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Curio Bay Camp Ground

601 Waikawa-Curio Bay Rd, Waikawa, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Vermont
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You go to Curio Bay for the penguins and dolphins and this is the only place in the area to camp. It has very basic toilet and shower facilities. Frankly, I prefer the DOC campgrounds we stayed in in other parts of NZ.

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Emerald Beach, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My advice is to approach this Holiday Park with a good sense of humor. Ask yourself, now how many things could I make out of what look to be old, circular water tanks? Did you answer, “toilets, showers, and even a camp kitchen”? Then you would be right. We couldn’t even find the kitchen for the longest time because it... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Amazing location for a campground with very sheltered sites. Perfect for exploring the area and seeing lots of wildlife, sea lions, penguins and hectors dolphins. The camp is very basic with very dated facilities, a little paint would go a long way. Don't be put off though, the showers are great, nice and hot and powerful. Recommend having your own... More

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New Delhi, India
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We stayed here for one night at a powered site. We arrived late-ish at 7pm and asked for change for the laundry and showers. When we went to go and use the washing machine we found the hut it was in locked, and it stayed that way until 10am when we left the next morning. The toilets and showers need... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Fantastic site and very relaxing plus nice tent sites as well and we had great views over the bay to watch Hectors dolphins playing in the waves. Would say however that the facilities need URGENT attention, kitchen was one of the worst I've had to use and showers were also in need of an update, and make sure you take... More

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Imperia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Lovely location, fantastic staff, excellent value for the money ! You can't go wrong here. It's certainly not a five star hotel but dollar for dollar little competes with the value offered at this wonderful campsite . We love it

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Cologne, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

The campground is situated at Curio bay. A really stunning location! The sites are very private, because they are seperated by high reeds. The facilities are poor. We only used the toilets, because we didn't have our on in our van. They were dirty and didn't have lights. The other facilities didn't look very inviting, so we didn't use them.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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60 reviews 60 reviews
26 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

if you go to the campgrounds website they provide self contained cottages as well. one of them is called annies cottage.because everything was booked out at tiny curio bay we booked that cottage. 170 dollars incl.linen rent as beds are not made up. the whole house doesnt look in the slightest as in the web page. instead you will have... More

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gore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

being born and breed in new Zealand I only got to curio bay last year because my son goes diving there I don't no what I been missing excellent site and very friendly at camping ground some people just don't no how lucky we are will be back this year that's for sure

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

This is a pretty basic holiday park but in a stunning location and it cost only $16 for 2 people to park a campervan on a non-powered site. There isnt any internet there but there are toilets and showers as well as laundry facilities. The best thing about this site is how close it is to the Petrified forest where... More

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Address: 601 Waikawa-Curio Bay Rd, Waikawa, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Waikawa
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Ranked #2 of 2 Specialty lodging in Waikawa

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