Smiths Farm Holiday Park

Smiths Farm Holiday Park


Smiths Farm Holiday Park - Havelock


115 Rankers Reviews

29 Face-to-Face

6 Camping Grounds

2 Dump Station

1 Havelock



Cattle at Smiths Farm
Smiths Farm Holiday Park
Camping area gets the last of the day's sun.
Say hello to all the family.
It's actually a farm!
Pet lambs at Smiths Farm


A boutique style holiday park centrally located in the Marlborough Sounds.

Smiths Farm was developed in 1997 by Chris and Barbara Faulls. Situated on Barbara's family farm, guests can relax and soak up the sights and sounds of paradise or opt to explore the wonderful local area.

Wander through the farm to the bush walk that leads you to a big waterfall. Try our night time adventure and visit the glow worms in their magical dell. Feed the pet animals and just enjoy being in the country in a unique part of NZ.

Just 3km away at Anakiwa is the start of the Queen Charlotte Track. Talk to Chris and Barbara about options for walking, mountain biking or kayaking on the Queen Charlotte Track or in the Queen Charlotte Sound itself.

Take a mail boat cruise, hop on a scenic cruise or a mussel cruise or pilot your own boat at your leisure.

The Waikakaho Walkway is also just a few kilometres away and you can explore the old goldmining area of Cullensville.

If that doesn't take your fancy, then drive the 40minutes to Blenheim and either self drive around the many vineyards and attractions or hop onboard a guided tour. Sample some of the amazing fresh food at the many excellent restaurants and cafes or visit the Saturday artisan's market or the Farmers market on Sunday.

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Feature Value Info


South IslandMarlboroughHavelock


  • Dump Station
  • Camping Grounds

Operating Season And Hours

Open all year. Summer season 8am-8pm. Late arrivals will need to notify us of your intended time of arrival.
Winter season 9am-7pm.




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    Tent Site

    Our tent sites are spacious and quiet.

    Base Rate (2 persons) $40/day
    Adult $20/day
    Child $7/day
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    Powered Tent Site

    We have twelve powered sites.

    Base Rate (2 persons) $44/day
    Adult $22/day
    Child $7/day
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    Standard Cabin

    These are one room units and you share facilities such as showers and toilets in the main building.

    Base Rate (2 persons) $65/day
    Extra Adult $22/day
    Extra Child $10/day
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    Self-Contained Unit

    We have two self-contained units.

    Base Rate (2 persons) $120/day
    Extra Adult $24/day
    Extra Child $12/day
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    Park Motel

    Two roomed unit in the peace of the country.

    Base Rate (2 persons) $135/day
    Extra Adult $25/day
    Extra Child $15/day

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Chris's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

A great family owned campsite. We arrived and the very friendly owner gave us a muffin and food for the animals. Furthermore, we got a map showing a path to a waterfall where you can spot a lot of glow worms during the night. All facilities were very clean and nice to use.
We came here because it was a recommendation from friends of us. We can also recommend everybody staying here.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Robert's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Great location. Clean amenities. Glow worms! Highly recommended.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

angelika19's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

It was a very warm and friendly reception by the owner. This explained the premises and the way to the falls and fireflies and further hikes very well. It was no problem to extend the stay. The entire area is very neat and clean .

Reviewed 3 months ago

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Martin Hansen's avatar

Martin Hansen

Ranking: 10/10

Would have given 11/10 if possible.

A "hidden gem" in the landscape.
A reallu lovely place to stay for the night. Kind family who makes sure that everything is good.
We got two banana muffins and some animal food for their sheep and pigs. We had fun feeding those.

Nice kitchen, toilets and showers.

Walk the recommended walk to the waterfall. Really worth it. It is a quite difficult route though. But it is marked with red dots to make sure that you are going the right way.

If you have the opportunity to go here, you should definitely do it!

Reviewed 3 months ago

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Callum Mann

Ranking: 10/10

Brilliant campsite!

Probably my favourite campsite yet! The owners were very friendly and gave us some muffins on arrival, which it was a very nice touch. Then we got some animal food to feed the pigs, sheep and Katie the goat.

Then we waited till the sunset and we did the walked to the waterfall which was absolutely beautiful! Then when it was dark we waited for the glow worms come out, it was our first time seeing glow worms and really enjoyed it!

The facilities were great, the showers were really good and no time limit. Also got free WiFi. Just an all round brilliant campsite, if you are in the area just stay here, you won’t regret it!

Reviewed 4 months ago

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Anonymous's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Really wonderful farm and lovely family who runs it. Everything is super clean. Barbara and Chris will help you with anything you need and will help you plan your trip out too. The scenery, farm animals, and hospitality make this holiday park a great place to stay.

Reviewed 5 months ago

Anonymous's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Very nice and comfortable lots to learn and do. Very impressive rubbish system in the cabins; having waste, recycling and compost. Plus the fact that the plastic bags in those bins were compostable. AMAZING!👍

Reviewed 6 months ago

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Nia's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Amazing! Incredible! Stay here! What a wonderful experience. Good facilities with hot showers for free, a log burner, cooking facilities, bbq and on top sheep and goats to feed (they give you the feed free on arrival), a lively waterfall walk and the friendliest people you could wish for. A banana muffin was given on arrival and as I had two brown bananas in the car I gave them to the lady and said to use them for her cakes, she gave me a couple cakes the next day for my long walk for the bananas!!!! Can’t go wrong. Brilliant place better than the rival 15km down the road! Thanks for a great stay, one of the favourites in New Zealand.

Reviewed 10 months ago

Smiths Farm Holiday Park - Havelock responds:

Thanks Nia! And thanks also for the bananas which were much appreciated. So pleased that you enjoyed your stay here at the farm. Safe travels and Kind Regards, Barbara and Chris

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Axel & Sabine

Ranking: 10/10

What an awesome place to go! Very friendly owners, good maintained facilities, nice sites. And a lot of animals around. A dream for kids! We also enjoyed the walk to the glowworms very much. For sure, this is certainly one of the best campsites we had been during our vacation in NZ.

Reviewed 10 months ago


Award-1-24px Congratulations Smiths Farm Holiday Park - Havelock

We love how Smiths Farm chooses a humble cow for their profile picture. Their customer service levels are anything but humble.

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Maika Laura

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome place. Friendly welcome, great site. Clean facilities. Fantastic place for children.

Reviewed 11 months ago

Maeike's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Great place, nice people, very relaxed athmosphere. Great for seakayaking, winetasting, bushwalks, glowworms. Nice restaurants in Havelock.

Reviewed 11 months ago

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Michael's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Warm welcome with muffins, caring owners, facilities are very clean. There are lots of animals for kids to feed. Adventures track to a small waterfall where you can see glow worms. A german lady offers freshly baked pizza in the evening. Overall one of out best camping experiences in New Zealand.

Reviewed 11 months ago

Beate's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Very nice and warming welcome. The surrounding couldn't be better: waterfall, glowworms, farm with nice and friendly animals. Perfect for families. Clean facilities. Only the bathroom facilities could be a bit larger. But we were there during high season and it worked very well. A very nice stop over on the way to the ferry.

Reviewed about 1 year ago