Gentle Annie Motor Camp at Mokihinui
Gentle Annie is a beautiful camping ground at the mouth of the Mokihinui River.
Sheltered and private camping sites are set amongst landscaped gardens, all within a couple of minutes walk to the river and beach.
Free wi-fi, information display boards and large maps of the area showcasing the many things to see and do, are available in the Cowshed Cafe – the campers lounge, which has been converted from an old milking shed!
Pizza bases and toppings are sold separately at the Cafe so you can try cooking your own in the wood-fired Pizza Oven. You are also more than welcome to bring your own pizza bases and ingredients with you. It takes approximately two hours to reach cooking temperature, and you are more than welcome to light it at any time. During Summer, the fire is lit every evening at 5pm. Collecting driftwood from the beach using the wheelbarrow is much appreciated.
Dogs are welcome as long as they are cleaned up after, and supervised at all times, with their owners being aware that there are Wekas and other bird life to be protected.
Let Bruce Smith take you on a guided tour of the Gentle Annie Campground here:
I call in to Gentle Annie motor camp at Mokihinui and it looks stunning.A real family camp and the type where family first comes to mind..Mokihinui is the first of our look at what makes a small coastal settlement at the mouth of a river work on the Coast. How does the community survive and proposer ?How does business get its revenue ?A couple of common themes, the income during the whitebait season and that’s 2 weeks before as the stands are set up, the season itself and 2 weeks after as they are taken down makes up about 33% of the revenue streams. From Dec to the end of April with domestic tourism makes up another 33% and the rest comes when it comes and every one I have interviewed makes the statement that the last 33% is part of the cost of the unique life style we as Coasters treasure so much.Mokihinui takes us back to staff picnics and egg and spoon races where family was everything and our mates were solid and long term.Mokihinui is nestled under the western shoulder of Kahurangi National Park Mokihinui is a small coastal settlement on New Zealand’s West Coast in the South Island, about 40km north of Westport. It is situated between the sea and the foothills of the Glasgow Range and State Highway 67 passes through Mokihinui just before reaching its northern end on the other side of the Mokihinui river.The Mokihinui River is the West Coast’s third largest river which provides wonderful wilderness fishing for a large head of fish that can reach trophy size. This is one of the countries top wilderness rivers and has good fishing throughout its length though most popular are the two upper branches. Northern Buller is renowned for beautiful rugged coastline, shallow landfall, and spectacular bush clad mountains.The unique location provides access to Whitebaiting, Trout, Kahawai, and Herring fishing in the bordering river; and surfcasting for Rig and Snapper off the beach.The perfect place for Coasters to unwind. Light a beach bonfire, toast some marshmallows, and listen to the waves lapping at your doorstep and you can drop in to Pub ‘N’ Grub to enjoy the friendly country atmosphere, or takeaway and enjoy the outdoors at the nearby beach or picnic spot.
Posted by The Coasters Club on Tuesday, June 23, 2020