Te Araroa Holiday Park

Te Araroa Holiday Park

Te Araroa Holiday Park


20 Rankers Reviews

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5 Hicks Bay

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JP's avatar


Ranking: 4/10

John and Debbie stayed here in our campervan. A very pretty location with easy access to the beach. Unfortunately the facilities and management were very run down. Soap dispensers were all empty and the hot water boiler was not turned on until 6 pm.

Reviewed 8 months ago

Lisa's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

Good facilities showers we're good for us, has laundry facilities short easy walk to the beach across farmland. Basic store slightly high-priced there are at least two other campsites in area we chose this because of the facilities. It could do with a spruce up but otherwise beautiful and peaceful if you are a light sleeper take ear plugs if you don't want the sheepdogs to wake you at 5 in the morning!

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Kat Pope

Ranking: 5/10

A bit overpriced for what's available. Service was friendly though. Weird rules. Cannot shower until 1830 which is a bit strange. Overall the scenery is quite nice.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

Tezial's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Fantastic hidden gem basic but clean, amazing beach just a short walk away full of rustic charm, along with lambs keeping the grass down, escapie piglets children's favourite, friendly camp cat a small stream, plenty of space deffinatly plan on returning for longer😊

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Fifi and Jay

Ranking: 5/10

Very basic facilities and in my opinion, overpriced. Dirty toilets and not enough showers. 5 mins walk to beach. I guess they can charge that whatever they like as this is really the only place for tent/unpowered sites for a while. Even the small cabins look a bit spooky and when we stayed, a large group partied through the night. They have an onsite caravan though, that sells takeaways. the food was fantastic!

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Karl Wichmann

Ranking: 5/10

The shower was unfortunately always totally hot or too cold. $15 per person without power.

Reviewed about 5 years ago

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Bianca Macri


Ranking: 4/10

Nice green grass areas under trees to park. Not maintained very well, power poles for campers rundown, toilets and showers old and tired. As are the ramshackle permanent caravans on site. 5 minute walk to the beach through the field of sheep and horses. Excellent sunrise.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Philippa and Adam

Ranking: 4/10

This is a pretty poor campsite for the following reasons:
The water needs boiling to make it drinkable because it's untreated. The kitchen has absolutely NO equipment beyond the cooker, microwave & fridge. (Note: no freezer.). Everything was very grubby. The ground turned into a swamp after rain. The septic tank or drains stank. There are lots and lots of mosquitoes. There's a number of caravans around the site that have been left to rot away. The washing machine cost $4, which is double the price of any other site we've used. The only seating area was either a bench for 3 people or an outdoor table. Despite all these issues it cost $15 per person for an unpowered, which is too much. Unfortunately it's the only site in the area.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Jane Knight

Ranking: 9/10

Welcoming site with a very reasonably priced on site take away. Basic facilities but lovely grounds a short walk from a lovely beach.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Stephen McNair

United Kingdom

Ranking: 3/10

Quiet site, well shaded, great location 2 minutes walk from the beach. But facilities have seen better days - some power points, and lights in washrooms not working, No locks on doors in toilets. But the only site for miles around!

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

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Max Diaz

New Zealand

Ranking: 1/10

-10 one nasty camp ground I've seen. in the communal kitchen having breakfast the cleaner lady comes in with just a cloth and wipes every area down, no disinfectant used then tells me that she's being watched by the boss (bill) on installed camera and laughs unusual and unfriendly people. dirty bathroom, no locks on doors had t crop a leg t hold door close while urinating. the park needs maintenance or a tsunami. I was overcharged for a site and the bugger had the Hyde to smile. never will I return the website is false advertisement. very disappointed bro

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Brita Topp


Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful setting in wide grassy grounds (can be very boggy aftre rain) with trees. Walk through the meadows with calfs and horses to the beach. Amenities are simple, but ok. Very welcoming and friendly manager/owner. Must be great for kids with piglets running around and cheering everyone up.
A few cabins and permanent caravans look shattered and worn, not so nice.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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C&P Macwhippy

New Zealand

Ranking: 4/10

I read reviews saying the views were wonderful, yet I couldn't see where you would park to get a view. We could hear the beach though. At $52 for 2 adults and 2 children I feel it is way over priced for the faculties. Very run down and boggy parking. Some of the cabins looked to be very very run down, some newer. Abandoned caravans don't help with the feel of the place. Truth is if We had driven around first we would not of stayed. If it was a fairer price I would of accepted some of this. Kids loved the pigs running around, though!

Reviewed over 7 years ago