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Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Several years ago this was a pristine spot to camp ......sadly I was shocked to see the deterioration, dirty toilet and showers, kitchen , dirty plates all over the sink and tables , the grounds once well kept, now overgrown ,and unwatered, despite an irrigation system, dry, bare dirt site where there once was green lawn . It looked like...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is the second time we have stayed here. We wanted to come back again as the first time about 8 years ago was wonderful. Unfortunately the place has become run down and not as appealing as it used to be, was disappointed the sign is no longer lit up, the old guy that used to run it was so...

Thank clivejeanettew
Santa Barbara, California, United States
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

This backers is worth the stop if you want an indoor spot for the night. They've taken old Nz railway cars and converted them into sleeping cabins. Ours had a small living room with tea, a fridge and tv. With hardwood floors and a sink to wash your face or brush your teeth. They also offer tent camping for those...

Thank Joanna N
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 January 2016

This campground looks quaint and sounds welcoming from the website. However, we found the management were unhelpful, and lapse in their duties. We were on a tent site with two children, and stayed two nights. On arrival there had been a mix up with the booking, which got sorted, but we were made to feel it was our problem (it...

2Thank JMC345
Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

Great for backpackers or a one night stay. Quirky experience in an old train carriage although rooms not cleaned to a great standard. Stayed in a double carriage which had two small rooms, tea and coffee facilities, TV and sink. Toilets, showers and 'Station' kitchen convenient for use. Great location for Waipara wineries.

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Cheviot, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 April 2015 via mobile

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Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 6 March 2015

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HKG and San Francisco, Calif.
Reviewed 24 February 2015

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 December 2014

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“Just go down to Amberley, about 15 minutes away , good camping there.”
78jennid, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Campervans would be the best for staying here”
clivejeanettew, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Try one of the rail car rooms. Shared or private - they are amazing.”
Lowkindae11, 6 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Railway car rooms aren't for those with mobility problems, but my little cabin would pose no problem. I'd've gladly stayed in a railway car if I were staying for several nights.”
LemmonHerk, 24 Feb 2015 | Read review
“make sure you've got slip-on shoes or jandals if you want to walk on the lawn”
catherinec722, 2 Dec 2014 | Read review
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