Kina Beach Reserve Camping Ground...

Kina Beach Reserve Camping Ground

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43 Rankers Reviews

16 Face-to-Face

102 Basic Camping

8 Motueka



Kina Beach


NOTE - SUMMER SEASON 2020 Freedom Camping in Golden Bay has become very popular and many free sites are regularly full. Be prepared to stay in a local Holiday Park or DOC campsite, which generally have more space.

Freedom Camping in Golden Bay has become very popular and many free sites are regularly full. Be prepared to stay in a local Holiday Park or DOC campsite, which generally have more space. Thanks and respect from Rankers and the local Golden Bay rangers :)

Kina Beach Reserve is an awesome spot next to the water. It is split into two: a day area, and a camping area. It is very tidy and organised and has toilets, recycling, taps and BBQ areas all surrounded by a large grassy area and trees.

The reserve is found on the way to the golf course, past vineyards. It is also close to a wicked berry picking spot off the Ruby Bay Highway and has a corner store nearby.


Feature Value Info


South IslandNelson RegionMotueka


  • Basic Camping


  • Unpowered Campsite

    Camping is permitted on the reserve, though stays are limited to four nights (plus statutory holidays).

    Adult $5/day


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Ranking: 8/10

No complaints here! Weather happened to be terrible so I stayed in my van. Toilets smelled terrible but for $5/adult it’s still a great deal in a pretty spot. All the running water is potable which is nice too!

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Emma Guthrie

Ranking: 9/10

Super cute campsite on a rocky beach. Composting toilets, drinking water and sinks for dishes. No showers. Sites aren’t marked so first in, best dressed (or parked). No kidding about the vibe of this place, it’s really great!! Plus doggies are allowed too!!!

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Martin Hansen

Ranking: 10/10

Great little place to stay in Tasman.
Clean toilets and running water.

The view over the water is beautiful in the evening and in the morning.

The people there are really nice!

Reviewed 3 months ago

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Mystery van

Ranking: 10/10

Love it here! Great price! Easy to find! Stunning view, clean toilets! Will defiantly be back! :)

Reviewed 6 months ago

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Juleen and Gareth

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful place to stay cheap with lovely friendly caretakers. Will recommend this lovely get away to friends!!! Unfortunately no Kina at Kina beach

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Emma & Tom

Ranking: 10/10

Great little spot, if you get there early enough you can get a beachfront spot. Picnic tables on the beach, 2 toilets blocks (long drop but ok), water for washing dishes and brushing teeth, and a library of lost books looking for love. $5 pppn is an absolute bargain, loved it thanks guys! Newbie UK Jucy campers :)

Reviewed 10 months ago

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Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic find. We stayed twice it was so good. Loos were clean.
Drinking water treated to high standards.

For the price 10 out of 10.

There is separate camping for tents across the small stream. Away from the vans and cars.
The lady is very friendly.

Reviewed 10 months ago and experienced in January 2019

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Tash & Laura

Ranking: 8/10

Great value. Basic long drop toilet plus running water and sink so for the money very goood! Some pitches on seafront but would need to get there early as it was busy when we stayed

Reviewed 11 months ago