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    Curio Bay Camping Ground

    601 Waikawa-Curio Bay Rd, Waikawa, New Zealand
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    Traveller (33)
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    • Excellent23%
    • Very good33%
    • Average32%
    • Poor6%
    • Terrible6%
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    1 - 5 of 68 reviews

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Secluded spots between high flax hedges provide quiet and restful spaces for our camper van. Facilities block had everything required but a bit clunky. Sticking doors and insufficient space for clothes in the showers are negatives. It’s such a great spot though that short comings...More

    Thank Jackie W
    Reviewed 20 May 2017

    Travelling around the South Island we were told not to stay at this camp as the facilities were very poor. However we looked at later reviews and saw that there was a new ablution block so decided to stay. Unfortunately we didn't ask to have...More

    2  Thank Jean B
    Response from James G, Manager at Curio Bay Camping GroundResponded 15 October 2017

    Hi. From the NEW MANAGEMENT In response to your review and those from previous times there has been some good improvements in the buildings and facilities onsite over the last 12 months. We took over on the 1st of Oct 2017 and have made a...More

    Reviewed 17 April 2017

    I am super happy that we chanced upon this campground. Fantastic location, great spot to walk on the beach, view the sunrise, enjoy the peace. Great facilities - everything is very new and clean. Plenty of room for people to eat. Need to pay for...More

    Thank susanna_n_kids
    Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

    Some years ago Curio Bay must have been a insider tip, but no longer. The Curio Bay Holiday Park has got a huge area between bushes close to the bay. Toilets and showers are clean and located in new containers. The campsite (one person +...More

    Thank Kai N
    Reviewed 7 March 2017

    We were driving the Southern scenic route and saw the Curio Bay Camp Ground. We are not campers but like beautiful scenery. This camp ground did not disappoint. You can drive your car right up to Porpoise Bay to enjoy the view. Awesome. The wind...More

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    Gonen S
    23 October 2017|
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    Response from James G | Property representative |
    Hi. For November it would be advisable to book if you wanted a powered site, if not we have plenty of options for non powered sites so no need to book.
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    12 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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