Status: Hangdog is currently closed for the winter.

For next summer, Hangdog now has a BOOKING SYSTEM!!!! Click here to check it out, and book your Hangdog summer bonanza now.

All camping and bunkhouse spaces will be allotted, and pre-bookings will be given full precedence, hence walk-in capacity may be very limited during peak season.

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.