Nikau Cove Campsite

Nikau Cove Campsite

Kenepuru Sound

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Mike R

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Nice clean basic DOC camp secluded away from road 200m with 3 sites at waters edge and three in wooded area. Wonderful view and we clammed at low tide. Pit toilet.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Loesje

Belgium

Ranking: 5/10

Such a nice spot, and could have been perfect.
But unfortunately a bunch of people pitched a whole village here, with an annoying amount of alcohol and noise, so didn't sleep untill 3am. Looks like they were staying here for weeks, and possibly they come here every year. So watch it. No fun at all :) (for us at least)
1 minute down the road is another campsite (Picnic Bay), we picked the wrong one ;).
Only negative camping-experience in NZ, and it wasn't for the campsite.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in January 2013

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Ton Franke

Switzerland

Ranking: 6/10

Very basic, cheap, nice views of the Sounds.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Danielle

Austria

Ranking: 10/10

Adventure at its best. Located in the middle of nowhere, but definitely worth the travel.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Richard Broughton

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Small, great location, close to Portage Hotel.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Kasia Robshaw

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Fab location on the shores of the Sound. Great views, toilets clean and well maintained.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Bert Wierzy

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

A beautiful view of the nature at the end of the queen charlotte track

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Dermot Bryne

Ireland

Ranking: 8/10

Fantastic location, great view, great price.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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rowan bryant

South Africa

Ranking: 10/10

Great spot with fresh water, compost toilet and spectacular views!

Reviewed over 10 years ago