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Marahau Beach Camp

Waterfront, RD 2, Marahau, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Guyancourt, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The camp is well located, especially if you want to go kayaking or walking in the Abel Tasman National Park. Kitchen is big and well equipped. Amenities are clean. Hot shower for 1$ (about 6 minutes).

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Stromstad, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Stayed 3 nights there on a powered spot with our rented campervan. The place was busy but not overcrowded. We appreciated the shade on those warm sunny days. The amenities have seen better days, but were kept reasonably clean. Here we did not have to queue for a shower and considering the affordable fee charged for the site itself we... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We love camping because you get away from the set-up of home, things feel relaxed so you can relax. This is how Marahau feels. Not perfect but relaxing. Thank you for a great stay. A central point for exploring the Abel Tasman.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

stayed Dec '14 ---positives--- nice little site, lots of trees ---negatives--- why make people pay for showers? Bathrooms seen better days ========================================================================

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Brendan A, Owner at Marahau Beach Camp, responded to this review

Thanks for the positive comments and good overall score. We're glad you had a good stay with us. Just to clarify; the reason our showers are coin operated is that without some form of time limit, people seem to shower for incredibly long time periods and the waiting time for other guests is really long. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Facilities are a bit rundown. Showers have no pressure and even less when a tap is used. Kitchen and such are mediocre. Good playground for the kids. Right on the ocean and not far from the great walk make the location nice. An older lady staff member was absolutely shocking to my partner though when he asked for a park... More 

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Brendan A, Owner at Marahau Beach Camp, responded to this review

I have spoken to the person who served your partner to get the other side of the story. Your partner asked for a map of the Abel Tasman National Park as he was under the impression he would be able to drive the Coastal Track. The staff member commented that unlike in a number of Australian national parks, it is... More 

Carlisle, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Very well placed for water taxis and walking some of the Abel Tasman track. Nice bistro/pub overlooking bay close by. Our site for motorhome quite spacious if threadbare. Need for more plug-in points so campervans don't park at funny angles, invading your space, to get plugged in. Showers, toilets, dump station etc. very much in need of modernisation. Despite its... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

After an extremely anxious drive up and down a windy road (as first time going to Marahau) ... we were in awe of the beach when it came in view. Park is close to the beach - a bonus! Hot when we stayed – cabin sleep out for 6 with small kitchenette and front porch. No ventilation available, and no... More 

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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Just next to the park is a well kept campground across the street from the beach in Marahau. A great restaurant on site. The staff was helpful in arranging activities. We stayed in a cabin with a porch and small kitchenette. Bathrooms close by and clean.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

A beautiful part of the world, so much to do in the Abel Tasman area. A great location across from the beach, the compact camping ground is across the road from the waterfront. Over Christmas they don't like long stays because they like to churn through the campers to support their water taxi business. Facilities could do with some upgrading... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

We stayed in a cabin (with a small kitchenette & front porch), and the bathroom facilities were close by. The room was clean and comfortable and the staff members were friendly and helpful, but what we really liked about this place is that it is very well connected to a great restaurant (Hooked on Marahau), a water taxi service and... More 

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