Pohara Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park

Pohara Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park


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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.

For information on the Covid-19 situation, please follow this link: https://our.nelson.govt.nz/media-releases-2/temporary-sites-for-freedom-campers-established-during-covid-19/

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.

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Pohara Beach Top 10 Holiday Park

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South IslandNelson RegionGolden Bay


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Showing 13 reviews of 76.

Tom's avatar


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Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic stay. lovely clean facilities.the guy on reception was very friendly and charged my power bank for free. one dollar coin showers. nice swimming beach .looking forward to going back.

Reviewed 6 months ago

Marn's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Lovely clean camp right on the beach.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

Jamie Morrison's avatar

Jamie Morrison

Ranking: 7/10

Good site right on the beach. Campsites don’t have a direct view but the beach is a 23 second walk. Facilities are a dated but very clean. Staff was amazing.

Had dinner in Takaka at Roots and lunch the next day at the Mussel Inn. Recommend both.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

Kysha's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Spacious powered sites, extremely clean facilities. Hot showers $0.50 for 6 minutes. Right on the beach, which you can hear from your campsite (even the non 'premium' beach front campsites).

Enjoyed our stay here and would come back in the future.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

Pohara Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park responds:

Awesome Kysha, thanks for coming to stay

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Liz Wade

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

As beach campsites go this is very good but, inevitably it is busy but it wasn’t noisy after 10.30 the night we were there and really people seemed to be very law abiding. It’s an excellent beach and the facilities were good and clean. It’s a big site and the pitches area good size.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

Pohara Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park responds:

That's great to hear Liz. Enjoy the rest of your travels ...

Sue's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Great spot, good sized pitches right on the ocean. Shop and restaurant nearby. Clean showers 50c coins for hot showers. Great for accessing Able Tasman national park tracks

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Ranking: 1/10

Terrible place. we spent one night here and it was far too long. too expensive, everything is extra paid I was surprised that I didn't have to pay extra for chargeing a phone without throw a few dollars to the wall. Super crowded. car by the car can be heard farting in the tent next tent. dirty beach and water. did I mention that it's expensive. every other place nearby seems better !!!

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Geoff Walker

Ranking: 9/10

Great place, right on the beach

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Keith & Kay Finlayson

Ranking: 10/10

This campsite is located right on the beach athough there is a fence which blocks the view and the prevailing winds. The staff were very friendly and even offered us delicious apples the locals had given them for campers. The shower is and laundry were clean.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Pohara Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park responds:

Thanks for coming Keith & Kay, it's great to hear you enjoyed your stay here. We're so lucky being right on the beach and with everything nearby we sometimes never leave so our friendly neighbors like to look after us all! Enjoy the rest of your travels ...

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 over 3 years ago

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 over 3 years 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!

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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 over 3 years 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 almost 5 years ago