Purakaunui Bay Campsite

Purakaunui Bay Campsite

Catlins Coast

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63 Rankers Reviews

35 Face-to-Face

169 Basic Camping

13 Owaka

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Purakaunui Bay Camping Ground

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DOC campsite, small fee, basic facilities

What a place! Not too far off the main road, down a narrow unsealed section - watch out for sheep. Beautiful beach, vast grassy areas, seals, striking cliffs as well as a good surf beach. The famous Purakaunui Falls are not far away. This camp site is definately well worth the trip.

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South IslandSouthlandOwaka

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  • Basic Camping

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    Camp on the coast. Striking cliff faces can be seen from the campsite and Purakaunui Falls are not far. There is a good surf beach to the south of the camp. Cosgrove Island, a wildlife refuge, is off the coast and Jacks Blowhole is 10 km to the north.

    Adult $8/day
    Child $4/day

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Lisa Greenfield

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Loads of space. Right by the beach. Excellent toilets. Water supply (not drinking water). Lots of very happy dogs around. Seems to be a haven for pets. Totally recommend.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Karo

Ranking: 8/10

It's directly at the beach, clean long drop toilets and water supply. Don't park on the grass after lots of rain, it can get very muddy. No service at all and a long gravel road to the campsite but it's worth the view.

Reviewed 3 months ago

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Stephen Lindsay

New Zealand

Ranking: 7/10

Quite a narrow unsealed drive approaching the Bay. Lovely views of the bay but difficult to find a flat spot.

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Elizabeth Gilbert

Ranking: 5/10

Great coastal view. Unfortunately sheep may safely graze, and the ground was thick with fresh evidence. Several morons on dirts bikes raced on the beach all through the evening. Very clean toilets.

Reviewed 11 months ago

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Hannah's avatar

Hannah

Ranking: 10/10

Great spot right on the beach! They have basic public toilets that were pretty clean. I loved staying here, the view was breathtaking.

Reviewed 12 months ago

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Nathalie Gobin

Ranking: 9/10

Worth getting there. Beautiful beach. Toilets OK. A small sink. Good spot to stop on the coast.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Linda Livett

Australia

Ranking: 7/10

The beach here was magnificent and deserves a 10/10. There is a lot of room for camping but we found it a bit too open and busy. A lot of people meant that the toilets were less than clean.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Mark

Ranking: 10/10

This is a stunning site. Beautiful beach, plenty of room for campers of all sorts, clean toilet facilities. All you could wish for.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍

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Nick Morrison

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