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Nice beach freedom camping

There are no monkeys on monkey island but it is a little rock outpost few hundred meters from the... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2018
New Delhi
Interesting place with an interesting history

It's worth camping there to be able to enjoy the beach and the Island. The history of the name of... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2018
Joan G
Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 24 May 2018

There are no monkeys on monkey island but it is a little rock outpost few hundred meters from the shore, which gets accessible by walk in low tides. There's a flight of wooden stairs leading you to the top with a viewpoint. There are maori...More

Thank Satyabrata
Reviewed 11 April 2018

It's worth camping there to be able to enjoy the beach and the Island. The history of the name of the Island is fascinating

Thank Joan G
Reviewed 22 January 2018

really good place run by the Southland Council kept clean and toilets are serviced daily Plenty of parking and room for bigger rigs just gets a bit wet underfoot when it rains has bins for rubbish

Thank 797sausageking
Reviewed 13 January 2018

Just beautiful. It's nice and easy to have a wander around. My dog enjoyed sprinting about on the sand.

Thank Alisa B
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

This special spot is too good to miss. Surfing. Walking. Yoga. Freedom camping. Amazing sunsets. Walk onto Monkey Island at low tide & enjoy panoramic veiws Ocean. Snow Capped mountains Bush. On calm days the Hector dolphins can be seen swimming in the natural lagoons...More

Thank lovesoutherlies
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Seriously gorgeous and I don't want it to get too popular.....seriously gorgeous. Watch out for the tide!

Thank jnbGeorgia
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Trip down memory lane. Beautiful sights from here. Huge council sub division. Minimal housing, great spot for Paua.

Thank Amanda O
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Nice place. We had no luck with the water level so could not go to the island. It was nice sunny today but extremely windy. We could take some good photos!

Thank Agika901
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We chanced upon the reserve at Monkey Island & were both very taken with this delightful spot. The reserve is situated beside a beautiful sandy beach with freedom camping available with toilets & information boards. At low tide you are able to walk out to...More

Thank 229ceca
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

We pulled into Monkey Island to check it out during very high winds and we decided not to even get out of the car because it looked so rough and nasty. But, on a nice day I'm sure it would be a great walk to...More

Thank Jimmy P
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