass, picnic tables and clean bathrooms. There are little trails that can allow you to walk along a small stream where you can see small fish and cray fish.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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steve zan

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

great location with many spots, fabulous sunrises possible if conditions are right. lots of trees around

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Joanna du Toit

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Great views but very boggy and slippery in the winter. We were stuck at least 3 times during our overnight winter stay.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Nancy Blindell

Ranking: 9/10

Take the road to Mt Richmond Forest Park, to the left after you cross the Wairau river to the north of Renwick. It's about 10km in, past many farming properties, and signposts come up occasionally to reassure you that you haven't missed it! Huge grassed area, little bushy walks, nice afternoon sunshine, and clean toilet block. Great as last night before the ferry.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Rob & Colleen Elwood

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Onamalutu is a picnic and camping spot with a nicely kept toilet block, a short walk through an attractive fringe of native bush beside a small stream that can disappear in the summer and a fairly large grassy playing / camping area; but not much else. There are a few power outlets for caravans. A lot of casual visitors come and go during the day. A bit off the beaten track but nice enough for a short stay.
Had a second stay of three nights in January 2016. The stream had been swept clean by a couple of heavy rainfalls which left a string of beautiful swimming holes that can be found by walking upstream. A lovely quiet spot during the week .. the picnic parties turn up in the weekends.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Evon Jones

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Nice DOC camp.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014