Hillview Camping Stay


146 Rankers Reviews

14 Face-to-Face

20 Owaka

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The only backpacker we know with a suitcase


Backpackers units available, Camper Vans Tents welcome,Camping between Kakapoint and Owaka for $10.pp FREE wireless internet

Hillview Camping Stay offers a unique overnight experience for $10 pp a night.
We now have Backpackers units a Common room with microwave toaster Cold drinks Rice Popcorn chocolate
FREE wireless WiFi
And if your staying with us you can get a great home made Pizza's 9''meat lovers only $15
Then in the morning enjoy a great Breakfast. from $17 which will set you up for the day
All day menu available
Tea Coffee $3
washing machine and dryer are available
we also take eftpos and credit cards


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Hillview Camping Ground

Commercial organisation


South IslandSouthlandOwaka


  • Basic Camping


Showing 8 reviews of 146.

Denise's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

Great stop off point to the Catlins.
At $10 per person the campground, well you get what you pay for. Functional.

The $2 shower seemed to last forever. Good wifi. Kitchen did not have stoves which was a shame as ran out of gas and he can no longer provide pizzas or breakfast.
I recommend you go to the bake house in Owaka
Awesome burgers. Better than Ferg burgers.
Check out Cannibal Bay to.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

Dr.A's avatar


New Zealand

Ranking: 2/10

We paid $30 for the only power site which would have been ok except all the facilities (kitchen and ablutions) needed a good clean. There was only cold water in the kitchen and no means to heat water. If staying you need to bring everything for cooking etc. Host was not particularly helpful and I wonder if tough times since COVID have had an effect. The setting was nice and the $2 coin operated showers hot with good water pressure.
If I had realised I would have used the freedom camp at Owaka and paid $5 for a shower next door.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Rich's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Great site for exploring the Catlin's. Great customer service and really friendly. Loved the pizzas too.
Nice clean facilities tinxooo your own food inside. Total bargain for what is here. Thank you for the stay!

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Cait Turner

New Zealand

Ranking: 7/10

Nice little place to stop off. The owner was lovely and welcoming. Rankers said pets allowed however the owner said no dogs. Luckily we could let our dogs sleep in the van. Amenities were simple. We booked a room and it provided shelter for the night - very noisy with people next door though (could hear every word and movement)

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Izzy's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Awesome campsite, the owner is super friendly and makes you feel at home. Shower is clean hot and powerful for only $2 for 5 minutes. Campsite itself is peaceful in the green hills with a couple of gravel parking sites for larger campers. Wifi was fast and didn't drop out at all, even better it is completely free.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Jim Henderson

New Zealand

Ranking: 7/10

Very nice farm area in the middle of nowhere. Peace and quiet! Nice, friendly owner when checked in. Seemed to be inexpensive at first for the two of us, $10 pp plus $10 for powered site. Once you include the pay showers (now $2/5 minutes), this quickly became the same price as many of the Holiday parks. Decently clean showers and toilet. As stated, kitchen has a microwave. Close to Nugget Point Lighthouse for those stunning sunrise photos.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

William's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Amazing, exactly as described and all that you need. Owner is lovely and its an awesome idea

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

Charli's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful area, rolling green hills with friendly animals. Good sized kitchen with microwave and toaster, room for groups. Free unlimited wifi, amazing! Really friendly owner, absolutely lovely bloke. Super cute friendly cat! Best $2 shower I've ever had! (6 mins compared to 2 mins usually offered by campsites!) All in all, wish we could stay fkreber.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago