Following the pretty bloody extraordinary events of the last couple of weeks, as of today (19th March 2020), Hangdog is locking the gate and will not be allowing any more campers inHangdog will remain closed for the foreseeable near future, including the Easter break.

We will continue to accommodate those already staying with us, particularly those internationals unable to return to their home country. Beyond that we feel it would be irresponsible to enable any further social mixing of domestic and foreign travellers. We strongly regret this necessity, and apologise for any inconvenience caused. These are crazy, crazy times friends, but we all have to play our part, and we look forward to welcoming our fraternity back as soon as the zombie apocalypse has been and gone. 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.