We stayed here for one night at a powered site. We arrived late-ish at 7pm and asked for change for the laundry and showers. When we went to go and use the washing machine we found the hut it was in locked, and it stayed that way until 10am when we left the next morning. The toilets and showers need to be updated, even a lick of paint would do. And one small outside basin for the women's toilet block was poor. $2 for a 3 or 4 min lukewarm shower is not great, particularly as we were told it was for 5 mins and I had shower gel on my hands when the water stopped without warning. On the plus side, the site was clean and the plots are private, a generous size and very natural. The campsite is in an amazing location with penguins on one side and dolphins on the other. But we got the impression that the owner does not care about the site nor his customers and is in it for the money.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- CAMPGROUND UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT - 1st OCT 2017. Curio Bay Camping Ground is a unique coastal park with private sites surrounded by flax. Fall out of bed onto a magnificent safe swimming beach, which is often frequented by the Hector dolphins. Enjoy the splendour of a 180 million year old fossil forest accompanied by a yellow eyed penguin colony in their natural habitat. A unique coastal camping area with natural alleys of flaxes providing sheltered sites. Tent & powered sites; camp shop for hot food, snacks & supplies. Great swimming & surfing beach. 80km east of Invercargill on the Southern Scenic Route at the very south of the South Island. Fb# Curio Bay Camping Ground ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Curio Bay Camping Ground Waikawa, New Zealand - Southland Region