Motutere Bay Top 10 Holiday Park

Motutere Bay Top 10 Holiday Park

Motutere Bay Top 10 Holiday Park

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33 Rankers Reviews

5 Face-to-Face

19 Turangi

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Motutere Bay Overview
Lakeshore, Taupo.
Lakeside sites
Kids Playground
Self-contained units
Gorgeous views - Hillside Sites
Camp Kitchen & Recreational Room
Lakefront sites

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Motutere Bay, lakeshore, Taupo

Motutere Bay Top 10 Holiday Park is the only park situated on the shores of the Lake Taupo on State Highway 1.

Whether traveling from the north or south the beauty of our little piece of paradise is that it's so easy to find!

Our facilities cover the full length of the beach and spread either side of SH1 on 10 hectares of park like reserve. The gradual slope of the property means that most sites have stunning views over the lake.

From Taupo, drive 32 kilomteres down State Highway 1. Most of this route follows around the east side of Lake Taupo and is extremely scenic.

Heading north from Wellington, follow State Highway 1. Once through Turangi (located at the base of Lake Taupo), continue to head north. We are located about 15 minutes drive from Turangi –
19 kilometres on the eastern Shores of the Lake.

The park offers powered and unpowered lakefront sites as well as cabins and self-contained units for those seeking more creature comforts. We offer a range of facilities including 3 x camp kitchens, 4 x amenities blocks, coin-operated laundry, boat ramp, onsite store and function room perfect for group get-togethers!

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Location

North IslandTaupo RegionTurangi

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  • Camping Grounds
  • Dump Station

Operating Season And Hours

Summer Hours: 7 days, 8.00am to 8.00pm
Winter Hours: 7 days, 8.30am to 6.00pm

Reviews

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Motutere Bay Top 10 Holiday Park has selected this customer review to be pinned to the top of this page.

This review was selected by Julia & Brent of Motutere Bay Top 10 Holiday Park on Mon 26 Apr, 2021.

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Helen

Ranking: 9/10

We stayed here with our two little dogs using a powered site. It’s a little further down from Taupo city centre but location is great as well as the value. Big spacious grounds, we were in a dog friendly zone (a little off from the lakefront) and didn’t hear any noise that disrupted our sleep. Free, warm shower with the water pressure so good it feels like a massage! Kitchen was clean and well equipped. Wouldn’t hesitate to stay again.

Reviewed 3 months ago

Motutere Bay Top 10 Holiday Park responds:

Thanks Helen, really great feedback and we're super happy you enjoyed your stay with us. We wish you safe and happy future travels.

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Helen

Ranking: 9/10

We stayed here with our two little dogs using a powered site. It’s a little further down from Taupo city centre but location is great as well as the value. Big spacious grounds, we were in a dog friendly zone (a little off from the lakefront) and didn’t hear any noise that disrupted our sleep. Free, warm shower with the water pressure so good it feels like a massage! Kitchen was clean and well equipped. Wouldn’t hesitate to stay again.

Reviewed 3 months ago

Motutere Bay Top 10 Holiday Park responds:

Thanks Helen, really great feedback and we're super happy you enjoyed your stay with us. We wish you safe and happy future travels.

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Tamsin

Ranking: 4/10

The road literally runs through this site, trucks all night, got no sleep.
Staff were great

Reviewed 3 months ago

Motutere Bay Top 10 Holiday Park responds:

We do have the highway run between the two sides of the holiday park... giving us Hillside and Lakeside options for caravans and campers. We're sorry that you did not have a restful stay with us and as much as we would love to move this road we, unfortunately, can't. For those that are more aware of the noise around them, we recommend the Hillside sites as they are further away from the road and reception have a supply of earplugs that are complimentary for the light sleeper. Thank you for sharing your experience with us and we appreciate your feedback.

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Jenna

Ranking: 10/10

We had an unpowered site on the hillside as we didn’t want to be near the road. Glad we did as it was nice and quiet there. Was a very lovely place. Clean and well looked after. Free showers are nice and hot. Free, unlimited wifi. Kitchen facilities were great.

Reviewed 10 months ago

Motutere Bay Top 10 Holiday Park responds:

A wonderfully warm review, thank you Jenna. We are looking forward to the road speed being reduced to 60km p/h on the 12th October. This will be reduce the noise impact on the lakeside sites and we hope you'll come back to try this out for yourself one day. In the meantime, safe and happy travels.

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Katharina Müller

Ranking: 6/10

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

Reviewed over 1 year 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 over 1 year 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 over 1 year 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 almost 2 years 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 2 years 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 about 2 years 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

New Zealand

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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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.