Rakaia Gorge Camping Ground

Rakaia Gorge Camping Ground

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90 Rankers Reviews

16 Face-to-Face

2 Methven

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What a view!!! This place really takes the cake. This campsite is run by the Rakaia Gorge Society and is frequented by the more mature crowd who stay here for the long haul over summer. During the high season the campsite has a manager onsite (on the big green bus) during the winter most of the camp is locked up and an honesty box system takes over. Loud music and tight parking is not the go here - chill and enjoy.

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South IslandCanterburyMethven

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  • Basic Camping
  • Dump Station

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Trina

Ranking: 10/10

OMGosh what a find. Beautiful site. Well done to an amazing community effort. We stayed out of season, but it was immaculatly kept.

Reviewed 10 days ago

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Mel brown

Ranking: 10/10

Most fabulous place looking out over the gorge. Beautiful kept site. Really clean toilet block and hot showers. Rubbish area. Kitchen area for cleaning dishes. Felt very safe. Would come again any day.

Reviewed 2 months ago

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Brandon

Ranking: 10/10

Great site, clean flush toilets, warm showers, outdoor sheltered kitchen, great views, water available, space for larger campers, would be happy to return, well done to the community for supporting this site.

Reviewed 5 months ago

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Ying

Ranking: 9/10

We stayed here 1 night in Sep, outside their regular open season. Most of the campground and the showers were closed. But the toilets were tidy and there were hardly any other campers around, a very nice quiet spot. There are some nice river walks nearby and great star gazing

Reviewed 6 months ago and experienced in September 2020

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Jood

Ranking: 6/10

The gorge and this site looked amazing but it is currently closed to travelling campervans to protect the elderly regulars from the Corona virus. Sadly we had to move on.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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NoFearNomads

Ranking: 10/10

Very nice place with great views of the river. Sites along the river are not marked, but the friendly host showed us where to park for the best views. The bathroom and shower facilities are very functional.

It is a short walk to the start of several trailheads, as well as the bank of the river.

We were very happy to stay here and would recommend it.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Beggars

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful campsite and views. Plenty of mature planting to break the site up and give you some shade. All the basics are covered with attention to detail and hot showers are included. There are no powered pitches and there wasn't enough water to to up tanks when we were there, so just plan accordingly. For a quiet site in a beautiful natural setting its great.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Monica A

Ranking: 9/10

Great spot! Gorgeous views and so peaceful. Plus hot showers!

Reviewed over 1 year ago