What a great location. It must always be windy here going by other reviews, which was what it was when we were there. The site situated between 2 beaches, is great. Very private, between the hedges. Hectors Dolphins on one beach, playing in the surf along a lovely sandy stretch and rocks, seals and penguins on the other. The penguin beach was barred off, tho', so could only view (a lone penguin) from the distance. Apparently the seals come up to the campsite, which I was willing them to do, but we didn't see any. As said by one and all, the showers were pretty basic, we were willing to "have a go" but paying for them put us off, we used our own in the end. Didn't even look at the loos, but glad I didn't from the reviews. What a shame this site isn't better looked after. The hosts are friendly enough, the location is amazing and with just a few updates this could be a really amazing place to be.. All in all a good place to stay for a one night stop over.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- CAMPGROUND UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT - 1st OCT 2017. Curio Bay Camping Ground is a unique coastal park with private sites surrounded by flax. Fall out of bed onto a magnificent safe swimming beach, which is often frequented by the Hector dolphins. Enjoy the splendour of a 180 million year old fossil forest accompanied by a yellow eyed penguin colony in their natural habitat. A unique coastal camping area with natural alleys of flaxes providing sheltered sites. Tent & powered sites; camp shop for hot food, snacks & supplies. Great swimming & surfing beach. 80km east of Invercargill on the Southern Scenic Route at the very south of the South Island. Fb# Curio Bay Camping Ground ... more less