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Dorchester, England, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped for the night in our van before heading to Milford sound. Great facilities (hot showers, toilets, kitchen and lounge with board games, sofas and a fire.) lovely setting next to the river with a quirky little museum. Aside from nelson lakes this was the worst place we've stayed in NZ for sandlfies, they swarmed us. Stray bus tours... More 

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Thank Tom E
2 reviews
Reviewed October 25, 2016

The title says it all. Basic, quiet, beautiful, historic. Old school travelling at its finest. And we found it by accident. Historic wood huts. Wood burning stoves, a small museum, great kitchen (bring your own supplies, its a long way from anywhere} PS watch out for the sandflies.

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The Catlins, New Zealand
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50 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2016

This is a proper kiwi style accom in the heart of Fiordland. Forget the flash hotels at Milford and the DoC camps, THIS is the bomb! Perfect for winter, no people, hot showers, a nice big log fire in the lounge and good hosts.

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Thank Slightly_Wst_of_Sane
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26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2016

This was probably one of my favorite places we camped for our entire 2 week tour in New Zealand. There are of course the caveats you've probably read about pertaining to the electricity and the hot water in the showers, but that aside, this place was cool. The owners have a big sense of humor and there are jokes all... More 

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Chandler
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 7, 2016 via mobile

Stayed there one night with a Stray group, AJ and his wife were great hosts, the wood fired hot water cylinder provided perfect hot water, very hot!. If you want 4 Star hotel accommodations don't stay here and complain. Don't be a sissy, enjoy the place.

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Perth
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244 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed January 29, 2016

I researched this place prior to arriving in NZ and couldn't wait to get here. You need to know what to expect as with previous reviews you could be disappointed if you have 5* expectations but we didn't and we loved the place. Sadly the heavens opened with biblical amounts of rain fall (well to us Aussies it was epic... More 

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Thank olthomas44
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

Wow. Wow. Wow. This place is totally off the beaten track and as you drive down the incredible scenic dirt road to get there you are taken back in time. It's a small camp made up of a handful of small huts reminiscent of the days of when men worked hard logging or building. The huts all have a fireplace... More 

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Leeds, UK
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37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2015

My husband booked this as it was close to Milford Sound for a trip the following day. We have done quite a bit of camping back in the UK so I wasn't put off by the basic accommodation. The cabins themselves are as you might expect - basic. If you are already camping or travelling in a motorhome you might... More 

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Reviewed July 24, 2015

Absolutely adored this place. Our fellow bus travellers were quite turned off by the lack of electricity and other travel comforts but tucked away in the valley this place was one of the best out of my whole trip to New Zealand. Would strongly recommend the short river walk (though make sure it doesn't get dark, trail isn't marked too... More 

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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

Staying at Gunn's Camp was definitely an escape from reality. It's writhe with history and has heaps of charm, including the woodfire warmed cabins and lights out at 10pm rule! It all makes for the best stargazing I've ever seen, with more Milky Way skies and shooting stars than ever. Staff is cheerful and helpful as well, checking in on... More 

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Additional Information about Gunn's Motor Camp

Address: Hollyford Valley, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9640, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Also Known As:
Gunn's Motor Camp Te Anau, Fiordland National Park
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“You can camp in ur van for 15 each per night. Or splash out and rent one of the classic huts.”
 of 5 bubbles Slightly_Wst_of_Sane, Aug 3, 2016 | Read review
“Some of the rooms are in very historic cabins with fire places etc.. and some are in newly built buildings. The room you want depends on the experience you are after. The old cabin we were in was lovely and historic, however the gaps in door (expected in old cabin) let sandflies into the room which got annoying. You are unlikely to ever have a fire to yourself in any other accommodation though, so I recommend the rustic option :)”
 of 5 bubbles amywhittington, Feb 22, 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in "Storm", freshly painted, good fire, I guess sandfly screens on the windows would have been helpful.”
 of 5 bubbles Kiwi3_12, Oct 20, 2014 | Read review
“The standard huts sleep 6, with a bedroom at each end containing a bunk bed and a single. In the middle is a kitchen with table, chairs, sink and logburner.”
 of 5 bubbles M-Dog89, Mar 17, 2014 | Read review
“Can highly recommend 'Homer' - lovely fireplace and one of the few we saw with a small sofa.”
  •                   Not a bad spot!
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 of 5 bubbles cookington, Feb 12, 2013 | Read review
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