Himatangi Beach Holiday Park



52 Rankers Reviews

10 Face-to-Face

8 Camping Grounds

6 Dump Station

3 Palmerston North



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Himatangi Beach Holiday Park is situated on the west coast of the lower North Island, New Zealand.

We are approximately seven kilometres from State Highway One, half an hour from Palmerston North and two hours north of Wellington. We are the perfect spot to stop at after doing the Tongariro Crossing, or before sailing Cook Strait on the inter-island ferry, or to just get away from it all. Our park is three hundred metres from the wild rugged beach, where you can check out the rustic driftwood huts or even make your own. Sit on the beach and enjoy the most amazing sunsets, play in the waves, throw a line out to catch some fish, or explore the massive sand dunes.

The local Cosmopolitan Club has restaurant nights on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, as well as other events and activities throughout the year. The general store across the road offers coffee, takeaways and everything else one could ask for.

The kids will love the adventure playground, skate park, and BMX track. For some family fun, why not have a game of tennis at the local court?

Himatangi Beach is great all year round. Wind, rain, sunshine; what can beat watching the waves roll in while enjoying fish and chips on the beach.

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Feature Value Info


North IslandManawatu - WanganuiPalmerston North


  • Dump Station
  • Camping Grounds

Operating Season And Hours

8am to 9pm





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    Self-Contained Units

    These well-appointed self-contained units are privately tucked away on the back edge of the park.

    Base Rate (2 persons) $150/day
    Extra Adult $22/day
    Extra Child $16/day
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    Kitchen Cabins

    The kitchen cabins range from 4 to 5 person units with a range of different setups.

    Base Rate (2 persons) $94/day
    Extra Adult $22/day
    Extra Child $16/day
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    Budget Rooms

    With double beds, single beds or single bunks our budget rooms are an ideal place to crash after a busy day of activities.

    Base Rate (1 person) $35/day
    Extra Adult $22/day
    Extra Child $16/day
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    Camping Sites

    All our camping sites have access to water and power.

    Adult $22/day
    Child $10/day

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This review was selected by Alice Ebrey of Himatangi Beach Holiday Park on Thu 03 Dec, 2015.

Sophia Huemmer's avatar

Sophia Huemmer

Ranking: 10/10

Nice and quiet place. The spectacular beach is in 5 minutes walking distance. Very friendly hosts.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

Martin Hansen's avatar

Martin Hansen

Ranking: 9/10

A nice place to stay for the night when heading south.
We arrived late after a long drive and got a great spot.
Nice facilities. Toilets are great showers are nice and clean.
Great service.

Reviewed 4 days ago

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Ralph Gleek

Ranking: 10/10

We stayed at the Himitangi Beach Hilday Park because of the reviews. It is by far,without exaggeration the cleanest motor camp we have stayed at. Less than half the sites were permanent, with large areas for tents and caravans. All sites are large enough for a car, caravan, awning and still more room to not feel like you’re up against your neighbour. have power and clean drinkable water. Great facilities. On our arrival the friendly owner took us on a tour of the facilities and showed us where everything was. The best thing was we could camp on whatever site we preferred.

Reviewed 18 days ago

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Charlotte's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Very good place! Clean and calm. With a lovely cat🐱 and near a beautiful beach.

Reviewed 3 months ago and experienced in June 2019

Ghost's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Extremely clean and welcoming campground. Peaceful place and was nice sleeping in the tent to the sound of the sea.

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Jgcanada's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful location and great bathrooms!

Reviewed 8 months ago

Margie's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Nice camp site & reasonable rates. The showers were good & included in price. Would definately visit again.

Reviewed 10 months ago

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James & Kerry

Ranking: 9/10

We stopped at this ground on our way to Wellington because of previous reviews. Can't fault it. Friendly people, good facilities including a games room, and nice and quiet when we visited in November. We even ended up in the local pub drinking with the very friendly locals.

Reviewed 11 months ago

Himatangi Beach Holiday Park responds:

Thanks for the review, that's awesome, I'm pleased you explored and enjoyed.

Eversons's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Very quiet village with a beach you can drive for miles on. Campsite is different! Have a walk around just to look at the creative caravan conversations! We could chose our pitch. Walk to beach... local shop serves delicious ice cream! Showers are good with music and colourful shower curtains! TV room and snooker room.

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in February 2018

Himatangi Beach Holiday Park responds:

Thank you for the review, much appreciated.

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Catherine Hunter

Ranking: 10/10

Great stop on the way north after the Wellington ferry. Extremely pleased with the friendliness of the staff, cleanliness of the facilities and ability to bring a pet. Will definitely be back and highly recommend for camping and the bunk houses (cheap and cheerful). Am sure the other rooms are just as fantastic too!

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Himatangi Beach Holiday Park responds:

Thanks for the review

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B Walker

Ranking: 10/10

Great place! Clean, friendly and close to the beach. Nice, free hot showers and great kitchen. Nice playground area with unique equipment. Quiet and peaceful, with birds chirping everywhere. Great hosts.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

Himatangi Beach Holiday Park responds:

Thanks so much, appreciate it.

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Bronte Leonard

Ranking: 10/10

Loved this place. I stayed in the winter so it wasn't busy, but I can see how this would be a must stop in the summer. Facilities are modern and clean, and the owners were lovely. When I arrived I was taken around and shown where everything was. I didn't travel with any children, but there was a very cool looking playground which I could see being a hit with the kids if you are travelling with them.
You are given 1gb of free wifi which was very much appreciated.
Can't recommend this place enough.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

Himatangi Beach Holiday Park responds:

Thanks so much for the review.

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Jose Maria Ibarra

Ranking: 10/10

Himatangi has the most friendly people se have met in New Zealand!! The man responsible from the camping ground helped us without doubt when we were in trouble. The camping is really easy to go in and the bathrooms are very very clean and all the installations are in excellent conditions. We were so happy to stayed here for one night as it's a good point to stop on our way to Wellington.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

Himatangi Beach Holiday Park responds:

Thanks Jose, and always happy to help

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Eric Tunnicliffe

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Ideal stop over on my way to Wellington, stayed 2 nights, facilities excellent everything very clean, showers clean and plentiful, hot water site also, clear reflection on the couple who run the site. Beach walking was fantastic shame about the vehicles but it's a privilege that the locals enjoy would highly recommend this site.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Himatangi Beach Holiday Park responds:

Thanks Eric