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    Curio Bay Camping Ground

    601 Waikawa-Curio Bay Rd, Waikawa, New Zealand
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    • Excellent23%
    • Very good33%
    • Average32%
    • Poor6%
    • Terrible6%
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    11 - 15 of 68 reviews

    Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

    The most amazing spot, Steve was awesome close to beautiful beach spectacular cliffs 180 million year old fossilized forest, Dolphins penguins 😊 the campground was basic but protected from crazy weather- flushing toilets and a little shop for the basics

    Thank MelM31
    Reviewed 25 April 2016

    The natural beauty of this area is priceless. Local dolphins always within view and nearby for a swim, penguins to view at dusk, fossilised forests from the jurassic area. the entire area is fantastic. The camping ground itself is laid out well due to the...More

    Thank Tracey M
    Reviewed 21 April 2016

    A stunning destination to visit and although the actual little campsites are lovely with the large flaxes around each one to provide protection from the wind and give privacy the rest of the campground is sorely lacking. I didn't want to use the showers they...More

    Thank kiwisolargal
    Reviewed 12 April 2016

    The flax palm shrubbery is definitely unique. There are sites with power. However, the other amenities as mentioned are not desirable. Toilets are dark and eerie, the shower room looks very run down and dirty. There are many garbage and recycling bins. The positives: the...More

    Thank christinern
    Reviewed 4 March 2016

    Whilst the place has stunning views, close to the petrified forest, a beautiful beach, and a chance to see yellow eyed penguins and hectors dolphins, it doesn't offer much in the way of amenities. For $20.00 a night I would expect much better facilities. The...More

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    Gonen S
    23 October 2017|
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    Response from James G | Property representative |
    Hi. For November it would be advisable to book if you wanted a powered site, if not we have plenty of options for non powered sites so no need to book.
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    birderPa
    11 February 2017|
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    Response from Bonstar78 | Reviewed this property |
    Hi there, I'm sorry I missed your question. I actually have no idea about whether they are two separate grounds but we stayed at the one closest to the petrified Forest where the penguins are so assume they are the same. We... More
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    "This is a campground"
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    "Reception closes at 7pm reopens at 10am"
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    "I think a non powered site overlooking the bay is a good option, especially if you are self contained."
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    "Pick the spots with the ocean view looking at the cliffs on the West side and you'll get the BEST sunset..."
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