Kawatiri Beach Reserve – Westport...

Kawatiri Beach Reserve – Westport

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40 Rankers Reviews

3 Face-to-Face

80 Freedom Camping

8 Westport

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Welcome to the Kawatiri Beach Reserve

The Kawatiri Beach Reserve is the result of thousands of hours of volunteer labour from Westport residents.
We want you to enjoy this place as much as we do, so rather than leave no trace, please leave it better for the
us and the visitors that will follow in your footsteps.

Throughout the beautiful Buller / Kawatiri District freedom camping areas like this one are provided to assist in
the preservation of our stunning coast and inland forest areas. Please use these sites and their facilities to
protect the environment for those who live here, our visitors, and future generations to come.

You can do your part to help keep this place beautiful by:
 Keeping your stay to a maximum of 2 nights
 Using the toilet and rubbish bins provided. If the bins are full, please take your rubbish to another bin
elsewhere to prevent the local birdlife from spreading your rubbish far and wide
 Only staying overnight in the designated area, as shown on the map
 Respecting those you share the site with. Please keep noise to a minimum, and your gear well
contained
 Keeping access ways clear for other users
 Calling 111 in the event of a fire. Please ensure any bonfire sites are clear of rubbish before you leave
them.
 Rubbish bins for disposal are available in Punakaiki, Westport, Hector, Karamea and Reefton.
 Dump stations are available on The Esplanade in Westport, The Strand in Reefton and at the Cobden
Bridge in Greymouth.

For more information about freedom camping in the Buller District please head to
http://bullerdc.govt.nz/freedom-camping-in-buller. Enjoy your stay and thank you for respecting our
environment.

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South IslandWest CoastWestport

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  • Freedom Camping
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Andy and Julia

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Large area right next to the beach. Single drop toilet, with a sink! Was quite smelly in the evening, but was all clear in the morning... may have been from the heat of the day. We liked it.

Reviewed 5 days ago

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Brice

Ranking: 7/10

Pretty good place ! Space for approximately 20 vans. Toilets are clean.
You feel a bit like on a carpark and not on a beach but it’s still better than nothing !

Reviewed 14 days ago

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Peter Lillie

Ranking: 8/10

Pretty busy, but plenty of room. Right by the sea and lots of friendly Weka to keep you company! One drop toilet.

Reviewed 17 days ago

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Nadia

Ranking: 10/10

Peaceful, beautiful spot right on the beach. Clean toilets and covered picnic area. Busy but not packed when we pulled in at 6 pm, great to sleep & wake
up to the waves.

Reviewed 23 days ago

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Clare & Gerry

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful place. Very full. We arrived at 6.30pm On a Sunday in March to find just 1 place left.
We strolled on to the beach to watch the sunset. Fabulous. Didn't use the toilet as we have our own.

Reviewed 27 days ago

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Clare & Gerry

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful place. Very full. We arrived at 6.30pm On a Sunday in March to find just 1 place left.
We strolled on to the beach to watch the sunset. Fabulous. Didn't use the toilet as we have our own.

Reviewed 27 days ago

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Ti

Ranking: 8/10

A lot of space to park. There is only one toilet, but it is very clean. There is a picnictable and running water (non-potable). Very close to the beach. We didn’t find a garbagebin although it is on the map.

Reviewed 3 months ago

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Martin

Ranking: 8/10

Very busy but plenty of room. Just one smelly drop toilet to be shared between this site and neighbouring NZCA site!! No other facilities but beautiful beach right there :-)

Reviewed 3 months ago

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Ymke Huisman

Ranking: 8/10

Very beautiful spot right on the beach with good toilets. Quit some space but almost full when we where there.

Reviewed 4 months ago

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Joe

Ranking: 8/10

Nice free camp by the beach, we arrived just in time to find a spot. (could use an extra toilet)

Reviewed 4 months ago

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Matt Tebbit

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Great toilet and space for 21 vans - awesome beach and great waking up to the sound of waves plus great toilet

Reviewed 4 months ago

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Matt

Ranking: 7/10

Not many spaces for vans. Get down early to avoid disappointment. Turned up at about half 8pm and got the last spot. 1 drop toilet. Right next to a beautiful beach

Reviewed 5 months ago

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Indy

Ranking: 9/10

We squeezed into the last spot at about 8pm. Place was quiet except for some firefighters that responded to a call in the parking lot late at night. Bathrooms were in decent condition except they had a strong chemical odor. The colors of the sand, rocks, and sunrise are great

Reviewed 5 months ago

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