Allan's Base Camp


3.5 from 4 users.


Located at the Gateway to Rakiura National Park, NZ`s most Southern Private Bush and Wildlife Reserve on STEWART ISLAND, Allan's Base Camp offers cabins and tent sites. Facilities include toilets, hot showers, drinking water, communal kitchen and pizza oven. Advanced booking is recommended. (Please speak loud + clear as Allan is Hard of Hearing.)

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Lat: -46.892908 Lng: 168.107945

User Reviews



Such a nice experience. Allan built all the tiny houses himself (look at the pictures - they are taken straight out of a children book!), and even though the facilities are old and not the cleanest, it's absolutely wonderful. Allan himself is such a nice guy - he will tell and show you all about the cabins, where to spot kiwis, which hikes are nice, and all about his bees if you ask! :) Phone reception is surprisingly good! The road to get here is approx 2km. First km is on asphalt, and second kn gravel. I decided to walk there and it was fine, but took a little longer than expected. Quite close to some of the walks on the island.



Unfortunately, I can't recommend this place. I could see that it was very nice at one point. The property is beautiful! However, Allan is getting on in age and not capable of managing the place it seemed to us. Cleanliness is seriously lacking (overflowing rubbish, mold and spiders in cabins, holey roofs, leaking shower and toilet etc). You can expect a lecture on not getting water on the floor with the leaky shower and not using the electricity. Too bad- could have been nice. Price 15 pp tent , 35pp cabin.



I agree with Eva. Really nice and special place. Allan is also building a tiny house and has a lot of nice cabins. Bring a sleeping bag. Plus, you can charge your phone, cook in a communal kitchen, there is a flushing toilet and a shower. You even have reception (Vodafone).


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