Paihia Top 10 Holiday Park

Paihia Top 10 Holiday Park

Reviews

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Kerry

Ranking: 10/10

Great location, right on the waters edge of a sheltered bay complete with boat ramp for easy water access. Very peaceful site with noise restrictions to ensure it stays that way. Free unlimited WIFI. A short taxi ride (about $14) will get you into Paihia town. Good hot showers, great kitchen and BBQ area complete with herb garden.All areas well maintained and clean.

Reviewed 2 months ago

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Chris Harding

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Great location and very friendly and helpful owner. Immaculate toilets and kitchen areas. New heated pool is great. Place has a nice feel about it and we will return

Reviewed 3 months ago

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Maree

Ranking: 9/10

Awesome location , friendly host . Tucked away so no noise from the road . Spotless facilities only reason it’s not a 10 is because the BBQs weren’t working . Fast unlimited internet .

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Ian & Wendy

Ranking: 10/10

What a lovely place to stay, we had a pitch by the sea, stayed three nights. Convenient for going into town and the ferry across to Russell. Good kitchen etc and clean, only problem their bbq not working. Would go back again.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Alex Tikonoff

Ranking: 9/10

Everything was just perfect: new, neat and tidy, kitchen, showers, toilets, territory, prices. The beach is a mud on a low tide though, which was expected. The only thing they are quite strict on checkout time, 10am.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Ancient Uncle

Ranking: 6/10

Typical Top 10 park. We stayed here one night on our way south. Felt the man on reception was a little sarcastic because we declined to pay extra for a site overlooking the mud flats (sorry, beach). Far too expensive compared to some other places we have used.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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D and I singh

Ranking: 10/10

We loved it here. The facilities we're excellent, the view was amazing one morning we had mist everywhere and it was so cool. The powered sites with all very nice and surrounded by hedges so it felt very private. I would definitely recommend staying here. We had a lovely experience.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Kate

Ranking: 10/10

We ended up staying here for 3 nights. Perfect location on quiet private beach and our pitch was literally on the beach! Lovely staff, very clean and comfortable facilities. A walk along the coast path to Paihia town (an hour) but scenic walk. Went kayaking from the site, highly recommend. A little piece of paradise

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Tam

Ranking: 5/10

Nice enough spot, but the most expensive we’ve stayed in. $58 for 2 non powered site.
Ordinary

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Regina

Ranking: 8/10

Wir haben beachside Platz gewählt und es war richtig toll!! Man ist in 45 Minuten Fußweg in Paihia- der Weg führt direkt am Meer entlang und ist sehr schön. Die Duschen waren ok
.. Mehr aber auch nicht. Küche war auch ok.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Snips

Ranking: 9/10

Nice campsite with clean facilities. $4 to use laundry machines.
$46 for a pitch in the middle row not on the water front with power for campervan with 2 people.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Paihia Top 10 Holiday Park responds:

Hi, Thanks for your review, hope to see you again another time.

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ian kennedy

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice site right on the river/coastal inlet. Really helpful lady on reception who organised a taxi for our trip in the bay of islands next day. Showers very good and plenty of FREE hot water. Laundry and kitchen facilities excellent. There’s also the bonus of food being available on the site if you don't fancy cooking. Only word of warning is that this is not really walkable to Paihia town although we did walk back one day along the coastal track but it takes about 1 hour! Loads of taxis if you want though and some restaurants pick up and drop of for free, obviously if you’re eating with them😀.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Paihia Top 10 Holiday Park responds:

Hi Ian, Thanks for your review we are pleased you enjoyed yourself. safe travels

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Keilani

Ranking: 10/10

Great spot. Beautiful views! Nice, clean facilities. Good Wifi! We hired kayaks which were cheaper than the places to hire in town at $10 an hour. Would stay there again!

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Paihia Top 10 Holiday Park responds:

thank you for taking the time to to post a review, we are happy you've had a great stay, hope to see you again.

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Daphne H

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Nice place to be. Stunning view to the bay. Very clean hot showers, toilets (with music) and kitchen. Sitting and BBQ area outside great but 1$ per 15min to use the BBQ does not make sense for a Top10 Holiday Park. But okay they might have reasons for. Very friendly lady at reception. We stayed one night with our motorhome. Can fully recommend this place.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

Paihia Top 10 Holiday Park responds:

thanks for your review, we hope to see you again.

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Caity

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful location slightly out of town. Was very quiet when we came in June. Great facilities and powered sites. Definitely would recommend!

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Juliane

Ranking: 8/10

Expensive, as all the holiday parks in my opinion (at least for a self contained mobilhome). But good facilities, nice views, practical (and funny) dump station and free WiFi.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Jim Bass

Ranking: 9/10

Nicely situated on the coast. Extremely friendly staff offering good facilities. They even offered hot snacks. A portion of chips went down very well with our steaks.
Our favourite campsite on the North Island.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in February 2018

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Emma Medina

Ranking: 10/10

Great facilities and a herb garden for everyone to use!

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Joe Trigg

Ranking: 9/10

This is a lovely campsite about 5/10 minute drive from central Paihia. Unlimited free good quality WiFi, spacious, very clean showers and toilets, and a good outdoor, sheltered eating area. The lady on reception was really friendly and helpful, you can book your tours there. Only slight drawback is that there’s nothing at all provided in the kitchen, not even sponges or tea towels. Means people aren’t as good at keeping it clean. Nice coastal walking track but make sure you do it on low tide if you want to go all the way to Paihia. Would very much recommend staying here.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Paul Smith

Ranking: 7/10

Clean and tidy with good facilities and pitches close to the water. Advertises as beachfront but when the tide is out it's mud! Free wifi and kayaks. Fine for an overnight stay.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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James Braithwaite

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful bathrooms. Great setting and a playground for kids. A really nice spot. We came for 1 night and landed up staying for 5.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Heather Peart

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Great location, right on the beach. Kitchen and shower facilities large and clean.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Saskia Ruttor

Ranking: 9/10

It's really nice here! It is very clean, you can have warm showers and you got free internet! You camp directly at the ocean and so got a good view. The only thing...it is expensive for backpackers, $20 each!

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Jule & Thomas aus Hamburg Elternzeit 2015

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Hi Folks,

we had a very pleasant stay right on the water front. The staff was very friendly and the playground nice. The Kitchen is simple but clean. The facilities are in a good shape. All in all a very pleasant stay. We are recommending the place. As we were there in september and quite out of season, the place was not so cramped which was very good.

cheers

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in September 2015

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Mark Johnston

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

We had a great stay here for 2 nights. Found the staff very friendly and they helped us out when the BBQ didn't seem to work. Had a very pleasant time sitting down by the waters edge which was right at our door. Facilities were very clean and well maintained. All in all a great experience.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Stephanie Oliver

Ranking: 7/10

Kitchen is simple but clean and tidy. And so is the hot shower and toilets. All laundry facilities are working fine. WiFi is good and free. On the shore of a small beach. Nothing much fancy but fine.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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Jude and Chris

Ranking: 10/10

A great medium sized park for campervans and tenters being right on the water in a small bay. Showers, toilets and kitchen facilities all very good and Wi-Fi is included. $40/night for 2 people in campervan.

Reviewed about 5 years ago

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Justyna Blajerska

Poland

Ranking: 5/10

Quite expensive - $20 per person, unpowered site. Veeeery crowded and therefore noisy in the night
Nice bathrooms. No beach.

Reviewed about 5 years ago

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Sharon

Ranking: 9/10

A very neat and nice park with lovely staff, will stay again.

Reviewed about 5 years ago

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Casa Tone

Ranking: 9/10

Clean facilities, nice sites, nice way to Paihia, clean and easy dump station, beach is a little bit poor.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Norbert Dekker Kleijn

Ranking: 8/10

Really nice near the water.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in November 2015

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Sally Young

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful situation and very helpful staff. We had an excellent time!

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in December 2015

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Julia Clearwater

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic accommodation with everything you need! Highly recommended, slightly out of town but if you don't require close accommodation this is fantastic!

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Denelle Coutts

Ranking: 10/10

$36 for two people powered site on September 15. Sea right there, flat. Clean and nice people. Top of the parks of our visit!

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

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J V Henare

Ranking: 7/10

Reception.. Cordial enough. WiFi reception...poor. Bathrooms clean as. Washing line - behind buildings, in the shade, couldn't see anything getting dry so took my wet washing and moved on...

Reviewed about 6 years ago

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Gregory Agnoux

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice. Toilets and shower clean and new, free wifi! Have to pay for the BBQ... Management OK.

Reviewed about 6 years ago

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Matt Betts

Ranking: 8/10

Great location right next to the water. Toilet and shower facilities very new and exceptionally clean. Overall a good place to spend a couple of nights.

Reviewed about 6 years ago

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Colin Petherbridge

Ranking: 8/10

A great camp, lots of showers and good kitchen, park next to the water and have the ducks come and talk to you over breakfast. Free wifi is disappointing seems only one person at a time can get on it and if the young man is downloading all his work emails, you don't stand a chance.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Dani Bummler

Ranking: 2/10

Showers and toilets are perfect, but: there is no really beach, no sand, only direct the sea. Not a nice swimming spot! Internet via free Wifi most of the time unusable.
Camp extremely expensive: 52$ for 2 people on a small tent site.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Simon Mehlmann

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Very good kitchen and shower facilities, direct access to Mt Maunganui and to the beach. Price reduction to the hot water salt pools located right next door.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Mike Fricker

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

10May14, 1 night, $32 per night, 2 of us (50's).
Nice guy in reception. Good facilities including free wifi.
Got there late and left early-ish so not much to be said.
Would go again.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

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Andrew Luke

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

$20 per night. Gavin was extremely welcoming and friendly on our arrival. Site was wonderfully clean and tidy. I really enjoyed our stay there.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Dusty Miller

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

We had a great stay. We went because of the free WiFi. But found that the camp site was more than we had expected.
It was clean, well presented even though the ablution block was quite old, still very functional.
We did not have any problems with the WiFi, it was fast and other than a hour each morning between 10 & 11 it was turned off.
I asked the owner about this his response was that it helped guests remember check out time is 10 am.
He said they had recently upgraded the WiFi band width and explained that previously guests using mobile devices specifically phones did not log off and this was using all the band width and eventually ground the system to a halt.
We enjoyed our stay, Thanks Beachside.

Reviewed about 7 years ago

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Jade Fleming

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Nice location, with clean facilities.

Free wifi is very poor, took a very long time to load simple sites and cut off repeatedly. With no other paid options available I think I'd rather go to another site with IAC and pay the $5 for wifi if you need/want internet.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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David Wood

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

I have stayed here 3 times over the years and in spite of the camp being a bit old now it still remains one of my favorite places to stay. The showers are hot and they provide little stools to sit on for dressing which was great. Always enjoyed the kitchen and meeting people from all over the world. Not sure what it is about this place but it just pleases me every time I stay there. One complaint- they need to fix the gas stoves. It was very difficult to start virtually every burner.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Steven Wood

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

Very nice location right on the water. All staff where friendly and helpful. Facilities are well kept and clean. The free WiFi was not working the 2 nights that we stayed.
A nice quiet place to stay.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in January 2013

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Shantell Hunter

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

Great location, well-kept facilities; a little old, but they take their cleaning and groundskeeping seriously. Nice, friendly staff. The free WiFi doesn't work very well unless it's 1 AM. Hot showers, good kitchen. Heard dogs barking in a caravan nearby on night one, so not sure about the "no pet" thing. You're parked right on top of each other and it gets very full, even in the off season, so people will be walking past your windows often. Still, it's pretty peaceful and the views of the bay are lovely. I'd recommend it.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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Eddie

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Stayed for 3 nights on campervan site. Nice location on sheltered bay, easy access to a walk arround the headland offering beautifull views. Kayaks awailable for hire, water is shallow and tide goes out a long way. Beach is a bit rough with shells so crocs or similar advised. A bit far out of Paihai to walk to. Clean and tidy, although pitches a bit uneven and sandy. Free wifi a big plus.

Reviewed about 8 years ago

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Schuster

France

Ranking: 10/10

Nice location - very friendly and helpful owners. Free WIFI!!

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Hans

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Perfect. Directly on the beach/lagoon. Good for exploring the Bay of Islands. Nice kayak experience.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in December 2012

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Lotte Uneken

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

Very nice view, free WIFI, quiet, good facilities and a beautiful sunrise.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Claudia Mueller

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Free WIFI ;-) !! Very good location (beachfront) and well equipped.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Ronald Veldman

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Nice location.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Helmut Schmid

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Close to the beach, but toilets and showers are a bit old.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Romla

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Nice location.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Susie Christensen

Denmark

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice site with good facilities and beautiful views.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Hanna_Malte

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

34 NZ$ for 2 ppl, campervan, powered site. Nice view, FREE wifi, clean toilets, free (hot) shower, nice staff, little shop with sweets, peanut butter and other essentials. Recommended!

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Peter & Margo Boullin

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Free WIFI, most helpful, beautiful site. Every location needs free WIFI hotspot like in our libraries in UK.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in February 2011

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Ralph & Marloes Meyers

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Nice campground at beachfront with FREE wifi, good kitchen and clean facilities.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in April 2011

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Chris Ashton

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Clean facilities, free WIFI, good views.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Roman & Esther

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Friendly staff, good facilities - clean enough. Good night on the beach, WIFI.

Reviewed about 10 years ago

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Shirley

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Nice park on river, cute setting, don't park under fig tree! Quiet.

Reviewed about 10 years ago

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Chris White

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Great site, next to the waterfront. Excellent price, no hassle! Great to have wireless internet too.

Reviewed about 10 years ago

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Berger

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Love the location, ocean view, very clean, good recycling, free Wifi, nice staff.

Reviewed about 10 years ago

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Simon Vallis

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

A lovely, small, very peaceful campsite in a lovely location. All facilities very clean.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Bolt

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Splendid, direct on the Bay of Islands.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Alan & Lorna

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Small, good beachside location, quiet, peaceful.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in March 2010

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nosey

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

First night campervan stay in NZ and first time in NZ too. Found the hosts welcoming and helpful. Campsite in a great secluded location with nice views. Amenities clean and tidy. Would recommend this to travellers. Price in what seems to be the 'normal' range at this point in time.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Andrew Hammond

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

Wonderful location with a very good range of well maintained facilities. The only issue I had was with the showers - low water pressure plus water saving shower head means very little water to wash under.
If you are visiting Paihia this should be your choice as a base.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Werner Swiss

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Good staff, very clean!

Reviewed about 11 years ago and experienced in January 2010

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Bob Lenihan

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Close to facilities cafes and shopping with walking tracks around and up Mauao mountain.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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John N

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Good facilities and great location. Tent sites on the shore.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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Ivo Braakhuis

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Park on the beach, spacious place, quiet.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Nick

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

Great location, v. friendly staff, possibly a little expensive for the facilities on offer.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Regina Giger

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Pahia - Very nice place,nestled next to beach, private bay, it was very clean and the people are very friendly. We enjod Pahai, itt a very nice place, with a dreamful beach.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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EA Anders

Denmark

Ranking: 9/10

Nice just to the bay,very quiet even when the campground is full. Possible to rent kayaks.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Ulyate

South Africa

Ranking: 7/10

Quiet spot on the water, close to town, good facilities

Reviewed over 11 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Taya Cross

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Friendly staff, clean facilities, good value cabins.

Nice outlook and really good kitchen/dining area set up.

Cabins and caravans have a retro feel about them.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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deanlaw

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

This was our first campground in New Zealand and was amazing. Right on the waters edge with spectacular views of the Bay of Islands.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Dawn Campbell

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

over all this holiday park is set in beautiful surroundings, but the feeling that every one is right on top of you and very loud people yelling at there children spoilt the feeling of the park, staff were helpful and made you feel welcome and the price was fare, the accomidation was 10/10 for cleanness, and presentation

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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dirkdev

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Old facilities but good! View over the sea.

Reviewed over 11 years ago