Waitaki Waters Holiday Park

Waitaki Waters Holiday Park



48 Rankers Reviews

7 Face-to-Face

12 Camping Grounds

4 Dump Station

2 Oamaru



Waitaki Waters Holiday Park near Oamaru is surrounded by idyllic countryside yet is only 12 minutes drive north of Oamaru. From $13 per person.


Featured in Lonely Planet, Waitaki Waters Holiday Park Holiday Park has won Trip Advisor's Award in Excellence 2016~2013 (4 years in a row), a 2015 Award from Booking.com as well as the National AA Award for Excellence in Holiday Parks 2012.

Our Oamaru holiday accommodation has undergone refurbishment and the grounds extensively landscaped with native trees and shrubs. The park is spacious and quiet, ensuring a peaceful night's sleep and restful stay.

Come and enjoy a spot of seasonal salmon, trout or whitebait fishing from the Waitaki River and surfcast for cod from the beach.…


Feature Value Info


South IslandCoastal OtagoOamaru


  • Camping Grounds
  • Dump Station


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JT's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

friendly owner, very well equiped kitchen, clean bathroom, laundry for free! close to the ocean, quite place and all for 14$ per person!

Reviewed 3 days ago and experienced in January 2019

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Marinette Kegels

Ranking: 10/10

We love this place. Perfect camping ground, clean kitchen, showers and 2 kitchens.
Laundry free. 2 years ago we had an amazing fishing adventure, this year no fish but we enjoyed our stay.
We certainly come back

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Dunham Sage

United States

Ranking: 9/10

A real gem on the Eastern seaboard. Fantastic staff always on the ready with great recommendations and quality customer support. The bathrooms are clean, high functioning and centrally located. The two kitchens are usually busy, though we had no trouble creating our culinary masterpieces. The grounds carry an agrarian vibe. Set amongst working farm lands, nestled near the mouth of a large river and the sea. Short walk to the beach. 15 minute drive to the nearest township with groceries and the like.
Great stay altogether.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

Waitaki Waters Holiday Park responds:

so glad you enjoyed your stay here we love it here too!

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Matthias Wohlgemuth

Ranking: 9/10

A powered site for 2 people costs $29. Nice and clean campground. Plenty of infrastructure (2 kitchens, enough showers and toilets). About 15 minutes walk to the sea. Very good cost / benefit ratio.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

Waitaki Waters Holiday Park responds:

thanks for the feedback glad you enjoyed your stay :-)

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María del Carmen Escandell


Ranking: 9/10

2 adults and 2 children (7 & 3 year old) in a powered site. We stayed in August. Very friendly and helpful staff. We could choose the site we wanted as we were the only guests. Nice well equipped kitchen and lounge, with games to play with. Very clean facilities.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Stuart Jeffrey

Ranking: 10/10

Loved it! Great price, perfect facilities, pots pans cutlery, friendly host, and a cool walk to the beach.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

Waitaki Waters Holiday Park responds:

wow thanks for the 10/10

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Karin Nzealand


Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic campground for a fantastic price. Wish all grounds were like this. Owner super friendly and polite.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

Waitaki Waters Holiday Park responds:

woohoo thanks for the 10/10 :-)

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Ed Linklater

Ranking: 8/10

Great facilities, particularly the showers which are easily the best I've ever encountered outside of my own house. Mostly caters to campervans and cabins, tent sites are an afterthought and ground too hard for pegs.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

Waitaki Waters Holiday Park responds:

yes being on a river bed the ground is hard, best to put pegs in sideways, the powered sites are all central but we do offer the unpowered sites to go wherever they want so there is still quite a large choice. Ahh the showers yes better than my own house so glad you enjoyed them

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