Motutere Bay Top 10 Holiday Park

Motutere Bay Top 10 Holiday Park

Reviews

Katharina Müller's avatar

Katharina Müller

Ranking: 6/10

Nice campground with great facilities. But next to the road so quite loud, too expensive. Service was great

Reviewed 5 months ago

Motutere Bay Top 10 Holiday Park responds:

Thank you for your candid review of the lakeside sites. We'd love to have you back so next time we invite you to try our Hillside sites. They are removed from the road, so nice and quiet, with lovely views. Hope to see you again soon.

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Valentina

Ranking: 5/10

In my opinion this is not a place for tents. The only good thing about this place it is the view; you can be near to the beautiful lake, landscape is amazing, but the kitchen is not well equipped, kitchen it is too small however, bathrooms are clean and water is warm. The WORST thing it’s the noise all night and all day. Camping site it is near to the way, and big trucks and cars are passing all night. I could not sleep because of the noise. This takes away a lot of value to the place which is quite expensive. I couldn’t rest that the worst.

Reviewed 7 months ago

Motutere Bay Top 10 Holiday Park responds:

Thank you Valentina and we are sorry to hear that the park didn't suit you. If you do decide to stay again please consider staying on the hillside rather than the lakeside. You will still enjoy the views however the sites are further back from the highway and are impacted much less by the traffic noise. Whilst it is very unfortunate that the park is located where it is some positive action is being taken by the New Zealand Traffic Authority. There is a review of speed limits happening around Lake Taupo. They are proposing a reduction in speed limit from 100 to 60 and we support this as we believe this not only be safer but will reduce the noise impact on the park. We hope that the reduction to the speed is actioned and soon. As a rule, we do advise guests that the area on Lakeside can be noisy and I apologise for this not being the case when you checked in.

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Mrs Lounis

Ranking: 7/10

Very helpfull staff! Nice views on the lake and close to Taopo and Tongariro crossing. Its a hillside camping with flat spots. Great facilities. The only disadvantage are the permanent campervans which makes the olace look a bit shabby

Reviewed 8 months ago

Motutere Bay Top 10 Holiday Park responds:

Thank you Mrs Lounis, we're happy you enjoyed the park and all that this gorgeous area has to offer.

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Phil

Ranking: 8/10

Great view at the front row but very loud directly next to the street. Quiet at night. Very friendly staff. We were the only ones at this time.

Reviewed 11 months ago

Motutere Bay Top 10 Holiday Park responds:

Thank you for your candid review of our park and we're pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Whilst it is very unfortunate that the park is located where it is some positive action is being taken by New Zealand Traffic Authority. There is a review of speed limits happening around Lake Taupo and you are invited to provide feedback. The feedback received during this engagement phase will help inform the decisions the NZ Transport Agency make on the final proposed changes. They are proposing a reduction in speed limit from 100 to 60 and we support this as we believe this not only be safer but will reduce the noise impact on the park. If you'd like to support this, please have your say by following this link: https://nzta.govt.nz/projects/sh1-taupo-airport-to-motuoapa/have-your-say/
Thanks again and we hope you'll support us with the above request.

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Olsenwood family

Ranking: 9/10

This place is awesome, free wifi, good pricing with discount on second night approx $100 for 2 nights on powered hillside site away from main rd, free wifi, good clean facilities, the toilet and shower lights are on a timer so can go out whilst in there. rec room with sky tv ect, the lady in the office was amazing, super friendly and helpful.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

Motutere Bay Top 10 Holiday Park responds:

Hooray!!! Thanks Olsenwood Family for the lovely review. It sounds as if you were able to make some lovely holiday memories and we're pleased we could help with this. Happy and safe future travels from all of us at Motutere Bay TOP 10 Holiday Park.

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Tania

Ranking: 10/10

I really enjoyed my stay at motutere bay top 10 hoilday park. Its customer services, cleanliness was excellent. I will be returning in the future. Thanks so much awesome stay. Cheers tania

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Motutere Bay Top 10 Holiday Park responds:

Really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again, to make more memories :)

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Ralph Gleek's avatar

Ralph Gleek

Ranking: 9/10

Great motor-camp with good sized tent sites available on the edge of the lake. The motor-camp is located tight beside state highway 1 so there is significant traffic noise particularly from trucks in the evening. However, this is made up for in the morning with the most spectacular lake views. Clean facilities. Free internet, free hot water showers. We arrived late do the office staff left an info pack in a safe outside the office clearly marked where our lot was located. They texted the safe password to us. Happily stay here again for a few nights.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Motutere Bay Top 10 Holiday Park responds:

What a great review Ralph, thank you. We see numerous photos from guests popping up on social media showing the spectacular views of the lake at dusk and sunrise....so it must be true ;) We do hope to see you again soon and we're pleased that your late check in was quick and easy.

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Trish Little

Ranking: 10/10

My family stopped after-hours on the off-chance of a cabin. We were warmly welcomed, and enjoyed our stay in the clean, peaceful and relaxed environment. Yes, the road was busy, but didn't affect our sleep or stay. Taupo lake across the road was stunning, and we enjoyed spending time there before we had to continue our journey south. Many thanks. I have no doubt we will make Motutere Bay Top 10 a stop-over on our journeys in the future. Cheers.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Motutere Bay Top 10 Holiday Park responds:

Hello Trish and thanks again for such a lovely review of our park. So pleased your family enjoyed your stay and we have to admit that our position on the lake is VERY special. Hopefully you'll come back and spend a bit more time with us. See you then and thanks again.

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Sam

Ranking: 2/10

The highway cuts through the campground. Just awful...

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Motutere Bay Top 10 Holiday Park responds:

Hello Sam, thank you for your feedback and unfortunately the road can be very noisy, however we are limited in being able to control this. We are trying to combat this issue by petitioning for the speed limit to be reduced through this area and it is still pending with local council. If you feel as strongly about this as we do, we'd be very grateful if you wrote your concerns to the NZ Transport Agency (https://www.nzta.govt.nz/contact-us) asking them to reduce the speed limit and therefore also the noise impact on the park. We would greatly appreciate any support you can provide. We're sorry your stay was less than perfect.

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Jan Z.

Ranking: 4/10

Not very friendly stuff, huge bugs on toilets, loud street nearby.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Motutere Bay Top 10 Holiday Park responds:

Hello Jan, We’re sorry to hear of your less than satisfactory experience with Motutere Top 10 and hope you will accept our sincerest apologies. Being know for our great customer service it came as a surprise, and we would like to make things right. It’s important to us that our customers are more than satisfied and we would like the opportunity to resolve this issue immediately. If you give us a chance, we are intent on making this right and hope you will allow us to speak with you to discuss the situation. You can email us at guestrelations@nextgenhp.com.au.
Thank you Jan.

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Robbie Ball

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Great place to stay. We had a site right at the lakes edge. Couldn't wish for more. Good facilities and great staff. Look forward to staying again cheers Robbie and Maxine. Hokianga NZ.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Motutere Bay Top 10 Holiday Park responds:

Hello Robbie and Maxine, what a lovely review and a 10 out of 10...woohoo!! Appreciate you taking the time to write us a review and we are super pleased that you enjoyed the park and the location. Our LAKESIDE SITES are truly the best for the views and relaxation. Happy New Year!

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Francis Chandrika

Ranking: 9/10

Super and helpful friendly people, unbeatably convenient stopover location, and you wake up to spectacular views. Peaceful, family vibe, clean bathrooms and kitchens (random bonus - the bathroom played music from one stall so you have some tunes while you do your business : ). Both times we showed up super late and they managed to places us right on the water front, so we opened up the back of our van and woke up to lapping water. The only reason it’s not a full 10 is that since you’re right on the main road you hear cars through the night/day. We loved this spot!

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Motutere Bay Top 10 Holiday Park responds:

Thanks for the informative and honest review Francis. A great summary of what Motutere has to offer!

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Staffan Bengtsson's avatar

Staffan Bengtsson

Ranking: 3/10

Had a powered campervan site on the beach side. Traffic is a complete disaster. It was a bit quieter for a while during the late evening, but then heavy traffic was rolling by all night, and the road is extremely close with nothing in between to protect from noise. Had a lousy sleep. Location just by the lake and reasonably clean toilets saves this review from the lowest grade.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Motutere Bay Top 10 Holiday Park responds:

Hi Staffan. Most of our guests comment that the highway noise at night is more than made up for by the amazing views, but we understand some people are affected more than others by it. For those guests who are lighter sleepers, or want a different outlook, we suggest our hillside powered sites. Some of these have expansive views over the lake, but they are quite a way back from the road for peace and quiet.

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Maggie Crowe

Ranking: 9/10

This was a great site, good clean facilities, lovely dip in the lake when we arrived and we were not troubled at all by the road.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Motutere Bay Top 10 Holiday Park responds:

Thanks for the great review Maggie!

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Wen Xin Tan

Ranking: 8/10

A park by the motorway but also by the lakeside. Amazing view at night. Arrived after hours but friendly manager came to assist. Small kitchen and no in-door seating area. Toilets by pincode. There is complimentary wifi. 50 cents for a short hot shower. $4 each for laundry and dryer. But clothes were still damp after drying. Paid $29 for 2 pax for a powered site. Reasonably priced and pleased with stay.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

Motutere Bay Top 10 Holiday Park responds:

Thanks for the review. Just to update you we now have undercover seating and BBQs next to the kitchen and the showers are also free :) We also have a full indoor kitchen area and TV lounge on the other side of the park (across the road).

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Tom Callow

Ranking: 7/10

Spent a lovely couple of nights here in May, fabulous location, with Taupo only around 20 minutes away. We had a lakeside-facing plot which was fantastic, with fabulous tranquil views across the lake. The amenities were fine without being spectacular, the showers in particular were not as good as other sites we had stayed at, but still plenty of hot water at 50c for 6 minutes. The main problem with the site is its proximity to the main road, with cars and lorries thundering past through the night. Was not a huge issue, but does unfortunately mean the peacefulness of the lakeside location is compromised. Staff were lovely and welcoming at check-in, and overall I would recommend coming here to stay for a night or two.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

Motutere Bay Top 10 Holiday Park responds:

Thanks Tom for taking the time to review our Park. Our lakeside sites get some road noise but the views are amazing! We do offer Hillside sites as well which is set back from the road and reduced noise levels. We hope to see you back again :)

Tobias Wais's avatar

Tobias Wais

Ranking: 9/10

Yes, the highway is very close to the campground. But that is the only negative aspect. The toilets are very clean, there are a huge kitchen and common room (you can rent DVD's for free and watch the movies there) and it has a new playground - that's worth a lot when travelling with kids.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Motutere Bay Top 10 Holiday Park responds:

Thanks for the great review Tobias :)

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Alaina Canida

Ranking: 5/10

Made the mistake of paying for two nights up front. Couldn't sleep because of freeway traffic all night, and I am a fairly sound sleeper. Couldn't get a refund😖 left anyway.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Motutere Bay Top 10 Holiday Park responds:

Hi Alaina. I am not sure why you couldn't get a refund for your second night if you were unhappy. We would definitely offer this, particularly being outside of peak Christmas season. We have recently changed managers so unfortunately I can't chase this up with them but I encourage you to try us again.

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Angela Wallbank's avatar

Angela Wallbank

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Lakeside spot was absolutely stunning. Staff had fantastic customer service. Experience was great from online booking through to check out after our stay. Facilities and grounds well kept. Great paddle boarding spot. Really enjoyed our time there and we are planning to go back soon.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Motutere Bay Top 10 Holiday Park responds:

Cheers Angela!

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Mark van Beers

Ranking: 8/10

Great view of Lake Taupo! A bit expensive for the facilities you get, it's not outstanding. However, the location is stunning and the sound of the waves make the traffic noise disappear. Friendly staff but make sure your tent is equipped to strong winds! Altogether, a recommended spot to stay at!

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Motutere Bay Top 10 Holiday Park responds:

Thanks Mark :)

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Rhea Welsh-Hussain

Ranking: 9/10

Really beautiful place but only 9/10 because of the highway noise. Powered sites right on the lake edge, reasonable prices, awesome staff and clean, well maintained facilities. Would definitely come here again and have another beautiful lake swim!!

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Motutere Bay Top 10 Holiday Park responds:

Thanks for the amazing review Rhea. Our lakeside sites get some road noise but the views are amazing! For light sleepers we recommend one of our hillside sites which are back from the road but many of which still look down over the lake.

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Merrick Fairall

South Africa

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing venue right on the lake, friendly and helpful staff, clean bathroom facilities,tidy kitchen to cook tasty foods, spotless zinc to wash your goods and all at such a great price! I hope to go back forsure!

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

Motutere Bay Top 10 Holiday Park responds:

Thanks Merrick. Come back any time :)

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Tanya Davies

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful location. Clean well presented amenities. Well worth the $$ for a powered site.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

Motutere Bay Top 10 Holiday Park responds:

Thanks Tanya!

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Brooke Hammond

Ranking: 8/10

Wicked spot! Obviously it is close to the highway, no hiding that fact, silly to complain about it. We were lakeside, happy and well cared for. $3 washing machine and same for drier. 50 cents to shower. Cool little snack shop and lovely staff. Only strange point is there was no way to dry hands in the four bathrooms we used! No hand towels, no paper towels, no blower. Otherwise awesome 😊

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

Motutere Bay Top 10 Holiday Park responds:

Thanks for the great review Brooke. We are the new owners and are sorting out the the hand drying issue pronto!

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Raechel Hayes

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Love this little piece of paradise!! Absolutely beautiful

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

Motutere Bay Top 10 Holiday Park responds:

Thanks Raechel :)

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Melinda Moir

United States

Ranking: 6/10

Fantastic view, but right on Highway One with noisy trucks all night long. Facilities were acceptable.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

Motutere Bay Top 10 Holiday Park responds:

If you are looking for a quieter site we also have some up on the hillside that are back from the road :)

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Paul & Jayne Smith

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

On the lakeside and good facilities.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

Motutere Bay Top 10 Holiday Park responds:

Thanks for the review guys!

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Marian

Netherlands

Ranking: 6/10

Great views on the lake but a really disturbing highway. Near SH1 right through the campsite. This is really annoying.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

Motutere Bay Top 10 Holiday Park responds:

If you are looking for a quieter outlook we also have sites up on the hillside that still have views over the lake but are a little further from the road.

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CarinaB1

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Lakeside site.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in April 2009

Motutere Bay Top 10 Holiday Park responds:

Isn't it great waking up to the lake lapping in front of you :)

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Robert Scharrenborg

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Stunning view of the lake on one side, heavy traffic on the other; but great atmosphere, clean, very friendly people

Reviewed over 10 years ago

Motutere Bay Top 10 Holiday Park responds:

Thanks :)