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Pounawea Motor Camp

Park Lane, Owaka, New Zealand
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Nelson, New Zealand
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181 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

A great find and lovely place to stay as you explore the Caitlins.Parked our caravan under the trees and we were greeted by tuis and bellbirds just lovely birdsong. Had a view out towards the Estuary and the campground has a very peaceful and relaxed feel about it. Good facilities and the tiled bathrooms and toilets were spotlessly clean. The... More 

Thank kiwisolargal
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

Stayed just one night and wished it could have been longer (accommodation was our pop-top camper). Lovely bird song, native trees in a relaxed, peaceful setting, away from the overnight touring crowds (although we were one of them this time! ;-)

Thank Brent G
Christchurch, New Zealand
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34 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

The Catlins are stunning, well this camp is a wee treasure! Beautiful location, but very comfortable and welcoming place. The cabin we had was lovely, modern, with a heater, fridge, jug and toaster. Showers were lovely and the bathrooms were clean, tidy and had been renovated. Right on the shore line of I think an estuary.

1 Thank Anita R
Cromwell, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

Never have I come home in a camp to all my washing folded off the line. Very basic facilities kept spotless. Nature lovers enjoying a base camp for excursions. Very sheltered. We were there 5 nights and loved it. Thanks to all the hard workers!

2 Thank Marie H
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Never again would we visit this camp ground a gain it is well out of date but the worst thing is the camp ground owners they are so rude and nasty and it wasn't just to us, so be warned there are lots of camps round here we come down twice a year always trying different camps most are great.

5 Thank peter p
Riverton, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 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 

3 Thank stinkyfeetcarine
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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!

1 Thank danreece132
La Manga del Mar Menor, Spain
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19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Rowena C
Alexandra, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank Carolyn382
Melbourne, Australia
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240 reviews
146 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 136 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 

Thank davidhughtaylor
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Additional Information about Pounawea Motor Camp

Address: Park Lane, Owaka, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Owaka
Also Known As:
Pounawea Motor Camp Southland Region/Owaka, New Zealand
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