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Pounawea Motor Camp

Park Lane, Owaka, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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30 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Catlins are stunning, well this camp is a wee treasure! Beautiful location, but very comfortable and welcoming place. The cabin we had was lovely, modern, with a heater, fridge, jug and toaster. Showers were lovely and the bathrooms were clean, tidy and had been renovated. Right on the shore line of I think an estuary.

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Cromwell, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Never have I come home in a camp to all my washing folded off the line. Very basic facilities kept spotless. Nature lovers enjoying a base camp for excursions. Very sheltered. We were there 5 nights and loved it. Thanks to all the hard workers!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Never again would we visit this camp ground a gain it is well out of date but the worst thing is the camp ground owners they are so rude and nasty and it wasn't just to us, so be warned there are lots of camps round here we come down twice a year always trying different camps most are great.

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Riverton, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

A beautiful spot. The cabin was extremely small, more of a "Wendy house," or a luxury dog kennel. Comfortable bed and quite clean but very, very basic. A small fridge, toaster, heater and electric jug. No mirror, nowhere to hang clothing no bedside lamp or light switch. A rusty old chair was leaning against the outside of the hut and... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Three of us had the pleasure of finding this little gem. Staff were super friendly and the whole place had an amazing welcoming vibe. A very underated secret oasis in the catlins, cant wait to return!

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Kirkb
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

This site is in the beautiful area of the Catlins.Staff were most welcoming ,our accomodation was a small hut by the waters edge and was lovely and comfortable with great views over the estuary.The kitchen was very well stocked as a lot of places don't supply utensils etc.All other amenities were adequate.It was very good value and near all the... More 

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Alexandra, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Unfortunately I had to cancel morning of arrival due to family circumstances. All other motorcamps in the Holiday Parks Association I've stayed at would take $20 cancel fee if cancelled within three days. They took the full two days bookings and didn't have the decency to listen but hung up on me. When I originally booked I asked "were they... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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141 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The nearby Newhaven holiday park right on the sandy ocean beach is the obvious tourist spot but it was full by the time we arrived. Pounawea Motor Camp is around the corner on the tidal estuary mudflats so the setting not as nice but the park had some nice spots for tents, good clean facilities and some nice stand alone... More 

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Sussex
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34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We stayed here as we travelled through The Catlins - and what a lovely place. Quite and unspoilt. Right on the river bank with a lovely bush walk out the back of the camp site. Tui's Bellbirds and Fantails were all around us! It was magical The campsite itself had good facilities, that although werent luxurious they were more than... More 

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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 via mobile

What a fantastic spot! Glad we found this little slice of paradise for our night heading from Invercargill to Dunedin. Quaint and very clean shared kitchen area, great facilities and a warm room. Just what we needed! Very reasonable price for those of us on a budget.

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