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Quinney's Bush Camp
Certificate of Excellence
Picton, New Zealand
1 review
“Amazing family place to stay”
Reviewed January 15, 2014

We had an amazing stay at Quinney's bush camp. My Children aged 14 ,7, 2 had the most fantastic time in the 6 nights we were staying there. Clean and tidy Kitchen , Toilets and shower blocks . My Children had so much fun, toasting marshmallows, water slide, flying fox, trailer rides, swimming in the river. a great place for all ages I even had a ball .

Room Tip: I hired a caravan it was fantastic.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Canterbury, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 15, 2014 via mobile

Hard to believe but they have found even more ways to amuse kids. Eel feeding & orienteering new this season, and pontoon in the waterhole. If you have children it is the only place to be. Very safe bike riding due to strict speed rules. Camp sites you can stretch out on and enjoy shade and sun. The adventure playground/confidence course, under tree playground and small playground are all great. Skate park/BMX track, fitness trail - I have failed to find anywhere with the facilities. water slide and trailer rides a daily must. You meet fellow families that are all about their kids, shared cricket and board games, and nightly roasted marshmallows on the brazier. The yellow vests wandering around give you confidence to let children play freely and enjoy the facilities and new friends. You know a QB staffer is always nearby if they need assistance.

Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed January 15, 2014 via mobile

If you want your kids to experience the freedom you had growing up then Quinneys Bush is the place to take them. Kids go mad riding their bikes all around the camp at all hours of the day and they are never short of things to do with swings, flying foxes, the swimming hole in the river, go carts and all manner of playground equipment.

Facilities are clean and well maintained and if you have all the right camping gear then this would be the perfect spot to camp - particularly in a large group as most kids seemed to rove around in packs together. Our 10 year old felt a little left out not knowing anyone and would love to come back with a group of friends.

We were travelling from Australia so couldn't bring any camping gear so hired a tiny 70's era caravan with awning for our stay which was fun for the kids but a bit tricky when it rained.

If you are into camping and have all the right gear then this camp is highly recommended as a family destination - the kids will have a ball and you are unlikely to see them except at meal times. Don't forget to take their bikes!

Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 13, 2014 via mobile

We LOVE Quinneys and it's my 4th year in a row visiting in the holiday period. This year, instead of wine, walks and tents, I went with my
Mum and 6th month old and stayed in a cabin.
Even though it was a little damp, it was still hot and we got to enjoy the fabulous walk around the camp with our dog (it's got bigger since last year and will be even better when all the trees are big!), the swinging bench seats dotted throughout all the 100ft plus sized trees, a few rides down the water slide and met some old friends and made new ones.
Everyone is so friendly, I love how in the early evenings all of the kids all come together to play in the huge and super safe play ground and around.
We will be coming back again every year in summer and lo forward to my son riding the go karts and flying fox.
Couldn't recommend Quinneys Bush more.

  • Stayed January 2014
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Takaka, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 11, 2014

This is our 5th year at the fantastic Quinney's Bush in Motupiko, Nelson. We go every year for about 10 days with our two children and our little dog. This year we introduced two other families to our special place. I love it here because my children can run, bike, play etc, for hours safely. They meet special friends every year, as do we. The owners work their butts off during the down season and always surprise me the following year with improvements to facilities that I thought were great as they were. This year the river has a massive swimming hole, along with a nice bank for resting, a floating raft and a waterslide that makes it lots easier to get in the water. Things I find extra special about Quinneys are, being able to light a fire in a brazier, buy firewood really cheap, the showers are spotless, as are the loos. The Flying fox is EPIC, as is the waterside structure (an engineering feat) …the bike friendly atmosphere, the way everyone looks after each other, the birdsong at dawn, the recycling, the kitchen and freezers and fridges, the dog walk area, the go cart rides, the wagon rides, the friendly staff….the new telecom phone coverage, the trees, the bush, the night walk. There is so much to do here. The kids love it. Parents can relax. Luckily, trashy people who like to party all night do NOT come here. IT is a family environment…not one of those campgrounds with creepy little permanent caravans with single old men…ick!!! NONE of those. IF you like nature, spending time together, making awesome memories, meeting new friends that you will see year after year, then come to Quinney's. You won't regret it!

Room Tip: Ok…you come here and bring your own accommodation. There are cabins and a caravan or two to rent...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 10, 2014

Second time we have been to Quinney's Bush and there have been some really lovely improvements since our last trip. The addition of the fitness track and Pontoon on the River makes for a lot of fun for the kids. Definitely a camping ground for the younger families (pre teens) but you can really let them go for it and not worry about them because it is a very safe campground.

Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

We have just returned from another great week's camping at Quinney's - for the third year in a row... the kids insisted that we go back again when we asked them what they wanted to do in the holidays. The weather was a bit mixed but that did not matter. We always make great friends there and the environment that is created by the Quinneys makes it feel really safe for the kids. The swimming hole is really amazing and there is always something for the kids to do - like going on the big flying fox in the morning or evening, or going on the huge water slide in the afternoon, or having a go on the go-carts... or just biking or scootering if you have bought your bike... or trying your hand at the confidence course. You can even take your dog with you and there is a 2km walking/running track that is constantly in use. People are so considerate with their animals - I have never seen any "evidence" left behind of dogs' toileting despite lots of dogs being there... There is a noise curfew which is enforced in a friendly manner by the owners at night after 10.30 - which is really great to let everyone get some sleep... Rowdy campers are not tolerated by the owners which makes it fair for the majority. While the kids are fully occupied with various activities all day... even on rainy days there are things like movies or shows put on for them... the adults can get some real rest and relaxation or just watch the kids have their fun. The facilities, although basic, really have everything you need to give you a true family camping experience. Whilst there this year I heard someone complain that there weren't enough showers - but I think she should have gone to stay somewhere else as she had lost the point of the place - you shouldn't expect all the mod cons when having a true camping experience! We also love the braziers that are provided.... Nightly marshmallow toasting is a must!! I think we would have difficulty convincing the kids not to go back again next year! :-)

Room Tip: We took our tent and had a non-powered site. You get more space to pitch camp if you don't have...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Quinney's Bush Camp

Property: Quinney's Bush Camp
Address: State Hwy 6 | Motupiko Nelson, Motupiko 7072, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Motupiko
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Motupiko
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Quinney's Bush Camp 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Back to basics adventure camping Kiwi family style: *Spacious grounds with native trees *Safe river swimming, campfires *Hammocks, flying foxes, amusements *Skatepark, BMX track, waterslide *Shop, fridge/freezer, laundry, kitchen *Toilets, showers, wash facilities *Tent sites, power, cabins, caravans ... more   less 

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