Waikuku Beach Holiday Park

Waikuku Beach Holiday Park



15 Rankers Reviews

3 Face-to-Face

51 Camping Grounds

4 Rangiora



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Sabine's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Nice place behind the dunes, with clean toilets and showers. Friendly staff. Nice beach.

Reviewed 6 months ago

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Simon M

Ranking: 8/10

Great camp ground near the beach. Pegasus village is only a short bike ride or walk away and has a bar and bottle shop, and a cafe. Take away within walking distance too.

New kitchen, older showers and toilets but perfectly adequate.

We will definitely be back.

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Emily's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

I love this place. It’s right next to the beach, very friendly owners, and they have ice cream. The bathrooms are standard and the kitchen big. There is a “TV lounge” for plugging in devices and hanging out. Plus, there’s free WiFi for a day!

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Maccherone's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

All service but no good location

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Kimberley's avatar


New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

2nd year camping at waikuku loved it kids had a ball they loved all the activities and New Year’s Eve was awesome. Lovely staff and efficient cleaning and the knew kitchen is great

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Katie Ball

Ranking: 3/10

Stayed here for one night 29/12/16 and wished we'd gone elsewhere. The worst campsite we've stayed in and not value for money to stay here. Mediocre facilities for toilets and showers that were not always very clean. Every site is jammed in on top of each other. Go elsewhere if you can as we wouldn't recommend.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Waikuku Beach Holiday Park responds:

We are sorry that this was your experience and our Holiday Park did not meet your expectations.
Our site rates are on par with the low end rates nationwide.
We are the first to admit our facilities are aged but more than fulfill their purpose, and we are however working hard to remedy this, starting with a new Kitchen coming in the 2017 off-season.
We are proud of the work our cleaners put in. We thoroughly clean our Facilities twice daily in peak times. Due the sheer volume of campers and constant use of the facilities at this time of year, We think the statement ‘that were not always very clean’ coupled with you only stayed a single night to be an unrealistic expectation.
Our site sizes range from regulation size minimum to 2 or even 3 times that size. We have a lot of regular groups camping with us at that time of year; many book multiple sites together and spread across them so site lines can become blurred. It is also a personal choice for how much gear campers put on the sites, with some certainly choosing to maximize the allotted space.

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Karina Walters

United States

Ranking: 4/10

First off, you get what you pay for so it is much cheaper than a Top 10 site and as such we didn't have as high expectations. Unfortunately those were not even met... Although I can say the staff was very nice! First off, it is not actually on the beach, it is about a 5 min walk over to the beach. Second, there are a ton of (I counted 44) permanent campers there even though I didn't see people in half of them - very weird. And the spots are packed in like sardines. The facilities were very old and dilapidated. Granted we were there in the winter but even for the off season half the things didn't work. And hot water in the showers is limited to 6 minutes (token based) but forget getting it in the kitchen for dishes or in the bathroom to wash your hands (the water is pretty cold when it's 35 degrees outside). The dump station is just a hole in the middle of the driveway when you pull in... Again fortunately it wasn't busy when we came but very awkward when there were other cars trying to get by. We stayed the night for free down the coast right on the beach the night before so maybe we were just a little spoiled. I felt like we basically just paid for electricity... The amenities were not there.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

Waikuku Beach Holiday Park responds:

Thank you for taking time to review us, and for your kind comments about the staff. There is a shelter belt of trees on the sand dunes between the holiday park and the sea. Out of 193 campsites, we have approximately 50 with annual parking privileges for which they pay a fee. They aren't actually living here. There are 3 kitchens. The boiler is off in one of those kitchens for the winter, but there is hot water available from the "zip" water heater, which is fairly common amongst older holiday parks. We apologise if you were not made aware of that.

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D Naylor

Ranking: 4/10

Lots of permanently pitched old buses and caravans. Off season it all looked a bit messy. $34 for 1 night also made it the most expensive campsite I have stayed at. Facilities were fair not as bad as I feared but the shower token gives more like 2 minutes than 5. Luckily I was given 3 of them.

Reviewed about 5 years ago

Waikuku Beach Holiday Park responds:

Thank you for your review. Out of 193 campsites we have 3 buses and 53 caravans that stay on site. Most of these are weekenders. We wonder where you have been staying. In a current tariff survey undertaken by the holiday accommodation park association, we are on the average to low end of the tariff scale. We are sorry that you found it a bit messy. Our facilities are cleaned daily, so we think you must be referring to the grounds. We are a family operated holiday park, and we'verecently had an illness in our family that has demanded much of our time and attention. Our focus is back on the holiday park and we are working daily to improve the appearance.