Mount / Mt Maunganui Beachside...



56 Rankers Reviews

20 Face-to-Face

66 Camping Grounds

71 Dump Station

12 Tauranga


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Your next holiday awaits at New Zealand’s only holiday park right in front of Mount Maunganui Main Beach, the best beach in the country!

Nestled at the foot of Mauao, our park faces the ocean and the harbour, providing a little slice of paradise for everyone.

With stunning views and various accommodation options in the heart of Mount Maunganui this is the classic Kiwi summer hotspot.

We provide all the facilities and services you've come to expect from a quality holiday park – clean, modern communal bathrooms, large shared kitchen and BBQ areas, 24-hour coin-operated laundry and more.

You have the choice of three separate communal kitchen areas, each offering hot water zips, convectional ovens, electric stove tops, microwaves, toasters, fridges, freezers, sinks and large stainless steel benches. Crockery and cutlery is available for hire from reception.

There are four large stainless steel gas BBQs in the Ocean Park BBQ area and one large BBQ in the Harbour Park area free to use throughout your stay. Enjoy your meal ‘alfresco’ at one of the outdoor tables.

Our three amenity blocks have modern, clean bathroom facilities with free hot showers, hand soap, hand dryers and hair dryers. Wheelchair accessible bathrooms are available as well as baby baths on request. Use our outside shower for a quick and easy freshen-up after swimming or a day at the beach.

Fridges and freezers are available for you to use in each of our three shared kitchens. Our cabins and onsite caravans feature fridges. You can purchase ice from the dairy across the road from the entrance.

Modern, compact and coin operated washing machines and dryers ($4) are available for your use. Laundry powder can be purchased for $2 from the holiday park office. An outdoor clothes line is available in the harbour park, if you prefer to dry your clothes in the sunlight.

A fully equipped playground is about 400 metres walk from the holiday park at Hopukiore (Mount Drury) Reserve.

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Feature Value Info


North IslandBay of PlentyTauranga


  • Dump Station
  • Camping Grounds



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Showing 13 reviews of 55.

Michael's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Stayed one night on the ocean side. Had great facilities and can’t beat the location. Just a few feet from the trail around the mountain, shops and restaurants within walking distance and the beach just a minute or two walk away. Sits we’re a bit tight, but not bad. Only complaint I have is the online booking doesn’t let you pick a specific site, so I just kept making requests until I got a spot I was happy with. Overall great spot and we will be back!

Reviewed 7 months ago

Achim's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Expensive, but the location right between the beach and the mountain is awsome!

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Johnny H

Ranking: 9/10

Couldn’t find the entrance initially (it’s at the beach end, not port end). Guy at check-in was really friendly and gave us a fantastic spot just below the mountain with an excellent view of the beach. Lots of walkers heading up the mountain in the morning, but not too early. Showers were hot, but you need to constantly press the button (no biggy!). Tried to use the dump station for grey water in our section, but it didn’t reach, so had to drive down to the main camping area. Campsite is an excellent location with the town, beach and mount within walking distance. Would recommend!

Reviewed 11 months ago

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John Cooper

Ranking: 8/10

Great site, right next to the beach and the Mount, fabulous location. Lots of bars and restaurants nearby and a real upmarket cafe culture feel to the place. Excellent bus service into Tauranga. Stayed here for the very first Test match and the Bay Oval, Mt Maunganui. Lovely helpful staff on site. My only criticism is no wifi? You may think that's a good thing but for me it was definitely a negative.

Reviewed 11 months ago

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Kiwiguy's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Really nice camp ground. Right at the base of mount maunganui and close enough to the town shops cafes etc. I got non powered site(1 person) for $30 And with that you get into hot pools at cheaper rate.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

Scooper's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

Fantastic location right under the mountain with walking paths going straight past between the park and the beach, and lovely salt hot pools next door. Sites are a bit tight. This park is Council run which is a little different and shows in the customer service. Some of the people with caravans were pretty selfish parking both their van and vehicle plus having a big awning out in their site - we had one big vehicle parked ~80cm from the door side of our motorhome and the staff did nothing about it. The facilities were clean, but the showers were pretty ordinary - no temperature adjustment, just a button for warm water with average spray and the button needs to be pressed every 9-15 seconds (yes I timed it because it was so ridiculous...). For the prices at this park, the shower system is really annoying and unnecessary - if you have to have the button, 40-60 seconds is reasonable, not 9. I would recommend this park for the location but beware this is not a quiet, relaxed kind of place. It’s on the edge of a high-rise accommodation precinct with restaurants, shops, cinemas, etc nearby and loads of people walking past. We enjoyed the location for something different but prefer other quieter locations in NZ and would not stay here for an extended period of time.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Margie's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Great ocean views if you get the right spot. I went off peak & got good site for $27 on own with power. Showers are on very short timers (like 10sec) but i was close & had sea views each visit so very happy. Very nice kitchen too.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Brian's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

This must be one of the most modern camps in NZ. Kitchens and toilets are spotless. The sites are relatively small. We stayed two nights, the first site was an absolute beach front position and every site on that side was taken. We asked to move to the harbour side for the next night as there were far fewer people there. We were given a site with no immediate neighbors and a view of the harbour. Interesting to see the ships, including cruise liners coming and going.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Backpacking couple

Ranking: 5/10

Considering the price ($65 for 2pp, unpowered sight) we had high expectations on this place, which unfortunately it did not live up to. The sites were very close to one another, making it feel overly crowded even if some lots were unoccupied. The kitchen was completely bare, not even dishwashing liquid or a sponge, which we’ve never experienced before. There was no place to eat your food except for a bench outside the kitchen, which was a tad bit disappointing. Would’ve been nice to be able to eat inside. No lounge area/room so no choice but to stay in the tent or go into the city. The location on the other hand was superb, nice to be so close to Mt Maunganui and the beach!

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Thomas Syesha

Ranking: 9/10

Waking up to the beach, a mountain, and a stones throw from hot tubs and restaurants, we felt like the luckiest (and smartest for the price!) folks around. Although we arrived later in the day during the Christmas holiday rush, we got a camper van spot right on the beach, waking up to sand, sun, and ocean. Bathrooms and kitchens were clean and convenient. Only downside to such a superb spot is the crowd - sites are very close together, lots of beach goers strolling and talking, kids playing in the evening and morning. That being said, the hustle and bustle never got rowdy or disturbing. Definitely worth it for the spot!

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Stephanie Starbuck

Ranking: 8/10

Ideal spot on the beach right under the Mountain and a stones throw from the shops. Facilities are clean. Ideal for a run in the morning and sunbathing in the afternoon. Have stayed here in the winter and the wind from the seaside it impossible to sleep, beautiful in summer though.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

Herma's avatar


Ranking: 2/10

We stayed the night in fact 2 nights as our campervan had to be repaired close to the camp ground. The facilities where OK but the sites were too small and there was a lot of noise all day.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Hock Soon Ong


Ranking: 9/10

A wonderful holiday camp with all the necessities...nice beach, shops and beautiful view of the beach/town above Mt Maunganui. Staff more then willing to extend their help, it's a lovely place altogether...thanks

Reviewed about 4 years ago