Havelock Holiday Park

Havelock Holiday Park

Reviews

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Welsh Camper

Ranking: 3/10

The place itself is okay and right in the centre of town for a stopover. However $34 dollars for an unpowered site & paying extra to use the showers is a bit of a rip off! The owners actually weren't that friendly when we arrived, maybe we caught them on a bad day. I wouldn't stay here again and would next time keep driving to another spot, that's a lot more friendly.

Reviewed 5 months ago

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Tracy

Ranking: 9/10

Loved our stay here. The new owners have only had it a month are made us very welcome offering tips on maximising our site, and activities in town. The sites are quite small, but the facilities are very clean and we would highly recommend a visit.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Kyra

Ranking: 9/10

Murray ans his wife are fantastic! They are super friendly and did more for us than they had to. Booked us a boat tour and moved our camper to another space, because wo spontaneous wanted to stay one night longer.
The campsite ist very clean, the facilities are cleaned every day several times.
The only thing to criticize is that you have to pay extra for the showers, but it’s okay, $1 for 8 minutes.
We loved that place so much and havelock is a very beautiful place to stay, not quite big but it has everything you need.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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John L

Ranking: 9/10

Nice site with easy access to Havelock Marina for mail boat cruises/water taxi to Nydia Track. Reasonable sized pitch and great, very clean facilities. Owner/staff very helpful and friendly (don’t understand previous comments/reviews). Havelock town, Pelorus Sounds and area is a hidden gem and should definitely be visited. Try the Mussel Pot for a great meal.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Chris and Maike

Ranking: 10/10

We stayed there for 2 nights with a campervan. Everything was clean and tidy and the owner really friendly and helpful. We felt totally welcome and would definitely stay again.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Ian&yevon

Ranking: 2/10

We were passing by this little town and looking for accommodation for the night, as we drive in and have a look and wanted to look for office, a guy who look extremely unfriendly and fierce is there waiting to greet us, we roll down the car window to greet him, he looks like he wanted to punch us, he said the office is just right at entrace but it looks like a town information deck or ticket booking office. Then he said "you speed in to my place and now speed out, now piss off". He mark himself as the rudest person i met in nz and the worst welcome a boss could ever offer. You are well deserved this review.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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CARMERS

Ranking: 9/10

I really liked this sleepy little campsite. The owner was one of the friendliest people we met on our whole journey. He had great recommendations (not just for Havelock but for lots of parts of the South Island). Unfortunately, Havelock was a little "dead" when we were there. The spots were nice (gravel), and the bathrooms were clean although you had to pay for shower (which was unfortunate because it seemed a little high to have to still pay for shower). Regardless I would give them my business again.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in September 2017

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John Spittlehouse

Ranking: 9/10

Stayed for three nights, did intend two but the adverse weather with the heavy rain and high winds we needed an extra night. The owners are a great couple and can’t do enough for you. A lovely clean site. I didn’t get the “geared up for residents” bit as we found all the people we spoke to were just passing through during their holidays. While there, try the mail boat trip with Jim the Scottish skipper, a great day out.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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UK 50-something couple

Ranking: 8/10

Cheerful friendly owners. The pitches were a decent size and facilities were fine. Easy walk to restaurants and attractions in Havelock - very close to the harbour and marina. The site does back on to rows of garages on the Marina so is not the most picturesque outlook.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Paul and Paula

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Havelock is a great village and there is a lot going in around the marina with the Post boat trip but the park is set up for permanent residents and not visitors...At least that’s the way it feels....facilities and staff are great but a bit of a car park feel for a holiday park price. A definite stop over as we stayed two nights but not many options locally if you want power and a dump station.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Blu Ice

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

The owners are very nice. The camp is clean newish with lots of facilities to use. The cost to stay there and extra costs were very reasonable. It's a good place to stay. It's in a lovely spot.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Gary Prescot

Ranking: 6/10

Nice owners, camp is good and convenient for the Pelorous Mail Boat. Not much for kids and quite a few residents.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Anja Röhrich

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

It was raining and we wanted to stay 1 night only on the way to Picton. But nice location (a few meters to Marina and town centre), friendly host and very tidy facilities made us stay another night. The kitchen is well equipped incl. pots and pans. The shower costs 1$ per 8min. Playground and public park is located right beside the camp site. We have payed 38$ per night for a powered site. We can recommend the motorcamp !

Reviewed about 3 years ago

Havelock Holiday Park responds:

Thanks for taking the time to review us and for staying the extra night. Hopefully the rest of your trip has gone well. Regards Murray

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Jerry Bart

Ranking: 8/10

Read a couple of reviews from the UK from a few years back. Cannot understand what they are on about. Very friendly staff and extremely helpful. Good facilities all round and for the only site in Havelock it was reasonably priced. Went to the Mussel Pot for great meal and a longish walk around the marina which is also a nature reserve.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Paul Smith

Ranking: 7/10

Good for Pelorus Mail Boat cruises (highly recommended!) and Mussel Pot restaurant. Pitches are small but facilities clean. $1 for shower. Site backs onto port industrial area.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Havelock Holiday Park responds:

Thanks for the review. We always appreciate the feedback. Regards Murray

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Adam Wartman

Ranking: 9/10

Super clean facilities, really friendly owners, good price. Kitchen has everything you need. We had spot 55 which is quiet, far in the back and a short walk to the facilities but just around the corner from the marina. A few more picnic tables around would be nice. There is not a lot to do if you're not into fishing or plan to go on a boat trip.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Valerie Calligrafi

Reunion

Ranking: 10/10

The best motorcamp in the South of New Zealand! Manager is really kind, booked the restaurant for me as I was starving, smiled to me, takes care of his camp very well. You can have a hot bath (first time) as there are showers and one bath ($1 8 minutes or $2 16 minutes). There is a hairdryer, and you can also weigh yourself! Everything is very clean. Big wood tables under a roof to eat and discuss with other campers, protected from the rain (not usual), all you expect in the kitchen to cook, good wifi (paid). Do not hesitate to take the Kenepuru Road, the landscapes in the Kenepuru Sounds are amazing.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

Havelock Holiday Park responds:

Thanks for the review. We're always happy when we impress our guests. Regards Murray

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Kathy Hart

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Friendly owners, rang nearby restaurant Slip Inn for us to check menu options. Pet friendly. Very clean facilities, level powered sites for camper-vans. Short walk to jetty for mail boat trip to sounds.

Reviewed about 6 years ago

Havelock Holiday Park responds:

Many thanks for your review. Hope you enjoyed your meal at the Slip Inn. Regards Murray

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Ann Sinclair

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent, we enjoyed our three nights with this place, very very clean and tidy.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

Havelock Holiday Park responds:

Thanks, we try really hard to keep everything clean and tidy. Regards Murray

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Collacott

United Kingdom

Ranking: 4/10

Too much money for what was on offer. Poor views from the pitch.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

Havelock Holiday Park responds:

Sorry that we didn't meet your standards. Although we don't have water views we do receive many many positive comments about the surrounding hills and native bush that comprise our views. Regards Murray

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Maura Dillon

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

This place is amazing! Friendly owners and one of the cleanest showers and toilet blocks I've seen. We'll definitely b returning! Note: you need to entertain yourself here as there is not much around if your not into boating and fishing! We just loved being able to totally chill:-)

Reviewed over 7 years ago

Havelock Holiday Park responds:

We're glad that you enjoyed our park. If you do return, please check out our website where I have detailed the activities and numerous day trips that you can do from Havelock.
Regards Murray

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Letitia Wenn

New Zealand

Ranking: 7/10

Odd but nice, older and more permanent campers but had a nice feel. Walk to the pub!!

Reviewed over 7 years ago

Havelock Holiday Park responds:

"Odd but nice" your comment has me curious. Thanks for your comments. Regards Murray

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Owen Dunning

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Nice setting, close to marina and mussels!! Would stay again.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Seraphim Karin

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

No comfort, but very friendly and clean.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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polzeath

United Kingdom

Ranking: 5/10

Noisy location next to an industrial site. facilities tired and ran out of hot water for showers. Havelock itself uninteresting

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Walter Peters

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Excellent service, restaurant nearby.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2011

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Sillmann

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Very friendly and lovely place.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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John Reilly

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

Excellent location.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in April 2011

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Schweisshelm

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Fine though a bit cramped.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Trevor Gibbins

England

Ranking: 7/10

Clean and tidy, great location with wonderful nature trail close by. Very tight sites.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Saglibene

New Caledonia

Ranking: 4/10

Good facilities, but bad location.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Tanya Fitzgibbon

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

Small and quiet. No ATMs in town that accepts overseas cards.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in February 2010

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Russell & Barbara Gilmour

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Good facilities. Easy walk to town and boat harbour.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in March 2010

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Wal & Lynne

Australia

Ranking: 6/10

Friendly staff, facilities fine but neglected to mention the cold showers - big shock to several residents.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago and experienced in May 2010

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Chris & Rob

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Spacious campsites, good facilities, friendly hosts.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago and experienced in May 2010

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Betty le Brech

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

A lovely clean + friendly camping ground close to the marina and cafes. A place to completely relax - no hustle and bustle...

Reviewed about 10 years ago

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John

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Very good. Free showers would be good.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in November 2008

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Pete H

Canada

Ranking: 2/10

Did not manage site markings properly. Felt like a sardine.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Haitsma

Netherlands

Ranking: 5/10

Good location. Not friendly for foreigners.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Martin

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Quiet place.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Thomas

Belgium

Ranking: 8/10

Good price for powered sites and nice facilities & friendly

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Ruth Kinder

Switzerland

Ranking: 8/10

quiet an clean Motor Camp; with lots of long therm campers. close to restaurants.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in October 2009

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JuliaG1

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Good, clean facilities. Small pitch with lots of long term campers.

Reviewed about 11 years ago and experienced in February 2009