Hillview Camping Stay

Reviews

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William

Ranking: 10/10

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

Reviewed 2 months ago

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Charli

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 3 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

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

Canada

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

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Florquique

Ranking: 6/10

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

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

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Jack Cangiano

Ranking: 10/10

Great spot and a great host. $10 per person to camp isn't necessarily cheap considering the area, however this is a family run typr of place and is incredibly well taken care of. Kevin is a lovely host and for $10 per person you get 400mb of wifi, free power in the kitchen area, toilets, rubbish bins, and access to $2 hot showers. All of this on top of beautifully maintained grass in a lovely farmland setting.

Once again, can't thank Kevin enough. He was even kind enough to recommend a local used tire shop in nearby balclutha for one of our group members with bald tires, unfortunately they were closed when we passed through but still above and beyond for the recommendation!

Highly recommended stay!

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Juliane

Ranking: 5/10

Quite expensive for an unpowered site! Only two powered sites available.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Michael Stützle

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

This place cannot be beaten so easily. The staff is so friendly and the service not from the earth. The beach walk was unforgettable with a big seal coming out of the water right in front of us. Great facilities and only 20 NZD pp per night.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Trina Ludwig

United States

Ranking: 3/10

Very disappointing! We drove an extra hour (getting in after dark) because of the advertizement of "Free wifi" on their site discription; being without for a couple of days we were looking forward to catching up with family back home. BUT when morning rolled around we had no internet. Apparently the code you are given only lasts so long and then after that you have to pay for it.
The only positive thing about this place is the hot showers. You do have access to laundry machines in the evening; which cost $10NZ per load. The community kitchen is very run down and moldy. The toaster never worked. The bathrooms did have tp so that was nice. I would not stay here again.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Roy Fieldhouse

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

A beautiful, peaceful , clean campsite. Great value for money. $28 for 2 with electric. Shower just $2 plenty of hot water. Host very welcoming. Surrounded by open countryside and rolling hills. Great clear views of night sky and the sun shone all the time.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Nicolas

Ranking: 10/10

Definitely one of the best camp sites in New Zealand. For $10 per person you get pretty much the same (actually better) toilet facilities you’d get at a DOC site for $13 or even more, plus showers and a small kitchen. Note that the kitchen is not equipped though, just some plates and cutlery.
The parking area is very nice, perfect for tents and campervans, lots of cushy green grass. The owner is an amazing lady, very interesting to talk to.

Plus free internet (200mb)!!

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Sampo Uravirta

Finland

Ranking: 8/10

Excellent value for money!

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Nora Tobies

Ranking: 7/10

We got there on a cold winters day and were the only guests so the host let up park close to the amenities. The kitchen didn't have much to offer so we needed to cook in the van. The bathroom was bitter cold and the shower timed. But for $30 for 2 people on a powered site it was alright.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Suzanne Halfpenny

Ranking: 5/10

Ok for 1 night. Kitchen didn't have much in it besides a microwave. No cooktop even. Best part was the kids got to bottle feed the baby lamb....priceless! Nice location but whole set up seemed a bit dodgy.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Walter Neff

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Stayed 1 night in a campervan Feb 2017.

Basic as expected for the cost, handy for the drive down to Nugget Point Lighthouse and Roaring Bay Hide to see the YEPs.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Sylvie Meganck

Ranking: 4/10

The place is not that nice and the staff is surely not friendly. Showers are good, but we don't get how the rates for this campsite are so high.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

$10pp some free Wi-Fi toilets free power points to charge all your items free microwaves toasters hot water free DVDs free DVD players and a $20,000 unit for you to eat in
The only problem is you
If you can find cheaper you should have gone there,
DOC sites are $8 all you get is a long drop,
if you think our cost are to high may be you shouldn't be on holiday.
Stop putting a show on with your big camper making out you are some one when you NOT

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Sander Schouwenaar

Ranking: 8/10

Simple accomodation run by really friendly people, their service makes the difference. There is a lack of water facilities, but showers are warm and plenty of places. Free DVDs and WiFi, food on order and a nice chat, the friendly people running the place are awesome!

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Zoe Smith

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

WE LOVE HILLVIEW. A truly amazing campsite. Clean, friendly and quiet! The owners were so lovely, even made us a hot chocolate before bed! For $10 pp plus $2 for a shower you can honestly not go wrong. Well worth staying at. Beautiful spot and service.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

Thank you glad you enjoyed your stay and Hot chocolate.

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Andrew Sampaklis

Ranking: 10/10

Great little spot and a very welcoming host. Excellent value for money @ $10 per adult per night.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

Many thanks for your kind words glad you enjoyed it.

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Annerieke

Ranking: 6/10

Owner is very friendly at the beginning. We stayed there one night we paid $10 per person. In the morning 10 am he said to us that they are closed and that we had to leave. We are still waiting to get a shower, there are only 2 showers for $2 dollars and it was quite busy so we to wait for a shower. The owner didn't say to us at the beginning that they are closed at 10am, there were no signs either. We found it very rude and not very welcoming to guests. We will not come back!!

Reviewed about 4 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

We do state on the paper work we give you telling you all about the cost the food we do and at the bottom it says in BIG red writing we close at 10am
Most places charge extra if your after 10am,
We have now changed our leaving time to 1030am
We have 2 hours cleaning when every one as gone and can get people in at 11am wanting to stay the night.
if we did not state a leaving time I could under stand but you have all night to shower I don't see why we should put every thing on hold just for some one to have a shower.

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Fi Glasgow

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Great wee place! HOT SHOWERS! It was a treat. Wonderful place with animals and friendly folk. Recommend to all!

Reviewed about 4 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feed back

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Kathy Hart

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Kevin is one of the friendliest campground hosts we have encountered in many years of travel. Good on ya Kevin! Keep doing what you do! Nice flat well kept open space for motor homes or tents. Incredibly clean showers/toilets. OK so it is basic but at only $10 per person, it has everything you need, nice hot showers (including a very friendly cat and sheep!) My husband Mike is a mad keen drone videographer, and guess what? So is Kevin, so these two pals bonded quickly with boy chat, swapped drone stories and the like! Great location, close to Nugget Point and main Catlins route. 10/10 plus!

Reviewed over 4 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

Thank you so much I could have spent all day talking to Mike while picking his brains about his drone he is a very clever person
it was a pleasure talking to you both many thanks kevin

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alex beley

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Come as a stranger - leave as a friend.

What a treat to stay at this place. Yes, it is basic but hey, for $10/night what do you expect? Just the welcome is worth $20! Very, very friendly host that goes out of his way to make us feel comfortable and at home. Great pizza for diner and awesome breakfast for almost nothing! Kevin - thank you! This is a great little spot with nice view of the surrounding hills and soft grass to pitch your tent. Great little outdoor kitchen, awesome showers for just $2, free high speed wifi, pet animals, spotless toilets and heaps of advise on the surroundings and even where to stay next. We stayed at the great little Moeraki Boulders Holiday Park further north and were told to come here. Would not have missed it. Probably the best two camp sites we visited in our one year journey through NZ!
Keep up the good work folks - we will be back for sure.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

WoW thank you so much for your kind words we do try and look after people and do send a lot to Moeraki Boulders Holiday Park they often email me saying what a great time they have had
Its wright on the beach next to the Moeraki Boulders and of cause there FREE to see many thanks again Kevin

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Jennifer Ellis

Ranking: 10/10

Really can't complain about this campsite at all! $10 per person, $2 for hot shower - totally reasonable in my opinion. We were given such a warm welcome by the hosts who even gave us a free coffee for our little journey down to Nugget Point in the evening. Set in the hills surrounded by green farmland with their pet sheep for company - it is a basic campground but a truly gorgeous spot at an awesome price! :)

Reviewed over 4 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

Thank you glad you enjoyed your stay and coffee.

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York Tüchelmann

Ranking: 9/10

Such a friendly atmosphere on this campground. We had the best washing-time on this windy hill with a helpful host. It's a basic place with a lot of improvement in the next month.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

many thanks glad you enjoyed your stay

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Malou Wager

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Nice, basic campground. Owner was friendly. We really liked the cat Maggie and the sheep.
cooking shelter is small but nice. Toilet and showers were clean (2 dollars for the shower).
Nice views of the hills.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

We have 2 showers and 4 toilets the way things are going we are looking at putting 2 more toilets in and 2 more showers
Thanks for the feed back hope to see you again

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Shaun Burns

Ranking: 9/10

A nice spot on a decent budget. The host are extremely nice and even gave us some of their homegrown tomatoes. A good place to stay before heading to The Catlins Coast. The facilities were clean and worked well, would definitely stay here again.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

Thanks its nice to know people enjoyed there stay its been a lot of hard work and a lot of people do expect a lot for there $10 but we do try,
many thanks

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Manfred

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

We've been there with two small kids. The owner was very friendly and even offered us some toys we could play with. Simple and clean facilities. There are toilets and a big bathroom with a shower, a toilet and a sink with a mirror IN ONE LOCKABLE ROOM, great for families. The owner is bulding a new shower and toilet block. Rolling hills and sheep as far as you can see, picnic tables at most of the campsites. We slept very well and enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

Thank you. the shower and toilet block are now up and running thanks for the feed back

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Averil Ford

New Zealand

Ranking: 7/10

Still very basic facilities but nice and clean. This camp is set in between hills on farmland. It's $10 pp but if you want a power point it is an extra $10. Owner is friendly and welcoming.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

We now have several plugs in the kitchen area many free to use and we are making the kitchen area twice the size.
Many thanks for taking the time to put feed back on.

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Gea

Ranking: 9/10

Nice open campground for $10 per person. Lovely spot amongst the hills and excellent place to stop after visiting the Catlins area. We received a friendly welcome and would definitely stay again.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

many thanks hope to see you again

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Harald Mietz

Austria

Ranking: 10/10

Neat camping site (we stayed with a camper), clean facilities (shower, laundry), free WLAN and a very welcoming and friendly staff.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in March 2015

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

Thank you hope to see you next year

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Sarah Gurney

Ranking: 9/10

Great basic, cheap campsite in a good location, close to Nugget Point. The owners were lovely and the free internet was a bonus. It was a nice, small grassy site surrounded by pretty farmland. Great value at $10 per person. Showers cost $2 for 5 minutes but we were happy to pay as the site was so cheap. We treated ourselves to the $15 breakfast which was tasty :)

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

many thanks for taking the time out to put feed back on glad you enjoyed your stay.

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Chris Read

Ranking: 9/10

Really nice little spot, nice owners and good value.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

Thank you for you kind feed back

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Emma

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Great campsite
Owners are very friendly offering me free food and the prospect of a hot shower (coin operated)
Lovely grassed site, surrounded by their hobby farm which are very quiet. They had a horse, miniature pony, and sheep.
Great site, so happy I stayed here and didn't pay the extra to stay at the other campsite near nugget point :)

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2015

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

Thank you very much glad you enjoyed your stay

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Stephanie Poppe

Ranking: 8/10

Lovely host with great plans. Free and good wifi available from 6pm till 10 pm and between 8 and 9 am. Nice spot on your way to see some penguins. There's a small shelter so you can sit inside to cook and a BBQ. Hot shower with coins.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

inter net on now till 10am thanks for your feed back

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Magnus Specht

Ranking: 10/10

Small campground only 6 km from Kaka Point. Super friendly owners, nice location and the all day breakfast is just amazing! Costs only $10 per night and is absolutely worth it.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

Thank you very much for your kind words

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Jana Rutkowski

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

$5, nice place, friendly staff, $3 shower, fresh tomatoes, really nice.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

$10 pp thank you

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Ulf Kanne

Ranking: 6/10

The welcome was great and very friendly. The costs are 10 pp plus half price for children over 5. Nice spot to stay after penguin watching, otherwise pretty simple. The shower costs $2 for only 4 minutes! We were not at all happy about the Pizza for 14 NZD, it is extremely small and not as on the advertised picture and still we did not eat all of it. To call a pizza for meat lovers and putting cheap sausage with its skin on it plus ketchup like sauce on top of the cheese is terrible. This was the most terrible food I eat in NZ. The internet is weak and should not be the reason for you to stay there.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

Thanks for coming
the pizza you must have had is one we give people we don't like or have screaming kids they don't bother to control we sell over 100 pizzas a month no one else has complained or even had ketchup on there pizza never heard of it, i will tell my local butch his sausages cheap and have skin on them I didn't know you get sausages with out skin he sells thousands a week so may be the NZ people are not use to your high living standards, the internet is good we went round when you come in wining on about it and no one had a problem I think the only problem here was you even the people you sat with out side said you spent to much time on the water get a live ,,go home

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Rebecca Cooke

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Brilliant little campsite, stayed here just one night but loved it. The facilities were well worth the $10, it was great value for money. The owner Kevin was really friendly and chatty, gave us some good advice about the area and a huge and very delicious breakfast!! Really nice guy with a great little business. Thanks very much and all the best with your projects! Becky, Melissa and Rosanna.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

Thank you so much hope to see you soon

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Nell Hearle

Ranking: 9/10

This place is a great little find! We paid $10 each and an additional $5 for power, internet is included at no extra cost. There are no kitchen facilities (just an outside sink area) but they do have an onsite cafe. Lovely, genuine people in a beautiful setting with very clean facilities! Overall great value and highly recommended.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

Thank you for taking time to wright a review glad you enjoyed your stay

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Franco Letanque

Ranking: 10/10

Nice quiet location with great facilities plenty of room. And they make a great cup of tea. Wifi for free what more do you need. Would stay again.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

Glad you enjoyed you tea and your stay many thanks Kevin & Sue

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Lisa Quayle

Ranking: 7/10

$10 a night. The shower is $2 for 5mins, however you can choose the temperature you want. The site was nice and by a field with farm animals which didn't make too much noise. The advertised food was just as expensive as a cafe. Facilities were clean though and the owner was friendly. There was noise from other campers late at night due to the small size of the camp area. Still worth a stay if you are in the area though.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

Now the animals i am glad they didn't make to much noise for you i did tell them to keep it down
and the food please let us all know were you can get egg and bacon sandwich for $5 or a large bowl of home made chips $5 or a 9inch pizza all home made with a large amount of fillings and a dinning room for you to sit in for $14 full English breakfast with toast jam honey for $15 ????
Now! them noisy campers shame on them if you come back again you can stay for FREE and we can stop up all night making sure they don't disturb you

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Audrey Loiseau

Ranking: 7/10

$10 per person, $2 for a shower. Free BBQ. The owner is very nice. Good place to stay.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

Many thanks Audrey

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Keir Thomas

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Decent, honest place that's geared up for backpackers. Good prices ($10pp for a non-powered site, $15 for a big cooked breakfast), free Wi-Fi (a rarity around NZ, sadly), nice views and friendly owners. Perfect place to stop after viewing the penguins nearby.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

thanks Keir it was nice meeting you

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Claudia

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Really nice campground and very friendly! It was a nice stop to explore the catlins. We started early in the morning to see the pinguins at nugget point and then it was ok to come back and have a shower and a good breakfast. We also got free wifi!

Reviewed about 6 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

many thanks Claudia see you next year

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Andrew Kermode

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

This is a brilliant place to stay as you explore the bottom of the South Island. It's like staying at your mate's farm but without having to do all the chores. The price is currently $10 per person and a small fee for hot untimed showers, use of the washing machine etc. Kevin (the owner) offered us discounted rates for the kids and the showers on the night we stayed but we gladly paid over and above the going rate because we were so impressed with the welcome we received. The facilities are simple and clean but what makes this place is its isolation and the friendly atmosphere. FREE WIFI was also a bonus. The owners are continually improving the facilities and we look forward to staying here again when we come back to the South Island. We didn't have time to try the big cooked breakfast but the homemade pizzas are definitely worth the money.

Reviewed about 6 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

Thanks for the feed back and it was great having you and the family glad you enjoyed the pizzas
many thanks hope to see you all again.

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Xavier

France

Ranking: 8/10

Good and cheap campground. High standard facilities regarding the price for the night. Free WIFI included!!

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Andreas Jung

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

We came late from Nugget Point and the nice owner was still open for us - very, very friendly, $10 per person, fresh water, hot shower (no time limit), nice sites and spaces, barbecues, owner lives here, quiet and between farmland.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

thank you for your feed back

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Mike Gemmill

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

Good, lots of space, friendly hosts, private property. $10 per person.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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john scott

United States

Ranking: 10/10

great place great food the views are beautiful the owners make you feel at home clean toilets free wifi only $10 a night per person the food is at a very good price the curried pizza is to die for only $14 all cooked fresh,i can not say enough good things about hill view we was staying one night but stayed 3 thanks for a great stay john and steve

Reviewed over 6 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

many thanks glad you enjoyed your stay

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susan berch

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

My husband and i have been to a lot of camp sites in the last six months we saw the signs for hill view on our way to nugget point and thought well we will give it a try,
It was raining when we arrived we spoke to Kevin told him we only have a tent so he showed us to his bus hes building with a tent in the back and swobs well it wasn't Buckingham palace but still fantastic and dry, so we moved in and it rained so we was so pleased to have shelter,
we ask Kevin whats the extra cost he just laughed and said don't be daft its there you can just use it,
we could cook in the bus but the beef roast got the better of us so we booked the meal,
just under one hour the meal was ready, coming from England Kevin and Susan (a kiwi) know how to cook a roast we thought a hour was just long enough to wait but when we saw it nothing was deep fried potatoes pumpkin are all oven baked, we stayed 2 nights and would love to go back these are the only camp owners that have been so nice and so helpful COST $10 per person meal $15pp breakfast was fantastic $15 full and a $8 beans on toast total cost $73 with FREE WiFi FREE coffee with our meal
and being well looked after FREE I can not say enough good things about our stay here many thanks to you both lots of love and best wish's from Susan George

Reviewed over 6 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

Thank you for your great feed back

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Queenteen

France

Ranking: 9/10

Good campsite and the owner is really friendly.
And he make some excellent pizzas!

Reviewed over 6 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

many thanks for the feed back

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Fabian Lee

England

Ranking: 10/10

10 out of 10 for this camp-site. Lovely setting near Kaka Point only $10 per person. Superb English breakfast & Vindaloo Pizza! Kevin and Sue who run the place are a very friendly couple I didn't want to leave.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

well Mr Fabian many thanks and we look forward to seeing you next year,

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Anja Schade

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

One of the best campsites we stayed at. Kevin the owner is such a nice guy. So friendly, helpful and has a very good sense of humor. Everything is clean.. toilet and shower facilities etc. free wifi and yummy food.
we had such a great evening and enjoyed our stay a lot. we will definitely come back.
thanks for the great time!
your germangirls alina & anja

Reviewed over 6 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

Two fantastic young ladies thank you so much for your feed back it was great meeting you keep in touch let me know how things are going all the best to you both.

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Emmanuelle Brevier

France

Ranking: 10/10

Cheapest campsite owners very nice, $10 per person with free BBQ, free internet $3 shower. Quiet place with beautiful view. You can also help yourself to vegetables from the garden.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

The free veges have gone down well with the campers we are pleased you appreciated them thank for your great feed back.

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Sonja

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

nice campsite, stayed there for a couple of nights, the owner is really friendly, he let us have breakfast inside his house because it was raining :) and he even gave us a slice of pizza and tea for free!
and we got some candy every day as well :)
the wifi is not the fastest but its for free so thats awesome!!
would stay again!

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in December 2013

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

Thanks we were pleased to help hope to see you again

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Yvonne Horpershoeh

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful camp site with views on the hill of a farm. Friendly host. Only $10 per person with free WiFi. One of the best camp sites we stayed in on our 6 week road trip.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in December 2013

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

Really glad you enjoyed your stay you never know you could be back next year.

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FlyingKiwiGirl

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Very friendly & helpful hosts, large grassed parking area, power available if required. No kitchen facilities, outdoor basin & bench. Pizzas, chips & other food available. Very reasonably priced at $10pp, free internet. Very handy to Kaka & Nugget Points, also Cannibal Bay (the best place to see sealions in the Catlins)

Reviewed over 6 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

Thank you hope to see you next time your around this area

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Ruud and Hanneke

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

Value for money! Loved this place and the scenery! It was excellent!

Reviewed over 6 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

Thank you

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B D

Denmark

Ranking: 7/10

Cheap site with talkative and Nice host. Pizza was good and breakfast ok. It ruined the experience a little that the hosts were arguing in the kitchen while we had the breakfast.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

I was on about the worker we had working for us who i sacked that day how would you know you was on your way to the toilet all you heard was what I said to my wife when I walked on the the deck so get your facts right

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Anke D.

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

It was a clean campground with basic facilities. The owners were lovely people and the english breakfast was delicious!
They also had a pet sheep named pinky which was really cute.
There are two toilets, one shower (3$ extra) which is fair as the parking Costs $10.
It is also very close to the nugget point which is a beautiful spot.
Had a great time there!
Thanks

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

Thanks glad you enjoyed it hope to see you again

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2 tent travelers from Montreal

Canada

Ranking: 7/10

Very friendly owners, $10 fee, including wi-fi. Close to Nugget Point, Cannibal Bay. No facilities - just a toilet. For extra money you can take a shower or buy a meal.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

you will not find cheaper than us even now we have at to increase our prices to $10pp you probably used more than $5 in WiFi and there is a sheltered deck for people to sit and cook on if they wish plus all our food prices is kept very low to help people not rob them and a dining room if your eating our food our Tea Coffee $2 plus

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Nicholas Ng

Singapore

Ranking: 10/10

Very friendly and accomodating host. Provided free internet and it only costs $10 per person. It's a farm style setting with vegetable garden which Kevin the owner offered us to pluck if we needed any. They have a pet sheep named Pinky which my wife and kids just fell in love with and a horse named shooter. We ordered 2 pizzas for dinner and they threw in fries on the house. We were surrounded by sheeps from the neighbouring farms and the nugget point lighthouse is an area not to be missed. Totally loved it.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

Thank you so much for the great feedback we are pleased you enjoyed your stay hope you and family had a great xmas and all the best for the new year.

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Tim J

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Can not remember the last time i gave a 10 out of 10, this could be a first !! :)
Kevin, Sue Thank you very much,, shame we only had a overnight stop,

Can only confirm all the below,, $40 for 2 people, camper, and a proper "Sue" breakfast,, (sure your wifi man fixed the network !)

And being from Derbyshire is not all Kevin's fault !! lol
Merry Christmas
Tim & Catherine

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

Thank you Tim & Catherine it was great meeting you many thanks Kevin & Sue

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yannick husemeyer

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Really enjoyed my stay here.
Nice hosts, great food and cheap prices ... i have not been on a better campingsite in NZ !

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

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Luca Duftet

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Best campsite I've been to by far. The owners are very friendly, the food is amazing and the toilets are clean. What more do you want?

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

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philipp koenigs

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

great hospitality !!!!

best basic facility campsite ever

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

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Lennart Lump

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Best camp site you can get for low budget! Very nice hosts, clean facilities and delicious food! Try the Vindaloo based pizza!

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

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Ralf Schweizer

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

I really recommend this campsite. It is cheap (5dollar) and the facilities are clean. It is closed to lovely beaches and nugget point. Food available and cold beer. The owners are very friendly and helpful. And best thing free WiFi.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in January 2013

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Ken S

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic site. Found it by accident almost. Anyway this is an extremely low cost site $5pp. But has hot showers, power if required, and even meals and breakfast for around the $10-13 range. (Compare this with the low cost DOC sites in the same price range.)
Kev is a really funny guy and will do anything to help.
Has all manner of farm animals including pet sheep.
We had a great time, flat grassy (or gravel) sites. Definitely views of the hills (as in the name) Would loved to have stayed longer.
BTW the vindaloo pizza is a must have, fan'bloody'tastic.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

Hi Ken and family thanks for the great feed back but you did forget to mention how good looking I was any way don't worry (ha ha),,,,It was great to meet you and the family lets hope our paths cross again all the best to you and the girls.
Kevin Sue

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Matt Wilson

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Nice little camp ground, lovely rural setting a place to relax & unwind. Kevin & Sue do a grate hosting job, a highlight of a South Island road trip.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

Thank you very much for your kind feed back

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Andrew Potratz

United States

Ranking: 10/10

They could charge way more for this place. I'm pretty sure they keep the prices so low simply out of the goodness in their hearts. I know it's just a campsite, but places like this restore my faith in humanity just a little bit. The owners are friendly and quite funny. We'd been camping for several weeks, and this was a great stop to rest and recharge. Good as gold.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

What a great thing to say about us and we care about the campers and when we get feed back like yours and from other campers it really makes it all worth while,
even this morning we got a great card from 4 campers and a box of chocolate's this is fantastic
many thanks for your feed back Kevin Sue

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Wouter Oudemans

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

Wow what a great campsite. The owner is more then motivated to make his guests feel welcome. He offers everything that you need for a really low price.

We were on our way to a DOC campsite because it's really affordable. It turned out that this campsite is cheaper and you get more for it in return.

Thanks Kevin!!!

Reviewed about 7 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

Thank you for feed back we do appreciate you taking the time to do it, we are glad you enjoyed your stay

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Mel Wilkinson

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

We stayed here for 2 nights and it was one of the highlights of our trip. Kevin and Sue were really helpful, we got to help with the animals and the curry pizza base is awesome. I am definitely coming back here, I would recommend this to anyone.

Reviewed about 7 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

Hi many thanks Mel for the feedback,
look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Chris Hare

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

We spent 3 nights as the sole campers at this fantastic campground. Kevin provides everything you need at a great price, and was really helpful when we needed it. Mussel picking tips, help with the van battery (still working, thanks!) and great pizza. Great base to explore the Catlins from.

Reviewed about 7 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

Thanks for the great feedback it was great meeting you hope to see you both again thanks again.

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Karina Gratz

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Very hospitable and helpful. Cheap. Breakfast and dinner available. Campground owners took personal interest in every visitor.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in February 2013

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

many thanks for taking the time out to put feed back on, glad you enjoyed your stay you know where we are when you come again take care.

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Abby Smith

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Had a lovely stay here! I stayed in the brand new cabin. Was warm and comfy despite the cold & wet outside. Plus had both TV and free wi-fi at my disposal! A combo I haven't had anywhere else I've stayed in NZ. And I haven't even mentioned the good food yet :-). A real treat all around. Thanks again Kevin!

Reviewed about 7 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

Thanks Abby hope to see you again.

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Rebel Warren

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

We enjoyed our stay, Kevin and Sure very friendly. What a great breakfast!!! Too bad we only had one night available to stay. Would highly recommend staying there. Free WIFI, $5 per person and such a huge breakfast for just $12. Thank you Kevin and Sue, you may see us again someday.

Reviewed about 7 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

Thanks for taking the time to put feed back on we are glad you enjoyed staying with us, hope we do see you again.

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David Restell

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

We popped in thinking maybe a couple of nights ended up staying for a week. We've never felt so welcome at a campsite and I truly believe this is a class above any other campsite you stop of in just for the friendliness of Kevin, Sue and Josh. It was like being at home, from being greeted but Scruffy and Summer (dogs) to Blacky and Whiskers (cats) trying to sneak into our warm van to watching the horses getting all feisty and running around with 'Sally'? The sheep leaping about thinking she's either a lamb a dog or a bullying horse to having a cuppa with Kevin and Sue and Kevin giving me the banter I miss from home.

+ Cheap, $5pp with power being an added extra,
+ Ridiculously friendly welcome,
+ Lovely setting on farmstay,
+ Nice location in relation to beaches for seals/sea lions/penguins,
+ Awesome pizzas and breakfast and very reasonably priced. The vindaloo pizza base is special,
+ They happily loaned us many.....many DVDs whilst we were there including lending us they're portable DVD player as ours didn't show region 4 DVDs,
+ Lovely toilet and shower,
+ Friendly dogs and cats,
+ Free wifi which is fast and unlimited,
+ They sometimes give fruit and/veg to people they like (so be nice to them)
+ Amusing horses and sheep and chickens.

Truly cannot convey how much we liked this stay and how much we were welcomed by Kevin and Sue. We would absolutely not hesitate in stopping there again, even if it were out of our way. They are continuing to update facilities and this place in time will have scores of people queuing to get in. The pizza and breakie alone should do that. My advice to anyone in the area or hell even if your not is to head to this site to visit The guys and feel welcomed like your at home.

Much love to you guys and thanks for all you did for us whilst we were there.

Rusty & Holly

Reviewed about 7 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

We never thought we would have the amount of people here as we have and yes its been hard work BUT when we get the kind of feed back from you and every one else it makes it worth while,
we do this because we know when your on holiday you need some one to talk to tell you where to go little things like that can make a big difference,
and we do because we enjoy talking to you and every body who comes here this is why our prices are so low we cover our self's and that's it,
we are after a fair dollar not your last
Many thanks for your great feedback it was great meeting you both hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday love from us all animal's included

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peterpacks

Ranking: 10/10

what a great place to stay there up dating kitchen and dining room looks a million dollars the food is great and camp owners are very very nice people
What more could any one want, there even going to put cabins on site. this is the cheapest and best site we have stayed on in our trip around new Zealand plus FREE WiFi could not believe our look thanks guys

Reviewed over 7 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

Thanks was good meeting you glad you enjoyed your stay

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Destiny rabey

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

The best campsite we have ever been to in our year in New Zealand. The owners are truly friendly and welcoming, always eager to help you out! The pricing is phenominal, especially with the free unlimited wifi. They aren't the typical campsite which over charges for so little, every new Zealand accommodation/campsite should really take a leaf out of hillview's book. This is a gem!

Reviewed over 7 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

many thanks glad you enjoyed your stay

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Anna Neuenfeldt

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Very nice owners, cheap, free WIFI, good facilities, food available.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2013

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

thanks for taking the time to put feedback on glad you enjoyed your stay

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Beth Scrivens

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

The owners of Hillview are very welcoming and offer a range of services that you wouldn't expect at a basic camp site. You get FREE WiFi and for a very reasonable additional fee you can have a hot shower, cooked meals, power or space to charge items.
We will defiantly go there again if we are in the area.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

Thank you Beth

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danny waiton

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

We stayed here for 3 nights should have been 1 but this is a great place so quiet great views and the owners are not money hungry like some we can tell you about,
we have been in this great country for 3 months and must say this is the best place,
its like camping in your back garden the people make you feel at home gave us free veg's free WiFi even a gas BBQ for free what a place and only 10 min from the sea and yellow eyed penguins don't think we will ever make it back here to NZ but if we do we are heading to hillview you many many thanks Danny and Pam

Reviewed over 7 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

Thanks Danny for you kind words hope you had a great trip home look forward to seeing you next year

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john cubitt

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

What a great place very clean bathroom and free wifi and BBQ all for $5 the people here are so nice they really made us feel welcome this is going to be a top sight so dont miss out call in lots of hard standing for winter months,,many thank guys would love to see you a gain in summer al the best.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in January 2013

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

Thanks john would be great to see you again keep in touch

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Katey Justice

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Very friendly host. Good value ($5 per person), great facilities of hot showers and cooked food available.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

Hi Katey glad you enjoyed your stay many thanks ,,Kevin

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warwaste

Ranking: 10/10

Great place, friendly owners with a secluded of the beaten track atmosphere. Well worth staying there. Found a wide variety of other campers staying there when we visited. All had a blast :-)

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2013

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

many thanks for your feed back

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nina_zhang110

Ranking: 1/10

On April 8th we checked in hill view camp site, my husband fell down and was deeply cut 10CM on the back by a sharp metal bar in the slipper shower room. The room of owner of campsite is next door to the shower room.unfortunately no one answer my cry for help. until another guest in the campsite was waken up by my cry and drive us to the hospital. my husband get 11 sutures in the Dunedin Hospital, our trip was delayed and have to cancel later trip. When we leave, we notice there is no any warn sign or protection on the sharp metal bar. Pls take proper action to fix it in case others are injured again.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

Do you have the wright camp site

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rose smith

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Well what can i say these people are so nice and very helpful we could not have stayed in a better place, much more to this place than the other camp sites,
we just can't say it in words but thanks guys we will see you soon and things are coming on great fantastic WiFi all the best to you kevin and sue from rose steve

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in January 2013

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

many thanks hope to see you again.

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Yasmine Loupis

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Our host Kevin was incredibly hospitable and helpful from the beginning (helping us find the campsite when we were a little lost), through to providing suggestions of places to visit and things to do on our way out in the morning, as well as everything in between.
This was most definitely the best 'basic' campsite we stayed at in the two weeks we visited the south island, and the hot showers were lovely. Kevin really took the time to get to know us a bit better and was kind enough to offer us some vegies freshly picked from his garden.
We will have no hesitation in returning to Hillview when we are next in NZ.
Highly recommended!
From Yasmine and Jake (Sydney, Australia)

Reviewed over 7 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

the pleaser was all ours many thanks

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Nigel&Annette Greaves

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

EXCELLENT place to stay; The catlins at your fingertips; GREAT hospitality. We enjoyed our stay immensely and look forward to returning soon and exploring more of the wonderful countryside. A great base if you wish to explore the catlins. This should be on everybody's list to come; stay and enjoy the superb hospitality while exploring the Catlins in New Zealand

Reviewed over 7 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

Thanks Nigel&Annette glad you enjoyed it look forward to seeing you again

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Mathew Frost

England

Ranking: 10/10

We were attracted by a brochure offering a campsite with "basic" facilities and free wi-fi for $5 a night. It just sounded too good to be true. We actually had to drive to the gate to see if the place was real (It was, of course!).

Greeted very warmly at the gate by the owner (Kevin). The site has more than basic facilities with optional electric hookups, showers, hot drinks and meals freshly cooked to order all at ridiculously low prices too.

Set in lush green farmland surrounded by rolling hills with shetland ponies, horses, sheep, geese and other animals about the place.

A FANTASTIC camp site, brilliantly friendly owners, lovely clean, tidy facilities. An unmissable spot to camp if you're around that area!

I cannot reccomend this place anymore, you have to see it to believe it!

10/10

Mathew & Mark (from Lincolnshire, England)

Reviewed over 7 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

thanks Mathew and mark glad you enjoyed your stay

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buzzer111

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

For me the best basic campground in NZ! Hosts are very friendly and I'll stay there when I come back to NZ...

Reviewed over 7 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

Thank you hope to see you again

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Norm L

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic family stay like a farm stay :-) all sorts of animals, horse, ponies, chickens, ducks, cat, guinea pig... Also Kevin is very accommodating. Thanks we had a great time and will definitly stay here again!

Reviewed over 7 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

many thanks glad you enjoyed it

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Lis Bon

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

Definently the best campsite we have visited so far! Super friendly hosts and a great athmosphere. Our boys loved the horse and ponys and hunting for eel in the little creek. It is a good place for venturing in to the Catlins. Which is not as primitive as the guidebook lets on. Owaka is nearby with a store and two cafes (would recommend Catlin cafe).

Reviewed over 7 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

it was great meeting you glad you enjoyed your stay would be great to see you again have a great holiday

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the_beery

Ranking: 10/10

This is the BESTcamping ground for us (a family with 3 boys). Quiet, green, farm animals, free wi-fi, all for 5$ per p, and above all - great hospitality by Kevin & Sue. Tanks

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

Shalom it was great to meet you all we look forward to seeing you again all the best from Kevin & Sue

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Stephanie Adams

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

We came across Hillview after 11pm after over 10 hours of driving, we were greeted by Kevin with a smile and a warm welcome despite the late hour. Enjoyed a peaceful nights sleep and a huge breakfast (Thanks Sue) in the morning. Being able to check in with family on the free wifi was amazing ... would recommend to anyone and everyone!!!

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

your welcome here any time day or night it was great to meet you hope to see you again.

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Karsten Meyer

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Very friendly and personal!

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

many thanks for your feed back have a great holiday

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Kathy_a

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

I stayed four nights at this wonderful campsite, which just felt like a home away from home. Kevin and Sue are great hosts, and have created a space that is friendly, safe and in beautiful surroundings. Incredible value for money, and very well situated for saying hello to the local penguins, seals and sealions. I will definitely be back as soon as I can.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

the pleasure was all ours it was great to meet you have a great holiday and hope to see you again.

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Chloé Kiers

France

Ranking: 10/10

I couldn't believe the price would be so cheap for a campsite with shower and free WIFI so i went and checked it. I was not disappointed!! Kevin is a lovely person who loves chatting and meeting new people. I really enjoyed this campsite in a farm with the animals. The place is very quiet and there is everything you need ! It's also very close to Nugget Point. Don't hesitate one second to go there :) Best quality/price campground i've ever been to!

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

Thank you it was great meeting you wish to do it again some time take care of your self and do call me you have my number.

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chtbfg

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

We visited in early October and stopped here for a night after a visit to nugget point before driving to Wanaka. We were really pleased by the friendliness of the hosts and with the location. It's was fab to have a lovely warm shower and nice to meet someone who isn't just out to rip off tourists. Really recommend this place.

Reviewed about 8 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

many thanks it was great meeting you

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Charzotte

Belgium

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome campground! The friendliest people! And really cheap! The best campground in New Zealand!
Perfect location for a visit to the Catlins. Quiet and isolated. And beautiful surroundings.

Reviewed about 8 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

Thankyou hope to see you again

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Kefalove

Indonesia

Ranking: 10/10

It's the best camping experience for us while we're traveling at NZ. Kevin is extraordinary host. With only $5 you can get a free wifi all night long. Plus the bathroom is very big and their $15 breakfast is delicious. My husband loves talk to Kevin, he's very friendly and even gave us free eggs to try. Will definitely recommended anyone to go to Hillview!

Reviewed about 8 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

Thankyou for you kind words it was great meeting you all hope you had a great holiday, I got your Email great pictures and two good looking blokes i must say,
I am looking at a web page and a live video camera i will be putting the link up on rankers so keep an eye on us thanks again take care Kevin & Sue and family

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robaccia

Italy

Ranking: 10/10

Found the campground after visiting Nugget Points. It has been a nice and beautiful surprise! I couldn't believe to such a cheap price, I thought there was some trick about. But there was not. Actually there was even more than expected! A really relaxing, peaceful place, owners really friendly and always smiley. A delicious breakfast made even better by the great company of Kevin. I was travelling alone, he made me feel like being home. A place you can't miss!
Sorry for taking such a long time for the review!

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

Thankyou robaccia for the great feed back you say its late but you have taken the time to do it and best of all not forgotton us,
very good of you hope to see you soon
There has been a lot of changes since you were here we have a little horse for the kids to ride and a lot of fencing and leveling of ground
many thanks from kevin and family

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PhilipShear

United States

Ranking: 10/10

I have just returned from 5 months overseas (3 mo. campervaning in NZ). I stayed at Hillview and had a marvelous time. Kevin and Sue are very welcoming and a great change from overpriced over-homogenized holiday parks. They made sure I was taken care of from Wifi to cooking an incredible 'proper' English breakfast the following morning using home/farm grown ingredients.

I enjoyed chatting with Kevin. The shower was awesome. The Wifi was good. I just reviewed them on my travelblog: http://dimensionalhearttraveler.com/new-zealand/road-tripping-new-zealands-catlins-day-two/. I will definitely return and cannot recommend them enough. They are the real deal, epitomizing the hospitality ideal. Well done!

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

Hi Philip
It was great meeting you thanks for the great feed back,
I was only talking about you the other day,
we have now moved the kitchen out of were it was so now the old kitchen is the dinning room, we are trying to improve things has we can afford them,
look forward to seeing you again take care hope to here from you soon.

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AllBlacksBabe

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

We've stayed there in late April, it was great fun! Kevin was really nice and helpful, made everything to comfort us, and even more than we would have expected.
The price is great, no doubt. You really feel that this place is created with love and heart. Absolutely recommendable, and a must see if you're around there!
Thanks a lot! And sorry for the late review :/

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in April 2012

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

Thank you for taking the time to write a response its very good of you look forward to seeing you again many thanks kevin & sue

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karsten

Ranking: 10/10

Thank You Kevin. This was the friendliest and best campground we had io our 1 month trip through both islands. You showed us this website and we used it after our stay every day and saved a lot of money. We ll definetly come back when we are travel again in NZ to see what u have done with your campground and see u again :-) Nico and Karsten

Reviewed over 8 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

Thank you for the feed back its very good of you glad you enjoyed your stay, if you send me a picture of you both i will put it on rankers for the the world to see many thanks hope to see you soon.

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DonTinel

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

better late than never... Thanks Kevin for the nice and friendly host! This Campground is definitely one of the best value we've stayed on - and now after 2 months of travelling through NZ we know what we are talking about.
Very nice location! we definitely come back once...

Reviewed over 8 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

Many many thanks

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Mennovanwinden

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

Without a doubt one of the best places I've stayed in 4 months of traveling. Not because of landscape, but because of the hospitality, the great service and the best breakfast in a long time. If you're here, go to Nugget Point to see everything and come back here to stay the night. It's a waste of money to stay on a campsite close to the beach if you can stay at Hillview Camping Ground.

Will come back next spring or summer for sure!

Reviewed over 8 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

Many thanks for your kind words hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday, you have now taken us to 97% this is the 4th time we have been there and we keep getting knocked back to 96 Just don't know why, but thanks hope to see you soon.

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maureenkarl

Ranking: 10/10

This a very friendly camp, a peaceful place with happy chickens running free.Joshua has a lovely little chock that is his pet he also showed us his kitten, and two great little dogs who made friends with our wee dog. We loved it there and we certainly go back next time we are down that way. Thank you.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

many thanks hope to see you again.

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bazzaatseaside

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Recently wh took our motor home to Hillview Camping Ground near Owaka,what a wonderfull experience,supernice people that own and run the facility.After enjoying one of their amazing home cooked breakfasts I have to say the best I have ever had.what a great shower they have there,after spending the first night there enjoying all the animals running around,to wake up to such peacful surroundings and the the wonderful hospitality of Kevin and his lovely wife.Can,t wait til I can get back there,Barry and Sharon

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

Many thanks to you both for your feedback hope to see you soon.

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Lindsay Berquist

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Was going to give higher than a 10 but couldn't find it. What can i add. Not too much but read the reviews. Kevin & Sue would be the best hosts you could find anywhere. Basic camp at the moment but plenty of good ideas coming from Kevin. The hospitality is out of this world. Hope we can return someday. All the best, Marg & Lindsay

Reviewed over 8 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

many thanks marg & lindsay for your feed back,
really nice of you hope to see you again

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bbennett

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Flawless service and facilities.
Unbeatable value for dollar.

Thanks Kevin & Co for such a wonderful experience :)

Reviewed over 8 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

please you enjoyed your selfs thank you for the great feed back.

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roterjonas

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Unbelievable nice, comfortable and cheap camping ground with free internet. Very friendly owners.
If you're planning to stay one or more nights in this area, this is the perfect place.
Jonas

Reviewed over 8 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

Thanks jonas for your feed back glad you enjoyed your stay.

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upanishads

Ranking: 10/10

What a stunning place, wonderful and friendly hosts and such a good price with free internet aswell! Absolutely recommend this place to any age/ group! Enjoy everyone
All the best, Rupert

Reviewed over 8 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

thankyou rupert glad you enjoyed it hope to see you soon.

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d_shack

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Cannot find better value for your dollar. Super friendly and welcoming host, convenient location, comfortable grounds, low cost. If there were more sites like this nobody would even think about freedom camping.

Greatness aside, is there any way to contact you in case I might have left something behind at your site?

Reviewed over 8 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

thanks for your great feed back but sorry only thing we have is 2 books please call me on 0274035816 or my skype name is
kevin12323341 or email me on boamkevin@gmail.com
look forward to hearing from you
many thanks kevin

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Sarah_Line

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

A really nice place and the people are very helpful and sweet. Its our second time here and we will love to come back again. You can also borrow DVD movies and be on the internet for free! :-)

Reviewed over 8 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

Thank you hope to see you again glad you enjoyed your stay.

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HandN

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

We were lured in by the 'free internet' sign and were not dissapointed- one of the best skype calls we've made in NZ. Kevin the host gets top marks for his hospitality, he was very welcoming and made us feel at home. The camp is set in a pretty rural location and is very peaceful. This will be a top camp spot when the renovations are finished. It would be a 10/10 but there is only one bathroom so there was a queue for the toilet in the morning with people taking their showers. Overall spot on guys- well done.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

Thanks for your great feedback we thought one bathroom would be ok but we have now put a second bathroom in,
thanks again hope you have a great holiday

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herman_kraut

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing place, very lovely family, best NZ campsite!

Reviewed over 8 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

Thanks for your kind words it was great meeting you.

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carolanz

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Unexpected surprise! Saw the sign on the road while driving, stopped in on a whim, but am really glad I did! Very friendly hosts, delicious and filling breakfast in the morning for a great price. Right before the turn off to Cannibal Bay- awesome!

Reviewed over 8 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

Thank you glad you enjoyed your stay

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Romany_Rambler

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Friendly generous hosts, great setting and amenities, would recommend this site to all. The cooked breakfast is great value for money and sets you up for the rest of the day.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

many thanks hope your trip went well great to meet you, take care of your selfs hope to see you soon.

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gusti

Austria

Ranking: 10/10

It's a very nice campground near the nugget point! The Owners are very very friendly and with the price of 5$ p.p. it's much cheaper than other holidayparks. There is also a FREE Wifi Hotspot and a hot Gas-Shower for only 2$ - What do you need more?!

Thank you for this offer!! We really enjoyed our stay!!
Daniela and stefan

Reviewed over 8 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

many thanks glad you enjoyed your stay.

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Andreu

Spain

Ranking: 10/10

A really good value in an awsome zone in New Zealand! Quiet camping ground near beautiful beaches and tracks. There is free fast internet! Don't miss the great breakfast they offer for 12$ Really worth it!

The owners are really nice and friendly.

Nice camping ground, no doubt!

Reviewed over 8 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

Thanks you for the feed back gald you enjoyed it we have done a lot of breakfast and NO conplaints i think every body has enjoyed it we try to keep our prices down and we still make a $, hope to see you again Thanks Kevin

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Team_Tiddo

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

A fantastic night at the Hillview Campsite near Nugget point! $5 per person was so cheap for the area and the location is beautiful. Make sure you have the $12 breakfast a massive plate of food to set you up for the day! Kevin and Sue are a delight and make you feel very at home! Would recommend staying here.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

Thank you for your feed back hope your trip whent well and you enjoyed it,
hope to see you again.

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marketladyfolk

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

We stayed here for just one night in the middle of January 2012, but were completely blown away with Kevin and Sue's welcome. The minute we drove in, Kevin was across to us, sharing a laugh and a joke and within just an hour (and a couple of beers) with them, we felt we had known them forever. We were even able to excuse Kevin for coming from Derbyshire!! - sorry Kevin . Nothing was too much trouble. This is a "MUST STAY" site for any visitor to New Zealand and the breakfast --- take our tip, go for the works, you will not regret it, Sue is a miracle worker with a frying pan. Thanks again Kevin and Sue for your fantastic hospitality (and the new laid eggs, delicious).

Reviewed over 8 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

Well I don't know what to say,
many thanks for your kind words but the pleasure was all ours.
we are overwhelmed by your response and everybody Else's we could not ask for better
Its my birthday on Sunday 11th so am going to have a drink so pop back,
Take care and please keep in touch let us know how your going on and where you are,
all the best to you and every one

Many thanks Kevin Sue family

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Guitarhat

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome spot in the middle of nowhere.
I was actually searching for a D.O.C: Campground between Dunedin and Purakaunui, but there is none... but luckily i drove past this inconspicuous looking campsite and i'm very pleased with everything.
5$ for the site p.P., 2$ for the (really!!!) hot showers, internet and a super friendly host is inclusive. I'd say a good alternative to the DOC campsites around.
just awesome, i totally recommend this site to everyone!!!

Reviewed over 8 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

Thank you for your great feed back if am wright your the man with the ball ? if you are we know what its about, great meeting you hope to see you again many thanks kevin

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judyles

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Great place to stay. Hosts extremely friendly and helpful. Very roomy parking area surrounded by nice rolling countryside.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Ebbi

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Cheaper than the most DOC Campsites, this was a good place to pitch my tent. Including free wifi the price of 5$ p.P. is already awesome. Kevin, the owner, makes it even better.
Best place to stay!

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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MichaelaK

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

Very nice people and thank you very much for nice place there stay for overnight. Even for using of the internet connection. Nice place in nature with farm animals.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in January 2012

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Anna Bret

Spain

Ranking: 10/10

Kevin is the owner and he offers cheap camping ground (showers not included).

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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GURDISH

Ranking: 10/10

Great place, very friendly owners, cheap.. to sum up perfect!!

Reviewed over 8 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

many many thanks great to meet you.

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Ivo

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

A wonderful, small place. Perfectly friendly hosts and working(!) free internet which isn't the case in other accommodations!
Thank you very much, we had a great stay!!!

Reviewed over 8 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

Thank you for your kind words it was very nice to meet you if your ever around here please call in would be nice to see you again, Take care.

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hugo941

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

After a long drive and a great visit to Nugget point, we found this nice and quiet place. Good shower, wash room, friendly people and this all for a Dutch price!

Reviewed over 8 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

Glad you enjoyed staying hope to see you again thanks Kevin

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Urs Schoenenberger

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

If you like countryside and farmanimals - its the best spot to stay! Rich breakfast and very friendly owners make this place memorable. Free Wifi. Hot showers.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

Thankyou so much for your kind words great to meet you.

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plumberjim1

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic stopover, the most friendly campsite we stayed at while touring the South Island, and i must say the owners were so very friendly and helpful and made us all feel at home thyere . The cooked breakfast was awsome , and set us up for the days travelling. will always call there whenevere we visit the area. great value for money.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

my wife and i was both brought up to treat people as you want to be treated and if people are nice like you and every body we have had in here we have time for you many thanks Kevin and family

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Bigbird460

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Great area for camper vans and tents, nice views excellent owners whom are into talking with their guests and making you feel very welcome. They do a mean breakfast if needed. Close to sights available around the area and the catlinds. Thanks guys for a lovely few days.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

Hi Bigbird thankyou for you kind words it was great meeting you hope to see you soon

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steverogers

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

I have stayed at this camp several times and found it to be a great place to stay. Very friendly owners, even shared a wine or two. The breky they serve up is brilliant and will keep you going for ages. If you want a friendly restful place to stay in the Catlins, this is it.
Have stayed here again after staying at another local campground which let us down badly. These are great people who know how to make you feel welcome and go out of there way to help. If you want somewhere to park that's safe and fun, then stay here with Kevin Sue and Josh and all the animals. PS i love the new kitten

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

Hillview Camping Stay - Nugget Point responds:

Thankyou steve
the wine supply has dried up so sadly am having to pay for it now but see you next time your passing were alway happy to see you.