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    Curio Bay Camp Ground

    601 Waikawa-Curio Bay Rd, Waikawa, New Zealand
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    02/07/2017 03/07/2017
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          Reviewed 25 April 2016

          The natural beauty of this area is priceless. Local dolphins always within view and nearby for a swim, penguins to view at dusk, fossilised forests from the jurassic area. the entire area is fantastic. The camping ground itself is laid out well due to the...More

          Thank Tracey M
          Reviewed 21 April 2016

          A stunning destination to visit and although the actual little campsites are lovely with the large flaxes around each one to provide protection from the wind and give privacy the rest of the campground is sorely lacking. I didn't want to use the showers they...More

          Thank kiwisolargal
          Reviewed 12 April 2016

          The flax palm shrubbery is definitely unique. There are sites with power. However, the other amenities as mentioned are not desirable. Toilets are dark and eerie, the shower room looks very run down and dirty. There are many garbage and recycling bins. The positives: the...More

          Thank christinern
          Reviewed 5 March 2016

          Whilst the place has stunning views, close to the petrified forest, a beautiful beach, and a chance to see yellow eyed penguins and hectors dolphins, it doesn't offer much in the way of amenities. For $20.00 a night I would expect much better facilities. The...More

          Thank Ali v
          Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

          The peninsular campsite gives you the rural hideaway you need with stunning beaches. However the campsite is little to be desired. The toilet were a mental ring outdoor style. Could of also been a drop hole toilet and I wouldn't of know the difference. The...More

          Thank Madsrmartin
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          birderPa
          Is the Curio Bay Camping Ground the same place as Curio Bay Holiday Park? We are looking to stay at the campground nearest to the penguins, the one that is part of the Catlins Community Trust (I think). We will be in a camper van. Do we need or can we get a reservation (Sat night March 4). Thank you! Kathy
          11 February 2017|
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          Response from Bonstar78 | Reviewed this property |
          Hi there, I'm sorry I missed your question. I actually have no idea about whether they are two separate grounds but we stayed at the one closest to the petrified Forest where the penguins are so assume they are the same. We... More
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          "This is a campground"
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          "Reception closes at 7pm reopens at 10am"
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          "I think a non powered site overlooking the bay is a good option, especially if you are self contained."
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          "Pick the spots with the ocean view looking at the cliffs on the West side and you'll get the BEST sunset..."
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