Kai Iwi Beach Holiday Park

Kai Iwi Beach Holiday Park



22 Rankers Reviews

6 Face-to-Face

26 Camping Grounds

5 Whanganui



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Dona Shiell

Ranking: 8/10

Lovely campsite, very quiet when we were there. Easy walk to the beach, and then miles to walk in either direction. Playground with flying fox at beach. Shop is vlosed out of season. Showers operate on $1 coin, temp and water pressure were fine, time was fine for good wash and rinse.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Beth's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

This place is so good, I ended up staying for three nights. Everything is clean and well maintained, except the stoves. Only half of the plates are working... the owner seemed surprised... Finaly I managed to cook my meal.
It's 20 $pp for a powered site, much space for everyone, showers 1$, 3 $ for laundry.
Close to the beautiful beach.
1 GB free Wifi a day, very fast one.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Daniel's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Great place, very quiet. Awesome facilities and service!

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Sabine's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

The campground ist nice, and near to a stunning beach. Lots of things to do for kids and a playground at the beach which is also fun for adults. Try out the flying fox!
The facilities are ok but the toilets and showers could be cleaner.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Mark D

Ranking: 10/10

Lovely place & clean facilities. The young lad was friendly and helpful. Would recommend to anyone.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

Jenny's avatar


Ranking: 5/10

The surrounding country-side is stunning and the walk on the beach to view the sunset was spectacular. The park itself is lush, green and inviting. The facilities however were extremely disappointing- having taken the fees for our overnight stay - that was the last access we had to our host - the BBQ gas bottle was empty - when finally tracking down a replacement it was dark and you couldn’t see what you were cooking - no light for the BBQ. Inside the kitchen a number of hot plates were not working - it was simply trial and error to work out which ones were operating. Looking forward to a nice hot shower ($1.00 for 6 minutes) - I undressed - put my $1 into the machine and waited - nothing. Wrapped in a towel I checked with another camper who suggested I try the other shower as it had worked for her the day before. Another $1 another wait - no water. No hot shower. Feeling disgruntled, I redressed and would make my thoughts known on departure. Unfortunately our host was no where to be found.
Fantastic place but let down by the lack of attention to the important things.
Showers need to work especially if you are paying for them. Gas for the BBQ. A light over the BBQ. Fix the hot plates or mark the ones that are faulty. Be accessible to your paying guests if there is an issue.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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S Webb

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

We loved the friendly new hosts and their cat Cici (the campsite cat)! Great access to the black sands of Kai Iwi Beach for a relaxing walk. The huge trees washed up on the shore fell from the eroded cliffs in a storm a year or so ago. Cosy kitchen and dining area - we sat outside and watched the sunset. Gorgeous! Very happy memories here.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Ernst Mayerhofer

Ranking: 8/10

Stayed there one night and paid $30 for 2 people for a non-powered campsite. Hot showers for $1 for 4min, laundry, kitchen, and even a quite big living room. Everything is very clean, and the landlord was very nice.

Reviewed over 3 years ago