Kev's Place

Kev's Place




15 Rankers Reviews

2 Face-to-Face

201 Basic Camping

7 Raglan



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M Rose's avatar

M Rose

Ranking: 10/10

What an incredible campsite. Imagine waking up overlooking turquoise waters and lush fauna. Kev and his dog Blade are so friendly, the campsite had all the amenities you need - fresh water, showers and even a place to charge your phone. It’s an absolute haven. Can’t wait to go back :)

Reviewed 6 months ago

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Jeremy's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

The property is open and u can stay. Yes he has it on the market but it's still operating This is a stunning property with extensive views. Kev and his family are great value and very laid back. His dog blade is super friendly. We loved the place and have extended our stay here.
Not sure why the last review says he is closed? They must not of even driven up the drive...strange review?

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Jana's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Best place we’ve stayed our full month of driving/camping through NZ! After reading reviews about toilets and showers etc our expectations weren’t that high that’s why it was so wonderful. Kev and his son where super helpful and kind. The most stunning overlook of the ocean and nice big field. Showers and toilets are a little walk down but when we were there everytbing was in order. A bit of a drive up the hill but worth it!!!!!!

Reviewed about 1 year ago and experienced in November 2018

Yoda42's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Fair enough- other reviews about loos and showers. It’s about managing expectations. We come as we’re self contained and LOVE the position ( on hill overlooking sea), peace and relaxed Kev approach. One side overlooks that view, 2 others into bush or trees so we open back of van and sleep like that with breeze and feel alone. Bring your own loo paper, wee in a bucket overnight ( as a bit of a hike and hard on knees down.)!

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Flatlanders's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Reminded us of 'The Dude' from The Big Lebowski. Lives in a boat. His kid in old pickuptrailer furter down. Amazing view. Cool way to power up your gear with the stairway to 'the office'. All in all great location...except for the facilities. Don't mind the walk down, but they were smelly, worndown and not clean. Bummer because with a little handywork and daily cleaning this would have been 10/10

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Steve Hirst


Ranking: 4/10

View is great, but toilets and showers are really rund down. Also do not trust the drinking water. Still not toilet paper, this bring your own.
Far too expensive from what you get.
Payed 35$ for two plus two small kids.
The owner and the others, especially the one playing the guitar was really cool.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Tom's avatar


Ranking: 4/10

Cheap place to stay with a lovely view of Raglan. However, for 10 dollars per person it would be nice to have toilets that aren’t cut half a foot back into a bench, as it leads to you getting a urine residue on the backs of your legs as you sit on the toilet. Further to this, a shower that has an actual head would be beneficial also. As many of them don’t and are just a hose attached to - what looks like - a 1970’s boiler. Failing all of this, just keeping the toilets and showers in a cleaner state would be nice.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Heidi Lawson

Ranking: 10/10

Friendly guy, epic location, great dog.

Reviewed over 3 years ago