Murchison Motorhome Park, Nelson Region, NZ - 69 travel reviews for Murchison Motorhome Park
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Murchison Motorhome Park was designed and built specifically with the traveller in mind.

Modern, colourful purpose built facility with a new amenities building and landscaped grounds. Free showers and BBQ, log fire in kitchen/lounge and underfloor heating in bathrooms.
Site borders the Buller river and has a stunnin vista in all directions. Numerous swimming holes and fishing spots on site. Activities include chip and putt golf course, cycle/walk way along river, large checkers, volley ball, petanque. Customers are encouraged to pick their own sites and there is plenty of room to spread out. We cater for motorhomes, caravans and tents. We also have private cabins with linen supplied. They either have a queen size bed tor two single beds.

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We were designed & built with the traveller in mind.

We were designed & built with the traveller in mind.

Kitchen and Lounge area with log fire

Kitchen and Lounge area with log fire

Plenty of places to relax

Plenty of places to relax

River access for fishing and swinning

River access for fishing and swinning

Aerial view

Aerial view

Contact

Email: murchmotor.park@xtra.co.nz

Website: Murchison Motorhome Park

Phone: +64 274 826 199

Murchison Address:
2596 Kawatiri-Murchison Hwy State Hwy 6

Operating Season And Hours: 2018 - The park closes down for the winter on 27th May, and it reopens for the 2018-19 season on 4th September. We look forward to welcoming new and returning customers. Gates Close at 9pm every night, unless prior arrangement has been made. Gtaes close at 8pm from 1st April onwards

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69 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 6.

Nat's avatar

Nat

Ranking: 10/10

Loved my stay here, favourite place during my trip. Powered sites are close to amenities but still private enough with hedges between and wooden outdoor tables at most. The amenities were excellent, wood fired heater inside the fully equipped kitchen to keep cozy, lovely outdoor but enclosed tables, small charge for washer and dryer, lovely owner. If you get time go for a stroll down the back and check out the river! The rocklined river is gorgeous and worth the sandfly bite or two. Overall would highly recommend!

Reviewed 22 days ago

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The Weathersons

Ranking: 8/10

This a really lovely site next to the river with some lovely views. We were booked in for 2 nights but only stayed for 1 as unfortunately there was a bee infestation which meant we could not sit outside and unfortunately being stung several times whilst collecting the washing of the line.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Johannes Kempf

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice, very clean. Full recommendation!

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Malindi Esterhuizen

Ranking: 8/10

We really enjoyed our overnight stay. The owner is very friendly. The facilities are clean and looked new. Our boys also had lots of fun playing with the resident Border Collie. :) We can highly recommend this campsite as a sleepover.

Reviewed 2 months ago

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Emma Guthrie

Ranking: 8/10

The bugs, argh the bugs! I’m sure it’s just the time of year and/or this part of the country but dive bombing bumble bees and sandflies do get frustrating. However they do have a meshed-in porch off the kitchen for bug free dining. Bugs aside, the facilities are wonderful, as are the hosts. Lots of room to pitch your tent and level private sections for campervans.

Reviewed 3 months ago

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Henry Hunter

Ranking: 10/10

This was the best Park we stayed in on North or South Island. Location is stunning and staff and facilities top notch. It’s not in town (which is why it’s so nice) but only a short drive away you can find really good dinner and a phenomenal breakfast (try the banana and bacon pancake stack) at the Rivers Cafe.

Reviewed 3 months ago

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Joanna du Toit

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Buy your vegetables from her garden. They were delectable! Friendly, warm and helpful service. Same price for powered and unpowered sites. Large area to camp but limited shade from trees. Good kitchen facilities. Bathroom would benefit from a bit more ventilation. Showers are on a 7-min timer but it is free. Dip in the river was an experience to remember (especially fighting those sandflies on the way back).

Reviewed 4 months ago

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Edwin Bos

Ranking: 10/10

As good as it gets! Very clean and all of the needed facilities were there. This was our first camping since the pick-up of our motorhome in Christchurch on our way to Abel Tasman. The detour due to the earthquake highway works drove us through this place and it was perfect. A shame to have this as a basic :)

Reviewed 5 months ago

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Nadene Chessells

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

We stayed at this great park last night as a halfway spot between Blenheim and Hamner Springs. Super clean amenities, great host, stunning location. Thoroughly recommend. Thanks for the laughs Karen!

Reviewed 6 months ago

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Prudence Jane

Ranking: 10/10

By far the best place we have stayed on our trip so far! The lady who served us was super friendly and welcoming. The grounds are beautiful, facilities clean and new, nice level powered sites and we felt totally safe here. I wish all camp sites were like this. It’s a great halfway point between the north and West Coast, highly recommend!

Reviewed 6 months ago

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Katherine

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

One of our favourite powered sites during our South Island trip. Karen was welcoming and was informative (of the places we were thinking of heading to next), and showed us around the site and was thoughtful enough to give us the code for the disabled toilet for our littlies and chose a site that was right next to the footpath - so no walking on wet grass! Loved the BBQ, the cooking equipment/utensils, teatowels(!) and drying racks(!!) available in the common amenities block. The toilets were clean and colourful - the girls came back remarking that there was music in the toilets and the color in the block. Lovely walk down to the river and amazingly peaceful! Will definitely stay here again if we are in the Murchison area. Thanks Karen!

Reviewed 6 months ago

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Owen Dilling

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

I could not be more happy with my stay at Murchison. The hosts were friendly but unobtrusive and the park was clean, well appointed and homely. The facilities were spotless and the lovely owner even looked after my kayak on a day when I was city bound. I will certainly be coming again and staying right here beside the Buller River is what cn only be described as paradise. Well recommended!!!!

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Sue Armstrong

Ranking: 10/10

What a beautiful campsite! Facilities are very clean and welcoming with fire going in the kitchen. There is a river where in summer you can go swimming. Karen, the owner, is lovely with great advice about places to see and visit.

Reviewed 11 months ago

Murchison Motorhome Park Products

  • Powered Sites

    Powered Site per person $18/day
    Extra Adult $18/day
    Child 6-16 $10/day
    Under 5 $5/day
  • Non-Powered Sites

    Non-powered Site per person $18/day
    Extra Adult $18/day
    Child 6-16 $10/day
    Under 5 $5/day
  • Private Cabin

    Queen Bed $75/day
    Twin Bed $75/day
    Single $50/day

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This review was selected by Karen Steadman of Murchison Motorhome Park on Thu 22 Feb, 2018.

Henry Hunter's avatar

Henry Hunter

Ranking: 10/10

This was the best Park we stayed in on North or South Island. Location is stunning and staff and facilities top notch. It’s not in town (which is why it’s so nice) but only a short drive away you can find really good dinner and a phenomenal breakfast (try the banana and bacon pancake stack) at the Rivers Cafe.

Reviewed 3 months ago

69 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 6.

Nat's avatar

Nat

Ranking: 10/10

Loved my stay here, favourite place during my trip. Powered sites are close to amenities but still private enough with hedges between and wooden outdoor tables at most. The amenities were excellent, wood fired heater inside the fully equipped kitchen to keep cozy, lovely outdoor but enclosed tables, small charge for washer and dryer, lovely owner. If you get time go for a stroll down the back and check out the river! The rocklined river is gorgeous and worth the sandfly bite or two. Overall would highly recommend!

Reviewed 22 days ago

The Weathersons's avatar

The Weathersons

Ranking: 8/10

This a really lovely site next to the river with some lovely views. We were booked in for 2 nights but only stayed for 1 as unfortunately there was a bee infestation which meant we could not sit outside and unfortunately being stung several times whilst collecting the washing of the line.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Johannes Kempf

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice, very clean. Full recommendation!

Reviewed about 1 month ago

Malindi Esterhuizen's avatar

Malindi Esterhuizen

Ranking: 8/10

We really enjoyed our overnight stay. The owner is very friendly. The facilities are clean and looked new. Our boys also had lots of fun playing with the resident Border Collie. :) We can highly recommend this campsite as a sleepover.

Reviewed 2 months ago

Murchison Motorhome Park is open for business… Visit Website …now's your chance to take a closer look.

Emma Guthrie's avatar

Emma Guthrie

Ranking: 8/10

The bugs, argh the bugs! I’m sure it’s just the time of year and/or this part of the country but dive bombing bumble bees and sandflies do get frustrating. However they do have a meshed-in porch off the kitchen for bug free dining. Bugs aside, the facilities are wonderful, as are the hosts. Lots of room to pitch your tent and level private sections for campervans.

Reviewed 3 months ago

Henry Hunter's avatar

Henry Hunter

Ranking: 10/10

This was the best Park we stayed in on North or South Island. Location is stunning and staff and facilities top notch. It’s not in town (which is why it’s so nice) but only a short drive away you can find really good dinner and a phenomenal breakfast (try the banana and bacon pancake stack) at the Rivers Cafe.

Reviewed 3 months ago

Avoid Camping Fines!

The only camping map where each location is approved by every regional council in NZ. So if it shows on the map, you’re allowed to stay.

The Rankers Camping NZ app, is also in association with…

Joanna du Toit's avatar

Joanna du Toit

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Buy your vegetables from her garden. They were delectable! Friendly, warm and helpful service. Same price for powered and unpowered sites. Large area to camp but limited shade from trees. Good kitchen facilities. Bathroom would benefit from a bit more ventilation. Showers are on a 7-min timer but it is free. Dip in the river was an experience to remember (especially fighting those sandflies on the way back).

Reviewed 4 months ago

Edwin Bos's avatar

Edwin Bos

Ranking: 10/10

As good as it gets! Very clean and all of the needed facilities were there. This was our first camping since the pick-up of our motorhome in Christchurch on our way to Abel Tasman. The detour due to the earthquake highway works drove us through this place and it was perfect. A shame to have this as a basic :)

Reviewed 5 months ago

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Camping NZ App

Every camping site on your iPhone™, iPad™ or Android™ phone or tablet. Avoid camping penalties using this council approved app. Featuring offline maps.

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Nadene Chessells's avatar

Nadene Chessells

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

We stayed at this great park last night as a halfway spot between Blenheim and Hamner Springs. Super clean amenities, great host, stunning location. Thoroughly recommend. Thanks for the laughs Karen!

Reviewed 6 months ago

Prudence Jane's avatar

Prudence Jane

Ranking: 10/10

By far the best place we have stayed on our trip so far! The lady who served us was super friendly and welcoming. The grounds are beautiful, facilities clean and new, nice level powered sites and we felt totally safe here. I wish all camp sites were like this. It’s a great halfway point between the north and West Coast, highly recommend!

Reviewed 6 months ago

Murchison Motorhome Park is open for business… Visit Website …now's your chance to take a closer look.

Katherine's avatar

Katherine

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

One of our favourite powered sites during our South Island trip. Karen was welcoming and was informative (of the places we were thinking of heading to next), and showed us around the site and was thoughtful enough to give us the code for the disabled toilet for our littlies and chose a site that was right next to the footpath - so no walking on wet grass! Loved the BBQ, the cooking equipment/utensils, teatowels(!) and drying racks(!!) available in the common amenities block. The toilets were clean and colourful - the girls came back remarking that there was music in the toilets and the color in the block. Lovely walk down to the river and amazingly peaceful! Will definitely stay here again if we are in the Murchison area. Thanks Karen!

Reviewed 6 months ago

Owen Dilling's avatar

Owen Dilling

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

I could not be more happy with my stay at Murchison. The hosts were friendly but unobtrusive and the park was clean, well appointed and homely. The facilities were spotless and the lovely owner even looked after my kayak on a day when I was city bound. I will certainly be coming again and staying right here beside the Buller River is what cn only be described as paradise. Well recommended!!!!

Reviewed 7 months ago

Sue Armstrong's avatar

Sue Armstrong

Ranking: 10/10

What a beautiful campsite! Facilities are very clean and welcoming with fire going in the kitchen. There is a river where in summer you can go swimming. Karen, the owner, is lovely with great advice about places to see and visit.

Reviewed 11 months ago

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