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Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Several years ago this was a pristine spot to camp ......sadly I was shocked to see the deterioration, dirty toilet and showers, kitchen , dirty plates all over the sink and tables , the grounds once well kept, now overgrown ,and unwatered, despite an irrigation system, dry, bare dirt site where there once was green lawn . It looked like...

Thank Jenni D
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is the second time we have stayed here. We wanted to come back again as the first time about 8 years ago was wonderful. Unfortunately the place has become run down and not as appealing as it used to be, was disappointed the sign is no longer lit up, the old guy that used to run it was so...

Thank clivejeanettew
Santa Barbara, California, United States
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

This backers is worth the stop if you want an indoor spot for the night. They've taken old Nz railway cars and converted them into sleeping cabins. Ours had a small living room with tea, a fridge and tv. With hardwood floors and a sink to wash your face or brush your teeth. They also offer tent camping for those...

Thank Joanna N
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 January 2016

This campground looks quaint and sounds welcoming from the website. However, we found the management were unhelpful, and lapse in their duties. We were on a tent site with two children, and stayed two nights. On arrival there had been a mix up with the booking, which got sorted, but we were made to feel it was our problem (it...

2Thank JMC345
Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

Great for backpackers or a one night stay. Quirky experience in an old train carriage although rooms not cleaned to a great standard. Stayed in a double carriage which had two small rooms, tea and coffee facilities, TV and sink. Toilets, showers and 'Station' kitchen convenient for use. Great location for Waipara wineries.

Thank sophd14
Cheviot, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

What a wonderful retreat. This is backpacker accommodation but with a difference. Converted rail carriages that give a sense of adventure - a step back in time. The price is extremely reasonable ($45 single) and the facilities are clean, fresh and has that sense of novelty. Certainly recommend this as a place to stay

Thank NannieTee
Reviewed 2 April 2015

The train carriages are a very interesting touch, and there is a lot of nice greenery around. Having the automatic lights for trips between camper and toilet/shower facilities was most helpful and those areas were clean and functional. Only real annoying point was the size of the spots which were assigned. It was finally the 3rd spot we were able...

Thank Huntress C
Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 6 March 2015

The staff here were friendly to me right off the bat. I was only planning on spending the day in Waipara but my bus blew right past me and I had nowhere to go. I went and they provided me with a shared room in a very cool old train car. There are few amenities in Waipara (restaurants or grocery...

Thank Lowkindae11
HKG and San Francisco, Calif.
Reviewed 24 February 2015

I LOVED this place! Stumbled upon it almost by accident -- I had turned off the main road to check out a B&B for the night, but it turned out to be fancier (and much pricier) than I needed. As I continued through Waipara, feeling my way back to the main road, I came across Waipara Sleepers. The hostess was...

Thank LemmonHerk
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 December 2014

Comfortable cabin accommodation with access to communal kitchen and shower facilities. Bit tired in places but in the process of being spruced up. Site manager very friendly and helpful and also provided fresh bread and eggs at breakfast!

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Address: Waipara, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Waipara
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“Just go down to Amberley, about 15 minutes away , good camping there.”
 of 5 bubbles 78jennid, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Campervans would be the best for staying here”
 of 5 bubbles clivejeanettew, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Try one of the rail car rooms. Shared or private - they are amazing.”
 of 5 bubbles Lowkindae11, 6 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Railway car rooms aren't for those with mobility problems, but my little cabin would pose no problem. I'd've gladly stayed in a railway car if I were staying for several nights.”
 of 5 bubbles LemmonHerk, 24 Feb 2015 | Read review
“make sure you've got slip-on shoes or jandals if you want to walk on the lawn”
 of 5 bubbles catherinec722, 2 Dec 2014 | Read review
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