Hakatere Camping Reserve

Hakatere Camping Reserve


10 Rankers Reviews

2 Face-to-Face

4 Ashburton

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Toilet facilities available.

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$5 per person per night, to a maximum of $20 per night per camping unit.


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South IslandCanterburyAshburton


  • Basic Camping


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Edith's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

A nice and quiet place, with nice views of the river, sea and mountain. Birds sanctuary not to be missed.

Reviewed 3 months ago

Ramona's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Nice stay. 5$ per person per night or 20$ for one week! Flushing and very clean toilets available. Only downside is that they are not lockable.
Sunrise must be stunning there! (unfortunately was cloudy that day)
Caretaker explained about 4 different security cameras along the roads what made me feel very safe.
There is a lady right next to the campsite selling jewelry for a charity. Worth checking out as each necklace only costs 5$ and supports people with their recovery.

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Rachelle's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

This was a beautiful spot to stop. Only $5 per person. Flush toilets with hand basin and soap. The caretaker was very friendly and happy to stop and chat. It was easy to find and there are two options to camp in, one down the bottom and one up the top along from the caretakers place. A quiet place where you go to sleep with the crashing of the waves.

Reviewed 10 months ago

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Steve Mac

Ranking: 9/10

$5 an adult. Kids free. Peace and quiet, great spot.
Toiles and water available

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Kathrin Hellwig

Ranking: 3/10

The other reviews seem to be old as there couldn’t be found any caretaker. A lot of signs lead to the caretakers house which was uninhabited. The view from the place was great but the surrounding seemed were not giving a feeling of security. The toilets are public. Wouldn’t use this lonely place if you are a bit afraid.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Stella Jones

Ranking: 5/10

Cheap price, worth the cost you pay with clean toilets. Beach was not exciting, it was hard to assess and was polluted with car ties.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Sven Hasselberger

Ranking: 10/10

Lovely campground next to the sea and toilets are well maintained. There is an upper and lower level where you can park. The caretaker is very friendly and we paid $5 too.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Nadia Somat


Ranking: 10/10

Not free and actually costs $5 a car, although still a bargain! Toilets are really clean and well maintained and the caretaker is super friendly.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in March 2013