Lakelands Holiday Park

Lakelands Holiday Park


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Madeleine Belay

Ranking: 8/10

Relaxed old school family campground, very helpful owner, attracts family groups, friendly staff and campers. Mountain bike tracks nearby and lake activities, enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed 5 months ago

Cphm41's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Lovely place and people, very quiet and scenic and super handy access to Whanganui. Will definitely return.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

Dave's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Nice and quiet, good prices
A good base to spend a few days
Handy to Whanganui
Very helpful owners
Nothing was a problem
We will return

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Maria's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

This is the place to stay. Short drive to town, amazing scenery, friendly neighbours, great activities, FREE Herbs, fully equipped kitchen, FREE hot showers with amazing pressure. If you're looking for a great place to stay for a fair price, look no further.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Simone's avatar


Ranking: 6/10

People are very nice, but inconvenient location and old facilities

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Matt's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful spot on edge of wildlife-filled lake. Very friendly welcome from owners, keen to help us have a great time. Running the place for 6 months now, suspect this place will get better and better. Large campsite interesting to walk around and canoe/lifejackets available to use for free. $25nz for 2 with a campervan pretty standard price. Only minor downside is an aging toilet / shower block but clean and functional. Would recommend.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

Lakelands Holiday Park responds:

Thank you and pleased you enjoyed your stay

Jan's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful spot, 30 Dollars power site perfect

Reviewed about 3 years ago

Lakelands Holiday Park responds:

We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you enjoy the rest of your travels

seph's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Nice spot at the lake. Very friendly owners which are not all about the money. They just like having people staying there. Nothing fancy but clean. Gave me a discount because I was only with a bicycle.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Lakelands Holiday Park responds:

Thank you for your positive comments! It was our pleasure to have you stay with us. All the best for the rest of your travels about NZ

Anders's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Really nice surroundings, pretty lake and campsite. New friendly owners, great value at only 25 dollars with campervan. worth a stay without doubt!

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Piyavee's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Definitely worth the money for non-power campsite, just $11 per person. Cheap compared with other campsites around. Including good view of the lake. Amenities, kitchen has all you need. Toilets are clean. Also you can rent a canoe for only $5. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Plenty of space, recommended for family camping. I have deducted one point because of the lukewarm shower in the evening. It has a hot shower only in the morning.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Abbey Alker

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Absolutely outstanding. We have been staying here every year for 5 years and we wouldn't have it any other way. Helen and Bryan are kind, genuine hosts' who can't do enough for you to make your stay an enjoyable one. Immaculate facilities, stunningly well kept grounds and surroundings. Friendly, family atmosphere - no riff raff (a must when you have a young family) they even light the campfire for children on an evening to roast marshmallows. Not to mention the stunning lake to explore via the kayaks for hire....I could go on and on about the many things we love about this place - Would highly recommend to all ( but not to too many because it's wanganuis best kept secret and I hope it stays that way!!!)

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Marc Engstle


Ranking: 8/10

Nice, cheap, free shower and laundry, at a lake, friendly person, $70.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Stefan Roth


Ranking: 10/10

Nice people.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Ron & Hannah de Reuver


Ranking: 8/10

Very good service and real value for money.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Ranking: 10/10

what an amazing place, so peaceful and beautiful. wish we could have stayed longer. fresh and clean. friendly people there, they were very helpful to us.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

seb's avatar


New Zealand

Ranking: 1/10

Hostile owner. We went in and seeing no one about had a quick drive to check the facilities (it looked busy and we weren't sure if there was room for our tent). On our way to the office to book, a woman called out and asked if we were camping. We said yes thinking she was a fellow camper saying hi. She then ripped into us for not checking in right away, shouting something non sensical about children being around (not sure what she was getting at, we were driving at about 2k an hour). It was really strange, and when I asked if she was the owner she said she was, and then after yelling at us some more told us to meet her at the office. We hesitated at which point she said maybe we should leave! We promptly did, and drove to New Plymouth where we were warmly welcomed by the owner of Havenview campsite (which was fantastic). Unless you are a local you are unwelcome here, we are an easy going couple in their 30s and have camped all over NZ, we've never experienced such rudeness as we did at Scoutlands. Avoid at all costs.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Ranking: 9/10

Charm of the old days. Calm. Warmhearted. Private.

Reviewed over 11 years ago and experienced in April 2010