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Kaiteriteri Beach Motor Camp
Port Coquitlam, Canada
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31 reviews
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“Our Fabulous Stay in a Excellent Motor Camp”
Reviewed March 25, 2014

Kaiteriteri Beach Motor camp is the BEST place to stay for anyone planning to hike in Abel Tasman National Park. Within a 2 minute walk there are a couple of operators offering water taxi service to Abel Tasman Park.

The women at the camp's front office are very friendly, and keep smiling even in the most busy times. We did not know we needed reservations and they were able to find one spot for our campervan. We planned to stay one night and stayed FOUR. Each morning they found the very last spot for us, even thought it was a busy public holiday weekend of which we were unaware of.

The camp staff had organized a fun swim in the estuary this provided an opportunity to have a friendly casual competition with a few other campers. As Canadian travelers, we loved talking with New Zealanders during meal prep in the kitchen and around our campsites.

Being from Canada, we do not have these kind of caravan parks with fully equipped kitchens and laundry rooms. Wow, there are numerous kitchens to accommodate the different areas of this huge campground. Each kitchen is well -equipped with Fisher-Paykel cook-tops, stainless steel countertops and full-size refrigerators. The kitchens have dispensers with hot water on demand.
The laundry rooms are spacious and the showers/ toilets are very clean. We were very comfortable! We will recommend this campground to our family/ friends who are traveling to the South Island.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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palmerston north
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Reviewed March 11, 2014

This is the first time i have actually stayed in the camp. As a child i lived in Motueka and it was my first ever beach and when i returned 30 years later it is still my favourite beach. The camp has certainly changed in thirty years! It is huge with huge sites that fit caravan, awning and car easily.
We had the privilege of staying in the ensuite cabins which were less than a minute from the beach shore. Everything we needed was either in the cabin or in the camp kitchen. Slept like a baby and have absolutely no complaints. Note, at 85 per night for the ensuite cabin, i must point out that i didnt consider this excessive, and when you see the size of the campgrounds and the quality of the grounds and conveniences and ablutions, you have to recognise the need to not be 'CHEAP', you cant spend money on upgrading and maintaining if you are not getting the money in........ :) well worth every penny - if you plan on going during the summer season book it right now.....people have to ballot to get spots even when they return year after year so dont delay.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Nelson, New Zealand
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Reviewed March 7, 2014

Kaiteriteri beach is one of the best beaches you will ever visit. The camping ground is a very busy one from Xmas until beginning of February and you definitely need to book. There are changes happening at the campground over the next few years which will change the feel of it. At the moment it us an iconic kiwi campground for all ages visitors to nz should definitely stay here.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Europe
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Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

Clean facilities, big kitchen and the car parking places were big enough for us (slept in a Toyota estima). Its a bit expensive though but yeah its a touristic spot. Staff was friendly and helpful. Just cross the street and you are directly on the beach, very nice place :)
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Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed February 6, 2014

Shared a two berth (2 bunk) cabin with my mother. Perfect for what we needed. Entire campground and facilities were spotless and very well kept. With the beach just over the road and so many activities on your doorstep we will surely be back. Just a lovely campground. Thank you team.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 27, 2014

We camped here over Xmas for 4 nights. Kaiteriteri Beach is absolutely stunning with its golden sand and safe swimming beach (even safer up the estuary bit). I can't imagine why anyone would care at all what the campground is like, getting to stay there is an absolute privilege compared with spots like Motueka or Nelson with limited aesthetic appeal. Yes, it is busy and it should be, but the sites are relatively large compared with many campgrounds and they have a fairly high number of toilets and showers if compared again. Facilities are very clean and pretty much no campground in NZ has pots and pans generally, previous grumpy reviewer, hence all campervan rental places supply them. If you think you'll see pots anywhere, you won't, so get over it. For those concerned about the road between the campground and the beach, don't be - there is very little beyond here so very little through traffic really. This campground is conveniently placed for day trips into Abel Tasman nat park, grab a kayak or a water taxi or combo of both for a day trip, or drive to Marahau (next bay round) and walk a couple of hours along the Abel Tasman track to get to some lovely beaches. Also can easily walk in to the gorgeous bay with Split Apple rock between Kaiteriteri and Marahau. Best to get a water taxi out further then walk back for a great day trip and most will take you out to see the seal colony on Tonga Island as well.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 18, 2014

Stayed here for two nights last week, the site is good and facilities clean but way too busy, more like a car park. Loads of kids rushing around making an awful noise. We had to lock our van up and go for a walk on the beach 'till it was 10.30, when making noise is restricted and thankfully observed. Abel Tasman is fantastic and we took the taxi to Medlands Beach and walked to Anchorage then got picked up and taken back to Kaiteriteri, really great! Off season I imagine this would be a pleasant place to stay.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Kaiteriteri Beach Motor Camp
Address: 5 Kaiteriteri-Sandy Bay Road, Kaiteriteri 7197, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Kaiteriteri
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Hotel Class:4.5 star — Kaiteriteri Beach Motor Camp 4.5*
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