Blue Lake TOP 10 Holiday Park

Blue Lake TOP 10 Holiday Park

Rotorua

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Timo

Ranking: 10/10

Cosy place near the Blue Lake. Very clean Showers and toilets. The showers for women have floor heating.

Reviewed about 11 hours ago

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David Wilson

Ranking: 9/10

Nice kitchen facilities and a decent amount of showers.

The main feature is undoubtedly the view of the lake, which is directly across the road.

On a sunny day, it’s well worth the fee.

Reviewed 5 months ago

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TP&MM

Ranking: 7/10

Thought $60 a bit expensive for a powered site. Nice location, big site with parrots flying in the trees. Made use of the free hot tub. Office said they stayed open until 8pm but had closed up by 7.40pm.

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Flatlanders

Ranking: 8/10

Very big campsite. Helpfull desk, explained the membership (we took cause of the ferrydiscount), suggested walks and booked our Maori-experience for us. It was our first campsite so we played it safe. Very clean facilities. A bit expensive and touristy in hindsight but then it's a holidaypark and you know what to expect from a chain. Nice walk around the blue lake which is also a watersport and swim-lake.

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Kenza

Ranking: 7/10

For a Top10 camping, the facilities were pretty basic. There are hot showers but only limited to 5min.
I recommend not to chose this camping because of the name, the lake is on the other side of a road and not that pretty.

Reviewed 12 months ago

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Tina and Terry

Ranking: 8/10

A super clean and spacious camping ground. Well laid out with clean and modern facilities. Some lovely shady spots too.
Camp ground needs a heated swimming pool for out of season swimming (lake will be freezing).
Really friendly staff.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Jessica Belanger

Canada

Ranking: 1/10

We attended the park and we were very disappointed in how we were treated. Some issues came up and we asked to speak to the manager, unfortunately she was very rude. I’m a 28 year old professional and was spoken to very poorly. Customer service really needs to improve.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Leanne Taylor-Smith

Ranking: 5/10

Nice location and pitches, but that is about it. We were told the wrong price over the phone, so not a good start when we turned up. Everything else was just a bit of a pain - nice clean kitchen but NOTHING out, you have to go ask reception for everything - ridiculous! Unless you are a Top10 member you got no WiFi. Also be aware some networks will have no signal here either! Showers etc all nice and clean, did spot a vehicle wash area on way out too. They just need to ease up on some silly policies.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Donna Maclay

United Kingdom

Ranking: 1/10

Very rude management which makes it a very unpleasant place to stay. Said I was very disappointed as we always choose to stay here, and owner replied, so do thousands of others. Obviously return customers are not highly regarded. Very noisy at night and early morning on weekends. I would never stay here again and would definitely not recommend here to anyone. There are quite a few holiday parks to chose from so avoid this one.

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Al Black

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

We had a great stay here. The facilities were always clean and tidy and the staff helpful. The location is excellent, far enough away from town to enjoy the quiet of the lake and surrounding bush, but close enough that all the attractions and services of town are accessible. We will definitely be back.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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estelle D

New Caledonia

Ranking: 10/10

très beau site, parmi le plus beau des Top10 que nous avons fait, devant le lac – vue magnifique, calme
personnel sympathique
de supers commodités – cuisine bien équipée, terrasse couverte pour manger, douches chaudes gratuites
cher (25$/adulte 18$/enfant en powered site) mais ça vaut le coup

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Desmond

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Unfortunately we only stayed one night, but will be back in the near future. Has to have the best facilities of all the campgrounds we have stayed. Stunning location with awesome play grounds for the kids.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Jule & Thomas aus Hamburg Elternzeit 2015

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

HI Folks,

The campground is well maintained and the anemities are very well maintained as expected. The BBQ was good. Of course the price is expected for a Top 10 holiday park. The location wasn't very spectacular. The lakes have not been as attractive as expected. We used the place after a day in Rainbow springs and headed further south after a good night sleep.

Cheers

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in October 2015

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Jacques Dumas

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent park, friendly hosts.
Loved the lakefront so close to the park.
Lots of things to do around the area.
Clean facilities and excellent games room

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Sue Hempstead

England

Ranking: 8/10

Too expensive and crowded for us but for families I expect very good. Need to use all facilities to get moneys worth.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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James Webster

Ranking: 6/10

Overpriced but decent facilities. Showers and laundry were good and right next to blue lake. Wifi wasn't good and very expensive for $24 per person for powered site.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Sarah Munnings

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

This site was a real find - out in a rural location but close to rotorua - without the sulphur smell. The lake was incredible, literally just across the road and we were able to select our preferred site for our campervan. The shop was incredibly well stocked and the staff were all friendly and helpful.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in November 2014

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Chris Mitchell

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Like most, but not all Top 10 sites Blue Lake is well appointed and situated in a picturesque location across the road from the lake.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Jake Bell

Singapore

Ranking: 3/10

The cleaning staff was very rude
The amenities were scare, hundreds of people staying in the campground with very small kitchen, bath and laundry facilities. We had to dry our clothes at 1am because people were literally arguing over who would use the dryers. Cleaners did not stick to the posted schedules. Also the most expensive if the 4 top 10 sites we stayed and by far the worst.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

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Brian

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Nice campground and friendly staff. Very clean shower house. Located in a beautiful area a little off the beaten path.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

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Helene & Peter

Belgium

Ranking: 8/10

+: clean showers and toilets, no timer on showers when we were there, hairdryer available, clean kitchen with outdoor bbq, very quite next to the beautiful blue lake, very friendly staff
-: none

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

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Humphrey

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Idyllic weekend, really fabulous camp. Excellent facilities, the staff were all very friendly and helpful, good-sized sites, perfect location in a stunning area. We will definitely be returning.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

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Pamela Moresby

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Really loved our stay. Very clean, quiet and close to beautiful NZ birds with a view of the Blue Lake in front of this place. Well worth a visit. Very friendly and helpful staff.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2013

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Michelle Chambers

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Surprised by how well kept, clean and quiet this very large campground is. Beautiful setting, very helpful staff. Nice to be out of the Rotorua craziness, but close to everything we wanted to see in the area.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2013

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Hanneke P

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

nice place to stay.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Steve Douthwaite

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Stunning views over Blue Lake and good spacing between sites. Good facilities and easy to get into town.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in December 2012

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Hans

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Small playground, could be better.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in December 2012

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Lauret Stulemeyer

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Nice place on the lake, good shower facilities, bit low shower, not handy for tall people.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in December 2012

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Andreas Garbin

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful location, very easy late checkin, friendly staff.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Stevie

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Staff amazingly helpful. Beautiful location on the banks of the Blue Lake. A stones throw away from Mt Tarawera and the Buried Village.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

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Milena Heinrich

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Very nice place at the lake within a rainforest. Clean, friendly, $45 for 2 adults and campervan. 10km from Rotorua and located outside the city.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

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Tuedi Muggli

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Tidy, well serviced, comfortable.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Michael Jefferies

Ranking: 9/10

General facilities excellent, clean, modern spacious, large ranges of facilities, staff always VERY helpful, why go anywhere else??

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Jacques Duyvestijn

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent service and facilities, not cheap, nice location at lake.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Ozgla

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Perfect scenery, a lot of space, clean ammenities.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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R E Webb

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

First class (right on the lake).

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Ole Klothrop

Denmark

Ranking: 9/10

Nice place.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Kim Thorsted

Denmark

Ranking: 7/10

It is clean and cosy but bathing facilities could need some 'shine up'. Very nice staff.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Nigel Horrocks

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Stayed in small chalet. Excellent facilities, service and quite convenient location for visits out and good swimming.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Paul & Jayne Smith

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Good location near the lake (not next to it) and excellent facilities.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Lilja Bjork Hermannsdottir

Iceland

Ranking: 6/10

Clean, well equipped - very good service, but very impersonal place to stay I found.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Dick van Doorn

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Good campsite with all ammenities.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Manuela Zimmerti

Switzerland

Ranking: 5/10

Easy location at the Blue Lake. Everything is there but not very special.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Ross Cooke

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Manager very obliging and informative - facilities good.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Bernhard & Brigitte Gosch

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Very clean ammenities, secure places, price is okay, sometimes too small a number of showers/toilets.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Caroline

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Clean, but different shower quality for men/women: women have floor heating and not airy, men have no floor heating and very airy.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Konny

Austria

Ranking: 10/10

Nice and quiet in the midst of pristine nature.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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cindyd

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Great place to stay. Absolutely beautiful place, we had a fantastic site with a perfect view of the lake. Facilities were very clean. Our kids loved the playground. Close enough to the city centre with no sulphur smell! Will stay there again without hesitation.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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Philip Gierke

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Nice lake, cold water.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Ven

Netherlands

Ranking: 6/10

Outdated, friendly staff, nice situated near the lake.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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B_and_F_MN

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful, quiet location away from the business of Rotorua. Facilities were OK.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Barry Digby

England

Ranking: 10/10

Fabulous setting. Good sites and good facilities.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Nicola Thackray

England

Ranking: 10/10

Easy walk into city centre, they booked our tours for us which enabled us to use our Top 10 account. Fantastic amenities.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Juergen Ruppen

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Very nice surroundings.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Fam de Kruyf

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Beautiful spot but no restaurant, no shop and small swimming pool.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Petersen

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

Good because it was near by the the town. There was pool for the kids.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Barry

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

A lovely setting and well positioned for lots of attractions.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Roel Wesstra

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Fantastic facilities, beautiful and quiet location.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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David

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Good pitches - 20c for showers!

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Pat MacDonald

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic campsite in lovely location. Site very laid back but facilities excellent and staff knowledgable and helpful.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Jarob Brezigar

Slovenia

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful spot, good BBQ.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Dan Aldridge

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

BBQ and relaxing, nice social time.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Patrick Decoster

Belgium

Ranking: 8/10

Great BBQ site.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Alexandra

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Was there on a Sunday - Lake was overcrowded.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Andy & Louise Dutton

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Very good out of town, very clean met all requirements, free showers.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in March 2010

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Alan & Lorna

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Out of town but convenient.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in March 2010

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BigSis

Singapore

Ranking: 9/10

Great site with good facilities. The weather was bad so the undercover BBQ area was great, as was the kitchen and dining room. It was really quiet when we were there (August) so I'm not sure what it's like during busy times, but the pitches were mainly hedged so you would get a bit of privacy.

Staff working there were nice, very friendly and helpful. The only downside is that despite the great lakeside location, there aren't any pitches with view of the lake, but it's still a good site for those wanting to get away from it all (there's nothing there apart from this campsite so take plenty of supplies!).

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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David

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent location next to lake and beach. Good internet facilities and kitchen etc.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in May 2010

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ersinger

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Nice services in a beautiful location

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in April 2010

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Tony Masters

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

Very clean. Good management.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Bo Moenstead

Denmark

Ranking: 9/10

Close to town and sights. Thermal baths are a plus.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in January 2010

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Douglas Kirby

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Great site, hard standing free BBQ.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in January 2010

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Mark and Natasha UK

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent! and a swim in the lake, first thing in the morning is amazing. Needs more ovens though!

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Zeeman

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Nice walking around lake.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in February 2009

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Fam

Sweden

Ranking: 8/10

Good service, a bit extra and nice area.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in December 2008

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JuergenW

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

The service was good and friendly.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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Stefau

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

+ extraordinary location
- pricey! $20per person/night, pay for showers

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in February 2009

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Yvanna

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

Fantastic location, really helpful and friendly service.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in February 2009

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Klass

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

Very helpful staff they take their time to inform you and give you suggestions. Very quiet campsite, surrounded by native bush.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Roos

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful location, green spots, take a cool swim in the lake in the front! Clean toilets.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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John Harrison

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Lovely site, gentle walking, easy to get into Rotorua.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Richard Kesteleyn

Belgium

Ranking: 4/10

too few toilets and showers not very clean!

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Stephen

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

As good as any Top 10. go to blue Lake instead of Top 10 in Rotorua. It is much prettier and less smelly.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Greg Gerritz

Canada

Ranking: 7/10

Good facilities, too many charges for services - once a campground is paid for we think things like showers should be free - outrageous kayak hire fees. (the location across from the lake + walking trail were beautiful).

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Bryan Keddie

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Good clean site easy reach of town and wtare front.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Helen Pet

England

Ranking: 9/10

Again excellent. Staff (Heather) very helpful as booked trip to maori culture night etc

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Alan Howe

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Clean, friendly location, facilities all very good. More expensive than most but you get Blue Lake on your doorstep.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Jeanette Larsen

Denmark

Ranking: 9/10

A very friendly and helpful staff. Good facilities!

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Aart Van Nooy

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Nice setting, clean, many facilities, expensive.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Antje & Sascha Häusler

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

nice sites, nice view, nice pool. Excellent amenities

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Mervyn Simmonds

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Very good campsite with hedge boubdaries betwen pitches. Situation superb if you want quiet and peace . Well away from smells of Rotorua itself

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Ietje van Beers

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

Best Holiday Park as we've experienced so far!
We got robbed in Auckland (2 backpacks & GPS got stolen, window got smashed in) which resulted in a long day of filing a police report and returning our campervan for another one. We finally arrived at 21:00 at the Holiday Park. The owners were nice enough to stay open a little later than normal so we could check in, gave us lot's of information and in all gave us a warm & very welcome feeling. Pretty necessary after that day ;-).
We'll go back to New Zeland in two years time and we will definitely visit this Holiday Park again: next to the friendly & thorough service, there is a GREAT view at the lake, good hiking/ walking possibilities and good camping facilities.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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caroldarren

England

Ranking: 10/10

Very helpful staff, lovely location.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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BernardK

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Its not in Rotorua and its not very noisey. If you stay in Rotorua there are to many people.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in March 2009