Camp Kekerengu

Camp Kekerengu

Kaikoura Coast

***IMPORTANT NOTE*** SH1 from Christchurch is confirmed to re-open on December 15th 2017 (following repairs to the damage caused from the 2016 earthquake)

Camp Kekerengu is set on the majestic Kaikoura Coast, sheep and beef farm, Ngaio Downs. Situated three hours from Christchurch, half way between Blenheim and Kaikoura, you'll feel a million miles from anywhere as you gaze out at the beautiful night sky from your luxury tent. 

Camp Kekerengu consists of three large tents on an elevated site. Each tent is beautifully decorated with a subtle nautical theme.

With the three tents, and an atmospheric group kitchen and covered lounging area, the site can accommodate a maximum of 11 people in summer, making this a fantastic group getaway.

The Kaikoura Coast is one of New Zealand's travel gems. Stunning countryside, mountain views and coastal attractions, such as whale watching and the seal colony close by, make this an unforgettable holiday destination. Whether you choose to relax at the campsite, wander the tracks on the farm, or get out and about to explore the area, there is plenty to keep everyone happy.

FROM $220 p/n

  • Sleeps 11
  • Child Friendly

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***IMPORTANT NOTE***  Camp Kekerengu IS ACCESSIBLE as normal from the north, using State Highway 1 from Blenheim and will be accessible driving up from the south, directly from Christchurch, on 15 December 2017. ( following repair work after damage caused by 2016 earthquake)

Make sure you download or print this handy info sheet with directions and host contact details prior to your journey. You may not have mobile reception at all times.

address

4799 State Highway 1, Kaikoura, 7371

directions

Camp Kekerengu is about 3 hours from Christchurch, 2 1/2 hours from Nelson, and about 1 hour from Blenheim.

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  • Eating and Drinking

    Camp Kekerengu is self-catering. Just bring your own food and chilly-bin and cook meals using the BBQ and facilities provided in your private camp kitchen. You'll find all the cutlery, crockery, pots and pans that you'll need.

    If you want a break from cooking at any stage, grab a meal, snack or coffee at the nearby famous Kekerengu Store - highly recommended by locals and visitors alike. Kaikoura, 40 mins away has plenty of great cafes if you feel like going further afield.

    The nearest shop for basic food supplies is in Ward, a 20 minute drive away. The nearest supermarket is in Kaikoura, 40 minutes away. Make sure you're organised and get food supplies on the way, so you can settle straight in when you arrive.

  • Things To Do

    Get active with a farm walk or bike ride - taking in views from the ocean to the mountains. Enjoy a social game of petanque or badminton, or gather round the large dining table for a good game of 500 and a glass of wine. A deep outdoor bath is great for an evening soak under the stars at the end of the day.

    If you want to head further afield, walk 10-15 minutes down to the coast for a beautiful beach walk. For swimming, body boarding or diving, hit the beach at Okiwi Bay (a 15 minute drive away). Surfers, bring your board and hit the waves at Mangamaunu Point - a world famous local surf break (34kms away).

  • Your Hosts

    Ngaio Downs is an 1100ha (2700 acres) hill country farm, which has been in the Todhunter family for the last three generations. The property is run as a sheep and cattle farm with approximately 4000 sheep and 600 cattle.

    There are 3 generations currently living on the farm. Simon and Pip Todhunter (currently farming the property), Simon's parents, Bob and Vicki and Simon and Pip's children, Georgie, Honor, and Charlie.

    Pip's always had an interest in tourism, having studied a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Tourism at Lincoln University. When she and Simon settled on the family farm - they quickly realised what a wonderful opportunity they had to create a special experience for tourists, both domestic and international to enjoy. That's where glamping came in!

    Developing Camp Kekerengu was a labour of love for Pip and Simon. Careful thought went into every element of developing their site - even down to the beautiful kitchen sink! Simon and Pip have created something really special at Camp Kekerengu - and look forward to welcoming you to their coastal farm.