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Pounawea Motor Camp

Park Lane, Owaka, New Zealand
Pounawea Motor Camp
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Riverton, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 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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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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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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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 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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Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We always stay in the self contained unit when we stay here, great warm accomodation, easy to get to all the waterfalls and sights that the Catlins have to offer, ideal for families with children and pets are also welcome if pre arranged.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

I adored this little campsite which is literally built at the beachside. It is ideal for children with a trampoline and plenty of space to run around. The kitchen facilities are great and the big long table induces friendly chatter between campers. We stopped in a double cabin which was very reasonably priced at $50 and was perfectly comfortable.

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Emerald Beach, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We pulled into Pounawea after realizing we were not going to be able to make our planned lodging farther south, and are very glad we stopped here. Toilets and showers are fine--clean and sufficient in number. The kitchen was extremely well stocked, with cooking utensils as well as dishes and cutlery, and it was warm in this fully enclosed space... More 

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