Waihora Park Domain Camping Ground...

Waihora Park Domain Camping Ground



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Juergen's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Stunning campsite with a nice children's play ground. Facilities are very basic but clean. No showers yet. Worthwhile for $10/night. Bring cash for the honesty box.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

Sita's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Nice spot, very spacious! Clean toilets and bins for garbage.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Tom McKernan

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Very spacious community owned site. Flat and well drained there's heaps of space for all manner of running about and games. There's a nice children's playground in one corner. It has an adequate toilet and a couple of water taps but that's it. No mobile data could be had. Only $10 per night paid into an honesty box.

Why would you? It's a handy stopover between Banks Peninsula and Christchurch; quiet, roomy and relaxing; no commercial distractions nearby; only $10 per night.

Why wouldn't you? None of the facilities you'd expect on a commercial site. No data and no shops nearby.

Mark-downs? At $10 per night it would hardly be fair to complain.

Return? Yes I would return.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

Derwyn's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Great place to stay. Heaps of space to camp, toilets old but clean. Free gas bbqs, seating and a great play ground for the kids. Will be staying there again. Life boat has been fenced off.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

Jenny's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Loved this campsite - it is cheap and cheerful with good clean bathroom facilities for an evening or two there. There is not much else in the areaso be prepared to stay on site and bring your own food/water! Plenty of options to set up under - shade, sun, away from wind etc. An easy drive to Christchurch, Akaroa or anywhere south

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Kendra Williamson

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Gorgeous spot! Huge space for games and the gardens are fun to explore. We made the mistake of staying the night before a racing meet so sunday morning was alive and kicking with the sounds of horseraces but to be fair the kids loved that! Toilets are exceptionally clean, drinking water, free bbq and rubbish bins!! All for $10 a site!! The playground is great entertainment for the kids but the treehut is condemned unfortunatelyi Definitely recommend

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Ramoutcho's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

The bbq doesn’t works, the shower aren’t built for now, but it’s 10$/camp.
Nice site, many place, toilets ok with paper, nice nursery next, on tyr main road and easy to found.
Did the job

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Wintercoat's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Excellent wide open and green spot with various spaces with trees for cover. Really pleasant ambiance, with flush toilets - old but well maintained.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Oceane Imber

Ranking: 10/10

Great spot to spend the night, lots of space and clean facility, highly recommend this great spot between Christchurch and Akaroa.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Jade Bangs

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic spot to spend the night. Lovely secluded area that seems to be well maintained. Lots of space! Big open field, there is also a corner that has trees and shrubs that gives you more privacy and freedom camping feel if that's what you're after. Very clean toilets. Also a play area that kids would love, which also has a very cute tree house! Worth the $10 if you're looking for a nice peaceful spot for the night.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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deborah cooper


Ranking: 10/10

Great spot! Clean, good flushing toilets. Heaps of room for privacy.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Jessica Holmes

Ranking: 10/10

Great camping ground... plenty of space so you're not on top of one another!
Free BBQ available... bring your own cleaning equipment though, as the stuff provided hasn't been replaced in a while!

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Florian Audon

Ranking: 10/10

Really good. Cheap campsite.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Peter Moore

Ranking: 10/10

I cycled over Dyers Pass and Summit Road and this campsite was perfect to stay at before cycling onward, nice soft ground to put tent pegs into and nothing to complain about.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Boukje Diijkstra

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice toilet block with four clean toilets for the women, a fountain and soap. For the men one toilet and outdated/dirty urinal. Lights at night. It's a very big area of grass, so you can pick a private place if you want to. We stayed at the lovely play ground, our kids loved it! The distance between the toilet block and play ground is a little bit big, but it was our own choice to stay there. There is some noise of traffic. The distance to Christchurch is half an hour, so a great place to visit Christchurch or on your way to the peninsula. The place is very cheap and I will recommend this place to everybody.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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Jo Anne


Ranking: 10/10

Lovely welcome by Grounds Lady who was mowing lawns but took time to stop while we approached in van and waited for us to drive past and gave big smile and wave. Beautiful clean toilets well stocked and smell very nice loved going to that building at night with lights. Grounds Lady spoke to us as she walked past said hope we enjoy our stay and asked if we had questions. We were invited to feel free to use a BBQ positioned down by the Playground free for visitors to the Waihora Domain we enjoyed cooking on it lovely change from small gas camp cooker - very big BBQ. Lovely clipped lawns lovely lady, lovely site. Hearing the water sprinkler in garden was soothing we loved it Ground Lady said she will turn off to stop risk to dampness to van but we said no we love it. We will be back $10 a night for lovely grounds really good look forward to shower units many campers stay long time then.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in November 2015

Mélanie's avatar



Ranking: 3/10

It costs 10$ per tent/ campervan. Just toilets.

Reviewed over 7 years ago