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Okarito Camping Ground

Russell Street, Okarito, West Coast, South Island


Across the dunes from the beach, and nestled cosily amongst some trees,
is this cute little community run camp. The sites are grassed and there are
basic showers and toilets, including a paraplegic toilet. A $1 coin will buy you
four minutes of showering, but if you want to do any washing you will have  to do it by hand… and use the wringer over the concrete twin tub! Yes, there are still camps like this in New Zealand. There is a purpose built lounge and
dining room that has a fridge, sink and card phone, and although it is an open
door building, it is well sheltered inside. An electric barbecue is available at $2
for 20 minutes and the camp offers fresh water, fire places, picnic tables and
rubbish collection. Dogs are allowed as long as they are under strict control
at all times. The local community warns you to take care when swimming, as
there are dangerous currents. Camp fees are $12.50 per adult with children
free. Maximum stay is 10 days. Contact them for family rates or large groups



027 222 5851