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A cheeky view of the surf conditions

A cheeky view of the surf conditions

Robin Hood Bay Recreation Reserve

Robin Hood Bay Recreation Reserve

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Robin Hood Bay Camping Ground is a small, basic camping site which is free of charge! The bay itself is isolated, beautiful and one of the most reliable surf locations in Marlborough. The access road includes 10 to 20 minutes of gravel road if you are coming from Blenheim, or well over an hours drive if you are heading in from Picton. The road is definitely not suitable for caravans, it is very steep, windy and narrow in patches - but with incredible views along the way. Enjoy!

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Phone: (03) 546 9339

Phone (intl): +64 3 546 9339

Blenheim Address:
Robin Hood Bay, Rarangi

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Gordon Thomas

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Nice place at the beach - disgusting toilets.

Nice place at the beach - disgusting toilets.

Reviewed 16 April 2014

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Jessica Wagner

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Very quiet and nice place at the beach.

Very quiet and nice place at the beach.

Reviewed 16 April 2014

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arnaud paquet

Belgium

Ranking: 5/10

Bad gravel road, which may be dangerous if it's raining cause it turns to mud, and that for 25km. Moreover, sceneries...

Bad gravel road, which may be dangerous if it's raining cause it turns to mud, and that for 25km. Moreover, sceneries were not those expected, so quite a loss of time (for me).
About the camping itself, it's quite small, with long grass, basic toilets and heaps of sandflies. Not the one I would recommend.

Reviewed about 1 month ago and experienced in December 2013

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Andrew Potratz

United States

Ranking: 5/10

Tried staying here on 23 October. Lovely spot, very secluded. The drive in isn't as bad as we thought it would be, ...

Tried staying here on 23 October. Lovely spot, very secluded. The drive in isn't as bad as we thought it would be, either. Certain times of the year, I'm sure this would be one of the best freedom camping spots on the South Island, but unfortunately, after nightfall, we were attacked by heaps of mosquitoes. I opened our van door for just a brief moment and about 100 of the pests slipped in. We ended up driving back to Blenheim around midnight, as the bugs made Robin Hood Bay absolutely unbearable. Worse than any experiences we've had with sandflies, even.

Other than the bugs, it is absolutely incredible and gorgeous and well maintained.

Reviewed 24 October 2013

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Emma K

Spain

Ranking: 8/10

Nice little site with a stinky toilet.
The views on the drive there are stunning.
Loop track is right there for you ...

Nice little site with a stinky toilet.
The views on the drive there are stunning.
Loop track is right there for you to enjoy and the sound of the waves will take you to sleep.

The mosquitos and sandflies ate me. But other than that I can really recommend it!

Reviewed 14 October 2013

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Jonas Herrmann

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Clean facilities, very beautiful, you can get a lot of seafood out of the sea.

Clean facilities, very beautiful, you can get a lot of seafood out of the sea.

Reviewed 8 months ago and experienced in February 2013

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Fabian

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Is located far from the main roads, but definitely worth a visit.

Is located far from the main roads, but definitely worth a visit.

Reviewed 8 months ago and experienced in February 2013

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Valentina Fuchs

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome! Free campground with toilet, lovely beach and river.

Awesome! Free campground with toilet, lovely beach and river.

Reviewed 8 months ago and experienced in February 2013

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Lea Bulle

France

Ranking: 8/10

Good spot and campsite, but we did not see dolphins.

Good spot and campsite, but we did not see dolphins.

Reviewed 8 months ago and experienced in February 2013

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Sebastian

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

I met friendly local people who were camping as well. They showed me great things from the sea.

I met friendly local people who were camping as well. They showed me great things from the sea.

Reviewed 8 months ago and experienced in February 2013

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Peter Brown

United States

The i SITE system is a very effective way to plan and reserve your tours. Americans aren't familiar with such a system. We didn't know they existed until we arrived. Very helpful advice and maps. The first iSite you get to is the one in Auckland Airport!

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Pei

China

Ranking: 7/10

Small compact camping sites, you could pitch a tent here, the drive view of this route is awesome to me, not very goo...

Small compact camping sites, you could pitch a tent here, the drive view of this route is awesome to me, not very good when raining.

Reviewed 8 months ago and experienced in May 2013

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Patrick Stoeit

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Nice little campsite with one toilet. No water but a river to wash dishes and take cooking water. Free camping/no costs.

Nice little campsite with one toilet. No water but a river to wash dishes and take cooking water. Free camping/no costs.

Reviewed 11 months ago and experienced in March 2013

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Janina Hoffmann

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Reviewed 12 months ago and experienced in March 2013