Wellington's Kiwi Holiday Park

Wellington's Kiwi Holiday Park


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Welcome to Wellington's Kiwi Holiday Park!

Wellington's Kiwi Holiday Park is a well established family run holiday park nestled in the scenic parklands of Akatarawa Valley on the banks of the Hutt River in Upper Hutt, New Zealand.

Our holiday park is set in 32 hectares of native bush and rural parkland. Enjoy native birdsong and the mesmerising flow of the Hutt River in an ideal setting for a restful holiday or stopover before heading to or from the South Island.

Here at Wellington's Kiwi Holiday Park we offer a choice of affordable accommodation for couples, families and groups ranging from our brand new eco-friendly cabins and amenities to our motel units, tourist flats and cabins. Alternatively bring your campervan, RV, caravan or tent and enjoy our quiet and peaceful surroundings with our powered and non powered sites.

We have a strong commitment to providing our guests with sustainable facilities offering an environmentally-friendly travel experience.

Take in the fresh farm air and walk amongst the gardens and trees at the neighbouring Harcourt Park featuring a large well-equipped play area for children, a frisbee park and plenty of space for walking and running. You can fish for trout, mountain bike, swim, take a bush walk or visit one of the many exciting attractions located nearby.

Harcourt Park was one of the many locations throughout New Zealand to play a major part in the filming of Peter Jackson’s The Lord of The Rings trilogy. The Park provided the scenic backdrop for many famous scenes. Ask us here at Wellington's Kiwi Holiday Park for more Lord of the Rings information! We are always happy to help you find the activity or tour that suits you best.

There are a great range of attractions available appealing to all ages and interests, led by operators who themselves have chosen the Upper Hutt lifestyle for its natural environment and friendly heart. The many sights and activities within Upper Hutt are easily accessible - a lot of which are free such as lush green reserves, walks along the river and family-fun parks.

Get in touch to book your holiday accommodation or find out more about things to do in Wellington. Our Kiwi Holiday Park is the friendly place to stay.

Enjoy a taste of country life in the city!


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North IslandWellington RegionHutt Valley


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Connor Bassi's avatar

Connor Bassi

Ranking: 1/10

The place has some potential but the owners seem on the hopeless side - grumpy and rude except when taking payments. They dont take suggestions about neccesary improvements kindly and tend to blame guests for the sad condition of the facilities.

Reviewed 6 months ago and experienced in January 2021

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Andrew Hargreaves

Ranking: 10/10

Was unsure about staying here after some reviews but glad we did. Came in a camper for a non powered site. Friendly staff on phone and at desk. Plenty of toilets and hot showers. Large fully equipped kitchen with multiple stations. Washer $4 and dryer $2 for 26 mins. Dump station and water available. Nice and quiet. Biggest plus was the goats, chickens and little pony.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Ranking: 10/10

Came off the ferry from Picton to Wellington late hoping to get a powered spot for our self contained camper. Keith answered the phone late, was able to take payment over the phone, and was quick and easy to work with.

Haven’t used the facilities, but the grounds were easy to navigate and seemed well kept.

After dealing with a lot of bad spots, it was nice to come across this place easily and quickly from Wellington.

Thanks Keith!!!

- Mr. Anderson

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Bella on Tour

Ranking: 8/10

The facilities are a bit old but it's very clean. Nice and friendly stsff, good campground, worth to stay.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Paul Tayler

Ranking: 7/10

I read some of the reviews and was expecting a fairly average experience but was pleasantly surprised. Nice clean toilets and showers, pleasant reception, and tidy campsite. Was disappointing that there was a 6 foot fence between the campsite and the river so nothing special on the site itself but lovely public parks and walks right next door.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Jurgens Liebenberg


Ranking: 2/10

Sorry to say that I will not recommend this, felt very uneasy there! Very old bathrooms but I must say it was clean! Laundry facilities old and not washing and drying as it should. But you don't have much other choice there, had to take the early ferry.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Cheyene Warren

New Zealand

Ranking: 3/10

Let's start at the start I went to the holiday park because me and my young family were homeless i was under alot of pressure. It was a tough time for me as it is and the Male host came across a very nosy person . Me and my babiez dad seprated a few months later . When the male host found that out due to gossp he began being stalker ish and always apearing everywhere i was on the camping grounds .Passing sexual commebts to wards females other than my self .Touch me on my stomic and pelvic area i was scared and frigtend at that point a few days later i hace child youth and family on my door step with police to take my baby away from me . The feeling I felt Was like a peace of me died tge pain i still feel. I read the the custody papers and wat do ya no keith the host name is in my papers telling malisous lies about my parenting and my motherly behavous due to the fact I court him out he also knock on tbe cabion door asuming my babies dad was thier ect.. I still dont have my son in my care because of this person he has made my life a living hell i would like to see this guy one day being seen as a sexual preditor and a family destoryer . Mums dads i honestly recomend u no . Have long stay here if posible . I am yet to recive my rent and bond

Reviewed about 5 years ago

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Ranking: 3/10

Expensive and unsafe (obstacles) Park. Gravel roads with pot holes are very dangerous, particularly at night in wet weather with NO LIGHTING!!!. Has a rough stony bank with tree roots sticking out on journey from toilet to powered site. No toilet paper in ladies toilet pm or am. Poor shower pressure but toilets and showers clean. Greatly overpriced but their excuse is near Wellington. Would not stay there again.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Jitka Kubeckova

Czech Republic

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice place to stay, clean and quiet, owner nice and I guess is the best place near Wellington to stay. Kitchen clean and big. Hot water, big fridge, lots of cookers.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Estelle Daniel


Ranking: 7/10

Expensive for its value. Facilities a bit old. Someone threw our wet clothes out of the dryer on the floor and stole a t-shirt! Our baby girl's clothes were spread all over the ground! Seriously, who would do that?!

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Brodie Webster

Ranking: 10/10

Nice facilities made it worth the $15 each for unpowered site, great toilets, hot shower, large kitchen and laundry, powerpoints avaiable in kitchen and laundry. Farm animals around would entertain kids. Perfect for catching the Picton ferry the following day half an hour drive away - allow an hour though in case of traffic.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

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Christine Slowiak

Ranking: 6/10

The park is pretty nice & has a great location, but it's too bad our rating is so low due to its rude owners. The husband & wife were inhospitable on multiple, separate interactions. We rented a standard cabin that smelled of mildew for $45 (a set price for the cabin, so my partner and I paid $22.50 each). This included 2 bunk beds, small electric heater, two power points, our own electric water kettle, & access to a minimal kitchen, but no linens were provided. At a variety of overpriced rates, there are larger furnished cabins to rent and space to park campervans and pitch tents. The shared facilities included a refrigerator/freezer, with 7 stove top burners, sinks, a few pots, pans and cutlery, 18 inch television, & a couple sets of tables and chairs. The laundry machines were cheap in comparison to local businesses (1 wash is $2, and 15 minutes to dry for $1).
Our stay was okay until the middle of the night when the heater turned off & wouldn't turn back on again. We also noticed that the clothesline next to our cabin was broken, & discovered that the women's bathroom was closed, leaving the gross single stall handicap bathroom alternative to the brave. It would have been nice to be warned of these limitations before booking, but we were happy to have a couple of trickling hot showers with poor water pressure.
When we tried to give the owner a heads up that the heater stopped working throughout the night, they tried to sidestep the problem. They brought us back to the cabin while we were checking out and closed an open window that they had secretly jammed open (we thought it was another broken amenity). They then blamed us for the mildew smell, which only made us want to leave more.
These factors were demonstrative of our last resort option, as we had been camping in the much better alternative Kaitoke Regional Park. If only there was better management of the otherwise good facilities.
Stayed in July 2015 6

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Megan Berry


Ranking: 6/10

Has all your basic needs and a beautiful park next to it, but nothing special about it. Shame that you can't see the river and there are big electricity towers right next to it.

Reviewed over 6 years ago