No need to book at this beautiful seaside spot on the outskirts of the small town of Mokihinui. Gentle is a good description for this place, as its peacefulness is apparent as soon as you get there. Unlimited campsites are available, inside the grounds or out on the edge of the river and beach, and five unpowered hard stands for campervans, all within a lush garden setting. Two free hot water showers and toilets, both clean and tidy, as well as free wifi. A recent addition is the kitchen, that includes everything you might need. What was once a functioning dairy shed, imagination has turned into a most attractive social area and caf_ complete with pizza oven, campers are welcome to use this space as the camp lounge. There is a covered BBQ garden with swing seats, bikes and kayaks may be hired, or enjoy the coastal and bushwalks. Special favourite is the native plant maze just down the road a bit, with spectacular views. Great fishing in this area, and whitebait in the river during the season. Pets by arrangement and your lovely hosts are Jesse and Jessica. All sites are $12 per adult, children under 12 years are $6 a night, NZMCA members are $10 each per night.
Gentle Annie Mokihinui, West Coast, South Island