Pohara Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park

Pohara Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park



70 Rankers Reviews

46 Face-to-Face

203 Camping Grounds

107 Dump Station

41 Golden Bay



Absolute beachfront accommodation and camping.


A holiday park for everyone on the safe, sandy beach of Pohara, Golden Bay at the top of New Zealand's South Island.

Need a place to relax and explore Golden Bay?

We offer powered and non powered sites right on Pohara Beach where you can enjoy safe swimming and use us as a base to visit all that Golden Bay has to offer. For those who prefer to sleep in cabins or motels, we have a variety of options to suit everyone's budget so check out our website www.poharabeach.com or pop in for a look.

See you soon!


Feature Value Info


South IslandNelson RegionGolden Bay


  • Dump Station
  • Camping Grounds


  • Park Motel Units

    Fully self-contained, ideal for families.

    Base rate (2 persons) $169/day
    Extra adult $25/day
    Extra child $20/day
  • Studio Motel Units

    For a little more comfort, relax in one of our two deluxe Studio Motel units.

    Base rate (2 persons) $169/day
    Extra adult $25/day
    Extra child $20/day
  • Beachfront Self-Contained Units

    Absolute beachfront and ideal for couples.

    Base rate (2 persons) $157/day
  • Hailes Seaside Motel Unit

    Absolute beachfront, newly-refurbished fully self-contained unit.

    Base rate (2 persons) $169/day
    Extra adult $25/day
    Extra child $20/day
  • Standard Cabins

    A standard cabin with use of the communal kitchen and bathroom facilities.

    Base rate (2 persons) $79/day
    Extra adult $20/day
    Extra child $15/day
  • Unpowered Campsite

    We offer great beachfront camping with a mix of powered and unpowered sites.

    Adult $27.50/day
    Child $18/day
  • Kitchen Cabins

    Your own kitchen with the use of communal bathroom facilities. 2 berth Kitchen Cabin is beachfront.

    Base rate (2 persons) $98/day
    Extra adult $20/day
    Extra child $15/day
  • Small Self-Contained Units

    Small self-contained units ideal for a couple.

    Base rate (2 persons) $137/day
  • Beachfront En-Suite Units

    Your own en-suite with the use of communal kitchen facilities right on the beachfront.

    Base rate (2 persons) $114/day
  • Thumb

    Powered Campsite

    We offer great beachfront camping with a mix of powered and unpowered sites.

    Adult $27.50/day
    Child $18/day


Showing 8 reviews of 67.

TOP 10 Holiday Park Member

Sign up as a TOP 10 Member and receive 10% off every stay.

Member Benefits

Zoe's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

Great location right on the beach. Friendly staff. Modern clean facilities. $90 wasn’t cheap for powered site 2 adults 2 children though

Reviewed 4 months ago

Conservation Campsite Pass

Save up to 70% on campsite fees! Support conservation and experience the natural beauty of NZ. 75 Department of Conservation campsites, one convenient pass.

Get the Pass

Margie's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Nice camp spots on lovely beach. Whole area is fabulous. Good kitchen & bathrooms; showers 50c and $24.50 for 1 with membership dscount.

Reviewed 5 months ago

Pohara Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park responds:

Thanks for staying Margie. The beach and the rest of Golden Bay is definitely worth the drive!

Top Ranked NZ Deals Pass

Access savings worth hundreds of $$ on Top Ranked NZ Accommodation and Activities for just $1 per day.

Get deals pass

Mike Fricker's avatar

Mike Fricker

Ranking: 10/10

08Oct18. First time here. A big campsite but not busy at all when we were there. Friendly reception. Large level pitches. Good facilities.
Pay showers but water is an issue in this part of NZ. 50c for 6 minutes. There is a counter on the unit so you can see the remaining time and put more money in if required.
There is a vehicle wash down facility. It is on the boat ramp and very sandy so expect to walk sand inside unless you brush it off first!
On our next visit to NZ we will come here again as we will always visit the nearby Grove Reserve.
Drive further round towards Tata Beach. Not sure if that is where we had coffee but it was beautiful. I could just sit there and enjoy the view for ages, and did.
On the way back check out the Abel Tasman monument and lookout. Interesting and great views.

Reviewed 7 months ago

Pohara Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park responds:

Thanks for the awesome feedback Mike, we look forward to having you back!

Peter's avatar



Ranking: 9/10

Stayed here in May and we could have had any spot that we liked. Nice facilities with clean, hot, but pay as you go showers.
Right on a really nice walking beach.
Would highly recommend.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

Avoid Camping Fines!

The only camping map where each location is approved by every regional council in NZ. So if it shows on the map, you’re allowed to stay.

The Rankers Camping NZ app, is also in association with…

Paul and Paula's avatar

Paul and Paula

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

This is a quality top 10 site with great facilities, right on the beach, two great bars and restaurant over the road, a fantastic supermarket and brilliant staff.....everything a top 10 should be and is - spent two days there and loved every minute in late November. If your after budget and basic don’t go here this is top drawer.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Lindy Scrivin's avatar

Lindy Scrivin

Ranking: 9/10

What an amazing place!! Excellent facilities, right on the beach and close to Takaka for shopping/dining etc. Pohara is a great base to explore the Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Parks.
The campsites are large and flat and we felt really secure staying there.
We would highly recommend staying a few days to explore the whole of Golden Bay.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

Camping NZ App Icon

Camping NZ App

Every camping site on your iPhone™, iPad™ or Android™ phone or tablet. Avoid camping penalties using this council approved app. Featuring offline maps.

Download from the App Store Download Android app on Google Play

Alan Brown's avatar

Alan Brown

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Large site with spacious pitches, good clean facilities including excellent showers. Close to the beach. Very quiet when we visited, so not sure what it would be like if busy. Good takeaway at the entrance.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

Yvonne's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Great location, super nice team, the beach was so wonderful. From us 10 points !!!

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Love Christchurch