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Travel across the Bay of Plenty, around the Waikato and over to the Hawke's Bay as you experience the best these regions have to offer. Boasting white sand beaches, tranquil lakes, rapid rivers and - if you're into cycling - there's trails aplenty to enjoy in the Bay of Plenty; such as Rotorua's exciting mountain bike parks to the more sedate terrain of the Dunes Cycle Trail, near Opotiki. It's the tourism centre of the North.
Pretty much wherever you go in the Waikato you'll find outdoor activities to suit every taste. Stretching from the bombay hills and all the way down to Mt Ruapehu, embrace the beauty of the waikato region boasting New Zealands largest Lake (Lake Taupo) and River (Waikato River), Tongariro National Park.
Best known in the North Island as the region with beaches, wineries, and is New Zealand's official 'Art Deco Capital'. The climate and layout make it perfect for easy cycle trails and is the first stop on the classic New Zealand Wine Trail.
We'll be featuring all Campsaver Campgrounds by region over time, keep an eye out for further articles, including next week’s Canterbury Area! For more information about the Campsaver Program, click here.
Island View Holiday Park (CDS, #2998)
6 Appleton Rd, Waiotahi Beach
One of the main driving forces behind the CampSaver NZMCA initiative, stemmed from the ongoing success of Island View Holiday Park’s off-season. In 2018, Chief Executive Bruce Lochore came across the campground gem, in a prime, absolute beachfront location on stunning Waiotahe Beach, Opotiki. The park has unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean, directly overlooks White Island, has a tennis court and swimming pool, and provides a relaxed atmosphere with generous free leisure facilities. In a nutshell – MAGIC. While staying there, Lochore discovered that Opotiki were offering an incredibly low off-season discount to NZMCA members. Excited by this approach, CampSaver was created to encourage members to travel more during the off-season.
"Recently stayed at this amazing camp which is right next to the beach. Excellent facilities including a brilliantly updated shower and toilet block designed in a Balinese style- breathtaking. Free powerful showers and free wifi. Excellent value for all the family. Great swimming pool too. Definitely recommended. We will be back!" - Carolyn
Whakatane Holiday Park (CDS, #2875)
1 McGarvey Rd, Whakatane
Whakatāne Holiday Park is centrally located and only a short walk or cycle along the Whakatāne river pathway to cafes, restaurants and the White Island Tours departure point. Visit NZ’s only active marine volcano or take a 5-minute drive to the much loved Ohope Beach. Enjoy Whakatane’s many walking & cycling tracks, visit the famous ‘Lady on the Rock’ statue and explore ‘the Kiwi Capital of the World’.
Tirohanga Beach Holiday Park (CDS, #2995)
743 SH35 Tirohanga, Opotiki
It’s the last accessible gentle sloping white sand beach before the Raukūmara Ranges meet the ocean, the coastline becomes rocky and the beaches stoney. We've remained true to traditional Kiwi Beachfront Camping with shady campsites an open mind to outdoor activities and philosophy of affordable prices for New Zealanders. With our safe beachside location, para pool and large grounds there is plenty of room to spread out and relax.
Rotorua Family Holiday Park (CDS, #3095)
22 Beaumont Rd, Rotorua
This family friendly park is only 3 minutes drive to Rotorua in a quiet location with no sulphur odour. Take a 5 minute stroll to Ngongotaha village to enjoy a coffee and snack from 3 cafes. We are the closest holiday park to Rotorua’s major tourist attractions. For anglers we sell licences and have a tackle shop, only 5 minutes walk to many local streams. Enjoy our facilities including free unlimited WIFI, free showers, outdoor BBQ area, spa and the kids will love our playground. Pet friendly.
Turangi Holiday Park (CDS, #3431)
13 Te Reiti Tamara Gr, Turangi
Turangi Holiday Park is perfect for families, trampers, fishermen, skiers and those looking to unwind. There’s plenty of privacy and space to accommodate huge vehicles (11.5m+) at this dog-friendly park. Turangi, the gateway to the Tongariro National Park boasts three unique ski fields and is renowned for Trout fishing in the Tongariro river. The park is a great base for the Tongariro Alpine crossing, with transport available right from their front door.
Riverside Motor Camp (CDS, #3661)
19 Marine Pde, Wairoa
Located in a park like setting, three words have come to identify this campground in the Hawkes Bay’s most northernmost town of Wairoa- clean, tidy and very friendly. If you’ve had your fill of the river-views, a supermarket and a kid’s park just around the corner for those winter days when there’s a bit of sun.
Waipatiki Beach Holiday Park (CDS, #3718)
498a Waipatiki Rd, Napier
Waipatiki Beach Holiday Park is situated 30 mins north of Napier and accessed through a farm suitable for large vehicles where horses can be accommodated by arrangement. The park overlooks Waipatiki Beach, only 250m away, offering swimming, surfing, fishing or diving, with a nearby freshwater stream and small boats that can be launched from the beach. The many coastal and bush walks are well worth exploring with cycleways nearby.
Napier Beach Kiwi Holiday Park & Motels (CDS, #3770)
10 Gill Rd, Bay View, Napier
A park like setting on the Bayview coast overlooking Port Napier, on 9 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds incorporating Motels, Units, Cabins, Campground powered and unpowered sites. A full range of facilities are provided plus our very own licenced ‘Snapper Café’ providing a full menu and outstanding coffee. We enjoy direct access to the Bayview to Napier cycleway - 4kms to airport, 5.5kms to Ahuriri restaurants and 7kms from Napier.
Clifton Motor Camp (CDS, #3869)
495 Clifton Rd, Clifton Beach, Hastings
This motorcamp is the last stop, in an ideal beachfront location, situated at the end of the road before veering off to Cape Kidnappers. Only 20 minutes from Hastings or Napier, check out the nearby gold course, gannet colonies, Elephant Hill or Clear View wineries. Head over the road to the tasteful Hygge at Clifton Bay, Café.
River’s Edge Holiday Park (CDS, #3931)
26 Harker St, Waipawa
Travel south from Hastings on SH2 to the holiday park on the literal edge of the Waipawa River. Only 100m to the village, golf course, tennis courts and bowling green. Enjoy the seclusion of the park, with 50 powered sites, a BBQ area and a playground, it’s the perfect place to stop off before your descent into the Wairarapa.
Three great years of giving members savings and camping-grounds additional business when they need it the most, is definitely worth celebrating.
And in celebration of that, we're giving away amazing prizes that would certainly come in handy for your winter journeys ahead.
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