Hello fellow Virus survivors. It pains us to say that, while it is lovely to be getting interest from folks wanting to come back to the Camp asap, we have decided that we will not be re-opening until the usual spring date, 1st September 2020, pending virus circumstances. Since the camp is a place of sometimes extravagant social mixing, trying to maintain contact traceability, social distancing, and sterilization of communal areas makes it too difficult of a task to manage.

The above opening date is prospective only at this stage, and will entirely depend on the state of the pandemic as we get closer to that time. But we certainly look forward to welcoming our fraternity back once the zombie apocalypse is over. Cheers 🙂

For questions about existing bookings, please get in touch with Troy and we will figure it out together.

About Hangdog

Hangdog Camp is a family-owned campground which has been providing accommodation for rock climbers and other outdoor enthusiasts since the late ’90’s. Situated 10 minutes walk from New Zealand’s premier sport climbing crag at Paines Ford, we provide low cost minimal facility camping for those who enjoy living a little more basic. Read more



We have a reputation as a fun, quirky and social campsite with a focus on the healthy outdoors lifestyle.

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Welcome to Paynes Ford and the Golden Bay climbing xtravaganza. Here you will find enough hard rock to wear out a Husqvarna Jackhammer.

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Hangdog is located in the heart of what could be called one of the most scenic, alternative and eco friendly communities in the country.

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Whether it’s a rainy day or you’re just feeling a little worked, Golden Bay has much to offer if you’re looking to take a break from the rock.

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Local rock guru Mark Brignole gets his summer on with a pair of red hot pants and some fun over-water bouldering at Pohara.