The Bluff Camping Ground was first established as a Home Guard army base during World War II. It has since been expanded and now encompasses what was once a croquet club. The camping ground is harbourside and overlooks the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter. The seascape at night has been compared to a Van Gogh painting, except there's a constant passing parade of ships – freighters, fishing boats and, in season, our unique oyster boats.
The camp has 17 powered sites, each with a dedicated water supply. Fourteen sites are hard-surfaced, the remainder grass. Good drainage at each site allows for vehicle washing. There's a communal dump station, a coin-fed laundry and free, unlimited WiFi. Good, high-pressure showers are included in the tariff; modern kitchen and dining area.
The Bluff Camping Ground is unique and is 1.5km from Land's End, New Zealand; where the journey can both begin and end. Land's End is officially called Stirling Point and is 3000km from the northernmost Cape Reinga. Bluff is the start point and the terminus for the increasingly popular Te Araroa hiking trail and the gateway to Stewart Island, one of the most picturesque offshore destinations in the world.
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