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Whitianga Campground

6 Bongard Road, Whitianga 2856, New Zealand
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Whitianga Campground
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here a couple of nights at the start of our New Zealand tour, although not modern it had all we required for our stay. Others seem to have had issues with management, we had no such problems. If you want posh then this not for you, if you want a campsite in a good location give it a try.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a bad experience from the start. The manager has no people skills at all and it was my fault he didn't have my name even though I had been emailing him with my details to book the cabin. We did choose to upgrade our cabin to a self contained one for $110 per night. Not sure if that... More 

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Auckland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Disgusting cabins that stink of damp- even our two boys said it was the worst place ever. We politely requested a refund of the additional charges saying our boys asthma would not cope with any damp- $40 extra for linen, $48 for 2 extra children (on top of our $140 booking fee). Owner is incredibly rude and has no people... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Having booked three nights accommodation in a cabin for $310, I would NEVER recommend anyone stays at Whitianga Campground. The owner is rude, has no idea who he has booked in, or in what cabin they are booked. To add insult to injury, he has absolutely NO manners or idea of the meaning of "customer service". Sadly, this campground has... More 

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Queens, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Stayed last year with pals. Hated the place. Read the bad reviews and it shows. This Grant is an old man who sounds and acts like a redneck. Roaches in the kitchen. Shower was nasty. Excuses and more excuses instead of taking responsibility and improving service and quality. Sad as New Zealand is gorgeous then you go to Whitianga and... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Stayed in a cabin for one night. Looking for cheap accomodation for 3 ppl. The actual cabin was good, lots of space, with own kitchen and Bathroom, however the cleanliness was another story..arrived to a suprise in our toilet and numerous old bars of soap in shower. Just needing a good clean really. Was ok for the night, wouldnt stay... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I was looking for an affordable place to stay for a couple of days while attending a concert and this was ideal. I had a spacious tent site and convenient access to toilets, showers and a communal kitchen including the all important freezer for my chillybin ice packs. Great value for money. Very handy to the beach.

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Brisbane, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

Stayed 6 nights over Christmas and New Year. Owners couldn't give a stuff about cramming people in and mixed families in with young party yobs. They charge way too much for the facilities. They don't allow pets but their own dog did his business outside my friends tent.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This camping ground would have to be one of the worst camping grounds in New Zealand. In the company of friends we traveled to Whitianga for a long weekend, both families staying in the cabins. Being a bit early we had the pleasure of listening to the cleaners complain about the dirt brought in by the previous occupants. A bit... More 

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Grant J, Manager at Whitianga Campground, responded to this review

Its dissappointing to hear your negative comments about our campground Its true that we have an old fashion campground, we have always been upfront with that in our marketing, as some guests enjoy that experience and others, which probably would include the ANONYMOUS reviewer, would obviously prefer a more modern camping experience. We like to think that our pricing is... More 

Santo Andre, SP
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84 reviews 84 reviews
18 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

This place is simple but confortable! I stayed in a tend! if you want to stay in tend, dont forget that you can not charge anything! The bathroom works with coins, each coin you can take a shower for 5 minutes!

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