Okarito Camping Ground

Okarito Camping Ground



98 Rankers Reviews

18 Face-to-Face

6 Okarito


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Okarito wilderness
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An amazing place with a friendly vibe, there are lots of little alcoves to put your tent up in. Designated BBQ areas and a short walk to the beach. So well worth the visit!

There are some great walks to do here to the trig and further on to Three and Five mile bay. There are interpretation panels at the top of the trig where it explains the history of the area in the midst of the gold rush when this place was pumping - hard to imaging now.... The walk over the top can be turned into a loopwalk when the tide is low to make it back to Okarito.

Check out the white herons.

Okarito campground will have livein hosts for 2017-2018 summer. Sure to make the experience so much more enjoyable. Prices will be $15 from September. Hot showers $2. Beautiful non treated drinking water. Okarito village uses revenue generated to support a predator control programme on Okarito Lagoon & forest.
Protecting our beautiful bird life.


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Okarito Camping Ground

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South IslandWest CoastOkarito


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Allan Reade's avatar

Allan Reade

Ranking: 10/10

A wonderful camping ground with $2 showers, kept immaculately clean by tje current hosts.

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Ruth D

Ranking: 10/10

We have stayed at Okarito Campground for 2 nights and loved it. The facilities are spotless, the hosts extremely friendly and helpful and Okarito has much to offer for such a small place. You can kayak, go on a boat ride, visit kiwis and go on a variety of walks without leaving the village. This is a hidden gem with a very interesting past. The present inhabitants are passionate about protecting the stunning lagoon and we are so pleased we have finally visited here.

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Wai wai

Ranking: 10/10

Community run. Was an excellent spot. Good facilities and right on the beach.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Ranking: 6/10

Gorgeous location but oh my god sandflies like you wouldn’t believe. Truly unpleasant to be outside.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Cait Turner

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Great little camp site, close to the beach and immaculate facilities a to use. The hosts had eftpos and allowed use to get coins out for the showers. Allowed our dogs which was awesome!

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Boardwalk Blss

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Would endorse everything written in the reviews over the past year! We were here in July 2020 and although its a bit off the main highway that makes the camp ground so much more attractive. Love the community run aspect and the person we met was very friendly and helpful. Facilities clean and monitored daily. Wild West Coast beach within easy walk and sites protected by mainly large flax plants

Reviewed almost 2 years ago and experienced in July 2020

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Anna Swain

Ranking: 9/10

Fantastic community run camp ground a paddock from the beach. Recommend trig walk and Okarito kayak hire on lagoon. $2 for a shower. No powered sites here so very cold night when you have no heat.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Ranking: 8/10

Price: $15,00 one night p.p
Location: good, for us perfect because we do the kiwi tour
Insects: a little bit sandflies around 17.00 o’clock
Wc’s: very clean
Douche: $2,00 for four minutes hot water.

The camphost a very friendly

Reviewed over 2 years ago