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Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

Brent was great to deal with , very friendly and helpful . Prices were very fair and Bluff camping ground was a great place to base ourselves from for our great white shark cage diving trip with sharkdivenz . Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Clean clean clean! Showers hot and good pressure, free unlimited wifi and kitchen with ranges and ovens! We went during the off season but I can see this place getting busy and people waiting on use of the facilities. Had a great stay but missed out on the oysters

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Townsville, Australia
Reviewed 20 February 2016

A late arrival to Bluff and no accommodation booked was our downfall. It appeared lights were out in Bluff on a Monday night and the only accom to be found was the camping ground- a cabin. $40 a night each for three adults = $120, but the camp manager commented due to our late arrival he would only charge us...

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21gregory, Manager at Bluff Camping Ground, responded to this review

These guests - three senior ladies - arrived late on a wet and stormy night in a state of high anxiety. They couldn't find anywhere to stay. I didn't lower the tariff because of the unseemly booking-in hour. I did so because, as I said somewhat whimsically at the time, they "were damsels in distress." Had I not been for...

Staines, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 December 2015

The location is closeby to everything, as in walkable. We had a camper though, so either way. Our camper would not start one morning, and the staff were very helpful and went out of their way to assist us. The kitchen and showers were clean and modern, so no complaints.

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Vacy, Australia
Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

Very expensive - fees are more than the big holiday parks. It has limited amenities. Park was not attended but a sign said pick a spot and put money in envelope. Park is very tiny. We decided to drive to Te Anau instead. If Bluff wants to attract tourists then it needs to offer better facilities for camper vans.

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21gregory, Manager at Bluff Camping Ground, responded to this review

"Disappointed" overlooks the free showers and laundry. Also, if he, she or they had actually stayed they would have been rewarded by a stunning nighttime harbour experience - a living Van Gough painting no less. The park operated as a loss-making community service for about 75 years. It's now under private management and long overdue upgrades are planned. As "Good...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

We spent one night on a powered site glad to shelter from the cold wind. Good facilities. Payment was an honesty system and was $25 per adult so $50 for us which I considered a bit overpriced considering it was unmanned and not a holiday camp style place. Of course we paid but I'm sure many don't.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 June 2015

This "community campground" occupies a good position with nice views across the sea, especially from the large kitchen (no utensils). It's also conveniently located for the Stewart Island ferry. It relies on self check-in, with the manager only visiting from time to time. Although it wasn't quite as clean as most sites we stayed in, it was ok,

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Wellington
Reviewed 15 June 2015 via mobile

$50 for a couple in a van was quite pricey for the location, but the facilities were clean and adequate. We got stuck in the grass trying to get water into our van (the supply was located by the power at each site) - drove off the concrete pad trying to get close but the grass was sodden and we...

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Thank Cartney
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 February 2015

Fantastic start to out the araroa trail hike. Lovely campsite. Honest box for paymemt. Relaxed atmosphere. Good kitchen and showers. Free washing room. Thanks for a great start to our hike. Clean tidy. However was not so go when the guys spraying weed killer right by by food and clothes outside my tent.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 May 2014

A small honesty box camp, good clean facilities, shingle pads to park on, huge kitchen. WIFI had been installed but they were getting the bugs sorted out when we were there. Nice and close to the CBD such as it is, and a 10 minute walk to the ferry for Stuart island.

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Address: Gregory Street, Bluff, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Bluff

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