We are two 30-somethings living the kiwi dream with our kids. Taking over the camp in September 2021 was a chance to change our kids lives & live life at a slower pace. Ryan gave up the truck-driving life & Freyja is still working as an architectural draftsman. The kids are thriving in this new life & love making new friends every day.
We have big long term plans to make Kakanui Camping Ground a gathering place for locals & tourists alike. So, if you're a creative who would be interested in working with us, please email or phone us to discuss possibilities.
This is a really nice campground and spacious with room for big caravans. The camp owners are a lovely young family and super friendly. It has easy access in and out, and you can access the river through a gate at the back of the campground. A hidden gem. Can't wait to come back!!
- Kally B
A great wee camping ground with very friendly new owners. Spacious and private with plenty of trees and a short walk to the beach. Dog friendly.
An awesome spot to base yourself from while exploring Kakanui.
- Sarah C
Truly a hidden gem in coastal Otago, great facilities and even better hosts. Even though our visit was short, it was truly memorable. The cabins are warm tidy with comfortable beds, the next morning [we] used the fully equipped kitchen facilities to prepare breakfast everything was easy to find and cleanly kept. Bathrooms and showers clean tidy and well looked after. The grounds are immaculate will definitely be back again.
- Stephen B