Everything was truly average here including the surroundings and up to surat bay. I had expected more from catlins area having travelled from te anau all the way for that special bit in the south. Was greeted well at first but didn't know why the owner didn't seem very keen to attend to my queries thereafter. More like eager to get his job done and good riddance. Seemed very busy preparing the place for future customers but he forgot that I was also a customer at that time. Cheap canoe though despite strong winds and waves. Was not warned about this and was not told that I'd get stuck in low tide. Being a tourist, it's hard to tell these things so u'd expect the owner to warn ya of the low tide n stuff. asked about the weather forecast, he didn't know and didn't bother to check, by contrast, another operator would say, hang on, i'll let you know later or sth like that. DVD hire very expensive compared to all the other places i've been. Toilet not too bad though. campervan sites on uneven ground or might be soggy on some and layout pretty messy. Water points not on all units and look hard to find em. Beware the many trees and branches if your vehicle is large. laundry room old and like a shed. playground - boring. Price I paid is dearer than those in Wanaka, Te anau or Nelson city to start with. I believe service starts with a smile and follows through. I have been travelling quite a lot and naturally make comparisons. sorry if this didn't sound good and probably there are underlying reasons but still there has to be improvements in the service, the park and the surrounding area. I have been to similar not so beautiful sites as well but for cheaper and genuine service. Why rate average? Cos he was really busy and i am sure future customers will have a more pleasant experience.
- Also Known As:
- Pounawea Motor Camp Southland Region/Owaka, New Zealand