Ohiwa Beach Holiday Park

Reviews

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Janet Henderson

Ranking: 10/10

We stayed one night in our caravan. We had a powered site. Our experience was very positive. This would be the cleanest and most friendliest camping ground we have visited. We hope to return. Thank you.

Reviewed 2 days ago

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Tess Nesdale

Ranking: 10/10

Great facility. Catered for kids.

Reviewed 10 days ago

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John Jury

Ranking: 10/10

We stayed at Ohiwa holiday park again for the forth time since February. Again the experience was top drawer, to the cleanliness of the facilities, to the staff and management who again are so friendly and obliging. I can highly recommend this campsite to anyone and is pet friendly as well as fishing friendly down to a bait freezer.

Reviewed 3 months ago

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NATALIE ERASMUS

Ranking: 9/10

We went here for a short getaway with the kids. I rate this place very high. When we arrived they were really hospitable and showed us to our place quickly. Their facilities are great and have so much to do for the kids. A short walk to the beach made it easier for the little ones. I definitely recommend and would return.

Reviewed 3 months ago

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James & Derryn

Ranking: 10/10

Absolutely amazing stay yet again, well worth the 5 + hour drive every time. friendly, very clean and great hosts. cant wait to see you again at Xmas!!!

Reviewed 5 months ago

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Brian Derbyshire

Ranking: 10/10

Lovely hosts. Great walking beach. Dog-Friendly outside of high-season which suits us. Good facilities.

Reviewed 5 months ago

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Meryl D

Ranking: 8/10

A first time stay at Ohiwa Beach Holiday Park.
Loved the quiet bush surrounded property.Clide to the ocean by a 2 minute walk through dunes.
Well kept camp, clean and tidy.
Great bush walk to view the most spectacular scenery across the Eastern Bay.
Will return again.

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Karen and Eric

Ranking: 10/10

In our caravan with 2 grandkids under 5, we had a wonderful 2 night stay at the Ohiwa Holiday Park. Such friendly staff and spotlessly clean amenities. The camp playground was perfect for our little campers, access to a safe beach was easy and we were there with a school group of over 70 children and we would never have known. We will be back and will be telling others about this gem of a holiday destination.

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Merle Bray, Elizabeth Watson & Bella

Ranking: 9/10

Travelling in motor home with daughter and small dog found the park to be very well maintained and lots to do, a beautiful pool and lovely grounds so handy to the ocean beach. Lots of lovely walks, a very pleasant stay with super big parks. Will visit again.

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Andrew Bethell

Ranking: 9/10

Lovely campsite, clean, well-maintained facilities and situated right beside a stunning beach. The pool was a nice alternative when not in the mood for a trip thru the dunes. Internet connection was free and the speed impressive!!!

All three kids had a blast, making friends with others their age and hanging out late into the evenings.

We arrived on the Friday of a long weekend. The place was jam-packed and had a great atmosphere. The fridges were also jam-packed - which is the only negative I can rustle up... more fridge space would have been nice :-) Lots of families headed home after the weekend which solved our fridge problem, but sadly, left the kids without their new friends.... We still had Rummikub to occupy our evenings and had a great stay over the remaining days!!!

Glad we were able to find an available spot here and hope to return.

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Ian Campbell

Ranking: 10/10

Great place to stay, friendly, good fishing on the point at low tide, plenty for the kids to do. Will be back again

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Dieter Giesen

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Beautifully situated campsite right by the sea with a view of the smoking White Island. The facility is located off the highway in a very natural environment. Bush walks are possible. Clean sanitary facilities. Large grass pitches. Several paths lead through the dunes to the long sandy beach. We really enjoyed the wonderful atmosphere here. Free wifi is also available. We have felt very comfortable here.

Reviewed 10 months ago

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Johannes

Ranking: 10/10

All is sublime at this place. Only thing missing is a cafe with a flat white.

Reviewed 11 months ago

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Mike Taylor

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome time there would not hesitate going back there to stay,lovely and friendly host,much appreciated regards Mike

Reviewed 11 months ago

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Neal Rastrick

Ranking: 10/10

One of the best Holiday Parks in the North Island. The facilities are clean. The sites are a good size for a larger caravan. Todd and Nola are very friendly hosts. Plenty to do in the area from bike rides to walks with a beautiful beach just waiting out front to explore.

Reviewed 12 months ago

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Truds/ Shaun McGregor

Ranking: 10/10

Clean,tidy,great wifi,power supplied ...will recommend to all and go whenever we have the chance ...thanks for a great camp...

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Tarina McKenzie

Ranking: 10/10

We have stayed at Ohiwa Beach Holiday Park a few times now, during different seasons and it is always a great experience no matter what the weather is doing. The staff are friendly and helpful, the facilities are clean and tidy and it has a homely and welcoming feel.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Rachael

Ranking: 10/10

Loved this location and venue and the hosts we're equally as lovely.
Great for beach, bush walks, ocean/coastal views, glow worms, waterfall, peace and quiet, safe for families, kayaking and fishing
Very clean well looked after premises, comfortable beds. We stayed in the tourist flat which looks out to the beach and ocean, fully self contained with kitchen(not include oven) and bathroom ensuite. Linen provided
There are great shared facilities, a games room, trampoline, pool, kitchens, bathrooms, laundry, playgrounds and fish stations, all well looked after.
Loved off peak season and it's so fairly priced. Just take food if you go for self contained units 😊

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Cliff & Tracey

Ranking: 10/10

wow great holiday park as we remember it , we hadn't been back there for a number of years but the standards of camp ground facility's are out standing tidy ,clean, really well presented . we do a lot of holiday camping whether its tenting or cabins when time lets us get away from the farm . The camp Managers were friendly and chatty and out there working hard to improve camp grounds etc.

cheers Ohiwa

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Dianne Wade

Ranking: 10/10

We had a great stay! Lovely staff and the place was so clean and tidy. Beautiful walks along the beach and bush. Thank you for a nice relaxing weekend we will definitely be back! :)

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Liz

Ranking: 10/10

Great camp!... friendly / helpful staff, immaculately clean, great location on beach & good fishing

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Beth

Ranking: 10/10

My favorite campground in New Zealand. It's clean, has got spacious sites for campervans, motorhomes and caravans. Free wifi, showers 0.50$.
Staff is always very friendly and helpful. Bring your own pots and kitchen utensils, as there are none in the kitchen.
The beach is stunning. I came for one night and ended up staying six. Could be busy at weekends and will be packed in holidays but quiet at night nonetheless.
23,50 $ ppn powered site.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Alan & Lesley Ball

Ranking: 9/10

Our first caravaning holiday and we picked an awesome site, nice friendly staff and great walks and rides in the area. WiFi was poor but I believe a clean site is more important than that.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Paul Smith

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Lovely site with great facilities. Good views from Bush Walk and lots of bird life at low tide. Not cheap. Credit cards 3% surcharge (doesn’t encourage European visitors where its outlawed) and showers extra. Shop closed at 5pm. Petty things that detract from 10

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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phil smith

Ranking: 9/10

really nice park, well maintained nd clean. Great kids facilities. no complaints.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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John Zoetebier

Ranking: 2/10

Do not rent Tourist Flat 1. The online photos are from Tourist Flat 2 which is bigger. We feel this is misleading advertisement as you expect the tourist flats to be similar in size. Flat 1 is too small for 3 people. Bunk bed ladder health and safety issue as you cannot get in a safe way in and out of the bed. There is no space for bags. Rat trap at back of unit. Noise during day and evening from glass recycling. In the first day there were fireworks at night. Wifi worked only intermittently on Android tablet, not on Android phone or Windows 10. Wifi so unreliable that after a while we used mobile hotspot on Android mobile phone. TV cable broken and shield wires sticking out. Had to buy rope in local hardware shop to hang our wash on.
Be very careful with the kitchen hub. It looks like an induction hub but it is not. The hub stays very hot for a long time and you can see something glowing under the glass while cooking.
We expected a bit more from a cabin paying almost $200 per night and decided to leave one day early.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Anne & John

Ranking: 10/10

Great location on beautiful beach,close to short walks with amazing views. Ablution blocks very clean. Staff helpful and friendly.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Chris&Kevin Rush

Ranking: 10/10

As always our stay at this lovely holiday park was great.The ablution blocks are always clean with very good showers.There are plenty of good powered sites for our caravan,we will definitely be back in the not too distant future

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Ohiwa Beach Holiday Park responds:

We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for coming to our wonderful Holiday Park from the Ohiwa Beach Holiday Park Team

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Dan Kilkelly

Ranking: 10/10

Absolutely delighted with service and amenities...back soon
Maureen & Dan Kilkelly

Palm Nth

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Paul and Nat Wright

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic camp highest grade facilities.
Excellent staff.
We always go back.

Paul and Nat Wright.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Jenny Sullivan

Ranking: 10/10

I have recently stayed at Ohiwa beach Holiday Park ,this is my second visit. I love all the walks,the beautiful beach and the amazing bird life. The accommodation I stayed in was a park motel,I found this very comfortable and clean. I will be going back again in the near future,wonderful place for a holiday.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Trish & Ian

Ranking: 10/10

Great location, clean & plentiful facilities, friendly & helpful host. Loved it.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Tina and Terry

Ranking: 9/10

What a lovely peaceful place to relax at. Stayed here for 4 nights, super clean and well maintained facilities and lovely quiet beach

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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John Curries

Ranking: 10/10

Stayed at an unpowered site for just a night should have stayed longer! Great facilities with site on the beach. Quiet campers too plus was able to bring the dog. Highly recommend

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Phil and Dianne Neal

Ranking: 9/10

Great stop over here for our 2 nights stay. Great feeling at this camp and the facilities were awesome. Maybe the only thing that could improve the experience would be to have a few extra rubbish tins scattered around so didn't have to go to main facilities each time ... but really just being picky with this comment as we will be back again.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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kay henderson

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Super campsite with friendly staff very helpfull in booking us in last min.
Very clean and well maintained.
Loved every min of our stay and look forward to our next visit

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Katie Wiffin

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Thanks so much for our stay. Ohiwa Beach Holiday Park is just so awesome for our kids and us. Kids loved the pool, bouncy pillow and hiring kayaks. It was a great location to complete the Motu Trail.
Everything is super clean and the facilities are excellent. This is our second year camping here and we will be back at the end of the year!
Thanks guys, you do an awesome job!

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Leith Milson

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

This park can not be faulted.It is perfect in every way, tranquil and quiet, incredibly clean and well organised.Management is very friendly and helpful.We certainly will be back soon.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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York Tüchelmann

Ranking: 10/10

We spent 2 nights at this tremendous campground. It's situated between sanddunes, a beautiful long, sandy beach and a hill overlooking a long coastline and the whole Ohiwa Harbour. Don't miss the walk up the hill and down to the beachfront. It's urgently requested to book in advance. They have a big fan-club. The facilities were very clean.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

Ohiwa Beach Holiday Park responds:

Thanks for your comments and yes it does pay to book in advance - especially over summer.

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John Peddie

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Well laid out, and managed in a camper-friendly manner, our second stay was equally as good as the first last year. All facilities were spotless and staff were readily available to fix any minor problem. Our small fox-terrier was welcome (out of the Christmas Break) and we loved our time on the beach and hills. See you again!

Reviewed over 4 years ago

Ohiwa Beach Holiday Park responds:

Thanks John, yes we are "dog friendly" from 1st of February through till 20th of December. Pays to book ahead for the "doggy" sites.

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Liz Peters

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful place, friendly folks, lots to do, awesome facilities. Such a beautiful experience all round, cheers!

Reviewed over 4 years ago

Ohiwa Beach Holiday Park responds:

Thanks Liz, look forward to hosting you again.

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Shelley Martin

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome place to stay. Beautiful place and people. Cannot wait to go back at Easter. It's fantastic.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

Ohiwa Beach Holiday Park responds:

Appreciate you taking time to review. Look forward to hosting you again.

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Debbie Thomas

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic place to stay. Have stayed at many camping grounds and this would be the cleanest ever! Grounds well maintained. Catered well for all, lots of children's activities. Cabins very clean & comfy. Highly recommend. We will be back.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

Ohiwa Beach Holiday Park responds:

Thanks Debbie. Remember we also run a Kids Club with daily activities over the late December and January period.

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Hana Rachfalik

Ranking: 10/10

Just perfect! There are a lot of facilities, two big kitchens, TV room with pool and air hockey, jumping pillow. Everything is very clean and tidy. Shower cost 50c per 5 minutes, hot water in seconds and very good pressure. Bush walk and beach access right from campsite.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

Ohiwa Beach Holiday Park responds:

Appreciate your comments. Look forward to hosting you again

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Sheriden Derby

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

What a beautiful spot. Friendly helpful staff, clean amenities and fun areas for kids to hang out and play. We enjoyed a wonderful spot not far from the beach, in the section that allows dogs. Yep. She is dog friendly too. I would highly recommend this park.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

Ohiwa Beach Holiday Park responds:

Thanks for your comments. Yes we are dog friendly from 1st of February till the 20th of December. It is just too busy over the peak season for our furry friends.!!

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Jason

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent Holiday Park - Great facilities, clean and well maintained.

We were disappointed as a couple with no children to be given a site that was surrounded by families with lots of young children, and adjacent to the play ground.

One other suggestion, is that certain sites are natural 'cut through' points for the beach. Maybe a designated pathway, so individuals don't ride/walk through your site?

Overall - GREAT stay, thanks, Jason and Vanessa

Reviewed over 5 years ago

Ohiwa Beach Holiday Park responds:

Appreciate you comments. Hopefully it wont be too busy on your next visit

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BernardB

Ranking: 10/10

A beautiful camp site set in sand dunes, with a long stretch of unspoilt beach at your doorstep, and pohutukawa clad hills behind. What's not to like? Places like this are national treasures, keeping world class beaches within the reach of anybody with a car and a tent. The people who run this place are as friendly and helpful as you'll meet; it's clean, well kept, and did I mention the beach? Just outstanding.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

Ohiwa Beach Holiday Park responds:

Yes we think it is a national treasure too!! Thanks for the comments

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Trevor Brown

Ranking: 9/10

Short walk to the beach. Camp grounds immaculate and spacious. Facilities very good, clean and modern. Friendly management.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

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E and C Tipuna

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

We went here first in 2008 and throughly enjoyed our stay. The campsite was well maintained i.e tidy and clean, + free clean bbq. The staff we super friendly and helpful. We then came back 6 years later now 2014, and it is as still peaceful as we remembered. Thank you for the wonderful stay. Parents with a one year child.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Rita Hochstiasser

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

Nice, directly at the beach, beautiful walk at the hill lookout.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Ray

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

We were delighted with your camping ground and the friendliness of your staff. The facilities were modern and spotless (a credit to your cleaning staff and management).

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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C&P Macwhippy

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

First night of our east coast tour....didn't realise while we were there it was one of the best parks for a while.
Lovely facilities, outdoor/ indoor kitchen was fantastic.
Perfectly clean and looked after.
Friendly helpful staff.
Good park and bouncing pillow for kids.
Great view and seconds to beach.
Pay per shower but only 50 cents for 5 minutes so fair.
Only a pool short of the perfect ten!

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Daisy Shasta

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Friendly, on to it hosts. Fabulous location. Lots to do and see. Kids in heaven. Choice.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Brendan K

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Got a Standard Cabin with my fiance for 3 nights. Bunk bed with a double on the bottom and single on top. Fridge for beer and a jug for boiling water, along with a small table and two chairs – everything you need :)

Beautiful setting right in there with nature. Great walk over the hill right next to the campground – glow worms at night! Table tennis was great fun (but bring your own balls or they're $1 each from reception). I'm 29 but bouncing on the big inflatable trampoline they have there was awesome fun.

Short walk to the beach through the rest of the campground – great for surf casting and swimming.

Staff were wonderfully friendly and super helpful – they recommended another DOC campground to go river swimming near Opotiki which was _awesome_.

Clean facilities. Hot showers cost 10c per 1 min but if you can get away with a cold shower it's free!

Will definitely stay here again! :)

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Jacqui V

Australia

Ranking: 7/10

Cost was $39 for 2 people and the facilities were reasonably clean and good. Short walk to the beach. Only downside was having to pay for showers. There is a jumping pillow and lay ground for the kids and it is a reasonable place to stay though quite out of the way. We wouldn't stay here again only due to the location wnd it being very busy. Better for families

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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justin butler

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

My new wife and I arrived as honeymooners to this lovely beach location in early December. It was if we had the place to ourselves, two weeks out from Christmas, and it was just fantastic. The quiet, bird songs in the morning, sea view from our self contained kitchen cabin was so welcoming, and the service was A+. We were even given the kayak experience for free ( being newly wed!) Thanks to Todd and Nola, you guys helped make our first few days truly memorable.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

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Tracie Thornborough

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

what an amazing place to stay and relax. very clean and tidy and great staff. They have a jumping pillow that my daughter loved and it isnt that far to walk to the beach. They have kayaks and bikes for hire. great games room and kitchen facilities as well as very clean toilets. This is a must if you are wanting to get away for xmas or just for the break

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

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Jenny Hall

Denmark

Ranking: 7/10

2 forty'ish naturefreak gal's, exploring NZ in a campervan for 6 months.
Rating points:
Bad= 0
Good = 1
Excellent = 2
- in following categories:
Location: 2; beachfront park with superb views
Amenities: 1; clean and functional
Sites & parklayout: 2; spacious with trees for shade and terrasses
Price: 1; 36$, powersite, 2 adults, 50 c for showers
Extras: 1; fantastic beach, long and sandy, good for fishing and swimming. Naturewalks behind the campground

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

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Mick McIvor

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

We are sitting here having breakfast on our 3rd day in this gem of a park; the birdsong is incredible, the view from the kitchen, to the ocean & then onto White Island is incredible. The hosts are just charming & really knowledgable about the area.
The facilities are good, big generous grassed sites, good amenities. This is the best park we have stayed in on our 2 week trip around the North Island

Reviewed about 7 years ago

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E Smudde

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Nice park.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Eric & Liz McKean

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent location with good walk over headland.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Pieter Middeldorp

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Great location, great facilities, big family campsite so can be busy.

Reviewed over 10 years ago