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Gore Bay and Buxton Camping Ground

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Gore Bay, Canterbury, South Island


The Gore Bay campsite is on both sides of Moody Street, with the shore
side camp set above the beach with access to the water and views to die for.
There are some stately norfolk pines and hedges for shelter and the facilities
are spotlessly clean with hot showers and a disability suite. A combination
porch style kitchen, dining and laundry area has cooking equipment, a fridge/freezer and an auto washing machine, all clean and tidy. The beach is safe for swimming and great for surfing. A card phone is close by.
You will see Buxton Camp as you drive in, right on the beach front. You can choose your own site and set if after checking the bookings board/map in the kitchen kiosk. It has new gas hot showers which are really good!

A flat paddock with the sea just over the bank, camping is around the perimeter so it can be used for cricket and bikes. There is an outside kitchen area for washing dishes, and basic but clean hot showers and toilets. Beside this camp is a childrens’ playground.
Neither camp has Eftpos or credit card facilities and no dogs are allowed.
Stop for a chat with your friendly hosts Mike Watson and his wife Kim Bestic.


Campervans/caravans must have a current Electrical Warrant of Fitness if plugging in to our powered site outlets, and power leads must be a minimum of 10 metres. Tents or vans plugging into power can only use an approved and tested ‘camping style’ power cord (with 3 long round pins), at least 10m long, with a safety RCD. Please make sure you have your WoF documentation and your tested, tagged power cord available for us to check if asked. You cannot connect vans or tents on multiple sites to one power source. Management reserves the right to unplug any connection that does not comply with regulations. Generators are not permitted at any time.


03 319 8010
Email/Contact Us: campgorebay@gmail.com

Fees per night:
$40 Powered Site up to 2 people
$35 Non-powered site up to 2 people
$10 extra Adult
$ 5 Children 5-15
Under-fives: No charge