Rakaia River Holiday Park

Rakaia River Holiday Park

Rakaia River Holiday Park


38 Rankers Reviews

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6 Ashburton

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Glenn and Sandy welcome you to Rakaia River Holiday Park, located beside the Rakaia River, one of the best salmon fishing rivers in New Zealand.


100% New Zealand Owned & Operated

We are sure to have something to fit your requirements and budget with our range of accommodation facilities that include - Park Motels, Fisherman's Cottage, Backpacker Cabins and Powered & Tent Sites. You will enjoy our sheltered powered sites and tent sites set amongst the trees.

You will find us only 40 minutes drive South of Christchurch, 20 minutes to Ashburton and 35 minutes to the Mt Hutt Ski area. In only 30 minutes you can drive to 5 beautiful and challenging golf courses. There are also a number…


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Wendy's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Lovely quiet camping ground. $20 each non powered site. Showers are free and hot with good pressure. Kitchen has everything. Clean and tidy, totally recommend.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Rachel's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Lovely place, friendly owners, clean facilities, hot showers with good pressure. Thanks 😀

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Liam's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

During the difficult times of the COVID lockdown, Sandy and Glenn have looked after us so well! They even gave us a bottle of wine and some ice creams for our ten year wedding anniversary! Great people and a beautiful location by the river with all the facilities you need.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Couple travelling

Ranking: 9/10

Very Nice spot and friendly welcome.
Free WiFi everything clean and a heater in the shower 😃

Yes you can hear the road a bit but it is not As loud As described by others

Reviewed over 2 years ago

JT's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

well equiped and modern kitchen and bathroom. lot of fun at the pool.
unpowered site for 2p one Night 42$ - very expensive

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2019

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Bron's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Excellent friendly service both on phone and in person, good little cabin for the night, and all facilities close by. Pool was a welcome surprise after a 26 degree day, and the ablutions block was clean and modern. Felt very comfortable here, would def dtay again.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Lance's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

Was a nice campsite with powered sites separated by bushes for a bit of privacy for a change. The kids play area was old but I loved taking the kids on some old fashioned play equipment that I grew up with

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Jo & Bree

Ranking: 10/10

A superb park which offers lots of facilities that other parks in New Zealand doesn't offer in the parks we stayed in.
The chilled games room offers a TV, library, games, music and a fab snooker table in which I beat my daughter at 3 games, haha, a music centre and quiet reading.
There's a crazy golf onsight, a swimming pool (which was closed obviously, too cold) , walks to the river, laundry facilities (including rotary dryers and pegs).
The toilets and showers were very clean and before taking a shower we were able to put the heater on so we weren't cold when coming out.
There are bins & recycling bins.
A BRILLIANT kitchen and seating area and we were so so pleased that we were able to leave our unopened foods, toiletries etc for other guests to use. NO other park offered this. Such a good idea. Rakaia Park was our last night in our camper.
I would definitely recommend Rakaia Park

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

Rakaia River Holiday Park responds:

Great to read your wonderful review and so glad you enjoyed your stay here. We hope to see you again one day!!!