Hidden behind the trees, this spacious well-kept campground has sheltered grounds with new tree plantings and large sites. A relaxed friendly camping ground with sheltered spacious sites, just a stone’s throw away from the Kakanui River and walking distance to swimming spots and the beach, this family orientated camping ground takes you back to the old kiwi style – camping the way it used to be. The ablutions are old but clean, unisex and disability friendly ($2 per shower), a basic laundry is available with auto machines. The kitchen area is a bit dated but has gas hobs, fridge/freezer and a TV, while outside is a covered BBQ area. The nearby pedestrian track provides easy access to the riverside and local store/ bottle store. Heading west you will find the river mouth for a spot of swimming or fishing with a children’s playground. The local surf spot is just a ten minute walk, great for both surfing and safe beach swimming for children. Your dog is welcome at any time, there is wifi and a dump station is available. Your friendly hosts are Allan and Chris Jones. $13 for the first adult and $10 for an extra adult, children under 12 years $5, additional $7 per site for power.