The owners of the Kaka Point Camping Ground, David and Denise
Anderson, have lived in Kaka Point since 1985.
Two of the main reasons for their move there was David's love
of fishing and Denise's fondness for the beach. In 2005
Denise took up the lease of the camping ground, seeking a
change of pace and the chance to spend more time outside in
the summer months. Having grown up in the area Denise at
Paretai and David in Kaitangata they are a rich source of
local knowledge for visitors.
"Coming in to Kaka Point from the north or the south visitors
are met with stunning scenery," Denise says. "The beaches are
beautiful and offer some very good surf breaks.
They also offer safe swimming areas, with the main beach
patrolled by lifeguards from the Kaka Point Surf Lifesaving
Their enjoyment of the camping ground lies in meeting
campers, some of them having holidayed there for over 50
years. "We also enjoy the overseas visitors of many different
nationalities who come to stay and explore the area," Denise
Set in a native reserve, the camp has sheltered tent and
power sites, a full kitchen, free barbecue and coin-operated
laundry. It is immediately adjacent to the children's
playground, tennis courts and bowling club and is a short
walk from safe swimming and surfing beaches. Just 10 minutes
drive away at Roaring Bay visitors can watch yellow-eyed
penguins coming ashore in the evenings.
Yet another highlight is the breathtaking views from the
Nugget Point lighthouse, while the Clutha River is close by
for trout and salmon fishing.
Visitors to the camping ground can also enjoy the Point Cafe
and Bar/shop where they can pick up supplies, have breakfast,
coffee, takeaways or a meal in the licensed restaurant, which
features an extensive menu. Also check Vagabond Expresso on
For further information call Denise on (03) 412-8801 or visit
the website www.kakapointcamping.co.nz