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Gentle Annie has a beautiful camping ground at the mouth of the Mokihinui River. Sheltered and private camping sites are set amongst landscaped gardens, all within a couple minutes walk to the beach.

Free (and fast!) wifi is available in the Cowshed Cafe.

Dogs are welcome as long as they are cleaned up after, supervised at all times, being aware that there are Wekas and other bird life to be protected.


Fridge and Freezer space
Washing Machine
Sink with Hot Water
Clothes Lines
Outdoor Seat Swings
Outdoor Tables
Cowshed Cafe building to relax in

Activities at Gentle Annie
• Fishing
• Whitebaiting during Whitebait season
• Swimming and surfing
• Beach
• Sit-on-top kayaks (three for hire at the Cowshed)
• Cycling
• Low Ropes course
• Gentle Annie Point…

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Beth Bovey

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful spot, right by the sea with fantastic sunsets, fires on the beach and really welcoming and relaxed atmosphere. Lovely people running the camp and very helpful.

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Joanna du Toit

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Laid back, friendly and helpful people managing the campground. Large sites with hedges marking some sites (lots of privacy). Free wifi! Kitchen facilities a little lacking (Bring your own cutlery/plates) but great outdoor gas burners and BBQ available. Honesty/trust system used for showers ($2 for 5 min) and laundry). Enjoyable stay with easy access to the beach.

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Lilith Prins

Ranking: 10/10

This is heaven on earth! Excellent, clean and generous facilities, honesty system which makes both parties feel trusted, great coffee and baked goods, friendly hosts, lush grass to camp on and beautiful beach as far as the eye can see. Stunning sunsets. We wanted to stay forever! Do yourself a favour and stay 2 or more nights. Relax, unwind and take it all in.

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Fifi and Jay

Ranking: 10/10

This place is a gem! The friendly owners were really lovely and Jesse went out of his way to accommodate us. Even let us park on the gravel as it was heavy rain. He leaves the cowshed, (cafe which was closed, being the cold season) open 24hours. A place to use the free and fast wifi, to charge your gears and to sit and have your meals. Campers can self check in and they had a deal going. 3 nights for $30pp so we stayed for 3. I'm glad we did too. Showers were fantastic and free, toilets were clean, and kitchen very small. Only 2 cooking elements but are welcome to use your cooker in there if you have one. Beautiful dining area and large outdoor seating area as well. This place is amazing. Brown water here but theres a sign that explains all about it. The owners are not always there, some things work on an honesty box system. Even had homebaked goods on the counter. Just leave the money in the box. Although a group of foreigners claimed they had no money to pay for things they had taken/used/eaten. Here's some advice for visitors to this country: please don't take Kiwi hospitality for granted, as it could ruin it for all of us. Clean up after yourselves, its not that hard! And learn what the word honesty means. It's very important.

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Taya Wiebe

Ranking: 10/10

Most amazing campsite I've ever stayed at. Very rustic cafe to hang out in and eat great food with free wifi. Hot free showers and nice facilities. Small kitchen, great for dishes and fridge available. Campsite is right on the beach and fires are allowed which is amazing for watching the sunset. Beautiful place to stay would 100% recommend. No complaints!

Gentle Annie Seaside Camping and Accommodation responds:

Thank you for your lovely comments, glad you enjoyed your stay :) Future guests, please note our cafe is open serving delicious homemade muffins, caramel slice, brownies, cakes and fair-trade, organic, locally roasted coffee-the perfect way to start the day!! We look forward to having you here :)

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Freddy Gates

Ranking: 10/10

Brilliant! Just how a camp should be... relaxed, beautiful, friendly. we loved the cheeky Weka! Perfect for those riding the Old Ghost Road.

Gentle Annie Seaside Camping and Accommodation responds:

Thank you for your lovely comments Freddy, it was great to have you here! While we think we're one of the cheapest camping grounds around for what we offer, we want to make it even better with our new price of 3 NIGHTS FOR $30 PER PERSON! There is so much to see and do at, and around Gentle Annie-you won't want to leave. The Cowshed Cafe/Campers Lounge area makes an ideal place to just take a break, relax, catch up on some emails, Skype with the family, hang out with fellow travellers and plan your next adventures :) We can't wait to have you here! Top 10 things to see and do at, and around, Gentle Annie: 1) Explore the Oparara Arches 2) Charming Creek Walkway-beautiful waterfall 3) Chasm Creek Glow Worm Tunnel (at night time) 4) Gentle Annie Point Maze and Coastal Walk (great spot to watch the sunset and to see Hector dolphins) 5) Heaphy Track (1 hour loop walk at the start of the track) 6) Denniston Plateau (intersting historic coal town with a stunning view) 7) Cape Foulwind Seal Colony (beautiful coastal walk-lots of pups at the moment!) 8) Lake Hanlon (pretty bush walk to a lake with great reflections of the surrounding hills) 9) Have a bonfire on the beach-bring some marshmallows! 10) Bike/walk the Old Ghost Road-world class mountain bike track that follows the Mokihinui River upstream. With the main thing, to relax, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy your time at Gentle Annie :)