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“Beautiful place but crammed in like a cattle truck” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Pounawea Motor Camp
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Pounawea Motor Camp
Wellington, New Zealand
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“Beautiful place but crammed in like a cattle truck”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2012

I quote from an article here on Trip Advisor "Pounawea Camping Ground owner Glenn Maxwell said the facility was fully booked over New Year, but there was always room for another tent"

Indeed there is always room for another tent at this camping ground so be warned, these guys like to cram people in, we stayed New Year 2011/2012 and they had put so many people in the camping ground we had 1m on 3 sides between other caravans. It was a disaster, cramped and the facilities were simply insufficient for the number of people.

The camping ground is actually very nice and in one of the most idyllic spots in New Zealand so you will enjoy your stay I am sure if you avoid peak times and the obvious "cram them in policy" the owner has gone public with.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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, Manager at Pounawea Motor Camp, responded to this review, July 11, 2012
Hey guys glad that you liked our idyllic spot all our sites are min 53m2 some even bigger and with 3 toilet blocks we have enough toilets showers etc for 200 people and that new year period we were under that .The comment i made to the news paper was always room for a tent at low tide was a joke with reporter that has been taken the wrong way.This year we open the new area in the native bush so people can have more space ,Normally you can turn up and choose your own site either by the water or beside the native bush .thank you for your comment i will be more carefull when joking with reporters.
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Property: Pounawea Motor Camp
Address: Park Lane, Owaka, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Owaka
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Ranked #8 of 9 Specialty Lodging in Owaka
Also Known As:
Pounawea Motor Camp Southland Region/Owaka, New Zealand

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