Thanks for another awesome season folks! Hangdog is now CLOSED for the winter. Our fantastic new camp managers Emma and Sean look forward to welcoming you next summer, be sure to book your spot for the fun here.

About Hangdog

Hangdog Camp is a family-owned campground which has been providing accommodation for rock climbers and other outdoor enthusiasts since the late 1990’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.