Hans Bay

Hans Bay

Lake Kaniere Campsite

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22 Rankers Reviews

4 Face-to-Face

16 Hokitika

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Hans Bay Camping Ground
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The Hans Bay Camping Ground is a large grassy campsite on the shores of Lake Kaniere. A good place for a day out on the water, there are picnic tables, recycling facilities and a boat ramp.

A good place for fishing.

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Location

South IslandWest CoastHokitika

Categories

  • Basic Camping

Reviews

Showing 8 reviews of 22.

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Jax

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful place and the weather wasn’t even the greatest but what an awesome set up and area for camping will certainly be back again and hopefully see some sunshine on our next visit

Reviewed 3 months ago

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K&KRahimi

Ranking: 9/10

A great, quiet spot. With a killer view.

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in November 2019

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andrew

Ranking: 1/10

way to crowded and noisy

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Jae-Marie Edwards

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

We arrived in Hokitika late afternoon and wanted to stay in the area to do the Gorge walk the next day. We found Lake Kaniere and loved how much space there was! There is no camping on the foreshore but where you can camp there are bins and tables. In the morning we drove our camper down to the foreshore to have breakfast. The mist on the lake and the snow capped mountains made for a wonderful backdrop. Some friendly ducks there as well.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Raphaele

Ranking: 10/10

Very spacious, secluded camping ground. Only three other vehicles were there with us but because of the smart layout of the place it really felt like we were the only ones there. The toilets are located by the lake and are very clean, flush, and are equipped with soap and light. The views are stunning both from the camping area and the lake. Picnic tables in camping area and by the lake.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Matt

Ranking: 9/10

Great place, so quiet and peaceful, we were the only ones there at the time so had whole place to ourselves.
The toilets were great, a bit of a walk from the camper site but no problem.
During summer I’d imagine it’s busy, but in April was super quiet

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in April 2018

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Stephen Lindsay

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful spot looking over the lake. Quiet in April. A few sand flies and watch out for the cheeky Wekas stealing your food from your plate.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Luis Vigil Vidal

Ranking: 9/10

Nice and lovely place. Super calm area to stay. Nice views to the lake, star gazing at night and lots of spaces. Flush clean toilets. A bit of sandflies but ok. Totally recommend it!!

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Nick Morrison

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