Greenstone Retreat

Greenstone Retreat


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Ranking: 9/10

Nicest shower I've ever used in a 'camping ground.' oh and the lounge, not big but homey, comfortable with a hot water jug. Lovely spot, lots of trees but 2 dogs if that is a worry. The kitchen is outdoors but has emergency provisions and free range eggs for sale {there is a morning rooster}.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Zac D

Ranking: 10/10

Absolutely stunning! What an awesome place to set up camp for the night. Hot, strong showers, free wifi and such a cool puppy by the name of scout running around. It’s a little slice of paradise tucked away in Kamara. Place to escape the cold, charge all your devices with lovely service to match. Definitely worth the stay! 10/10 would recommend

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Tash & Laura

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful spot - very homely and super super showers (hot, clean and like a real bathroom-no bugs!). Great dog and friendly host.
Outdoor kitchen and lots of table/hammocks. Van space is gravel driveway but as there is a shared grassy area this is fine!
Need cash to pay (can do PayPal but small charge)
Lovely , friendly atmosphere :)

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Dawn Parker

United States

Ranking: 10/10

We had a wonderful stay with Kate and her pup Scout. Very clean and well run. Best shower of the trip!!!! Beautiful spot!

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Denise Posegga


Ranking: 10/10

It is more like a cottage than just a camping ground. A beautiful garden, nice places to sit and reax, outside kitchen, the showers and toilettes are new and clean. And Kate is just great; very hospitable and helpful.
Great stay - worth to go there.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Ranking: 9/10

Absolutely lovely!!
Nice and helpful host, GREAT hot showers, new gravel parking for vans, grass for tents. A hidden comfy lounge and everything is made with love!
15$/night, 5$ for WiFi (once if you stay longer)
no shop in Kumara (only milk, bread,...)
PROPER washingmashine!!!!! use it

kitchen area is a bit small when busy or rainy

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Gary Hitchcock

Ranking: 10/10

Fantasctic quite spot to try out my new Teardrop camper. Excellent host & great facilities. Had a very relaxing time with my dog. Hope to be back soon.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Matthew Kingston

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful relaxed setting. Great facilities and friendly host. Perfect first stop on the great western trail. Local pub and shop/cafe (basics) are great too.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Matt Collier

Ranking: 8/10

Great little character filled campsite (8 cars max?) for $15 pp. Facilities are super clean and there is a heater in the shower, which are free with the camping fee. Wifi is available if needed at a fee and the spaniel is super cute. Minimal sandflies too, like maybe 10. Would be great if the cooking facility was airtight to avoid sandfly contact altogether and if there was a freezer to refreeze the coolbox cool packs. But then there might not be room for all the lovely hammocks and garden tables and chairs so these are only minor points. Very friendly hostess too! Would and have recommended.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Evelyn Chan

Ranking: 9/10

Very friendly and great hospitality and best hot shower in NZ! Nice and cosy area...

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Saskia Rietveld

Ranking: 10/10

Like the super friendly host Kate says herself: in the middle of everywhere and away from it all. A cosy and good feeling, hidden place close to the west coast where you can stay with your own car, in the dorms or villa. It has the best, warm camping shower you can think off! $15 per person was more than worth the money (camping). It is in a lovely small city, where you can do and see enough to stay an extra night.
We had problems with our car and a friendly neighbour helped us with that.
If you want to stay at a different, but well organised place, you need to stay here and enjoy ;-)

Reviewed over 4 years ago

Greenstone Retreat responds:

Thanks Saskia for the review, Its great to hear feedback. I'm so glad your got your van sorted (in the end). I hope you enjoyed the rest of your speedy trip. Kind regards. Kate and scout!