Camp Kekerengu, Kaikoura Coast
Luxury Camping at Camp Kekerengu
***IMPORTANT NOTE*** The Nov 2016 earthquake damaged parts of State Highway 1 on the East Coast, South Island. Camp Kekerengu IS ACCESSIBLE as normal from the north, using State Highway 1 from Blenheim. However it is not accessible driving up from the south (directly from Christchurch for example) until further notice. It is likely to be the latter half of 2017 that the road between Kaikoura and Camp Kekerengu re-opens. Please ensure when you book that you have allowed enough driving time for your holiday plans. Also note that due to the earthquake, Camp Kekerengu has needed to relocate their campsite to a different site on the farm. The site will be situated near a creek with bush surrounds, with photos of the site to come once the relocation is completed.
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.
Get active with a farm walk - 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.
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.
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Highfield Forest Retreat, Kauri Coast
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Top Hut, Coromandel
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Chattan Farm, Bay of Plenty
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Birch Hill, Central Hawke's Bay
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Ridge Top Farm, Manawatu
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Kissing Gate, Nelson
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Honeywell Hut, Motueka
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Camp Kekerengu, Kaikoura Coast
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 to the ocean from your luxury tent. With three large tents, sleeping up to 11, this is the perfect campsite for groups.
The Hexagon, West Coast
The Hexagon is an off-the-grid rustic hut, originally built by an astrologer over 30 years ago. Native timber planks line the walls and ceiling and hand-made stained glass windows offer stunning views of the ocean, coastline and bush surrounds. Just 10 minutes from the famous 'Pancake Rocks', The Hexagon is the perfect place to stop and rest on your way up or down the wild West Coast.
Hurunui Jacks, West Coast
Hurunui Jacks is a magical property on the South Island's West Coast. Surrounded by virgin native bush and bordering the pretty Kaniere River, glampers will find plenty to do and see. Go trout fishing on the lake, enjoy some delicious whitebait fritters - and savour absolute peace in an outdoor bath under the stars. Hurunui Jacks is situated right on the West Coast Wilderness cycle trail.
Lavericks Bay, Banks Peninsula
With the luxury campsite a 15 min walk down to a beautiful secluded beach, glamping at Lavericks Bay in the Banks Peninsula is something pretty special. Enjoy long, warm days swimming and playing in the soft sand on the safe beach. Bring your bikes and explore the farm tracks or take your kayak out for an afternoon... all followed up by a hearty camp cook-up at the end of the day.
Check Availability and Book - Camp Kekerengu, Kaikoura Coast
A 10% deposit is charged during the booking process. The deposit is non-refundable, however it can be transferred to another booking made within a 12 month period, if your stay is cancelled more than 3 weeks prior to your arrival.
Camp Kekerengu has a standard minimum stay period of two nights for weekends, and one night for midweek nights (Sunday - Thursday), outside of the main New Zealand School Holiday period. If you only want one midweek night, there is a single night surcharge of $30. Please select this during the booking process. The minimum booking period for long weekends such as Labour Weekend, Anniversary Weekend and Queens Birthday Weekend etc is 3 nights. The minimum booking period for Easter is 4 nights.
Rates and Extras
MINIMUM STAY PERIOD
Camp Kekerengu has a standard minimum booking period of two nights for weekends and throughout the New Zealand School Holiday periods. One night stays during the week (Sunday - Thursday) are allowed outside of New Zealand School Holiday periods, but there is an additional single night surcharge of $30.
The minimum booking period for long weekends such as Labour Weekend, Anniversary Weekend etc is 3 nights. The minimum booking period for Easter is 4 nights.
Where there is a single night gap between bookings during the New Zealand School Holiday periods, it may be possible to book that single night with a surcharge of $30. If you are interested in this option, please email us with your date request.
Weekend and New Zealand School Holidays rates:
The standard nightly rate is $300 for up to two people.
Additional people are $40 per adult, per night and $15 per child (under 16), per night. Babies under one year are free.
Maximum number of people is 11.
Midweek rates (outside of New Zealand School Holiday periods):
Midweek rate is $220 per night for up to two people.
Additional people are $40 per adult, per night and $15 per child (under 16), per night. Babies under one year are free.
Maximum number of people is 11.
Single night surcharge for midweek single nights - $30
HOW TO BOOK AND PAY
The quickest way to check availability and book is by using our online booking calendar. This is always up-to-date. Find the date that suits you, then click Book Now. You'll be taken through the booking process in a few easy steps.
During the booking process, you’ll be asked to pay a 10% non-refundable deposit to secure your booking. Once you've completed the booking process and deposit payment, you'll receive a confirmation email. This explains how to pay the remainder of your balance, which is due 4 weeks prior to your arrival date. If you’ve booked within this timeframe, the full balance will be due straight away. We’ll provide bank account details for payment by Internet Banking deposit in the email, and we also provide a secure link so you can opt to pay by credit card. Credit card payments incur a 2.5% surcharge.
Give the gift of glamping! Gift Vouchers are available for Camp Kekerengu or any Canopy Camping Escapes glamping site. These are provided in electronic format, for you to print out and pop in a greeting card for the lucky recipient. Read more about our gift vouchers, including how to purchase one, here.
The campsite has excellent, drive on access with parking right up to the campsite for ease of packing and unpacking. Because your car is so handy, you can come and go from the property any time you please to either explore the local area or head off to the beach - just across the road.
CHECK IN & CHECK OUT
Check-in is between 3pm - 7pm. We'll ask you to let us know what time you'll be arriving in a pre-stay reminder email that we send you about 4 days out from your stay.
Check-out is by 11am on the day of departure.
TENTS & BED LAYOUT
There are three tents available to accommodate larger groups. The campsite is only ever used by one group at a time - whether there are two or eight of you! We think the campsite best suits either up to 3 couples, 2 families holidaying together or a group of up to 6-8 adult singles, depending on sleeping and sharing preferences.
Tent One - Has a wood-burning stove and sleeps up to 3 in a queen-sized bed and single trundler bed.
Tent Two - Has a wood-burning stove sleeps up to 3 in a queen-sized bed and single trundler bed.
Tent Three - Sleeps up to 5 in a double bed with single bunk over top and 2 single beds.
Camp Kekerengu is completely off-the-grid, so has no electric power source. Energy for hot water and cooking is supplied via LPG gas bottles.
- The camp kitchen is an enclosed space with hot and cold water, ample storage and plenty of bench space. There are BBQ and gas ring facilities available for cooking.
- The camp dining and lounging area is a covered area leading off the kitchen with ample space for large groups.
- The camp bathroom has a flushing toilet, sink, a shower and hot water.
- A large chilly-bin is supplied for cool food storage and cold pack replacements are delivered daily. A dedicated camp fridge/freezer is available at the house for longer stays.
- Mobile phone reception for Telecom and Vodafone is available at the campsite. Mobile phones can be charged at the farm house garage.
Beds are made up with 100% cotton linen. Feather and down duvets and blankets are provided.
WHAT TO BRING
- Food and drink - make sure you bring all the food and drink you need for your stay, including tea, coffee, cooking oil etc
- An extra chilly-bin - if you're a large group, you might find it handy to have an extra chilly-bin on hand
- Walking shoes or boots - if you're keen to explore the farm on foot
- Warm clothes - it can be very chilly in the mornings and at night. A warm jersey and long pants are a must.
- Shower and bath toiletries
- Insect repellent and Sunscreen
- Extra torches - we supply plenty of lanterns and some solar powered lights but it pays to bring a few extra torches. Head torches can be particularly handy.
- Towels for swimming - bring some spare beach towels for taking off the property to swim.
- Mountain bikes - bring your bikes and explore the many tracks around the farm.
Camp Kekerengu is set on Ngaio Downs, a working sheep and beef farm. For the safety of all concerned it’s very important to follow the safety guidelines and terms that you’ll find in our booking terms and in your Tent Information Pack. These terms and guidelines include:
- Visitors to the farm stay at their own risk. This is a working farm with hazards both farm related (ie. machinery and animals) and natural (ie. Ongaonga/stinging nettle)
- Leave gates as you find them
- Avoid unnecessarily disturbing stock on the property
- Extreme caution driving in and out of the property
- Supervise young children carefully. There are specific water hazards for young children on the property such as water troughs and dams.
- For your own safety please do not touch any farm machinery, and do not enter the farm buildings on the property.
Camp Kekerengu is about 3 hours from Christchurch, 2 1/2 hours from Nelson, and about 1 hour from Blenheim.
***IMPORTANT NOTE*** The Nov 2016 earthquake damaged parts of State Highway 1 on the East Coast, South Island. Camp Kekerengu IS ACCESSIBLE as normal from the north, using State Highway 1 from Blenheim. However it is not accessible driving up from the south (directly from Christchurch for example) until further notice. It is likely to be the latter half of 2017 that the road between Kaikoura and Camp Kekerengu re-opens. Please ensure when you book that you have allowed enough driving time for your holiday plans.
4799 State Highway 1, Kaikoura
Coming from Blenheim - travel south on State Highway 1. Camp Kekerengu is exactly 9.4kms south of the Kekerengu Store (6 minutes drive).
Coming from Kaikoura - travel north on State Highway 1. Camp Kekerengu is exactly 10kms north of Clarence (also 6 minutes drive).
You can print a handy info sheet with directions here.
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
ON THE PROPERTY...
- Soak in the outdoor bath and listen to the sound of the waves rolling in
- Relax with a good book
- Battle it out over a board game
- Walk or bike the many well marked farm tracks (different options for all ages and stages) and take in the views of the coast, farm and mountains beyond
- Challenge your fellow campers to a game of petanque or badminton.
IN THE LOCAL AREA...
- Take some time out at the popular beachfront Kekerengu Store for breakfast, lunch, coffee or just to browse their fabulous homewares and products
- Walk 10-15 minutes down to the coast for a beautiful beach walk (note this beach isn't suitable for swimming but Okiwi/Sandy bay described below is a short drive away and very safe for swimming)
- Hit the beach at Okiwi/Sandy Bay (a 15 minute drive away) for some swimming, body boarding or diving (great for paua/crayfish!)
- Enjoy a day out hunting with professional guides, where they offer a variety of hunts whether it be a trophy stag, rabbit or to hunt meat animals for your freezer.
- Do the Ohau waterfall walk (25kms away), and check out the seals and their pups
- Bring your surf board and hit the waves at Mangamaunu Point - a world famous local surf break (34kms away).
Ngaio Downs is an 1100ha (2700 acres) hill country farm, owned by 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.
Pip and Simon Todhunter are the farmers of Ngaio Downs, and the creators and hosts of Camp Kekerengu, which is set on a beautiful spot on the farm overlooking the Kaikoura coastline.
There are 3 generations currently living on the farm. Simon's parents, Bob and Vicki and Simon and Pip's children, Georgie - 7, Honor - 5, and Charlie - 3.
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.
1. Booking and payments
1.1 A deposit of 10% is required to confirm your booking and secure the property. This will be charged to your credit card at the time of booking. A 2.5% credit card payment surcharge will be applied to this payment.
1.2 On receipt of the deposit, you will receive an email confirming both the payment and your booking details.
1.3 The remaining balance will be due 4 weeks in advance of your arrival date. An email reminder will be sent to you 3 days prior to this date, where an outstanding balance remains. The reminder email gives you the option to pay the remaining balance by internet banking or, if your internet banking payment has not been received within 48 hours, the remaining balance will automatically be charged to the credit card used at the time of booking. Please note: a 2.5% credit card payment surcharge is applied to all payments made by credit card. Credit card data is held in a secure and encrypted environment.
1.4 Bookings made within 4 weeks in advance of your arrival date will be charged the full balance at the time of booking (this may be processed in two payments).
1.5 If you are unable to pay the balance before the stated due date, you will forfeit your deposit and your booking will be cancelled.
1.6 Bookings made online within 48 hours of arrival will not be confirmed immediately. Once the campsite has agreed that the booking can be honoured, the guest will be informed by Canopy Camping Escapes and the credit card used for the online booking will be charged the full balance of the stay (note that there is a 2.5% credit card fee).
1.4 If you are unable to pay the balance before the stated due date, you will forfeit your deposit and your booking will be cancelled.
2. Cancellation and severe weather warnings
2.1 Some campsites may have limitations due to weather. If severe weather is forecast we will call you as soon as possible prior to your scheduled arrival date to advise you and cancel your booking. You can choose whether to defer your holiday to a later date subject to availability or receive a full refund.
2.2 Your 10% deposit is non-refundable, however it can be transferred to another booking made within a 12 month period, if your stay is cancelled more than 3 weeks prior to your arrival.
2.3 Cancellation by you within 4-21 days of your arrival date will result in 50% of the total cost of your stay being charged. Cancellation within 3 days of your arrival date will result in 100% of the total cost of your stay being charged.
3. Safety and Hazards
3.1 Campsites are often situated on working farms and there are hazards both natural and man-made. You accept that you enter the property at your own risk to participate in a glamping holiday.
3.2 Participation in activities such as, outdoor baths, climbing trees, walking on the property and any other activity on the property is the responsibility of the Guest and is done so at their own risk.
3.3 Canopy Camping Escapes accept no liability for accident, loss of property or personal injury whilst on your stay.
No pets allowed. Campsites are often situated on working farms, and therefore are not suitable for visiting pets.
GST of 15% (where applicable) is included in the daily per night cost. A GST invoice will be supplied if requested.
6. The Holiday – Guest Conditions of occupancy and Conduct
6.1 The Guests have the right to occupy the Property for the paid holiday period only.
6.2 Guests are required to observe the rules and familiarise themselves with the procedures contained in the information folder provided in the tent.
6.3 Guests shall take all reasonable and proper care of the property and its furniture, fittings and effects in or on the property and leave them in the same state of repair, condition, cleanliness and tidiness as at the commencement of the rental period.
6.4 Guests are required to inform the owner of any damage or breakage in or around the property promptly so that it can be repaired and replaced for the next guests. Guests are bound to reimburse the owners for replacement, repair or extra cleaning costs where reasonably demanded by the owners for damage caused by the guests.
6.5 Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the property.
6.6 Guests undertake to behave in a proper, appropriate and legal manner with due respect to the Owner, the Property and other guests and their property. If any guest behaves inappropriately or improperly (of which the Owner will be the final judge on their Property), or illegally, the Owner reserves the right to ask the guest and their party (at their discretion) to leave the Property before the end of the holiday period. Any refund for so doing will be at the entire discretion of the Owner in consulation with Canopy Camping Escapes.
7. Authority to Sign
The person who completes the Booking Form certifies that: he or she is authorised to agree the Booking Conditions on behalf of all persons included in the Booking Form, including those substituted or added at a later date; the signatory is over eighteen years of age; they agree to take responsibility for the party occupying the Property, and to notify Canopy Camping Escapes if they are not a member of the holiday party.
Comments from our guests
The guest comments we publish on this page come from a feedback survey that we send every guest after their stay at Camp Kekerengu. We publish these comments verbatim.
"Amazing views and fantastic facilities, can't wait to come back again!"
Joanne MacPhee (1 November 2016)
"Camp Kekerengu was our favourite place of our honeymoon trip around the South Island! The view from the camp is breathtaking, and having exclusive use of the whole camp meant we were really able to relax and enjoy a peaceful stay. We loved the camp kitchen- equipped with everything you need to have a five-star barbecue meal, and having the wood fire burning in the tent was so welcoming after having a twilight soak in the outdoor tub! The bed was big and comfy, packed with doonas and pillows! 10/10 accommodation- we may even plan another trip back to NZ just to stay there again!"
Courtney (22 October 2016)
(26 September 2016)
"Would highly recommend Camp Kekerengu for any occasion - it truly is a spectacular place to create special memories!"
Jessica Hughes-Hutton (4 June 2016)
"We had a great time at Camp Kekerengu, Pip was lovely and had added nice touches like fresh flowers, it had beautiful views which were amazing to wake up to, the tents were warm, and we need to come back to use the outdoor bath next time!"
Stacey (2 June 2016)
"The most beautiful site set up to the highest standards. Tents were super cosy, the beds comfy and warm and the whole site was just perfect for a getaway."
(2 May 2016)
"The camping experience is extraordinary, great for couple or family time. We would come back again!"
(12 April 2016)
"A comfortable, generous experience. Lots of hot water for everyone's showers. Beautiful setting. Quality bedding. Very comfortable."
Leona deRidder (30 March 2016)
"The chance to stay on the most stunning private land with incredible views while in complete luxury is the ultimate camping/glamping experience. The only way to travel!"
Nigel Perks (24 March 2016)
"High up above on elevated ground, surrounded by hills and overlooking the kaikoura coast and sea, it was an extremely amazing experience for urban dwellers to live a different life. Definitely a must do."
(19 March 2016)
"Fantastic time with two families and 5 children. So much space and very cool we all could bike on the farm tracks. Great place to meet and relax with stunning views."
Harper family (16 March 2016)
"Camp Kekerengu is a must do! Amazing views with such cozy accommodations and excellent facilities."
Danielle Rozga (9 March 2016)
"Lie in the bath and gaze across valleys and the sea - this is a magical experience. We watched the dawn from bed; we marveled at the birds soaring; we relished the quietness and open space. Camp Kekerengu is a must-do!"
Roger Waddell (22 February 2016)
"Loved this new experience, home away from home with a twist."
(15 February 2016)
"Beautiful spot, stunning views, unbelievable family experience!"
Nicky Shackell (5 February 2016)
"Camp Kekerengu is stunning. Simon and Pip are fantastic hosts. It is a picture perfect campsite, with a well thought-out design. I would highly recommend booking in for a stay, you won’t be disappointed."
Brooke Schneideman (26 January 2016)
"Definitely do this. Fabulous hosts and facilities. Complete luxury and try out the outdoor bath for sure...beautiful views in the day, but the night sky was awesome from a hot bath! Friends with us refuse to camp but they loved it and are planning a return trip as they live in NZ. Highly recommend for campers & non-campers alike for a complete getaway...including no wifi, so you can disconnect!!"
Jackie & Simon Buckingham Shum (15 January 2016)
"Camp Kekerengu gives you an awesome luxury camping experience without compromising on the comforts of your own home...comfy bed, hot water shower, toilet and kitchen facilities....not to mention a stunning view."
Phoebe Fulton (12 January 2016)
"Magic few days is such a beautiful spot. The camp site had everything we needed and loved all the little details Pip had thought of."
Kate Gibbon (11 January 2016)
"We had a lovely New Years at camp Kekerengu! A beautiful wee campsite with everything you need! Going to sleep with the fire going and waking up to amazing views of the Kaikoura Coast were definte highlights! We also enjoyed stargazing and saw many shooting stars. What a great place to hang out with Family and Friends. Thanks Pip & Simon for creating such a special place!"
Jessamy (7 January 2016)
"It was just amazing - we rate it as one of our best family holidays and we have travelled a lot (in and out of NZ). The views are spectacular, the accommodation and little touches luxurious and beautiful, the hosts lively - they have thought of everything. We actually want to keep all that a secret so it's free for us every time we want to return."
Cindy Paxton (30 December 2015)