23 Rankers Reviews
A great location right on the beach - along both sides of the road with great views along the coast. Sites are separated by hedges and facilities are awesome with showers, kitchen and laundry.
The beach is safe for swimming and fishing.
This campsite as well as Buxton up the road are managed by the same crew - fees are payable to them. Primo.
South Island ▷ Kaikoura Region ▷ Kaikoura
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Beautiful little campground overlooking the beach and close to the "cathedral cliffs" which are worth a look. Kitchen and showers were closed for renovations when we visited but that didn't bother us as we only needed to use the toilet which was very clean. Stunning place to fall asleep listening to the waves and wake up watching the sun rise over the water. Only a couple other campervans there when we were there so almost felt like we had the place to ourselves. No cellphone reception which was great for us to unplug and enjoy the beautiful surroundings!
Stayed on a powered site, didn't use the kitchen except to do dishes and found it small. But great location, ocean views, small park with swings just down the road. Showers were nice, good pressure capped at 4mins. Not far to cheviot if you need supplies. No cell reception. Older camp site but worth the stop.
Joanna du Toit
Nice and basic sites. 5minute showers. Hot water is limited. Slightly crowded on warm days and school breaks. Locals love this place.
Great views, showers were tepid - not good for this time of year, wouldn't matter in the summer, washing machines but no dryer. Kitchen area basic and a small one. Plus is that there is a heart fibrillator for those who may need one and also the beach is right there.
We drove in to Gore Bay excited by the reviews but when we got there, there were only washing machines and no dryers so we were very disappointed. Facilities were very basic and perhaps not worth $30 per night for two people on a powered site. The location of the site was amazing though.
Ives van Neck
Bit hard to find, but at the end of the village. When we were there it was full, felt a bit cramped. Charming owner and clean lavatories. Next to the beach and reachable through a scenic drive. Small kitchen, people needed to wait to do the dishes. Park was full so felt cramped.
Great site along the Gore Bay Scenic drive. Had to strategically park campervan to avoid muddy areas which was about 1/4 of the grass field. Only complaint was that hot water to bathrooms was out of service but management was on it and had someone looking into in the morning.
As other reviewers have said, Gore Bay is a throwback to the classic Kiwi campgrounds. It is very well-maintained by the camp hosts Sue and Kerry are the nicest people you could meet.
The campground is small, but right on the cliff above Gore Bay with a short stairway to the beach. It's a beautiful beach, and wonderful location. We would definitely go back.
Only downside for us was the lack of wifi or cellphone service, so we had to go into Cheviot to make some communications. This would not have been a problem in the previous five weeks, but we were finishing up our journey, and had some details to wrap up. As it would not have been a problem but for the timing of our stay, I still give Gore Bay a 10.
Thank you for a wonderful, relaxing two night stay!