Owen River Reserve Camping Ground...

Owen River Reserve Camping Ground

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13 Rankers Reviews

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372 Basic Camping

17 Murchison

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A huge recreation area that is managed by a group of local residents. A good place to chill out and use facilities - there are a bunch of activities to do in the area including rafting, kayaking, walking and fishing.

Payment needs to be made at the pub down the road.

Does close for the winter months.

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South IslandNelson RegionMurchison

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  • Basic Camping

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  • Unpowered Campsite

    Facilities at the reserve include an open-sided shelter, toilet and shower units, concrete barbeque stands and picnic tables.

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Sandra

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

Great place if you love beauty and space and convenience. They’re my main criteria for a great camp. Showers basic but good enough.
Not many sandflies when we went.
I would go again😊

Reviewed 26 days ago and experienced in January 2017

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Doug

New Zealand

Ranking: 4/10

The least value for money of our whole trip.

Neither of the 2 hot showers worked.

Food and beverages at the pub where you pay were expensive.

Points to note - LOTS of sandflies and wasps. Just be prepared and there is no real problem. Wear a face mask to protect against the sandflies.

Nice covered area you can cook in and prepare a tent if you need to.

Down a gravel drive but gentle slope,

Reviewed 5 months ago

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Eva Pehrson Sweden

Ranking: 1/10

Big area and few campingvans. But there are thousens of sandflies and wasps. We have to sit inside the car the whole afternon and evening. Sorry, but we can’t recommend it!

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Emily

Ranking: 7/10

The reviews are right about sandflies - but these are OK if you cover yourself up with Bugspray - they will fly around you but not bother you.
The location is worth it - the campsite is next to a beautiful stream and there are clean and usable facilities for both shower and toilet on site. The site doesn't get at all busy and there are several clumps of trees that offer shade and a spot to hang a hammock. The owners have a lovely, old Pub on the site that has the most friendly cat, cheap beers and both indoor tables and a lovely beer garden. They also serve food but we did not eat here.

Reviewed 7 months ago

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NZroadtrippers

Ranking: 7/10

Good spot by the river, clean facilities. The hot showers where really nice! Its true about the sandfly's there really are a lot of them, but if you keep them outside, you will be fine.

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Harriet Smith

Ranking: 7/10

Clean facilities, $10 per person, hot showers. Friendly staff at the tavern and decent prices. 1 million sand flies.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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vaylenmoothia

Ranking: 8/10

Very pretty location and cheap. Facilities were ok. Lots of sandflies!!!!

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Rosanne van Dooren

Ranking: 8/10

Good place for stopover when passing trough the Lewis Pass. It is a field next to the river. Sheep take care of the grass it has poo so watch your feet! Shower and toilet in cubicle hot shower 6 minutes. 10 dollars pp is cheap. If you want powered it is 5 dollars more.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago