Oamaru TOP 10 Holiday Park

Oamaru TOP 10 Holiday Park

Oamaru TOP 10 Holiday Park

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Suzanne

Ranking: 9/10

Nice flat site beside the Oamaru Gardens. 15 minute walk to town through the gardens. Facilities clean, bathroom heated. Did hear the trains a few times during the night. Plenty of activities here for children and a playground down the road. $50 per night for 2 on powered site.

Reviewed 5 months ago

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Ogilvie family of 5

Ranking: 9/10

The positives....Lovely surroundings and location right next to beautiful gardens and children’s playground. Very nice 20 min walk to town. Friendly helpful staff. Free DVD loans. Mini golf was great, tricky and each hole has a local theme. Lovely hot showers. Kitchen clean and adequate. Free BBQs. Kangaroo jump and tramp were great. Clean bathrooms that seemed a bit warmer and more modern than others we’ve come across. One negative was the trains in the night but fine once you know what they are. We stayed an extra night.

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Chris & Maria

Ranking: 9/10

What a wonderful place to stay ! Highly recommend. Facilities 10 out of 10 ☺️
Thank you we definitely will be back xo

Reviewed 11 months ago

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Jim Henderson

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Great clean park with the powered site we needed. Last minute decision to stay in Oamaru and very glad we did. Lots of things to do and see here. Very clean showers, toilet and kitchen. Would stay again.

Reviewed 11 months ago

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Clarisse

Ranking: 10/10

Great campsite with all the usual amenities and then some. The staff were friendly and helpful, the grounds were well maintained. The bathrooms seem to have been recently renovated so are very modern and clean, my only complaint would be that there are only two showers and two toilets per bathroom which isn’t much for such a large campground.

Reviewed 12 months ago

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Monkeyalan

Ranking: 6/10

Reasonable services, kitchen/toilet block has recently been refurbished. DVD library to borrow a movies for the night was a nice touch. Location was a 10min walk from shops but had noise from heavy vehicles through the night. It was OK for the price.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Corin Krainer

United States

Ranking: 9/10

We really loved this park, beautiful green grass & gravel pull ins. It’s right next to a peaceful public gardens, perfect for a stroll. They have private jacuzzi tubs you can rent for $10, perfect on a cold day. Facilities are clean big. Will stay again!

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Ben and Liv

Ranking: 9/10

Extremely lovely staff and very helpful in terms of what to do in Oamaru. Slightly outdated but extremely tidy kitchens and bathrooms. Bit of wifi included. Nice flat sites of both gravel and grass. Short walk to town through to garden. Would stay again!

Reviewed about 2 years ago

Oamaru TOP 10 Holiday Park responds:

Hi Ben & Liv
Thank you for your feed back. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us & found the staff helpful. Yes our ablutions are at a very high standard they are used as an example for other parks to view for ideas before doing their up grades. The Gardens are amazing with all the Monarch Butterflies at the moment. Glad you enjoyed your stay

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Gay Hamilton

Ranking: 6/10

Facilities good, overpriced, friendly staff, between train tracks and road.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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TP&MM

Ranking: 9/10

Arrived without reservation but no problem despite the Blues &Jazz festival that weekend. Nice stroll through the park into town late afternoon but walked back along the road after dark as the park was not lit. Used the showers. Only stayed one night.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Nicki Chow

Canada

Ranking: 8/10

Decent bathrooms, showers and communal kitchen. Staff was friendly. $36 for campervan site for 2 people.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Liz & Chris Stuart

New Zealand

Ranking: 2/10

My husband and I arrived at Oamaru Top 10 at dusk, about 8:30pm, which we thought was absolutely fine. there was no-one at the office but there was a note on the window which said "if you arrive late, just take a spot and pay in the morning". We didn't have a tent or campervan, we needed a room. There was a bell that my husband rung and a lady came up behind us and my husband said "sorry to bother you, but we are in need of a room for the night", he is always very polite. The lady was absolutely so rude and mannerless! She was mad that we arrived at that time, which we had never experienced before. We had arrived late at other places before and had never experienced such rudeness from anyone. There was a spa there which closed at 9pm but didn't even want to ask as she had alreay bit my husbands head off. If you want to run a business where you have to work with the public, being absolutely rude to guests is NOT a good if you want to make a living! She was obviously not a people person so I have no idea why she would want to run a camping ground. The room was ok, the amentities were good. Disappointed that she made us feel like we couldn't ask to use the spa though. I wouldn't recommend Oamaru Top 10 and won't ever be staying there again.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2018

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Thematthew

Ranking: 9/10

Easy to find, good location. Nice friendly staff. Quite close sites, but ample space. Easy walk into town. Excellent facilities.. toilets showers kitchen etc. $36 for 2 in unpowered van. Happy to return

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Esteban

Ranking: 10/10

Top showers (best in 5 weeks around the country). As indicated there are extra toilets and showers near the reception. Kangoroo jumper and trampoline (they set it straight 😉). Facilities are great and very clean. Reception closed at 7pm but free spots were well indicated on a map. Few permanent recidents but not the messy ones. Next to the road and the railway, but it didn't bother us. Had a good sleep.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Alison & Ross

Ranking: 8/10

Lovely central holiday park, large caravan sites, facilities very clean. Grounds in excellent condition. Hosts friendly and helpful. Recommend.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Clobby

Ranking: 9/10

Stayed for two nights as close to town, but not 10 minutes as claimed on Rankers, more like 20-25 minutes.
That said the warden was friendly and helpful, the pitches were in good condition and all numbered which always helps. The toilets and showers were clean and well maintained and the kitchen well equipped but a bit small.
Overall we enjoyed our stay and would stay again.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Vanessa Stubbs

Australia

Ranking: 6/10

Heated and modern shower/toilet block. Kitchen area tiny and the kids playground area very muddy. Too many permanents though make it feel like a caravan village instead of a holiday park. It was very muddy and sites close together.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Nick Gifford

Ranking: 9/10

Spent 2 nights here and found it to be great.... service on checking it was fantastic and informative and the overall condition of the facilities were great! All but one block of toilets had been upgraded to an extremely high finish and made the stay even easier. The whole family looks forward to our next visit!!

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Lars Peter Morling

Ranking: 6/10

The warm water in the two kitchens and the washrooms and shower rooms was simply turned off. Thats really bad!

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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David Blackley

Ranking: 9/10

Great maintained park, super clean and equiped, friendly staff, just outside city centre. Lovely town , recommend a visit.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Rima

Ranking: 10/10

Lovely staff. $30 for 2 people non powered. Good BBQ. We liked it.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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Amy Yates

Ranking: 9/10

Good, clean facilities. Friendly host. Glad we picked this site compared to the other camp in Oamaru.

Reviewed about 5 years ago

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Donguk Chung

Ranking: 10/10

One of the best during our 10 days trip. Clean and warm kitchen, shower, and toilets. Good bbq pit. Super friendly staff and quiet location. Thumbs up!!

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Jan mentink

Ranking: 10/10

Our first 10 becomes this Top 10 Holiday Park. Because of its friendly welcome, heated modern kitchen and clean toilets and most of all the very warm shower.
Internet was good, $5.00 extra for 24 hours and 10GB. We paid $40.00 for a powered place.

Reviewed about 6 years ago

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Fabien Metro

Ranking: 8/10

A very well equipped and very clean site. Bordered by a small river and the railroad (trains run at night!)

Reviewed about 6 years ago

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Mathieu Flechelle

France

Ranking: 8/10

Nice campground with good facilities. A playground on site and very close to a huge park and playground. Quiet location close to city center

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

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Lisa Quayle

Ranking: 8/10

Stayed got one night on a non powered tent site. They site was flat and there were hedges and trees separating that the sites from each other which was good. Good location particularly for town and the penguin colony. It was close to the railway tracks which were noisy when they went passed however this was relatively infrequent. Free showers and clean facilities. However price was high for a non powered tent site at $38.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

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Daniel Jarrett

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Nice campsite with good facilties, onsite ducks and close to the centre of town.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

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Marek Heiurich

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Clean and spacious.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Viola

Germany

Ranking: 3/10

Clean facilities but not very spacious and near the main road and train track!

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Maya Bakker-deDreu

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Good sanitary facilities, sometime expensive, sometimes small places.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Henrik Joshua

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Our background: We stayed here during our 5 weeks campervan tour through the north and south island. We were 2 adults and a baby (9 months) and travelled with a large campervan.
Rating: a typical top 10 holiday park. Not too much space but nice and clean facilities. Stands on grass available. Nice walk into town through a beautiful park. When we stayed we did not have noice neither from the street nor from the railway. Place was not busy during our stay. Not sure how it would feel during pesk season.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in October 2013

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Sandy Goh

Singapore

Ranking: 10/10

Nice surroundings with good facilities. We loved the place!

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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ozelmer

Australia

Ranking: 5/10

Average site where you are packed in on top of each other. On the occasion we stayed the manager stated that the general manager of Big4 caravan parks was staying on the Monday. She also advised that there was only 1 amenities block open during winter, but this changed when the GM arrived. On one night they even parked another van next to us on the access road when over half the park was empty. They did manage to open another amenities block when the GM arrived, can't have him queueing now can we?. On the good side the showers were clean and ample hot water and pressure.

Reviewed about 8 years ago

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Lorraine Walker

England

Ranking: 9/10

For a 'chain' company site, good, adjacent to lovely town park and very friendly helpful manager.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Fred and Carin

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Most of them lay outside the city and the quality varies.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in December 2012

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Dio

Netherlands

Ranking: 4/10

The sanitation was unworthy of a Top10 park and the price.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in November 2012

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Michael Nolan

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Great site - nice tidy and clean - good facilities and reasonably sized pitches.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Lis Bon

Denmark

Ranking: 7/10

Close to the town and right next to a wonderful botanical garden and a large playground. There is a good cafe on the same steet as the campsite (Chelmer St 1).
The showers nearest to the office are larger and much nicer than the ones closest to the tent/powered sites. Expect some noise from the railway!

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Dagette

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Loved it! Older, but upgraded facilities. Endless hot water and extremely clean bathrooms. Easy drive thru sites. Hosts were lovely. Pointed out local sites on a map, but added all the free things to do (very helpful at the end of the holiday and an 8yr old) gorgeous town. Ducks with ducklings walking between the vans. Not much play equipment, but fantastic park about 200 metres away. Would stay here again.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

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Richard & Jane

England

Ranking: 9/10

Clean and tidy site - very good.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Lynn Robinson

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Botanical Gardens = world class aquatic centre. The best. Photocentre = terrific. Penguins, buildings = best town we visited!

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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David & Sue Lokkerbol

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Perfectly acceptable, cabins not quite so polished as best in class.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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bbgood

New Zealand

Ranking: 1/10

Oamaru top 10 holiday park is the worst place I have ever stayed in. I have never been treated so appallingly in my life. The manager was extremely rude, judgmental of my weight, age and maturity. I felt discriminated against and in general was disgusted in their behavior and attitude. Would never recommend this holiday park to anyone.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Kimothy

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Road noise was fine though I found it disconcerting to be so close to the road. Hubby freaked out when train rumbled past during the night as we didn't realize how close it was. Facilities were the best I'd ever come across due to recent refurb. I spent an hour lounging in the laundry room reading complimentary mags. Receptionist was extremely helpful and knowledgable. Disappointed with 'playground' though. Luckily there was only our 2 kids there as one trampoline and a tiny fort isn't big enough to accommodate many kids.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Marilyn Melhuish

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Again good clean facilities and most helpful personnel.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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damaca

United Kingdom

Ranking: 6/10

Relatively expensive - why ? The site is clean enough but as other reviewers have pointed out, it lies between a road (not that busy, but nevertheless with some traffic) and a railway along which a noisy train occasionally rumbles, and the facilities aren't that good for the number of campers. Still, the walk through the local park/botanic garden into the town is pleasant

Reviewed almost 10 years ago and experienced in September 2011

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Therea

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Good facilities but beside the road and railway.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in April 2011

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nelliekaye

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

A pretty holiday park with clean facilities...hot showers and plenty of bench space in kitchen area. We had a quiet night with very little road noise. Lovely grounds and the kids loved all the ducks!

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in September 2010

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E Brockbank

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

Good - very busy.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Marilyn Buboltz

United States

Ranking: 8/10

Close to attractions in town, walking distance which is a real plus.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Leon van Hengel

Netherlands

Ranking: 5/10

Bad place. A few showers only. Too bad for a Top10 Holiday Park. Small sites.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Caroline Sheridan

Australia

Ranking: 5/10

Nice camping area - poor facilities. 2 showers for the whole campsite.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Marcus

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

A bit too small spaces, less showers and resources.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Mike and Diane Baker

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Has Oamaru gardens and park next door, great for walks, shop, across road and township within walking distance.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Frank

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Facilities could have been better.

Reviewed over 11 years ago and experienced in February 2009

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Gillian

United Kingdom

Ranking: 5/10

Very crowded and very noisy from the road and railway.

Reviewed over 11 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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SebastianGermany1

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

Next to a loud street, but near to the highlights.

Reviewed over 11 years ago and experienced in February 2009

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Switz

Switzerland

Ranking: 4/10

Bad location, near the road.

Reviewed over 11 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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EstherW

Switzerland

Ranking: 6/10

Really Top 10?

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Jennifer Templeton

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Very good.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Artur D

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

No extra charge for showers, cheap laundry, nice people working there, good and clean facilities, beautiful botanic garden just next to the camperground.

Reviewed over 11 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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ChristineM

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Helpful staff to organise trips.

Reviewed over 12 years ago and experienced in February 2009