Bushlands Holiday Park

Bushlands Holiday Park




12 Rankers Reviews

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2 Camping Grounds

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Janaya Stoddard's avatar

Janaya Stoddard

Ranking: 10/10

The best $17 I've spent. This place is not only an amazing place to spend the night, it is a wildlife sanctuary and has wonderful natural sites. After doing some free laundry (!), we went for a walk to the old train tunnels at the recommendation of the owner Jo, which was lovely. *Caution, watch out for the broken board on the bridge to the left. Gave us a scare when we realized how close we came to falling through to our likely demise. We also went on the walk to the gorge (45 mins round trip), which was STUNNING and a highlight of our trip so far. We saw some millions of years old fossilized shells, wild horses and goats. Watch for the cows, they roam free off of the site of the actual camping grounds and this could potentially be dangerous. The facilities (bathroom, free unlimited & hot showers, full kitchen, fire pit and wood stove for pizza) are so homey and comfortable, not to mention clean! We loved it here and felt at home. Would recommend to anyone.

Reviewed 5 days ago

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Scooper's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

This place is awesome. We stopped here in the dark mid-way in our trip down the Forgotten World Highway. We did not know what to expect. There was a sign inviting us to make ourselves at home and the owners would see us in the morning. We picked a site and plugged into the power. Wole to a beautiful, peaceful setting. Huge trees. No passing traffic. No sounds except the birds and the river. Quaint showers and toilets spotlessly clean. Invitation to help yourself to $7 frozen pizzas and pay when you leave. So hospitable. Great history display in the kitchen as well as in an old building, setting out the history of the place including the old “ghost” railway construction town. Quaint tiny cabins dotted around the site. We had to keep going but would have loved to have stayed longer. Owner was so nice in the morning. Very inexpensive $. This is an excellent spot to break up the long Forgotten World Highway journey. Don’t be put off by the drive in on the dirt road, it’s worth it. Highly recommended.

Reviewed 5 months ago

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Claire's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful campground with very clean toilets and hot showers, and a great communal kitchen. Family was very friendly and helpful, and they even had a lovely dog you could pet to your hearts content. Just be prepared for 20+ km of gravel roads depending on what portion of 43 you're driving in on.

Reviewed 8 months ago

Sam's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

JUST STUNNING!!! The best experience we have had in NZ. Remote, tranquil, laid-back, relaxed, off-the-beaten-tracks.

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Andrew's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Brilliant campground.
Clean, quiet and beautiful. The owners are incredibly helpful and welcoming. We could have stayed for weeks.

Reviewed 10 months ago

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Roger Freeman

Ranking: 9/10

This is the real New Zealand.
Beautiful setting,steeped in history.
I want say just how good it is because I don’t want it spoilt by the masses.

Reviewed 11 months ago

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Emma Guthrie's avatar

Emma Guthrie

Ranking: 10/10

A wonderful green, casual campsite in an interestingly historical part of the countryside. Kitchen, warm showers and flush loos. Highly recommended!

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Ninja Doerrenbaecher

Ranking: 10/10

One of our favourite camping spots! Definitely a special spot with personality next to the bush! Nice kitchen, good and clean bathroom with hot showers and an American wwoofing guy made us good company!

Reviewed over 2 years ago