Tapu Creek Campervan Park

Tapu Creek Campervan Park

Tapu

Reviews

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Laura

Ranking: 9/10

Lovely quiet little campsite 10 mins inland off the main coastal road through Tapu.
Beautiful spot next to the river,
Very clean and tidy facilities (showers and toilets, didnt check out the kitchen), & friendly helpful owner.
We paid $35 for a powered site 2 adults, a child and a dog in June 2020.

Reviewed 4 months ago

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Moritz

Ranking: 10/10

10$ pP with honesty box at unpowered tent site. Bathroom was clean, Warm shower available. Small outdoor kitchen and BBQ, great sundown view. Would go anyrime again!

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Sophie

Ranking: 10/10

We (3 people with a tent) arrived on new years eve without reservation and with little hope as every camping area nearby was full but the owners and fellow campers were absolutely lovely and squeezed us in! They even made pizza for everyone in their very own pizza oven!
Went for a swimm in the creek right next to camping, a lively place that we will come back to if we are ever back in nz, we love Tapu creek :)

Two toilets and a hot shower for free, covered Picknick area and fridge to use!

Reviewed 9 months ago

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RKNZ

Ranking: 10/10

Great place friendly owners and we will definitely be going back. Great spot by the creek and swimming holes there. Highly recommended staying there.

Reviewed 10 months ago

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Ryan

Ranking: 10/10

Loved the stream!
Cool set up with the trees surrounding you
Really nice owner

Reviewed 11 months ago

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Gareth

Ranking: 10/10

Stayed one night here. Such a nice place next to a creek. The powered spots around the outside have more privacy and are $15 pp and the inside area $10pp. We actually went for the powered spot even though we didn’t need the power supply. Would highly recommend to anyone! Will be coming back!

Reviewed 11 months ago

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Franziska

Ranking: 10/10

Great place directly at a beautiful river. Very quiet spot to relax and stay. 10nzd/PP unpowered, 15nzd powered site/PP. There's also a washing machine (2nzd) and a fridge where you can put your things during your stay. Spotless clean facilities, free shower and open air cooking facilities. In top: The owners are really nice and helpful and you can buy for little Money their own produced veggies. Perfect place 😊

Reviewed 12 months ago

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Lorraine

Ranking: 9/10

This was a beautiful site, a bit off the main road and a bit tight for larger motorhomes. But worth the manoeuvring.The amenities were great, but take a torch the walk to them at night is very dark.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Michelle and Tony

Ranking: 10/10

Stumbled upon this beautiful spot, right on the creek. Quiet, great ammenitites and a super friendly host. My only regret is we didn't stay longer. The stream was refreshing and sleeping with the sound of running water and wildlife was relaxing. Definitely recommend this little treasure on the hillside 😍

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Rachael

Ranking: 9/10

Bathrooms are awesome! Clean and modern, the campsite is good too with an outdoor kitchen. Only downside is a limited amount of space for unpowered so we parked quite close together but at $10pp we have no complaints at all :)

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Loretta

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful spot. Quiet out of the way, close to Tapu and Thames. Great place to chill and relax and just park up.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Maartje Mulders

Ranking: 10/10

super friendly owner. Laid back and chatted a little bit with us to get us familiar with NZ, as it was our first camping to stay. Felt super safe! Not many spots, but also very quiet, so more then enough room. Surroundings are GORGEOUS!! Great location and campground, would strongly recommend and would definitely stay again!

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Ninja Doerrenbaecher

Ranking: 10/10

Just lovely! Nice forest, directly near the creek, super clean amenities with lovely details, hot water shower included, outdoor kitchen, bbq, pizza oven, benches, swimming hole. We really enjoyed our night here. And we just payed $10 per person.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Nina Heyder

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

We like this lovely small Park very much. The owners are extrem friendly and kind. We also like the surrounding nature, the park is next to a picturesque little stream and between tree covered mountains. So you can have a swim and also do a lot of hikes. The best thing was the pizza oven made of stone. We enjoyed it one night with delicious pizza and a warm fire. Everything of this just for 16 NZD pp. Highly recommended!

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Wout van Dijk

Ranking: 6/10

This is a small campsite, which isn't that expensive at $26 for 2 persons on an unpowered site (Nov 15). We used the Rankers App and according to the reviews this would be the best campsite during our 4 weeks travel around NZ. It was our last campsite as well, so the best for last. Unfortunately it was a bit of a disappointment, maybe also due to the weather we couldn't fully enjoy the location, but there were only 2 showers and 2 sinks (1 men and 1 women). The kitchen was open, which is ok but there was only one spot to do the cooking or the dishes. You could use the pizza oven or BBQ as well. Although the App showed this campsite in the range between $10-20 per person it was one of the cheapest but definitely not the best that we have seen.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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Suzanne Vermeulen

Netherlands

Ranking: 6/10

Looks like a nice small camping ground. We stayed here one night as the only mobile guests. Nzd 16 pp is a bit too much. Basically we paid that for some electricity and water only. They have an outdoor kitchen but at our visit it didn't have running water.

Reviewed about 5 years ago

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Lionel C.

France

Ranking: 9/10

Lovely campervan park, really well laid out, many attention to details. Great showers (except the curtains I would say).

Laid back owners. They told us it's very crowded in the summer so book it.

It was perfect after the hard (but rewarding) costal drive from Coromandel.

Reviewed about 5 years ago

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Helen Ameis

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice owner, cold but perfect creek for swimming, nice free showers, well organised, clean.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Fleur Oskamp

Ranking: 7/10

The location is fabulous, away from the highway, nice little river, swimming hole and spacious sites for your campervan. However cleanliness was ok but not fantastic, there is no fresh water supply, you have to boil your water before drinking. The kitchen is an outdoor, open facility, with just cold water and two single cooking units on a gas bottle.
Washing machine was crooked and there was no dryer, which, with cold nights and in shoulder season means, leaving the place with wet laundry.
The most unhygienic thing however where the dogs wandering around, marking their territory! With a 20 month old son, exploring the campsite, still unstable on his feet, this means washing dog pee from his hands.
All in all a slight disappointment, relying on all the previous reviews.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Damian

France

Ranking: 9/10

If you're looking for a place where you wake up to the sound of cicadas and spend a quite evening listening the crickets, or even have a swim in the river, then go for Tapu Creek Campervan Park, spend a few days here and enjoyed the area a lot.
Loads of things to do and see around the park.
Plus, Rachel and Yannick will do everything to ensure you enjoy your stay!

If you're near Thames and look for a place to stay, then I can't recommend you strongly enough to go to Tapu Creek Campervan Park.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Lisa Sproll

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Really lovely campsite in the Middle of nowhere. Nice and clean facilities and lovely Owners. You can having a bath in the creek next to the campsite and bake your own Pizza in the Pizzaoven. I'm higherly recommend, one of the Best campsites i ever was in New Zealand.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Roland Oldengarm

Ranking: 9/10

If you like quiet DoC campgrounds, you'll probably like this one as well. We stayed here for two nights. It's an amazing little campground next to a river with a swimming hole. Much better than the massive campgrounds next to the sea. The family bathroom wasn't cleaned in a while and the owner's dog was walking around without a leash, so not a 10.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Petr Patek

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

The best campervan park in NZ, friendly staff, clean and cozy facilities etc. will definitely come back

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in November 2013

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jamie schneider

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing camp ground with fantastic staff!
Very clean and will always go back again !

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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briar barry

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Favourite place to go, really takes you back to nature . Fun and friendly owners good place to go tto swim, fish, camp, rock collect . Will definitively be back

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Julie Parent

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Very warm welcome from the lovely owners. Campground is spotless, flowers and trees making it pleasant. Facilities were very clean. Its location is ideal, 3km from the highway, between the forest and the little river. You must stop there!

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

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Daniel Capener

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

This was our first camp-site of our 1 year travels and we couldn't of picked a better place to stay. The owners are really friendly aswell as their little girl.They made us very welcome. The camp grounds were spotless we even got ourselves a fire going. Would definitely recommend to anyone whose around the area travelling.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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tim winders

United States

Ranking: 5/10

Wet, rainy and dark when we arrived so our rating may be tainted. The toilets and showers were very clean.

We were excited about the pizza oven, even stopped by the store to pick up a frozen pizza. But the rain, dark and need to build a fire made that less exciting.

We visited many campervan parks during our trip and we realized that we prefer the doc camps and the local regional camps best.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Andrew Young

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Lovely setting overlooking a clear stream just off the Tapu Coroglen road and within minutes of the water gardens at Raparua. Quiet and tranquil site. Highly recommended for the location.
Water supply not drinkable so ensure your camper is topped up before you get there. Shower and toilets very clean and well maintained.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Sibylle Frei

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

It is a very quiet Campervan Park which is decorated with much love. It is located in the forest and next to a small river. Highlights of the Park are the swimming hole and the pizza oven. Dogs are allowed and the facilities are clean. The owners are a very friendly and helpful family. A very good place to stay.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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jonathan schaefer

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

I stayed at the tapu creek campervan park for 2 weeks and enjoyed every second. It is a nice and cosy spot to be if you want to have great holidays and it is managed by one of the sweetest families I know.
If you want to enjoy beautiful nature right next to a nice and clear river just feel free to join this friendly park 5 minutes from the west coast of Coromandel.
I think you will agree if you once stayed at this park. :D

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

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Pru Casey

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

This delightful camping ground is a must visit if you are travelling in the Coramandel. Remeber to pick up a ready to cook Pizza from the supermarket of bring soume ingredients to make your own on thier wood fired pizza oven. Camp in the trees suurounded by native sonbirds by the creeek, lovely family owners, 10 out of 10 Tapu Creek!

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

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lilicalie

France

Ranking: 10/10

We met extraordinary people. The welcome(reception) of the owners is exceptional. We felt as at the house.
The campsite(camping) is considerable completed, small and friendly. Bathrooms are very clean(appropriate) and there is even some hot water for the shower and it is true without supplement. When in the outside cooking(kitchen), she is very pleasant and thought well. Everything is available to cook and it is true in a friendly way.
Thank you again, we spent our last week at Yannick and Rachel and it was a real happiness. Their daughters are adorable. Sophie and our daughter Calie played a lot together. Sophie and Emily friendly shared their toys.
We advise(recommend) this magnificent friendly campsite(camping).
Aurélie, Renaud et Calie (one week on Novembre 2013)

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in November 2013

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Achim E.

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Me and my girlfriend stayed here over a week. It is such an amazing place in a lush nature setting with a beautiful creek nearby to cool down when it is hot. The owners are very nice and will make your stay even more memorable. You really feel welcome here. We will come back:)!

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

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K B

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

My family (partner, myself and 5year old daughter) have stayed at Tapu Creek quite a number of time now. It is such a beautiful peaceful park. We really enjoyed swimming in the creek, and using the pizza oven! All the facilities were clean and well maintained and the owners are lovely!! Look forward to coming again this summer.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Donelle Whitaker

Ranking: 10/10

We were lucky enough to attend a wedding at Tapu Creek and what a most angelic place to have such a wonderful celebration. Peaceful, beautiful with a touch of elegance. Was made very welcome, looking forward to bringing my 3 cherrups to experience it in the future.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

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Hannah Ruiter

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

I have stayed at this place several times and have recommended it to my family and friends as well. I have found the owners and the facilties faultess. The park like grounds are amazing. Swimming or just soaking in the water hole on a hot day with a cold beverage is priceless. I am going to take my grand kids here this christmas where the park puts on movies in the park at dusk, Rubber duck races, lollie scramble and make your own pizzas to cook in the resident pizza oven. Thoroughly enjoy and and recommend this place. Plus I have met some fantastic people from all over the world here.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in January 2013

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Mandy W

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing location, amazing service, amazing people. Would highly recommend anyone to stay in this beautiful paradise. Service A+ and the staff are so friendly and welcoming. Can't wait to stay again!

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

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Gwen Dubuc

France

Ranking: 10/10

Tapu Creek, one word : AMAZING!!
It's a very nice place, next to the river, 5min to drive to go to the beach, fishing, mussel ( when the low tide of course ;) )
and the camp site is perfect, grass, flowers, trees, pizza oven, fridge, washing machine, it's not too big, and... I'm sure lot of backpacker should be happy to learn there is a hot shower! and you don't need to pay more for that!!
and it's not far to visit all the Coromandel, 20min to go to Thames, 40min to go to Coromandel town, and 1 hour and half to go to Cathedral Cove/ Hot pool beach!
Without forget hosts;;; Rachel and Yannick are awesome! all the time with the smile, they help you for everything, and they have two wonderful girls so cute!!

Finaly Tapu creek is a best place to be!
Thanks again for everything

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

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Leane Barry

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

What do you want to know about a Campervan/Camping park before you book?
Tapu Creek is a quiet, safe haven. It is only a short distance from Auckland. It is extremely well managed by THE most friendly family who are lucky enough to own it and yet still enjoy sharing their piece of paradise. It has a wonderful, fun river swimming hole in the backyard where you can also spend hours and hours looking for crystals (as the children call them). The PIZZA oven is to die for and the outdoor yet covered eating area is a lovely way to while away the late afternoon/evening hours chatting to friends and family with the birds singing in the background. The toilet/shower facilities are almost a luxury in this beautiful park. With amazing fishing opportunities just down the road; the park also has filleting and scaling area for you to use after you have shown your catch to the other jealous campers. There are of course delightful walks close by; like to the SQUARE kauri tree. Shops, 5 minutes down the road including takeaways and a dairy. If you are visiting New Zealand you MUST visit this lovely Campervan Park and if you live in NZ and you haven't stayed there you need your head read. JUST don't tell too many people or we might spoil this lovely little treasure.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in January 2013

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Kim Jones

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Loved staying here with our family it was so peaceful and relaxing couldn't of asked for a better holiday friendly helpful Manager Miss Rachael and would definitely recommend to anyone who wants a great camping experience will be back soon save me a spot :).

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in January 2013

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fiona schuler

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Lovely, peaceful wee park approx 2km up the road from the coastal settlement of Tapu on the Thames coast. We stayed at the park over New Years 2012-2013 and loved the family friendly feel of the park. Our family loved swimming in the creek and taking part in the 'duck race' on new years day-we cant wait to return again this summer.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in January 2013

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Marek Kam

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

This is small camp with friendly manager's. Camp is situated 2 km from main road. Camp is next to a stream.
New & clean facilities and awesome hot shower. Fridge, laundry. But the most important is shelter with BBQ and pizza oven is FREE. There is possible to hear some birds.

Reviewed about 7 years ago

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Chung yui Li

Hong Kong

Ranking: 10/10

I love it! And it is awesome.....!!!!It is a so beautiful place, and many flowers, herbs and lovely decorations.....the park is next to stream and the water is so clean......i soaked my whole body in the water, the feeling was so good!
There are a pizza oven you can use.......i tried to make my first pizza over there...it was awesome...
First, put some wood and burn in the oven...then put the burning woods aside ......and put your pizza into the over.......finally, your DIY pizza was made!! Perfect!!yummy

Reviewed about 7 years ago

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Team Kim&James

England

Ranking: 9/10

Lovely place - next to a stream, lots of tui and fantails. Didn't use the outdoor cooking facilities but they looked good. Lovely hot showers. $20 for a powered site, very reasonable!

Reviewed about 7 years ago

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FlyingKiwiGirl

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Iconic kiwi camping ground, just like they used to be, small & compact. Excellent location with clean stream & swimming hole beside camp ground, very peaceful & relaxing. Hosts very welcoming. Great facilities although kitchen may not be every ones cup of tea. Great BBQ & pizza oven area. Great place to meet other traverllers

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Archana Shrestha

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome place. Very affordable and great management. Have been to few camp sites in the past year and is the best one so far. Will definitely go back again. Looks after the campers v well and great facilities on site.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Emily Sweetman

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Loved it! The prettiest campround we've stayed at - also the cheapest and didn't charge for 3yr old and baby. We fired up the pizza oven and made our own pizzas! Our 3 year old had a ball in the creek and then playing soccer on the grassy area. Rachel the Manager is extremely welcoming and friendly. New toilet and shower block is really nice. Kitchen is very basic but we were in the campervan so didn't bother us.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Stefan Weber

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Tapu Creek Campervan Park is a very nice place to stay. The campsite has everything you need (clean toilets,warm showers,cooking facilities, pizza oven,bbq, laundry.....)
Thanks for this good accommodation.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Kévin Lesage

France

Ranking: 10/10

Very peacefull and quiete place - lovely atmosphere . Natural fresh water pool where we can swim. Clean facilities and very friendly staff . The place to be in coromandel

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Verne Heath

England

Ranking: 10/10

Lovely small, friendly and quiet. Set in countryside by stream and woods, peaceful and full of wildlife. Offered food for the pizza oven which was on that night.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Erica Moorhouse

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Very friendly, small scale campsite off West Road. Short way into hills and swimming access in the river next to the site.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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si_caz

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

We had a fantasitic stay at Tapu Creek Campervan park. Its a small site away from the main road with great views and a beautiful swimming stream. You can have a splash about right next to the campsite or wander up stream a bit to have a proper smim.
The facilities are perfect with an outdoor pizza oven, bbq and fire pit. The showers and toilets were also really nice, the best we've come across in our 6 weeks of travelling so far.
The owners went out of there way to make our stay comfortable, even bringing us firewood for the fire pit at night.
We've stayed in at least 30 campsites so far and I haven't felt inclined to write a review about any of them until now. All I can say is, great place and we can't wait to go back.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago