Spring Creek Holiday Park

Reviews

Kay's avatar

Kay

Ranking: 7/10

The nicest thing is the Creek. It is beautiful and attracts a rich bird life. There is no ace for any camper to sit by the water. All of the bank is allocated to camp spots. I was in a motel unit which proved to be noisey. The common kitchen is large and the shower block is new. The grocers is not far down the road. It's a pleasant walk.

Reviewed 5 months ago

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Maria

Ranking: 6/10

Old site but ok. Eddie the eel(s) entertained our 4-year old for hours so we could enjoy our wine! ;-)

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Robert Adler

Ranking: 8/10

Compared to our other holiday park stays, this wasn't anything special, but it did the job. The kitchen has a very industrial feel - metal picnic benches and tables. The faucets in the kitchen and bathroom were separated by hot and cold, which made them somewhat annoying to use (get burned by the hot one and then cool down with the cold one). Also, you had to pay for hot water in the shower, which seemed like they were nickel and diming you, to be honest. That said, this was cheaper than other holiday parks we stayed at, so my expectations were a bit lower. We also had a nice site by the creek and generally enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Pierre-Yves

Ranking: 5/10

Price has increased. Powered campervan for 1 perdon is $30 or $40.

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Ian & Wendy

Ranking: 10/10

A really lovely place to stay, we have a pitch next to the river.
Facilities are very good and staff very helpful. Would recommend staying here.

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Richard & Chris, UK

Ranking: 9/10

Great site, busy but quiet. The spots by the creek are lovely. We got a pitch (one of the last available when we turned up about 5pm) that was away from the creek, but each pitch is hedged on two or three sides, so plenty of privacy. Laundry $2, dryer $4 (but we just used the plentiful washing lines). Everything you need in a campsite, with a good welcome from reception.

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Mrs Lounis

Ranking: 8/10

Perfect base to explore the wine region of Blenheim. You can rent bikes for just 25 dollars and the first winery is literally around the corner. Clean facilities and nice private spots. Would definitely recommend you to stay here

Reviewed 10 months ago

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Rose

Ranking: 4/10

You have to pay extra for the shower facilities and the toilet facilities were basic. The receptionist who I believe was the owner was very rude and threatening when we got confused by the un-clear check out time. Just because she was so rude to young unexperienced travelers I wouldn't want to support someone who has the ability to act so unprofessionally.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Kate

Ranking: 10/10

Great little find. Very helpful staff and nice large pitches. WiFi was good although had to pay $5 for more than 250mb. Facilities were good, $1 for shower for 5 mins. Nice large hot shower. Radio also is great! $30 for 2 people so very reasonable. Booked a cycle tour and they picked us up from the site and dropped us off again (explore Marlborough) highly recommend both!!

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Lorraine

Ranking: 8/10

Very pleasant if you get a creekside site, amenities new and clean, weren't bothered by permanent residents seem to be at one end. Would recommend.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Keelin

Ranking: 9/10

Really nice camp site beside the pretty creek with ducks and their ducklings waddling by. Nice staff, clean kitchen and a really good bathroom facility. Didn’t use the pool or tv room but good to have them too.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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ian kennedy

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Nice little site on the river/creek. Excellent location for Marlborough wine tours but not much else! Not much in Spring Creek as a town, except for shop and hotel/ bar. We were allocated the site next to ‘Eddy The Eel’ where we were continually disturbed by other thoughtless campers. The pitch was a good size. Facilities ok but nothing special and as mentioned by others showers $1 for 5 mins, water nice and hot though. One thing that did put us off this site is the ‘permanent’ very old caravans that actually give you the wrong impression as you enter the site.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Angela

Ranking: 8/10

Lovely little spot next to the Creek where you can feed eels and see fish and ducks. Got a good kitchen set up and clean bathrooms. Paid for hot water in nice big showers. Lots of permanent campervans there so it has a lot of established 'perks'. Loads of washing line space, pool, trampoline and little shop.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Fer&And

Ranking: 7/10

The place is a little bit old, including the TV room. Very large kitchen with a little bit dusty kettles and toasters, but everything working fine. Bathrooms were OK, clean and with background music. As commented by other users, hot shower was 1$ for 5 min use. Nice staff.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Bex & Jake

Ranking: 8/10

Short drive from the ferry. We arrived and the helpful lady at reception was able to get us on a last minute wine tour - despite us missing the last departure time. :)
Have to pay for hot showers - $1/ 5 mins.
Not the prettiest campsite but still had a nice atmosphere.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Laura Clay

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

This place is close to everything wine related and has all the bells and whistles. Management were extra helpful and lovely. Would recommend 😊

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Ray Tombs

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

A very nice camp apart from our caravan site was very boggy, still that’s life. Friendly staff, $31.50 for two on a power site with NZMCA discount. Clean toilets and showers.
I loved all the massive eels and the biggest would have been so welcome in my smoker but the eel police have a sign up No Fishing, lucky eels and trout, haaaa haaa.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Fulvio Poncini

Ranking: 9/10

Great campsite, everything is tidy and clean, some of the campervan sites are surrounded by hedges and you have your own privacy. We recommend It.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Taryn

Ranking: 10/10

We had a lovely stay! We booked a cabin at 10am and the host was able to let us right in. She was very friendly and showed us a few rooms to help us choose. The cabin room was spacious with a small counter, fridge, toaster, tea pot and plates. The bathrooms were very clean and the woman's has 2 showers and 4 stalls. The laundry worked great, the kitchen has plenty of work spaces to accommodate multiple groups and the TV room has a huge flat screen. They offer paid wifi for a very good price. After reading some of the reviews I was very impressed with our night stay. I would recommend this place if you are looking for a comfortable stay at a great value!

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Peter Edmead

Ranking: 10/10

Great campsite $30 for two for our unpowered Vdub camper. Very helpful and friendly manager. Showers and kitchen clean and renovated. You can hand feed the fish and eels in the crystal clear stream. Recommended!

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Lene Hendel

Ranking: 8/10

Nice campground with such lovely and helpful hosts. They brought us a barbecue, helped out with the washing machines etc. You do have to pay for showers and WiFi but the sites are also very reasonably priced (45 dollars for a campervan 2 adults/2 children) And yes some people stay longterm but I don’t get why that is a problem Everyone was very nice. Can recommend doing a tour of the wine district by bike from here (they’ll pick you up) at the campground.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Aisling Burke

Ranking: 8/10

Not sure about other people's experiences but we thought this was a great campsite. Showers and toilets were clean. Powered site for our campervan was great. Kitchen was bigger than most in holiday parks. Obviously it didn't have utensils or pots and pans but none of them do because they expect you to have your own if you're camping. Owners were incredibly friendly and helpful.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Spring Creek Holiday Park responds:

Pots, fry pans and utensils can be borrowed through the office. Thanks for the review.

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Alex Dorrington

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome - $28 for an unpowered site, and you get your own section surrounded by bushes. Great in the sun, and super clean toilets & shower.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Amy Smith

Ranking: 4/10

Avoid here if possible. This campsite has all expected facilities that were of an okay standard. You pay $1 for a 5 minute shower which wasn't great. One of the toilet/shower blocks was fine but one was awful, looked really dirty and run down. There is a small portion of the site that looks nice, we were told we weren't allowed to stay there because other people were expecting to come back to the spots. They put us in the most run down, dirty, cramped part of the camp, people obviously live there permanently and don't take any pride in the place. The kitchen constantly had flies in it and was generally uninviting. The lady who runs the place was miserable. There just really isn't a nice atmosphere here like some of the places we have stayed.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Saskia Ruttor

Ranking: 9/10

The only thing is, you have got to pay for a hot shower, but only $1. The rest is just awesome! You got a pool that is situated in the sun! So end of November no problem to jump in! And it lies next to the river:) People are nice! Everything is clean! I can recommend this campsite!

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Becky and James

Ranking: 7/10

Very pleasant campsite, bathrooms are brand new and were always very clean. The setting was beautiful with a little river running beside the campsite and no noise from passing traffic. However as we are travelling and going for the more active style of holiday, it means we need time flexibility; all other campsites facilities have closed around 10pm, this one closed between 8-8.30pm which was a struggle for us as we were off doing things in the day. Made it near on impossible to use the ovens as you needed to hand in a deposit whilst reception is open, to get a key to use (I understand why this rule is here, it is more the times that affected us!) also laundry all turned off very early and only had one tumble dryer (we are in spring and the weather was not suitable to hang out washing!) which was a little inconvenient.
Owners were very lovely to deal with and extremely welcoming, would go back but just be aware of the early facility closes.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Kerri-anne Brough

Australia

Ranking: 4/10

I want to start off with the good things about the park as i'm not usually one to complain or write a bad review. The amenities were quite clean and the park itself was in a good location being down the road from a pub and general store. Unfortunately these two things are the only good things about the park. When we arrived and asked for a non-powered site we were told the grass was too wet/muddy so they would provide an alternative, so I paid for the 2 nights accomodation then was told to park in front of one of the cabins. I went back to the van and told my friend where to park. It was in a carpark right at the entrance of the park which we were not happy about. We also checked out the kitchen which had no utensils or cooking appliances which was rather annoying so we decided to go somewhere else. After explaining all of this to the receptionist/owner (im guessing) she said she would park us somewhere else. She then told us to park on a little, muddy site along the busy road. We said no to that and she basically told us we can leave if we want but we wont be getting any money back. She was VERY rude to say the least. Third time lucky, we ended up getting a site along the river (which was non-powered anyway) and it was a lovely spot...Eventually! The showers were $1 for 6 minutes (was actually only 4 minutes) and I was taller than the showerhead. (So was my friend and she is smaller than me). I guess to sum this campsite up..don't stay here. I dont know what your paying for here...rude staff, water, and a place to park your van. All of our issues could have easily been avoided by putting us on a powered site in the first place to compensate for their problem. If we wanted to stay in a carpark along a busy road then we would have gone to one of the free camping places.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Goldfinger

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Extremely friendly hosts. Our campervan site was right beside the Creek and while it was a very wet night we enjoyed the facilities. Good laundry, adequate showers and toilets and great kitchen. This is a pleasant spot to stay when visiting the winery's in the area and also for the Inter-islander ferry to or from Wellington. We can highly recommend.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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W Donovan

Ranking: 8/10

Very good location, on the edge of a stream and not really affected by the trucks or trains. Just a short drive to the ferry and very close to a number of excellent vineyards that are well worth visiting ( RockFerry - very nice lunch of fresh fish and their Chardonnay). Facilities a little old but worth a visit.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Ray Tombs

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

A friendly lady at reception, cost $88 for three nights which is good, no discount for NZCA members. You have to buy wi-fi if you want it. Facilities are a bit rumpty, quite a lot of permanent campers and their below standard old heaps of rubbish caravans and buses spoiling the scene. Despite there being two large NO FISHING signs by the stream, I saw a woman standing there with a fly rod, then she disappeared down stream a little to do whatever! There were heaps of eels, trout and ducks there, back to nature, very nice.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Gay Taaffe

Ranking: 9/10

We had a great location here right by the river and in a sheltered evening sunny spot which helped a LOT as we had come from the bitterly cold south!!!
It is easy to find about 3 km north of Blenheim on the Picton route so is a good stopper before the Wellington Ferry or south between the ferry and Kaikoura for your Whale Watching. The toilets may be older as people say but they are clean and functioning. Kitchen is large and 2 - 3 of all equipment like toasters, microwaves and fridges. There is even a pool... though unheated so pretty chilly. Pitches are flexible and screened so good privacy and there are lots of well placed picnic benches. I really liked it here and wished we didn't have our ferry booked for the next day.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Helena Bond

Ranking: 7/10

Sites by the creek are rather nice, and location just outside Blenheim is good. We found owners friendly, and showers, toilets and laundry dated but fine. Kitchen on a cold night was crowded, soulless but adequate; we were much happier making breakfast on our own cooker on a sunny picnic table by the creek.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Fabian Börger

Ranking: 7/10

Showers are okay, but not as long as they should (you pay for 6 minutes but you only get 4 minutes - but hey). The kitchen provides toasters and heaters but no pots and pans. It's been very clean all the time. The ground itself is very good with a lot of grassy space for tents. And the owners lovely and helpful. There are a lot of eels and we don't know which one Eddy is.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Philippa and Adam

Ranking: 7/10

Good place to stay outside of Blenheim that's a lot cheaper than the Top10. The owners were friendly. There's a 4 Square supermarket about 0.5 km away, so still easy to buy food. Peaceful setting next to the creek. WiFi was $6 for a 24 hour pass, but no free WiFi on offer. It's a bit old, but everything still works.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Phillippa McLernon

Ranking: 7/10

Very close to all the main wineries, 5-10 minutes drive maximum. Very friendly lady at reception. Feeding the eels & ducks was a fun novelty. We enjoyed the ducks wandering around and the sound of them quacking waking us up. Get a site by the creek if you can, it's very pretty and peaceful. Very dated and basic facilities. Could benefit from a deep clean, as someone else said on here. Have to pay $1 for a 6 minute hot shower, which wasn't quite enough for me and I got caught by it turning freezing cold at the end both times! The communal kitchen was reminiscent of being back in student dorms, not the most pleasant cooking experience. OK for 1-2 nights but couldn't have done longer!

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Samantha Heim

United States

Ranking: 6/10

Holiday park run by husband and wife. Wife was not overly friendly. Husband often yelled and swore and residents, mostly backpackers. The expectation of a clean kitchen was unattainable with the amount of campers, if it was dirty they would close the kitchen.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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John Jones

Ranking: 6/10

Facilities are dated and costs $1 for a 6 minute shower. Great location and excellent for kids. Nice big swimming pool. Creek runs through with eels and fish to feed. Nice friendly staff. Good stopover on the way to ferry.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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Brian Higgins

Ranking: 8/10

Arrived after hours, sign on office door said find a pitch and go to office in morning. This was a welcome find after no room at Picton. Women on reception very helpful and friendly. Facilities were adequate, I would come again.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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Harriet Bramley

Ranking: 7/10

Great location for the wine region. Quite friendly staff. Had to pay for showers $1 (but showers hot and powerful). Campground basic but ok.

Reviewed about 5 years ago

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Rebecca Can

Ranking: 7/10

Friendly staff, very helpful but dated facilities. $30 for powered site one night for two people. Coin operated hot showers and laundry. Spacious kitchen facilities. Go see the eels!

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Viki Ziemba

Ranking: 7/10

Reasonably priced place to stay. Showers are $1 for 6 minutes, cold in bathroom this time of year. Did laundry while here but did not use kitchen as no need. Fed the eels and ducks in the morning on the creek. Pretty good place to stay overall.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in December 2014

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Harriet MacMillan

Ranking: 8/10

Stayed here while doing some seasonal work. Only cost $110 for 2 in a van. Good facilities, although you have to pay for a shower. Would benefit with a deep clean. Owners were awesome and really helpful.The pub (The Junction) at the end of the road does excellent bar meals (a decent sized roast for about $13).

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Zac_Sophie

Ranking: 1/10

We were told when booking the cabin that this was 'pet friendly' accommodation and that our 2kg dog could stay in the room with us. Unfortunately, once we arrived the extremely rude manager informed us that our tiny dog would have to sleep outside or in our truck at that under no circumstances, she could go to the toilet on their property.
I thought this was bad enough but once we entered the cabin, I immediately saw 5 flies (I presume I would have found more if I looked harder!) and the room smelt very strongly of old human urine.
My partner and I were planning on staying over night and driving back to Christchurch the following morning as he was only there for a days work. Seeing the room was so filthy and the area was clearly not pet friendly, we had to drive all the way back to Christchurch that night which was extremely hard on me as I am pregnant.
Do not risk your health and waste your money by staying at Springs Creek!

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Kim Frey

Ranking: 8/10

Nice place just outside of Blenheim about 5 min. Older facilities, but it all works. Personally I thought it added some character to the place. Reasonable rate at $24 for two people. This place is also within pick up range if you are wanting to go on a biking wine tour which I highly recommend doing.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

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Andy Cummins

New Zealand

Ranking: 4/10

Expensive.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Doug Digstravel

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

One of my favourite camping ground stops. The facilities were simple but clean and tidy. The staff were pleasant and helpful. The setting by the river was enjoyable.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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Cmi

Ireland

Ranking: 4/10

Pleasant location but a disappointing experience. Facilities very tired and dated. Coin showers that run out very fast. Day trippers driving into campsite to see eels (and dropping garbage). V small common space, which is largely occupied by semi-permanent residents (who are very atypical of holiday makers, and seem to resent passing through tourists). Our worst camping experience so far in 4 months in NZ.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in November 2012

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Peter Field

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Lovely ground on the banks of Spring Creek.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Inge & Erik

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Location was nice. Facilities were simple but clean.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Rebecca & Hugh Small

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

The was a simple site but really nice and cheap. Feeding the eel was a plus. The proprieters were lovely.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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harvey717

New Zealand

Ranking: 4/10

Pleasant enough, but needs a huge upgrade, very dated amenities. Could be nice. Its was cheap though.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Birgit Farwig

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

You can see a lot of eels, really big in the river.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago and experienced in March 2010

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Tony B

New Zealand

Ranking: 7/10

Good service. Many advised us on what to see, great value for money.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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GemmaC

United Kingdom

Ranking: 6/10

Cheap but facilities very poor!

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in April 2009