Numerous sites scattered in an abundance of old trees, edging the large playing
field. There are 16 power sites at the end of a circular drive, behind the
council swimming pool. Old facilities but adequate for what is needed, the
kitchen/dining includes a fridge and a full stove. The ablutions are in good
order, while the laundry has an automatic washing machine and dryer, both
free of charge. A well-kept camp with a modern children’s playground, or take
a swim in the indoor pool complex that is alongside. A dump point is provided,
but the facilities are kept locked, keys are provided on arrival. This camp is
administered by the Clutha District Council, but there is an onsite caretaker
who won’t be far away. Powered sites are $15 per person, tent sites are $13
The accent here is on comfort, cleanliness and convenience. 24 power sites
are on level gravel, while tent sites are plentiful on the lawns. The grounds
are well lit at night and the camp includes an attractive and spotless kitchen/
dining/lounge. This well-equipped space has all appliances, cooking and eating
utensils, and you can watch the huge flat screen TV while you cook and eat. Sit
outside and enjoy the sun on the paved dining deck. The clean ablutions are
roomy with excellent appointments, gas hot water showers and a disability
unit. A well-equipped laundry with two washing machines, plus a dump point.
Just a short walk to shops and services of Balclutha, your friendly host is John
McGowan. One person $18, two for $36, add $10 for each extra adult.
Children under 5 are free, up to 14 are $5 each.
Located in a picturesque setting , this camp offers rest and recreation. A treat
for the eyes, there are 57 power sites and unlimited tent sites well-spaced
amongst gracious old trees. A clean kitchen has all amenities including a full
stove. In the small comfy lounge, are selections of board games. The laundry
has auto washing machines. Take the bridge over the creek to a grassed area
for children friendly animals. Hard stands and a dump station are available
and pets are welcome. Your hosts are Marie and Jock. Tent sites are $14 per
person and $16 for power per person.
Up the hill from the Kaka Point Beach, is this lovely camp ground set amongst a beautiful bush setting. Although the sea is not visible from the camp, it is only a short stroll to the patrolled beach for a swim or surf. Campers may use the tennis courts or enjoy the many bush walks, and a children's playground is just metres from the front gate. There are 25 power sites and plenty of room for tents, tucked into private settings. The grounds are spacious and level, this is a smart little camp with modern amenities, including a large bright kitchen with all appliances and a full stove. An outside BBQ and tables are available, while the laundry has automatic machines. The clean ablutions include disability facilities with lovely hot showers, and there is a dump point here. Your friendly and helpful host is Denise Anderson. Tent sites are $29 for two adults, power sites are $32 for two.
A small rural campground to the side of the Beaumont Hotel, and next to the river. With about 16 sites on flat land, the camp has recently changed ownership and Is in the process of being upgraded. The small camp kitchen has all amenities and hotplates, ablutions are clean and tidy, and a dump point is provided. This is a good stopover for hunters and fishermen who can relax in the beer garden and tell tall stories, or a good place to rest in after cycling the Clutha Gold Trail which Is metres away. For others there is always a meal at the hotel. Your hosts are Alison and family. Powered and unpowered sites are from $15 per person.
Kuramea Lodge is on the Waterfront of Pounawea, The Catlins. The Lodge holds different types of accommodation, small groups, School Groups and Weddings. Situated right next to the stunning and peaceful native bush and waking up to the sunrise over the waterfront, it’s a great setting.
Behind the Catlins Inn, south of Balclutha, is a tiny wee camp, with 12 tent sites, and 8 powered sites. Unfortunately there is no kitchen, and the showers and toilets are very basic but clean and well maintained. A small laundry area houses a twin tub washing machine. The public dump station is 200m away, as is the museum, information centre, and fuel station. Eat in at the Inn, or grab a takeaway, this area may be okay for an overnight stop. Your host is Michelle.
Number of tent sites - 40 Camp on the coast. Striking cliff faces can be seen from the campsite and Purakaunui Falls are not far. There is a good surf beach to the south of the camp. Cosgrove Island, a wildlife refuge, is off the coast and Jacks Blowhole is 10 km to the north.
Once you get to the beach, turn right and go to the end of the street. This camp nestled in amongst large trees, and surrounded by scenic reserve bush, is right on the waterfront at the mouth of the estuary. With 37 power sites, and many tent sites, you can nestle in amongst the trees, or perch on the waterfront. There Is also access to a private beach through the back fence. You will find a free BBQ and picnic areas under the many trees, as well as bush and beach walks. The central amenities block has excellent facilities, and in the modern kitchen you will find a microwave, gas and electric cooking, cooking and eating utensils plus a beautiful macrocarpa slab table. This room extends to a small lounge that has an open fire and satellite TV. Commercial auto washers and dryers are provided, and there is a children_s playground just down the road. It is a beautiful camp, modern and well run. Eftpos is available and the office carries some essential items. Lee-Anne and Glen are the people to see here. Prices on enquiry.