Gypsy River Camping

Bach or holiday home | Masterton | #25124

9.8/10 (17 ratings)
  • 8 people
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • This is camping in style with comfy beds, quality linen, a great hot shower, in natural surroundings
  • A private and peaceful site that keeps the children busy and smiling from dawn till dusk!
  • Well located to take in other attractions such as QE2 Park, Pukaha Mt Bruce, or the Vintage Aviator

Glamour Camping (Glamping) in the Wellington region doesn’t get any better than this! Your own exclusive gypsy camp, beside the beautiful Ruamahanga River, comprising 4 authentic wheeled huts plus a traditional "loo" with flush camping toilet.

The ideal break for families, up to 3 couples, or a romantic escape for 2. A secluded and exclusive site not open to the public. Whether you book 1, 2 or 3 huts, you receive exclusive use of the Gypsy Camp for the length of your stay.

Sleep in an authentic gypsy caravan or shepherds huts and cook gourmet camp meals in the well equipped cookhouse, on the barbecue, or camp fire. Pamper yourself in the well appointed bathroom with vanity and hot shower, or take a delightful and daring outdoor “Bush Bath”

Relax, swim, or fish at your own private river beach. Enjoy river walks and watch the birds and wildlife. Sit back with a book while enjoying enjoy the wide and peaceful landscape

Plenty of children's activities with 4 river kayaks, swing, seesaw, big swing and flying fox. Also indoor games, swing ball and cricket. Use the camp as your base to enjoy a wide range of family activities at Masterton - right on your doorstep and Gladstone vineyards and restaurants less than 15 minutes away.


Our three unique wheeled huts can sleep up to 8 guests.

They are fully insulated and have quality beds, linen, towels and bath robes; letting you stay in luxury while being part of the outdoors.

Primrose Cottage (Shepherds Hut) - Sleeps 2 adults – Queen size bed with feather duvet

Gypsy Caravan - Sleeps 4 children in 2 bunks and 2 single beds with duvets; or 2 adults – Double bed with feather duvet plus 2 bunks if needed

Rose Cottage (Shepherds Hut) - Sleeps 2 adults – Double bed with feather duvet & wood burning stove for winter

We provide all bedding, linen, towels, torches and camping needs, plus the food for your first supper and cooked breakfast……..Just grab your clothes and your togs and go!

Special conditions: Parents are fully responsible for supervision of children. Life jackets must be used and kayaking closely supervised at all times. Rivers can rise quite rapidly - we monitor flooding closely and will advise as required. This a fire hazard area, careful smoking is allowed outside only. The campfire must be extinguished each evening Dogs require prior approval No firearms or air rifles. (Check our web site for full camping conditions)


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Cot available
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Kayak(s)
  • Life jackets
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Shower
  • Toddler safe

Bed layouts

  • Gypsy Caravan

    Sleeps 4 children (2 bunks and 2 single beds, with duvets) or 2 adults (double bed).

    2 x Bunk bed
    2 x Single bed

  • Primrose Cottage (Shepherds Hut)

    Sleeps 2 adults – feather duvet

    1 x Queen bed

  • Rose Cottage (Shepherds Hut)

    Sleeps 2 adults. Feather duvet, wood burning stove.

    1 x Double bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Low season tariff
21-Oct-16 to 30-Nov-16
$160+/night $160+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $50/night; Children: $25/night;

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (17)

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  • We had a wonderful stay and will definitely be back

    We had a wonderful stay and will definitely be back.

    aliue695 100%|7x Oct 2016

  • Excellent, magical place for a special getaway

    Excellent, magical place for a special getaway. Fantastic for both kids and adults. The attention to detail by Steve and Mary makes this a stress-free luxurious camping break.

    MichelleTh5 new member Sep 2016

  • We had a fantastic stay at Gypsy River Caravans and will definitely...

    We had a fantastic stay at Gypsy River Caravans and will definitely visit again. Steve and Mary have created a magical campsite (glampsite!), and have gone out of their way to provide all the quirky and clever touches you could ever need. The baking was delicious and the bush bath a fantastic way to unwind - even on a freezing cold night. Our children (and us!) spent hours on the flying fox and swing and we can't wait to visit again in summer so we can spend more time at the river. Wonderful!

    saraon41 100%|2x Jul 2016

  • Great location,very private, lots for kids to do

    Great location,very private, lots for kids to do

    ShonaBr1 100%|3x Feb 2016

  • Another amazing stay at Gypsy River, already looking forward to the baking...

    Another amazing stay at Gypsy River, already looking forward to the baking & bush bath next time

    seanss145 100%|3x Sep 2015

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