Address:Rotorua Thermal Holiday Park 463 Old Taupo Road,Springfield Springfield Rotorua 3015, Central Plateau, North Island
If you are into mountain biking, then this is the camp for you, with back gate access to the local mountain bike trails, book ahead for the onsite sorts masseuse, and a purpose built bike wash. First camp as you come in from Taupo, this well-groomed park is lush with mature trees and ponga ferns, giving it a restful urban setting. Choose from 100 powered sites, large vehicle bays, or a special 24-site hardstand campervan area, complete with covered walkway to the streamlined kitchen and inviting indoor recreational area. Campers have the option of several different kitchens, all with plentiful cooking facilities, or of enjoying an open-air meal at the BBQ dining areas. Tent sites can be found on a picturesque, elevated lawn at the rear of the camp complete with their own amenities block and views of the surrounding hills. All the facilities are first class and have disabled access, recent makeovers have made things even nicer, and a dump point is provided. Take a soak in the hot mineral pools, or try the heated swimming pool, children are well catered for with lots of new equipment in the adventure playground under magnificent oak trees, as well as a bike track. Right out the back is a large area that includes facilities for playing volleyball, cricket, tennis, or rugby. Large groups are no problem here, and the upgrades planned in the next two years are exciting. The friendly staff in the office will be able to book one of the many attractions on offer, some are discounted for this camp only, and shuttle buses use the camp as a pickup point. Non-powered sites from $20, powered sites and motorhome sites from $25 per adult.