Gentle Annie has a beautiful camping ground at the mouth of the Mokihinui River. Sheltered and private camping sites are set amongst landscaped gardens, all within a couple minutes walk to the river and beach. Dogs are welcome, as long as they are kept with their owners at all times, are cleaned up after, and you are aware that there is roaming native birdlife to protect.
Bookings Essential for Peak Period – (December 20th-January 12th), all Statutory Holiday weekends and School Holiday Periods.
Bookings Preferred for all other months.
We are also part of the NZMCA All-year Round CampSaver programme. To get these discounted prices (25% on powered campsites only), all you need to do is turn up (no pre-booking required, and the discount is not available online due to our booking engine capabilities). These are only available during the NZMCA set time periods, Excludes 21st December 2023-7 February 2024, and Easter Weekend.
Check out reviews of our camping ground at: Rankers NZ https://www.rankers.co.nz/experiences/3870-Gentle_Annie_Seaside_Camping_and_Accommodation
CamperMate – Gentle Annie Seaside Accommodation and Camping Ground
POWERED AND UNPOWERED SITES AVAILABLE
Please sign in and pick up your dash ticket at the Cowshed building. You will need your name or booking number to do this.
UNPOWERED sites are unallocated, and when you make a booking, you are not booking a particular spot. Sites are first in, first served. You are more than welcome to arrive whenever you like, and extend your stay while you are here by talking to someone at the Cowshed (guest numbers and space dependent).
We also have 24 powered sites available.
POWERED sites are numbered, and when you make a booking, you are booking a specific site. Please read the site descriptions in terms of size, and find the most suitable for your set-up. Gravelled sites are all approximately 6m wide, but vary in length. The grassed sites are slightly wider than 6m and vary in length. We only recommend pitching tents on the grassed sites themselves.
Powered sites are situated at the northern end of the camping ground overlooking the sea. Drive around the bend at the rivermouth, and turn right into the driveway past the big flax bushes. Find your numbered site and make yourself at home.
Check in is 12pm onwards, and checkout 12pm for the camping ground.
Also, please note that our kitchen facilities are somewhat simple, so there may be a little longer to wait during Summer (especially during Peak Season, and over Statutory holiday periods), as it can be busy. We recommend you bring your own camping cooker if you can, and if you are self-contained, that you use your self-containment facilities where possible.
- Coin-operated Hot Showers $2/5 minutes
- Small simple kitchen room with a jug, toaster, microwave, and Fridges/Freezers, (please note, at present we don’t have cook-tops, feel free to bring and use your own gas cooker)
- Sinks with Hot Water
- Coin-operated Washing Machines and Dryers
- Clothes Lines
- Outdoor Tables
- Wood-fired Pizza oven and gas BBQ and hobs
- Awesome campers lounge-indoor and outdoor seating, that also operates as a cafe during the Summer.
- Playground for 3-8 year olds.
Free wifi, information display boards and large maps of the area showcasing the many things to see and do in the area, are available in the Cowshed Cafe – the campers lounge, which has been converted from a once operating milking shed!
Pizza bases and toppings are sold separately at the Cafe (Summer only) so you can try cooking your own in the wood-fired Pizza Oven. You are also more than welcome to bring your own pizza bases and ingredients with you. It takes approximately two hours to reach cooking temperature, and you are more than welcome to light it at any time. Collecting driftwood from the beach using the wheelbarrow is much appreciated.
Dogs are welcome as long as they are cleaned up after, and supervised at all times, with their owners being aware that there are Wekas and other bird life to be protected.
|Camping Cancellation Policy
|More than 90 days before the arrival date
|More than 14, but fewer than 90 days before the arrival date
|50% of booking cost less 2% credit card bank fee
|14 days or less before the arrival date
|100% of booking cost less 2%
credit card bank fee
* Note: $15 is the minimum cancellation fee. No refund will be given where the full booking price is less than $15
Contact us regarding procedures for change of dates for camping, and what fees may apply.
Please feel free to send any enquiries regarding camping to us via the Contact Tab – we are happy to answer any questions you may have.