Raetihi Holiday Park & Cabins

Raetihi Holiday Park & Cabins

Raetihi Holiday Park & Cabins

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25 Rankers Reviews

1 Face-to-Face

40 Camping Grounds

45 Dump Station

7 Ohakune

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Canoe Hire!
Mountain bike hire!
brand new deck!

Information

Halfway between Auckland and Wellington - and surrounded by Great Walks, and National Parks we are in the perfect spot for travelers to spend some time getting to see New Zealand.

We love our little spot here at the Raetihi Holiday Park.

In 2011, our family moved to Raetihi with big dreams! We had started Whanganui River Canoes, a small canoe hire company in our early 20's and needed somewhere neat to raise our children, and meet our customers.

We found the Raetihi Holiday Park - it was a little run down, and a little tired, and didn't have very many visitors travelling through. We have spent the last few years slowly building the place up, adding decks, repainting, landscaping campsites and at the same time meeting customers from all over the world.

At Christmas 2018 we finally saw one of our largest goals accomplished - with a brand new shower and amenity building on site - you really do have to come and see it to appreciate it. We have also built a couple of small BBQ Shelters around the Holiday Park, and made so many more campsites.

Our Holiday Park is directly opposite the Makotuku Domain, where you can play Basketball, Netball, or Tennis on the newly refurbished Courts. The Makotuku Walkway is a lovely riverside walk which runs through the Raetihi Holiday Park, and showcases our beautiful Makotuku River. We operate Whanganui River Canoes on site in Summer, and also offer Bike hire with the many Mountain Bike Tracks in our Region. The Tongariro Crossing Shuttle leaves every day in Summer - depending on weather conditions.

Our staff try really hard to help you with your adventure. If we don't have the best information for your plans - we try to point you in the direction of someone who can help you out.

We truly are a family owned and operated business, you will probably bump into our children during your stay, and see our pet cat and dogs too.

We hope you enjoy your stay, we try to keep our cabins in lovely condition for you - and have a new Smart TV in the kitchen/dining room for you to enjoy. Our camping and powered sites are all unique in their own way - some with Mountain Views, and others tucked in under some beautiful Native Bush.

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Location

North IslandRuapehuOhakune

Categories

  • Dump Station
  • Camping Grounds

Operating Season And Hours

We are open year round.

In Summer our office is open from 7 am until 7pm 7 days a week. Occasionally we do need to close throughout the day, or a little earlier in the evening so we can spend time together as a family - but we don't have a gate that closes - so you can arrive a bit later.
In Winter our office is open from 8 am until 6 pm, but we are often around outside of those hours too - if the door is unlocked, pop in - if it is locked come back in the morning.

Contact

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Accommodations

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    Cabins

    Fantastic cabins, heated and nicely refurbished. Sleep 1-7 people - most affordable accommodation in the region!

    Base Rate (2 persons) $70/day
    Extra Adult $30/day
    Extra Child $15/day
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    Non Power Site

    Shower & kitchen use included - plenty of space to choose from!

    Adult $15/day
    Child $7.50/day
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    Powered Site

    Shower & kitchen use included!

    Adult $20/day
    Child $10/day

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Reviews

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This review was selected by raetihi_park of Raetihi Holiday Park & Cabins on Tue 26 Jul, 2016.

Emma-Louise Crawford's avatar

Emma-Louise Crawford

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Very friendly and great service! We kept our car here whilst canoeing down the river (with the associated 'Whanganui River Canoes'), and stayed in one of the cabins the night we returned. Simple, cosy and nice - Raetihi Holiday Park had everything we needed!

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in April 2014

Raetihi Holiday Park & Cabins responds:

Hi there Emma, thanks for staying with us - we loved having you here, and are glad you enjoyed a trip on the river with us too!! See you next time you stay :)

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Ellie

Ranking: 10/10

Absolutely loved this place! Such great value at 15pp with fully stocked kitchen. Friendly staff who kindly helped us find their glowworm Dell after hours! The perfect place to wind down after the tongariro crossing. Would definitely come back

Reviewed about 1 month ago and experienced in January 2020

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GreatLuAdventure

Ranking: 9/10

Lovely spot. If nothing else, go for the showers. There are heat lamps! Lost a point because paid wifi. 20pp for a powered site.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Zoe M

Ranking: 8/10

Brand New shower & toilet block with lovely free hot showers. Very good value for money at $30 for 2 ppl on non powered site. They can arrange shuttles to the bridge to nowhere bike track & canoe trips which I highly recommend. Also allow you to leave vehicles overnight while you're away.
Not quite the standard of a top 10 for cleaning etc but worth a stay.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Pim Brackenie

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Simple campsite for $15 per person for an unpowered campervan spot. $4 to use washing machine and $4 to use dryer. Hot shower and toilet facility was very outdated and was not clean, but a new facility was under construction. Kitchen and dining room seemed new and were quite spacious. Owners were very friendly.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Kim

Ranking: 9/10

$15 per person for non-powered site. Good facilities, friendly staff and a lovely dog.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Elizabeth Brock

Ranking: 9/10

Really well kept campsite, full kitchen and large social areas with free high pressure hot showers!! Great games available if you want them, best value for money site we've found while travelling the north island. PERFECT for after the Alpine crossing. Quiet too, only reason for a 9 and not a 10 was the slightly dated shower building.
Thanks for a great stay!

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Raetihi Holiday Park & Cabins responds:

Hi there Elizabeth, thanks for your review - it was great having you stay :)

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Grace Craven

Ranking: 8/10

Although not the most charming campsite, this is a brilliant place to stop after the Tongariro crossing.
The site has some views of the mountains, and is set back from the main road in a grassy enclosure. It was a little bit difficult to find a flat non powered site for our van but but the cooking and washing facilities are clean and well maintained. The showers are hot, powerful and best of all FREE! It was well worth the cost after being exhausted from the crossing!

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

Raetihi Holiday Park & Cabins responds:

Hi Grace, thanks for staying with us. We love our views of the mountains too - and are always working on the grounds trying to make things easier for our campers!!

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Ernst Mayerhofer

Ranking: 5/10

Stayed there one night in our campervan. Clean kitchen with dishes and everything you need for cooking. Living room with sofas and dining table. Bathroom facilities are working and hot shower is free, but not clean.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Nina Conway

New Zealand

Ranking: 1/10

All started well and was thinking of booking for summer, until I fell in a hole on my second day there. It was a man-made hole, invisible at night and barely visible during the day...covered in long grass with a log as a hidden companion. I broke my arm really badly...spiral fracture to the humorous with butterfly fragment....it was and still is bad. I was stuck at the park for a week after the fall, despite the fact I was due to leave two days later and not only did the park proprietors totally ignore the situation, they even charged me for the time I was forced to stay. No one offered me any help, like a lift to the doctors. I was left to fend for myself, my 9 year old daughter and my dog on my own with only one functioning arm and the other one incredibly painful.
The 'office lady' tried her best but I've been partially disabled for nearly 3 months now and I'm struggling to get an answer to the question "Has the hole been filled in yet?"
This park was sold to me as being 'child friendly' and also 'pet friendly'. Neither is true. Please don't make the mistake I did! This web-site does not tell the truth and they don't give a damn if something goes wrong. So as the 3 month mark approaches, I clearly understand that this beautiful piece of land is managed by people who are too busy for their customers. It appears cheap and a good deal, and they say they are kid & pet friendly. They are not.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in July 2016

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Beth Goodrich

Australia

Ranking: 5/10

After reading reviews, expected a lot more from this site. Owners weren't overly nice and are incredibly up tight about cleanliness, which is fine and understandable, but requesting my credit card details in case I leave a mess is taking it a bit too far. Only one shower (unisex) and has one of the two toilets in it. Glow worm walk would've been great if half the lanterns weren't out leading us to getting a little lost. When we finally found them my partner took a small step left and landed in a metre deep muddy puddle. Washing and dryer is $4 for each but the dryer only runs for half an hour and left everything wet! Not impressed.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Raetihi Holiday Park & Cabins responds:

Hi there Beth, thank you for your feedback - sorry your stay was not as expected !

NZ has just had it's busiest summer ever for tourism, and our Holiday Park did too - which was really fantastic, but as you can imagine with communal facilities, we really have had to remind guests to tidy after themselves.
Nearly every accommodation provider in NZ has a standard check in form and that usually includes credit card details as a request.
Our Holiday Park has five showers, and six toilets - and even better, we are working on plans to build an entire new bathroom building too which we are really looking forward to!
As you can imagine in the middle of winter it gets a little glum, and the solar lights don't retain the solar power quite as they should, however on the directions to the glow worms hanging in our communal area we do mention that a torch is required.
Our laundromat machines are less than one year old, and as long as they are not overloaded they manage to wash and dry all of our Holiday Park bedding on a regular basis. We hope you enjoy the rest of your travel throughout New Zealand.

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Trevor Mead

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

The raetihi holiday park is a great place to stay. We have a large bus and have found a spacious site.great little fairy walk down to glow worms

Reviewed about 4 years ago

Raetihi Holiday Park & Cabins responds:

Thank you for your review - glad you enjoyed the new fairy trail!

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Daniel Pietzsch

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Overall, this campground is great value for money. It's clean and well maintained, and the tent sites are grassy and have the occasional shared table-benches. WiFi is good be reasonably priced. This campground is very convenient, if you booked the Whanganui Journey with them as well.
The only negative thing we could find was the old bathroom block – it was clean, though. Overall, we'd stay here again.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

Raetihi Holiday Park & Cabins responds:

Hi there Daniel, thanks for your review - glad you enjoyed your stay - we hope you loved the trip on the river too, and the free hot drinks before and after the trip :) We agree, the old bathroom does need a bit of work - being a council owned property we are just waiting really for the council to agree with us - but we will get there. Come and stay with us again soon and check out the new deck on our kitchen building!

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Emma-Louise Crawford

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Very friendly and great service! We kept our car here whilst canoeing down the river (with the associated 'Whanganui River Canoes'), and stayed in one of the cabins the night we returned. Simple, cosy and nice - Raetihi Holiday Park had everything we needed!

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in April 2014

Raetihi Holiday Park & Cabins responds:

Hi there Emma, thanks for staying with us - we loved having you here, and are glad you enjoyed a trip on the river with us too!! See you next time you stay :)