The largest Motorcamp I’ve seen!

Kaiteriteri waterfront
Kaiteriteri waterfront

It’s easy to see why Kaiteriteri Motorcamp was voted one of the top tourist spots in the country.

Kaiteriteri beach
Kaiteriteri beach
Kaiteriteri beach
Kaiteriteri beach

After driving through Nelson from Pelorus Bridge, we stopped at Richmond for lunch as Madam had booked into a hair salon there for a haircut. I had one too while we were there. After lunch we met up again with Gary and Chris at Rabbit Island where they had spent most of the day. It was getting late in the day so we decided to make our way to the amazing Kaiteriteri beach camp.

Kaiteriteri waterfront
Kaiteriteri waterfront
Gary enjoying the view
Our friend Gary enjoying the view

Right on the beachfront, you can see why it would be popular. There is a restaurant, potable water everywhere you look and it’s nice water too, and a dump station. There are several large amenities blocks including reasonably priced laundries.

Kaiteriteri motor camp
Kaiteriteri motor camp
Nearly empty park
Nearly empty park

In summer, they have up to 1600 campers/caravanners/Motorhomes. It must be mayhem but apparently iris not. The size of a small town! I’ve only seen a handful of people here so we were pretty lucky to have the place pretty much to ourselves.
In between showers we set up a barbecue lunch under the two awnings.
Tomorrow we head to Takaka over the famous Takaka hill road, to head towards Farewell spit.

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