Russell TOP 10 Holiday Park

Russell TOP 10 Holiday Park

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Russell TOP 10 Holiday Park has selected this customer review to be pinned to the top of this page.

This review was selected by Einnee Facey of Russell TOP 10 Holiday Park on Tue 26 May, 2020.

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Belinda & Jean-Michel

Ranking: 10/10

We got stranded in NZ under Covid-19 level 4 and 3 lockdown and were so lucky to find this place. The campsite is beautiful, set on a few levels looking out over Russell & the bays. The staff - AMAZING! They went out of their way to look after us (safely & respecting the rules of course) - we even had a weekly zoom pub quiz! The location is also fantastic, walking distance to supermarkets, beaches & forest walks.

If we come back to NZ, we’ll definitely stay here again!

Reviewed 5 months ago

Russell TOP 10 Holiday Park responds:

We are pleased that you were able to stay with us during this isolating and uncertain time. We really do hope you come back to see us one day however and we wish you safe and happy travels in the meantime.

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Belinda & Jean-Michel

Ranking: 10/10

We got stranded in NZ under Covid-19 level 4 and 3 lockdown and were so lucky to find this place. The campsite is beautiful, set on a few levels looking out over Russell & the bays. The staff - AMAZING! They went out of their way to look after us (safely & respecting the rules of course) - we even had a weekly zoom pub quiz! The location is also fantastic, walking distance to supermarkets, beaches & forest walks.

If we come back to NZ, we’ll definitely stay here again!

Reviewed 5 months ago

Russell TOP 10 Holiday Park responds:

We are pleased that you were able to stay with us during this isolating and uncertain time. We really do hope you come back to see us one day however and we wish you safe and happy travels in the meantime.

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Gary Major

Ranking: 10/10

Expensive but value for money. By far the best camp ground we have stayed at in New Zealand.
Facilities cannot be faulted. Quiet night in our Motorhome. We could find no faults hence the 10 rating

Reviewed 8 months ago

Russell TOP 10 Holiday Park responds:

Well, we can't ask for any more than that Gary!! Thank you ever so much for the wonderful review. We're pleased you had a relaxing stay with us and we hope to see you again soon. Safe and happy future travels.

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Mike Smith

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing place. Expensive but worth it. Pay extra for the view. Toilets and showers spotless. Lots of fun activities close by. Easy walk to town. Level sites with nice grass. Dump station and water at site. Nice sunsets. Would come back again for sure.

Reviewed 9 months ago

Russell TOP 10 Holiday Park responds:

Love that you love it Mike. We hope that you DO come back again and we look forward to welcoming you.

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Su

Ranking: 10/10

We stayed here for 2 nights at the start of our trip and it was great. I paid for the premium site on the hill which does indeed have fabulous views. The facilities were excellent - very clean and well maintained. Great playground for the children and a lovely location - a short walk into Russell and a slightly longer walk to Long Beach.
The only small quibble I have is that the sites weren’t big. They each had their own picnic table which was nice, but a little more space would have been nice.

Reviewed 10 months ago

Russell TOP 10 Holiday Park responds:

Thanks Su, a wonderful review with great feedback and we can't ask for anything more than a 10/10 rating.

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Bert

Ranking: 7/10

Everything allright at this campground. Nice staff and good facilities. We just did not like the setting so much, there is one enourmous rectangular field. That makes it feel quite massive and not cozy.

Reviewed 10 months ago

Russell TOP 10 Holiday Park responds:

Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the site at the bottom of the park Bert. Maybe, if you return to see us, take one at the top. We promise you'll love it ;)

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Suzanne J

Ranking: 10/10

Loved it!! Had everything you could want, even things you didn't know you needed, like automatic air mattress pump!! Staff fabulous, facilities spotless, view stunning. Can't recommend it highly enough .... best park we stayed in on the north island.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

Russell TOP 10 Holiday Park responds:

Thank Suzanne.

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Scooper

Ranking: 8/10

We loved Russell and the Bay of Islands so much we stayed three nights and really enjoyed this ground. Like other reviewers, we paid extra for a site at the top with a view which was lovely. The staff here were all awesome - friendly, interested in what we did each day, gave us really great advice and information. The facilities were clean, but I never enjoy the timed showers like they have here and quite frankly for the price of the site it was unexpected and not appreciated. Also the kitchen, while clean, had a very odd smell. Our kids enjoyed the play facilities. It is a short walk into the township. Would stay again but really hope they change the showers!

Reviewed about 1 year ago and experienced in May 2019

Russell TOP 10 Holiday Park responds:

Hello Scooper, unfortunately, the shower times are here to stay. Russell is regularly low on water and this way we are doing our bit to preserve what there is and ensure the shower lines are nice and quick during our peak periods. Sorry you don't like them, however our intentions are pure and good. We're pleased you enjoyed your stay regardless of your negative shower experience and hope you'll come back and stay with us again soon. We look forward to welcoming you.

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Sheryl Mackintosh

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Fabulous park - we paid the extra for the sites on the hill and thought it was well worth it - the view is amazing. Hands down the cleanest amenities I’ve seen anywhere and nice touches like real hand towels (not paper or air) and hairdryers. Great location to walk into town and wharf.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Russell TOP 10 Holiday Park responds:

Brilliant feedback Sheryl, thank you for sharing.

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Peggy Tamati

Ranking: 10/10

This is a beautiful place and it is by far the best holiday park I have been to the staff are lovely the facilities are luxurious and the tent/caravan was peaceful and private we absolutely loved and enjoyed every minute spent there.

Thank you Russell’s top 10 holiday park. 😁

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Russell TOP 10 Holiday Park responds:

You're welcome Peggy. Thank you.

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Amber Lilac

Ranking: 10/10

Top place, kind of familiar! Beautifully set garden. Only 10-15 Min. on foot to either beach or town. Very clean, quiet. Showers ( hot incl) Toilets, Kitchen always clean. Top Service at reception, these ladies there were really kind and helpful. Places uphill have great view on town and sea.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Russell TOP 10 Holiday Park responds:

Great review, thank you Amber.

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Sabine

Ranking: 9/10

We booked one of the sites with view. That was amazing. Pros: Walking distance to beach and town, good equipped kitchen, helpful staff. Cons: only 2 washers on duty, all others were out of order. We had issues to do our laundry. In my opinion not acceptable for a premium site during high season.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Russell TOP 10 Holiday Park responds:

Thank you Sabine.

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Sue, UK

Ranking: 10/10

What a lovely holiday park in a great location. Our view was amazing from our site and sunsets were fabulous. Easy walking distance to the ferry and local places to eat. Einnee was very welcoming, friendly and made us feel at home. Highly recommended.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

Russell TOP 10 Holiday Park responds:

Thank you Sue.

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Deb S

Ranking: 9/10

One of my favourite parks, great views, the best camp kitchen, fully equipped, modern and spotless. Awesome town!

Reviewed about 2 years ago

Russell TOP 10 Holiday Park responds:

Wow Deb, happy we're on your favourite's list. Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

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Natalie Tomlinson-Kurz

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

We had a lovely stay in Russell. The campsite was impeccable and Neil and Naomi were great. Their enthusiasm and support really made it that extra special. The view from the top pitches were amazing. Would definitely recommend a visit.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

Russell TOP 10 Holiday Park responds:

Thanks Natalie. We hope to see you again soon!

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Marwin Jurjus

Ranking: 10/10

Very nice campsite!

Reviewed about 3 years ago

Russell TOP 10 Holiday Park responds:

Cheers Marwin :)

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Dave Rollison

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

A good site in walking distance from the centre of Russell. Pitches are quite large, although it wasn't very busy when we were there. Very good, clean bathroom area. Reception team were very welcoming and helpful. However, it was one of the most expensive sites we stayed at during our tour of both islands.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Russell TOP 10 Holiday Park responds:

Thanks for the feedback Dave.

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Grainne Phelan

Ranking: 9/10

Walking distance to Russell, probably the cleanest and nicest bathroom facilities of our entire trip. Lovely helpful staff.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Russell TOP 10 Holiday Park responds:

Thanks for the feedback Grainne. I will pass on your kind comments to the team.

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clive ilich

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

tops

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Russell TOP 10 Holiday Park responds:

:)

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Laurie Meston

Ranking: 9/10

A bit on the pricey side but we had a beautiful view of the water from our powered site. Facilities are very clean and well managed. Close walk to town. A great place to stay.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Russell TOP 10 Holiday Park responds:

Thanks Laurie. The little bit extra is definitely worth it for those views :)

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Siobhan Ryan

Ranking: 10/10

Best campsite we stayed in. Immaculately clean facilities and plenty of them. Beautiful views over the bay from the terrace pitches. Easy walking into Russell and also Long Beach for a swim. Friendly and helpful staff. Loved our stay here.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Russell TOP 10 Holiday Park responds:

Thanks for rating us the best campsite you stayed in! That's great to hear.

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Julia Lloyd

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Excellently situated with good facilities

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

Russell TOP 10 Holiday Park responds:

Thanks Julia :)

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Hazel North

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic location and beautiful site with extremely good facilities and welcoming hosts.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

Russell TOP 10 Holiday Park responds:

Cheers Hazel!

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Herman Visser

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful view from the top! Walking distance to town and to the beach. Great and safe play area for the children. Amenities are very clean! Best camping we have visit the last two weeks. Everything is tidy and clean, even now with the high season. We have extended our stay in Russell.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

Russell TOP 10 Holiday Park responds:

Thanks for staying Herman :)

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Tim Burnett

Ranking: 9/10

An immaculate park. Quite expensive but very good facilities and Russell is a popular place. We went in late August so almost had the place to ourselves. Difficult to fault if you want an organised efficient camp site.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

Russell TOP 10 Holiday Park responds:

Thanks Tim!

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Dennis Page

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

This is the perfect example of you get what you pay for. $45 for top 10 members for a powered campervan site with a fabulous view. Bathrooms and showers showing their age but everything works well and are clean. One of the owners stopped to talk and was so friendly. Great advice on local sites and a nearby golf course. And that their water is spring fed and the best of quality.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

Russell TOP 10 Holiday Park responds:

It's lovely to hear from a guest that appreciates quality :) Come back any time!

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Staffan Johansson

Ranking: 10/10

Very nice camping site between beautiful Russell and the nice long beach. Perfect for families. One of the best camping sites during our three week visit in New Zealand!

Reviewed over 4 years ago

Russell TOP 10 Holiday Park responds:

Thanks for the awesome feedback! We hope you will visit again soon.

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Aaron Morrow

Ranking: 9/10

One of the nicest campsites we have stayed at in Northland! Grounds are immaculate, facilities are dated but very clean and tidy (has a sign stating they are being upgraded 2016). Would definitely recommend this as a good place to stay in Russell. 5 minute walk to both waterfronts.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

Russell TOP 10 Holiday Park responds:

Thanks Aaron! Our amenities are getting a full refurbishment in Jul/Aug this year when it's quiet enough to minimise disruption to guests.

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Urs Baumgartner

Ranking: 9/10

Nice place. Nice view. Close and quiet.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

Russell TOP 10 Holiday Park responds:

Thanks for the review :)

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Suzanne Vermeulen

Netherlands

Ranking: 3/10

This bad grade only relates to the bad conditions of the shower/toilet facilities. These are outdated, unclean and not up to Top 10 standard, and it's only the start of the season now! They should have used the winter to replace the facilities block. We don't mind the fact that the shower is metered, but these shower cubicles are so small! And then they also want you to close the curtain: well we won't, because then you'll be all against the curtain. The men's bathroom wasn't clean at all. My boyfriend basically hated taking a shower there. More than half of the stove tops in the kitchen were broken. It is a real pity though because the campground area is nice and we liked the location. If they step it up with new facilities they could be a 10! Ps: don't accept bayview spot number 11, you pay extra for the view but are located just next to the central dump station.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

Russell TOP 10 Holiday Park responds:

Thanks for taking the time to review our park. Our amenities are always cleaned to a high standard, however they have had a good innings and are in need of a revamp. We are currently getting quotes to refurbish them however, as we have just taken over management of the park in October, there won't be time to complete this works before the season. Rest assured, we will start on these works just as soon as summer is over and we can do it with the minimum amount of disruption to our guests.

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Family Trip

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Great view on the Ocean (+4$ extra) it's worth it.
5 min walk to the town Centre
10 min walk to the Beach
Clean facilites (5 min hot Shower / 50 Cent)
Bbq for free
Nice Kitchen& Outside sitting Area
Good for families: playground and baby bath
50$ 2people and a Camper
4$ Laundry and 4$ dryer ( but didn't work well)
High speed wifi 24h/6$

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

Russell TOP 10 Holiday Park responds:

Thank you for taking the time to provide an overview of our facilities and convenient location. It was great to hear that you enjoyed the wonderful views from the Deluxe Campervan sites.

We were sorry to learn from your review that the laundry and dryer did not work well for you during your stay and we apologise for any inconvenience caused as a result. We would also like to take the opportunity to clarify that the showers are -50c for 6 minutes of hot water.

Thank you for your feedback and choosing to stay with us.

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Guillaume

France

Ranking: 2/10

Really expensive.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

Russell TOP 10 Holiday Park responds:

Thank you for your feedback. We were disappointed to learn that your stay with us did not live up to your expectations due to pricing.

A fair and reasonable review would not be based on pricing alone and would be a reflection of the overall experience including value, service, cleanliness, facilities and location.

We can only assume that your comparison was based on free camping or Department of Conservation camp grounds with little to no facilities, composting or long drop toilets, cold showers, no security or personal service, that are set in remote locations.

We are a 4 star plus Holiday Park offering security, hot water showers, flush toilets, complimentary gas BBQ’s, clean facilities and great personal service all set in park-like surroundings in a beautiful, convenient location and our pricing is reflective of this. It is also in line with other 4 star plus Holiday Parks throughout New Zealand.

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Laurene

France

Ranking: 1/10

Too expensive.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

Russell TOP 10 Holiday Park responds:

Thank you for your feedback. We were disappointed to learn that your stay with us did not live up to your expectations due to pricing.

A fair and reasonable review would not be based on pricing alone and would be a reflection of the overall experience including value, service, cleanliness, facilities and location.

We can only assume that your comparison was based on free camping or Department of Conservation camp grounds with little to no facilities, composting or long drop toilets, cold showers, no security or personal service, that are set in remote locations.

We are a 4 star plus Holiday Park offering security, hot water showers, flush toilets, complimentary gas BBQ’s, clean facilities and great personal service all set in park-like surroundings in a beautiful, convenient location and our pricing is reflective of this. It is also in line with other 4 star plus Holiday Parks throughout New Zealand.

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Sara Clausen

Denmark

Ranking: 6/10

Great view from the deluxe powered sites, but very expensive. Showers and WIFI cost extra. Playground was rundown and the nets on the trampoline broken.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

Russell TOP 10 Holiday Park responds:

Hi Sara.

Thank you for taking the time to provide a review on our Park. We were sorry to hear that your stay with us did not live up to your expectations.

We note that you opted to stay on a Deluxe Powered Site during your stay with us. The tariff for a Deluxe Powered Site is more expensive than the standard sites we offer on the lower field and are reflective of the extra services provided such as a grey water waste, your own picnic table, fresh water top up from your site and of course the stunning sea views. Our tariffs are also reflective of a 4 star plus Holiday Park and convenience, in a beautiful location.

Regarding the showers, we have to comply with local Council resource consents that restrict how much water we can draw from the local water table. Therefore our water consumption has to be closely monitored and managed as Russell does not have a mains water supply. We do this by metering our showers (-50c for 6 minutes of hot water).

Yes, we do charge for Wifi at our Holiday Park, as do most Holiday Parks in New Zealand. We note that you were a TOP 10 Club member when you stayed with us and would like to confirm that we do offer cost effective weekly and monthly plans with internet provider IAC for both TOP 10 members and non-members, which would give Wifi access at 44 TOP 10 Holiday Parks throughout New Zealand, along with numerous other Holiday Parks.

Regarding the playground, we acknowledge that the trampoline nets were in need of repair during your stay with us. We wish to advise that the nets have since been replaced and the playground refreshed since your stay with us. We do this annually during the quieter months. We would like to make you aware that one of the trampolines was purchased new and the other trampoline had its nets replaced just months before your stay with us. Sadly, our signs requesting adult supervision of children at all times is not always respected, which results in the playground equipment being abused.

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Leon Courtney

New Zealand

Ranking: 7/10

This is a good camp with large flat areas, close to Russell foreshore. Prices are too hefty and the facility block is elevated - not good for older person.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

Russell TOP 10 Holiday Park responds:

Thank you for taking the time to review our Holiday Park. We were pleased to hear that you enjoyed the large flat areas and convenient location of our Holiday Park.

Regarding our pricing, it is reflective of the facilities, location, and a 4 star plus Holiday Park, and is comparable with other Holiday Parks in the area.

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catherine coombs

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Friendly well run site. Short walk down to the shore front. Good facilities.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

Russell TOP 10 Holiday Park responds:

Thank you for your feedback. We were pleased to hear that you enjoyed the relaxed, friendly atmosphere of our park and convenient location.

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Ut & Sacha

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

We stayed two nights on a spacious powered site with a beautiful beach view. This holiday park is just gorgeous! It's located in walking distance to the waterfront (shops and boat trips), also the nearby lookout is worth to visit! It is surrounded by many trees, plants and flowers. The kitchen and the BBQ are great and there's a nice patio to enjoy your meals. The bathrooms are spotlessly clean. The staff is friendly, kind and most of all very helpful and patient. Thank you, Bonnie & Alan (and team)!

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

Russell TOP 10 Holiday Park responds:

Thank you for taking the time to provide such positive feedback. We were so pleased to hear your stay with us lived up to your expectations. Like you, many of our visitors enjoy the sea views and sunsets from our Deluxe Powered Sites. We were pleased to hear you did too!! It was also great to hear that you found our facilities spotlessly clean and our staff friendly. Once again, thank you for the fantastic feedback.

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Dick Kooij

Denmark

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful site, well held and clean, view of Tahapuke Bay. Long beach at Oneroa Bay in walking distance.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Alastair MacDonald

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Fantastic views over the bay, each site has own picnic table, freshwater hose and grey sewage dump. Close to town also.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Reijenga

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Best view ever, nice level plots, good facilities, friendly helpful staff, helped us get money back from Interislander.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Judy

England

Ranking: 10/10

Very good amenities.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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kayburns

Australia

Ranking: 2/10

This was the most expensive motor park we stayed in on the north island & the least enjoyable. The robot at reception has done too many check-ins & should look for another job. We foolishly opted to pay the extra $5 for the view but were situated only feet away from the dump station. In very little time we'd seen enough dumping & opted to move onto the lower area (where fellow campers were much friendlier) but were not offered our $5 back. One barbeque for all those sites isn't nearly enough & there was a queue...shower stalls are tiny & nobody likes a wet shower curtain that close to a naked body.... not good enough for $50 but unfortunately there are no other options close to Russell. If you have to stay there, avoid site #11 and those nearby.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

Russell TOP 10 Holiday Park responds:

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear your stay with us did not live up to your expectations. Regarding our tariffs they are typical of a 4 star plus Holiday Park and reflective of the location, position and facilities offered. Our Deluxe Powered sites not only offer beautiful sea views, but your own grey water waste, picnic table and the ability to fill up with fresh water from your site. This is reflected in the $5 extra you pay for a Deluxe Powered site. We only have 17 Deluxe Powered Sites on offer and feel confident that dumping of waste does not occur frequently or excessively. Many guests have loved site #11, even though it is across the road from the dump station, and opted to extend their stay as they have enjoyed the position so much. If we had been made aware of your concerns at time and had been informed that you had opted to move to the lower field we would have gladly refunded the $5 to you, as the enjoyment of your stay is paramount to us. We would also like clarify that we have 3 complimentary gas bar-b-ques available to our guests. Once again, thank you for your feedback.

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Peter Hart

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent, very good location, facilities very clean, helpful staff. Best we have used (of 21 sites).

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Christop Isabella

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Very nice, clean facilities, nice bay view.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Peter Kent

England

Ranking: 10/10

Really friendly welcome. Stayed in a family hut. Well equipped, clean and great views.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Ralf Glaser

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Russell Longbeach Road. 800m from Russell town centre, wonderful view at the top of the park.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Tuedi Muggli

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Everything was perfect, nice staff.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Michael Jefferies

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Hans Oudenbroek

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Friendly reception, very good facilities, well maintained and clean sanitary facilities.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Fleur & Nils

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Walking distance from the centre of Russell, and a clean and quiet campground.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Frank Waskikowski

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Clean and friendly......GREAT!

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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David Blundell

England

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent. Nicest site in terms of layout - like a botanical garden. A lot of effort had been put into the gardens. Staff very helpful.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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John Reynolds

England

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent all round.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Samplonius

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Nice place, nice campground between beach and city. Good facilities.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Maria Dietrich

Switzerland

Ranking: 8/10

Good standard.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Trevor & Sheila Redman

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Well located site near town, great facilities and excellent helpful staff (Susan).

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Charlotte

United States

Ranking: 8/10

Nice campground within walking distance of town and ferries.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Gillian MacLaren

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Best view from a kitchen. Try to get a deluxe pitch up top - sundown is brilliant. Information at desk excellent.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Remy van Heugten

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Extremely friendly managers. Great facilities, BBQ, place to clean fish, very clean toilets and showers.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Lilja Bjork Hermannsdottir

Iceland

Ranking: 9/10

Relaxed, very friendly, happy and helpful. Great facilities and the BBQ was excellent.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Kurt Furuskar

Sweden

Ranking: 9/10

Clean and very well organised.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Robert Carswell

England

Ranking: 8/10

Good views.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Jungo

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

Nicely situated and clean.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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bosha22

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing Holiday Park. Beautifully laid out and designed, and the facilities are second to none. We had a 4 berth campervan and paid for the deluxe sites that have a view of the harbour. What they also have is their own wastewater sump that you can put the hose into without having to move the van. Perfect all in one site.
We stayed 5 nights over New Years and were so happy with our choice. It is only 15 minutes walk to Long Beach which is very calm, so great for families and little children. Russell township is only a 5 minute walk away. If in Russell and camping/campervaning then look nowhere else.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

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damaca

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

A large, well appointed site with great views. A short walk from the town and beach, as well as from the other beach on the south side of the isthmus. A touch expensive though.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

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Derek

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Good site, well located. Excellent cabin with all we needed and very clean.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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John Duffy

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Great location with easy access to town. Staff full of good ideas for things to do and see.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Lynda Hutchins

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Motel with excellent view - as did power sites.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Haan Begerian

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

nice.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in February 2011

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Birgette Lindved

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

Great facilities, 5 - 10 minutes to the bay and the beach, great for families.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Julia Hofstetter

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Very clean, nice setting although quite big, good facilities, baby bath!!!

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Barry Digby

England

Ranking: 9/10

Small. Good location! Spoiled us a bit with good facilities.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Peter & Angela Brown

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Spacious, helpful staff. Good amenities.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Michael Simmang

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Very good service, clean, good situated, expensive.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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lyndavid

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

Nice tidy park and friendly staff. Beautifull setting especially from top area motorhome sites with fantastic views. Easy walking distance to township. Good clean amenities. 50c paid showers.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Scheauwen

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

Friendly people.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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T Chapman

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Very good.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Jonathon Heaney

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful sites, close to town, excellent service and lots of choice of accomodation.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Tobias Torax

Austria

Ranking: 10/10

Beautifully located Holiday Park walking distance to the town centre and beaches.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Michael Duckert

Denmark

Ranking: 8/10

Good organised and good place to stay when it raining and raining for days!

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Fred West

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Our first stop on this 53 day (1/1/11) campervan visit and an ideal Bay of Islands relaxtion after arriving in Auckland and a BIG contrast to our worst Top10 stay in 2005 at Lower Hutt in Wellington to collect the Maui.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Igor Filart

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Lovely location on the hillside of Russell. Beautiful outdoor kitchen.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Loren van Oordt

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Everything was very clean and nice!

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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sarahwarhurst

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Very clean facilities, friendly staff, well landscaped camping area with access to free camp tables. Loved the free BBQ's - fabulous views!

Bird sound lovely to hear - listen hard and you hear kiwis. We were there in November and it was really lovely - not sure what it would be like during the peak times because it really is a lovely location. Fabulous walks close by, two beaches to choose from.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Gerhard Kronen

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Great views over the bay.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago and experienced in March 2010

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David

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent, spotless, good cooking facilities.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in May 2010

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aussiesi

New Zealand

Ranking: 4/10

Found the staff quite rude because we arrive close to closing time and had no time to explain anything, gave us a map and that was it, could find anything in the dark, good location but slightly over priced

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in January 2010

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macmaster

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

This was a fantastic holiday park - stay up high to appreciate the views. We walked to town for dinner - great place to relax and enjoy the sights.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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shoretie

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Best camp site we visited. Excellent location in beautiful Russell. Water views of the Bay of Islands and only minutes walk to beach or dock. Good facilities and a warm welcome. These folks showed great pride in their site and were very friendly at all times.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Richie_L

Brunei Darussalam

Ranking: 10/10

Pay a bit extra for site with a view. Then sit out at sunset with a bottle of wine and figure how much a hotel room would cost with a similar outlook.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Michael Egli

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful site. Especially on the upper part of the site. Lovely stuff.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Mette

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

Book a camp site on the hill top with a view of the bay - excellent. Very friendly staff.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Jake Webster

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Best cammpsite so far with great facilities and the best customer service. Barbeque area is in the perfect location to view all the surroundings. $37 2 adults and campervan.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Daniel Goldsbrough

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Nice park, lovely area. Only downfall was that the showers weren't free.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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TobiL

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Clean place, beautiful sites with great view

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in January 2009

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MargaretH

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Great site - worth paying for the upper level sites for views.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in February 2009

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MorganK

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Clean, friendly, excellent facilities, good value for money

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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Anneleen

Belgium

Ranking: 8/10

good and clean infrastructure, nice camping grounds; pay for showers, more expensive camping

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in February 2009

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Lucy

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful location, nice atmosphere

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in February 2009

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Heike Pless

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Nice view, place for relax, so much campers.together nearby

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Jansen

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Too expensive, facilities expensive.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Stephen

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Brilliant location- easy walking distance to sea + town centre/ restaurants. Very friendly + helpful staff. One downside was that we had to pay for showers

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Robin Sykes

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Ask for a van sight with a view - excellent as the sunsets over the Bay of Islands. Very good facilities, 10 min walk to lovely Russell and ferry to see the Dolphins and Paihia Bay.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Valerie Van Hemelrijck

Belgium

Ranking: 7/10

all nice, everythings ok, some have showers with coins on timers which is a negative.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Laura Walters

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Fairly big campsite with range of accom - tent/campervan/cabin. Good shared facilities - kitchen.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Hannah Clark

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Well equipped campsite in a really nice location. Found staff a little rude to assume that a group of twenty somethings were going to cause trouble before we even set foot on the site.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Bram-Jan M

Netherlands

Ranking: 6/10

Nice campground for families but not for a couple. Too expensive, even possibility to get a site ''with a view'' for 3 dollars extra. Not worth it. Campsite was too expensive ($44- for 1 van + 2 adults)

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Sibylle Locher

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

Good facilities, spectacular view with beautiful sunsets but cold water for laundry.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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jan and john

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent campground with superb sites with sea views. Friendly, helpful staff. had to pay for showers.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Brian Boyle

Ireland

Ranking: 9/10

One of, if not the, best campsites we've found in NZ.
Great faciltiies, location & staff. A good mix of international tourists and returning kiwi families. Cant fault it.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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nadinef

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent views, good BBQ / Kitchen facilities, close walking distance to town.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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kevinp

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Clean and tidy site with great views.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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barts

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful view over the bay, lovely flowers everywhere, close to city centre, lots of activities.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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joannaw

England

Ranking: 8/10

Great location, close to all local ammenities. Beautiful town and harbour and a great base for visiting the 'Hole in the Rock'.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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Anne Ford

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

A consistently high standard. Some Top 10s are more modern than others but all are very customer focussed.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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Robert Hausser

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice and maintained (had to pay for showers). Internet service was a rip off! Paid for time, but short changed!!

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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Chris Barker

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Good facilities, close to town.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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Katy1

England

Ranking: 9/10

$30-$36 for two of us. A little bit pricey (even with a card) but can't fault the facilities or discounts. Better hairdryers?!

Reviewed almost 11 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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Tamara

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

One of the best campground in NZ! We just loved the park and especially the sea views. Russell 10 is just the perfect place to unwind. Facilities are excellent and the staff extremely friendly and helpful. Restaurants and bars are at your fingertips, or just like us, enjoy stay at the campsite and enjoy with view with a BBQ. We could not have chosen a better place to stay and we will be back! Many thanks to the Top 10 Team for looking after us.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago and experienced in January 2008

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arthurwa

England

Ranking: 10/10

Really good information on local things to do.

Reviewed about 11 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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BrendaM

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Maybe a little expensive.

Reviewed about 11 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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rogerandchristine

England

Ranking: 10/10

Husbands birthday so they decorated our chalet and a bottle of bubbly for free.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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joyceb

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Lovely site. Short walk to town one way and beach the other.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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wanganuilover

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

We loved the hosts Allan and Bonnie - we went as visitors and became friends on his fishing boat - thanks to all his staff who helped eagerly to let us enjoy a great 4 days of comfort, relaxing and big fish. Your holiday park is absolutely stunning and we changed from motels to Top 10 holiday parks. We love it, our friends love it and we will be back.

Reviewed over 11 years ago