Just outside of Hanmer Springs, is this spacious campground that takes you back to your childhood school camps. Tent and campervan sites are polka dotted between deciduous trees, all on flat land and with that beautiful forest all around you. The amenities include five well-appointed kitchens and dining rooms, and numerous shower and toilet blocks. There is a purpose built building with facilities for disabled people, and an exciting playground. This camp is well set up for large groups and with the new upgrades everything is spick and span. You can leave from here for a trip to the Molesworth Station, go fishing, mountain biking, skiing or tramping in the area. Tent sites and unpowered campervan sites cost $14 per adult and 76 per child. Please note that if the camp is hosting a school group, it cannot take casual campers so book ahead to avoid disappointment.
Bordered by mature trees in a grassy domain with access to good facilities, which are tendered by the local community. There are tennis courts and a cool playground for some activity.
Halfway between Christchurch and kaikoura, is this camp with large level sites on tree lined terraces. Plenty of shade and lovely green grass, there are 20 power sites and numerous tenting areas, as well as a tavern and cafe close by. The good amenities are spotless with roomy showers, a good laundry and the kitchen doubles as a lounge and dining area. Upgrades on the cards over winter and your pleasant hosts are Lyn and Robert. Tent sites $12 per person, power sites $15 per person.
Railway wagons, just bring your sleeping bag and a night will cost you
$30 per person in a shared room. A twin/double wagon or cabin with
linen supplied is $80 for two people.
Don't expect manicured lawns and clearly marked sites in this cute little camp with a difference. Lovely gardens hide a multitude of historic railway guard vans, five powered sites and the room for tents. You can cook a meal at the station kitchen which doubles as a dining room. A lovely outside dining and BBQ area, covered with climbing plants and including a swing seat, is available also. The kitchen is fully equipped with utensils and the separate TV and recreation room includes comfy seating and a large TV. The ablutions area is clean, and have free showers, there is also a coin operated laundry available. A children's play area has a climbing frame and there is a large chess set on the paving stones. Your friendly hosts are David and Karen. Amberley is just 10km away for supplies, and please note there is no eftpos available. Power sites are $30 for two plus $10 each extra person, a tent site is $25 plus $10 per extra person.
Two large sheltered areas with a scattering of trees, you can see and hear the
beach, but unfortunately stop banks means you can't see it. The northern end
of the camp boasts a new toilet block, with a unisex shower that doubles as
a disability unit. There is also a solar shower room available, complete with
rope and pulley. On the southern side of the camp, is a basic but clean block
of toilets and a dump point, water is also available but as it is gravity fed it takes
a while to fill a tank. There are wood BBQs, a tennis court, children's play
area and rubbish collection. You can bring pets but to the southern side of
the camp only please. Tent sites are $5 per adult, or with power $15 for two adults, and $5 for each extra adult, while children are $2. An honesty box and
self-regulation system is in place.
Cabins, onsite caravans, Powered sites, non-powered sites, Summer Season sites.
Leithfield Beach Holiday Park is a family orientated seaside camp located in North Canterbury with popular cafés and other attractions of the Hurunui District nearby.
Accommodation consists of power and tent sites, some with sea views, one cabin and three onsite caravans. The basic beach facilities are spotless, and the shared kitchen has an alfresco dining patio. Amenities are contemporary and include wheelchair access.
The facilities at the camp include a tennis court and a children's pool. Fishing, swimming and bush walks are some of the major recreational activities in the area.
There is a camp store that is open 7 days a week and takeaway caravan operating weekends.
A motel complex with power and tent sites, there are two areas to choose from. Lovely grassed areas are set back from the road and have established, large trees for shade. With recently renovated and beautifully clean amenities in one central block, there is a kitchen with good cooking appliances and fridge, showers, toilets, and a coin operated laundry. There is a small children_s playground, and just across the road is a supermarket. Brent and Gail are your hosts, and all sites are $35 for two.
Large vehicles can enjoy this holiday park set on well kept, level lawns. With
the permanent campers to one side of the camp, casual campers have a choice of two amenities blocks. One block is situated in the old Christian camp
building, and includes a large common room, a well equipped kitchen, ablutions
that contain disabled facilities, and a laundry. This block is old but clean and
tidy. The second amenities block was in the process of being upgraded when
we went through, the modern block will house toilets, showers and another
well equipped kitchen. There is space to spread out and enjoy the peace and
quiet of the country, a river close by, and pets are welcome by arrangement.
Your host is Robert McAlister. Powered sites are $28 and tent sites $25 for
Paradise found is the slogan for this camp, and how right they are. What a beautifully situated camp this one is, within the foothills of the Mt Thomas Forest Conservation Area, this four star Qualmark park is amongst 12 acres of native bush and has the Ashley Gorge River within its bounds. The campground is part of the Ashley Gorge recreation area and is close to many popular walking tracks and good fishing in the river. Amongst the tent and power sites are many shady trees, lots of room and very peaceful. There is a dedicated pet camping area, none are allowed in the rest of the campground though. A clean, tidy kitchen and dining area has hobs, microwaves and fridge/freezer. Ablutions have excellent showers with funky coloured doors and vanities, and there is an automatic laundry. The standard of cleanliness in this camp is very high, you can tell that hosts Sally and Wayne love what they do. The kids will enjoy the playgrounds and are welcome to bring their bikes, there are also blow up tubes for hire to go down the river on. A great place for larger groups with exclusive use of some facilities available, and one of the added attractions is the late checkout in the off season. Eftpos is available as is wifi, and a good camp shop.
A large flat area with many beautiful trees, scattered BBQs, and water taps
spaced throughout the park. No problem to find a park, its a huge area.
You will find a clean toilet block with a disability suite, but take your rubbish with you as this is a zero rubbish camp. A dump point for porta potties only is available and there is a fire ban in place December 1st - March 31st. The will cost you only $5 per family and season tickets are also available, $70 per annum for frequent users. Please pay at Mockett's Motors (Challenge) in Culverden or use the honesty box provided.