Gentle Annie

Gentle Annie

Seaside Camping and Accommodation



40 Rankers Reviews

4 Face-to-Face

1 Camping Grounds

1 Westport


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River's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

This place is amazing! I’ve camped around NZ for over 50 years and can honestly say this is one of the best camping places I’ve ever found, if not the best!😃 It’s worth the $12 just for the location, let alone the facilities, which are outstanding - a feeling of ‘home ‘. Not many sandflies either, which is a blessing in these parts!
Well done!

Reviewed 12 days ago

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Beth's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

This place is so stunning! It has such a wonderful atmosphere, I was so relaxed after three nights. Very quiet, good coffee and homemade cakes (try the spicy chilly-brownies, they're yummy!). No powered sites and just two showers, but doesn't matter at this very special place. Loved it!

Reviewed 5 months ago

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Jen's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

This is THE best campsite in New Zealand ! Go there and you won’t be disappointed! The stone oven pizza is a must do too, really worth making your own pizza, it’s so good ! The brownies, muffins are incredible too. We were supposed to stay one night and ended up staying 5 ☺️ so cheap compare to what you get in a doc. The view is amazing, so are the people working there, so helpful, WiFi is free and works perfectly, everything is clean, you can’t find a better place!
Thank you 🙏🏼

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Caroline's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Definitely the best campsite ever ! People are so welcoming and friendly, commun area super nice, the sunset is amazing and the labyrinthe is a good idea ! Love it ! 12$pp for one night or 30$ for 3 nights. Thank you so much to create a place like this !

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Wayne n Leanne Johnson

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic place, which just keeps getting better!!! Lovely owners and great staff who are always happy to help!!!

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Grizzly Girl

Ranking: 10/10

Grassy field with vegetation partitions at $12 a night, no powered sites. Beach and river are right there and lots of white baiters were out. Being October the main cafe was not really running yet (coffee only from 9-10am which is when someone is around to collect camping fees) but the communal lounging space/cafe space is a selling point foe the place. Indoor and outdoor seating with fireplaces (no dry wood left when i was there but there is a ton of wood waiting to be dried from the beach). Shower on an honesty box system at $2 and it was actually hot. Kitchen is sort of small for all the people needing to cook (which is everyone without the cafe running) and you should bring your own stuff as kitchen supplies are limited. Other than that no complaints. I would love to stay here in nice weather and during the summer.

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Kim's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

This is the best campsite on the entire South Island. I almost don’t want to give it 10/10 as then more people will discover this magical spot. Jesse and his family have thought of every possible need a Traveller may have! Warm fire for winter, delicious home cooked biscuits and soothing warm showers are some of the facilities available. Their campsite comes with a beautiful story and they are happy to share their exerpeince and knowledge of the area with you! Don’t miss out on this West Coast gem! We will definitely be back to base ourselves here and explore Kahurangi NP further!

Reviewed 10 months ago

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Helen Moxon

Ranking: 10/10

Came across Gentle Annie by accident, and oh so pleased we did. Cannot rate this campground high enough for wonderful hospitality shown by all staff, the amazing cafe and muffins, plus home cooked pizza's in the pizza oven creates a meeting place for campers to enjoy each others company.
The scenery and walks along the rugged beach, collecting fire wood for the pizza oven and building fires gives you the freedom of yesteryear. Of all camps we have visited this is the best, and well worth the time to travel here not only to enjoy the camp but the amazing surrounding area.

Facilities are basic but clean.

Reviewed about 1 year ago