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Tatapouri by the Sea

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Excellent campground with basic, but we'll maintained facilities. Kitchen, showers, toilets, clothes washing, etc. Basic but well maintained cabins, and plenty of caravan and tent space. Easy access from the main road. Very helpful on_site manager.

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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

This was the second time we have ever camped in a tent and had a great time. This really is a lovely ground, the views are fabulous, the amenities very basic but they're all you need. I'm not sure I'd like to use the showers in winter as they're in a basic and fairly open tin shed. The owners were...

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Yuck. This place is rundown with dirty facilities. I thought it would be good based on the reviews but it could not have been more gross. The manager is rude and made me very uncomfortable. It didn't feel safe.

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Lin0786, Manager at Tatapouri by the Sea, responded to this review

These guests missed a cabin booking and then expected free accomadation during the busiest time of the year, I offered them a reduced rate for a new booking and they just got angry and threatened to ruin our reputation.

Christchurch
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely camping spot right by the sea and just out of Gisborne. The nearest camping grounds to Gisborne except for Waikanae Beach which is a Top 10 and very crowded lots of kids ETC. This is very quiet lovely clean kitchen facilities 5 or 6 showers clean toilets 1 washing machine & disable facilities. Tatapouri Mantra spot right next door...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Beach front camping with amazing view and quirky picnic table!! One of the nicest motor camps I have stayed in for ages. We were lucky enough to see a seal on the beach and the water is amazing shades of blue. Facilities are clean and tidy. The sunrise is beautiful rising up out of the ocean. Next door is Dive...

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Raumati Beach, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 February 2016

We pitched a tent here for several nights - the camp ground has gone "Eco-Friendly" with a vast array of recycling bins and complete with a nesting family of penguins under the cook house. A 2 minute walk away from "Dive Tatapouri" we were able to take a tour out on the reef to give the stingrays a pat and...

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Paia, Hawaii
Reviewed 11 January 2016

Arrived for New Year's Eve - 2nd, to camp in our camper van. Our host Budge was super filled with Aloha (we from Hawai'i) and we got the most epic spot ever under a big tree on the edge of the beach grass. AWESOME. Signed up for karaoke, met Roddy and we were escorted to our spot. EPIC. Had some...

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Geelong, Australia
Reviewed 2 July 2015 via mobile

We were in a campervan and decided to stay here over any of the bigger parks nearby. Because it was winter we had the pick of the park. So choose where we could have the best view of seeing the full moon and sunrise. As this is where you will see both before the rest of the world. Everything was...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 April 2015

Right on the beach this little peace of paradise is a campers heaven - Good Sized camp sites and quaint little cabins set the scene for a relaxing holiday. Great facilities and very decent showers (great pressure) Location is a little out of Gisborne but close enough to pop into town for supplies The views of the sun rise and...

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Pulborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 March 2015

Although this campsite is set right by the beach, which is great, the facilities were awful. The only good thing about them was that they were unisex and I could actually shower with my hubby. I don't think I could have faced them alone!!! There was green slime on the walls and the plastic shower heads were yellow. The reception...

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
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  • Free Parking

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Address: 516 Whangara Road, Gisborne 4073, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Gisborne Region > Gisborne
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“Beach front non powered camping. Powered sites and cabins available”
EddieKombi, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Very busy over the Christmas - New Year period, but quieter from the second week of January on.”
brian1brannigan, 27 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Book here, it won't disappoint!!!!!”
mauin, 11 Jan 2016 | Read review
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