Hillview Camping Stay



140 Rankers Reviews

14 Face-to-Face

132 Basic Camping

9 Owaka



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


Feature Value Info


South IslandSouthlandOwaka


  • Basic Camping






Showing 8 reviews of 140.

William's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

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

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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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 2 months ago

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Eva & Florian

Ranking: 10/10

Great place, surrounded by sheep and cows, lots of space and clean facilities. Very quiet in the night and for all this just 10$/pp plus a very friendly owner! We loved it!

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Aisling's avatar


Ranking: 2/10

Initially we thought this was a 10 out of 10. It was only 10pp for the night, had all the facilities we needed including a 2 dollar shower, accepted EFTPOS, had limited free WiFi and was well maintained. Unfortunately just after checking in we heard someone in the office (either a customer or the owner) scream at someone "DONT TELL ME TO LISTEN YOU F**"ING N***ER". We were so shocked by the profanity and racism that it completely tainted our experience.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Nicki Chow


Ranking: 8/10

Lots of open space for parking. $10pp. Bathrooms, paid showers and communal kitchen. No stoves or fridges. It was neat being on farmland though and being near cows and sheep. Friendly place.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Florquique's avatar


Ranking: 6/10

I got 2 internet coupons I didn't use (and payed for them!):

Host said that the deal from campermate didn't include internet.
We ended up paying normal price but was not the best option.
Kitchen has only microwave, no gas stove.
You MUST leave at 10am, no way I stay longer.
Drinking water next to the office, not in the kitchen.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Ceri's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Since we couldn’t find anywhere to freedom camp in the area, this was the next best as it was cheap ($10pp). The owner was friendly and there was plenty of room for tents and camper vans. The toilets were basic and clean. It was a great location to explore the Catlins.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Sophie Skinner

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Great welcome, nicely set up, really flat spots, nice kitchen area to cook and wash up if needed. 10$pp. Showers 2$ for 5mins, hot and powerful enough. Good laundry wash and dry service for 8$ ready for us when we woke up. Sheep, lambs and cows to make friends with. Perfect stay with the facilities we needed! Highly recommended.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago