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Your friendly hosts Michelle and Darren

Just awesome!

Just awesome! Affordable, great facilities and of course the fantastic beach.

Have been before and will be back


Great camp

Great camp toilets need a bit of attention Plenty of room loved the wild animals camp fees a bit high but hay thats life . yea would go back.


Wonderful, safe, helpful & welcoming

Location : Christchurch !
We , and many others LOVE it here, as you can tell it gets busy and booked out but this doesn’t mean ‘tight squeeze’ with your campground neighbour at all! With friends we have been camping here for the last 17 years. Children + friends all have great memories from regular annual camping holidays only 1.5hrs from home.
Wonderful, safe, helpful & welcoming, adventurous, great training grounds, entertaining and a great bonding time out zone.

Julie J

Thankyou for providing a safe relaxing place for us to enjoy

This was the third year in a row of me coming here and I think I need to make it a traditional thing for me. Such great adventures! Thankyou for providing a safe relaxing place for us to enjoy, I can proudly say my favourite memories took place in okains bay and I can’t wait to make even more next summer

Thomas G

A great place to stay, kids and adults love it

Been coming to Okains for over 10 years now.
A great place to stay, kids and adults love it.

Just great to chill out, one small comment would be to have more fridge and freezer space please.

Bernard & Sheryl

What a wonderful place to be

I have been coming to Okain’s Bay Since I was seven back in the 70s. Great memories. Proposed to my wife here and got married on the beach. Now we have 3 small kids who love it too. What a wonderful place to be. A,J,O,H&L

Adrian and Jayne

This place is awesome!!!

This place is awesome!!! smilie smilie smilie smilie smilie smilie smilie smilie smilie smilie smilie


I highly recommend it

I came for a week and there was still lots of things to do. we went fishing, musseling and boogie boarding. we also went round the route to little okains. we went to the lagoon, played on the beach and biked around the bike track. we went to akaroa. there was just to much to do. the possibilities seem endless. I was very sad to leave smilie . I highly recommend it. smilie smilie smilie


Thank you guys for always making my me feel welcome in your backyard

My family and my friends and I have been camping at Okains Bay for a few years now. Since Darren & Michelle have been running the place with there staff the place has been an absolute pleasure to camp. The ablution and kitchen blocks are always clean and tidy with the staff maintaining a very high standard. The friendly attitude and genuine helpfulness of Darren & Michelle is a real asset to such a great place so close to Christchurch. Thank you guys for always making my me feel welcome in your backyard. See ya next time smilie

Daniel Wilson

Great spot see you again

fantastic place will bring the kids next time and is close enough to come after work on Fridays , great spot see you again. smilie

Simon Farquharson

An absolutely awesome place to camp

An absolutely awesome place to camp. Family friendly and we’ve been going for 17 years. Darren and Michelle do a fabulous job of running the camp, nothing’s a problem and they are very friendly and keen to ensure all campers enjoy their stay. Keep up the great worksmilie)

John and Rosina


Have been coming camping at Okains Bay for god knows how long!! LOVE IT!! it has to be one of my favourite places in the entire world!!!


It’s just wonderful

It’s just wonderful. A dream of peace in our world.
Hope to be back soon- summer 12/13 yeah! Okains Bay is OK!

Christian smilie smilie

Christian Ende


We have been coming for 10 years now and love it every time. It is one of my favourite places in the world.


We are going back this Xmas, and for longer!

We stayed at Okain’s Bay Camping Ground along with 4 other families, including numerous children aged from 3-9 years, for 10 days last Xmas/New Year 2010/11. We are going back this Xmas, and for longer! Absolutely loved it! Spectacular scenery, beautiful safe beach and estaury, great camping ground for kids (bring their bikes), flying fox is fabulous. Fantastic to have the little shop available in the village and Akaroa very close by. It is the first camping ground in 4 years of camping we are going back to! Amenities are good, not plentiful in the shower department but you rarely had to wait. The drive is beautiful, though quite bendy, but worth the trip. Highly recommend, book early as it fills up at Xmas! smilie smilie smilie




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Okains Bay Campground
1357 Okains Bay Rd, Okains Bay, 7583
Banks Peninsula, New Zealand


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