Waikanae Beach TOP 10 Holiday...

Waikanae Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park



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Visit beautiful Gisborne
Plenty of equipment to hire, like our SUP boards
Waikanae Beach Top 10 Holiday Park
Gorgeous Gisborne Sunset
Wonderful rivers
The kids love the jumping pillow
Experience famous Gizzy surf
Go Karts for hire
Golden beaches for miles
Meet our mascot Toppy
Visit Rere Waterfalls and rockslide
Waikanae Beach Public Showers and Playground


Right by the beach. Right next to town.

At Waikanae Beach Top 10 Holiday Park we want to ensure you have the best Gisborne experience you can have, we want you to leave here wanting to come back & loving our little treasure of a town as much as we do!

We have the accommodation to suit the needs of all, from 2 bedroom park motels that are very comfortable and tastefully decorated, to family units with 1 or 2 bedrooms, basic cabins for the budget traveler or for those who love the outdoors, spacious powered campsites.

Our wide range of activities keep the children happy with the beach on your doorstep, great for swimming, surfing, boogie boarding or building sand castles. There is also go kart hire, tennis courts and two different playgrounds to choose from. For the rainy days we have our T.V room with Sky, table tennis, a computer and more.

But don't worry we didn't forget about the adults, we have surfboards, stand up paddle-boards and kayaks for hire and knowledgeable staff to help you plan your stay.

- Wine Tastings - Beautiful Seafood - Natural Rockslides and Waterfalls plus so much more!


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North IslandTairāwhiti GisborneGisborne


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Operating Season And Hours

Office open 365 days a year form 8am to 8pm


Showing 13 reviews of 34.

Felix's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Not the cheapest, but a great campground with a nice pool and friendly staff. Will be back 😄

Reviewed 12 months ago

Murray's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Great location on the beach and walking distance to town. Clean and great facilities. Good place, would stay here again.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Linda's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

Price:$25,00 p.p for powersite, it's a little bit over priced
Location: very nearby the center, but no noise disturbances
Toilets: are fine
Showers: they are okay but nog always very hot
Kitchen: okay but pretty far from the campsites (we were standing at the far end of the campground
Laundry: there was no dryer, it got repairs
* The got a heated pool but in the winter it is still pretty cold

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in June 2020

Trish's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Freindly greeting and helpful staff. Not that quite as across from the lumbar yard and boats loading. Hot showers. Loads of entertainment and close to walk to town.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Rich's avatar


Ranking: 3/10

They were loading a ship with lumber so you could hear banging on ship all night long not to mention all the lumber trucks rumbling by all night long every 5 minutes. Facilities average at best.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

Layna's avatar


Ranking: 6/10

After staying in many free, DOC and family owned sites, this was our first top 10. While everything is immaculately taken care of and facilities were very clean, it was also kind of disappointing. Need a swipe card to get into everything. Doors to kitchen, fridge, freezer, bathrooms, etc. Kitchen had stove and hot plate, but had to bring all your own pots, pans, plates, etc. Tennis courts on site, really cool play area and a swimming pool. Plenty of bathrooms and showers. Camping sites were pretty small. Got 500mb wifi/day. For a childless couple who was just there to shower and sleep, the price didn't seem worth it.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

Beth's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

If you want to stay in Gisborne for a night or two, I recommend this place. It's very close to CBD, farmer's market (on Saturdays) and some good walks around the town. Beachfront. The facilities are not new, but clean, and there 's a lot of space for the kids to play. The campsites for campervans and the lot are not so big, your neighbors will be close to you. Free wifi (500 mb pd), free showers and 23 $ pp on a powered site.
You can hear the trucks and some noise from the harbour but it'll slow down at night. Had a good sleep here, nothing to complain. Staff very friendly.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Ozi's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Good campsite. A little bit expensive but there are lots of facilities . Women’s office very smiling and helpful . Unlimited hot shower / wifi limited but enough for 1night.
Close to everything and in front of the sea.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Peter's avatar



Ranking: 10/10

Great site right on the beach. Good clean facilities. 20 minute walk in to the city with shops and restaurants.
Only small gripe was that they put everyone right next door to each other even though the park was empty, asked at the desk and they let us move down to the other end of the park by ourselves.
Liked it here so much we stayed an extra night.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

rabbit321's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

The best one yet. Awesome location. The pool was great. The staff are really friendly. Great location. Easy to find. Close to everything you can walk everywhere.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Gordon Otte

Ranking: 9/10

This holiday park is in a great location right next to the beach! Great facilities and the mini theatre showing kids movies every night during the school holidays was great! The new pool is amazing and we enjoyed it during the hot days. Loved the kai karts and eating area which added to the summer beach atmosphere. My only complaint is the noise coming from the port into the wee hours of the night (ships loading cargo).

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Ramona Teve Roa

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Had the MOST memorable stay at the Waikanae Top 10 Holiday Park, from the time of arrival to our departure. The friendly smiley faces from the staff upon arrival made us feel so welcome. There is nothing to dislike about this place. Everything is so close by takeaways, restaurants, the city center and even better foot steps away from the BEACH. Their communal facilities are clean and tidy, even though we were booked into an Ensuite Cabin with our very own shower and rest room, it was nice to check out those areas for next time if we decide to camp.
Looks like we've found our home away from home.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in February 2017

LTM's avatar


New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Great family place. Close to town and beach. New swimming pool going to be amazing.

Reviewed about 4 years ago