At the end of the road, 2km from Hanmer Village, is this extensive park with
spacious sites and lovely mountain views. Well-serviced with sealed roads
and over 60 campsites, there are also large trees for shade. The clean kitchen
has all appliances with a dining area next door, as well as BBQ tables outside
under shade sails. The ablutions are excellent and have a disability unit, there
is also a drying room opening off the laundry. The separate games room has
table tennis, pool and air hockey as well as arcade games, and you won't find a
better children's playground - it comes complete with an initiative course! For
those who want to relax, there is a comfy TV lounge with an internet station,
a petanque pit, or cool off in the swimming pool. There are bikes available
for hire, both children and adult sizes available. Wireless internet and a dump
station are here for campers, and your hosts are Alan and his team. Tent sites
are $30 for two, power sites $35 for two.
7km from Warkworth, Sandspit Holiday Park is designed around family
camping with lots to keep the kids occupied for hours. The camp has its
own little beach and jetty, with a floating pontoon. free kayaks are available.
The games hall has table tennis, soccer and pool tables. Take a walk down
memory lane through the pioneer village of yesteryear. A brand new kitchen
and ablutions block has just been completed. In the kitchen is a huge table
and large doors leading to a covered deck, The ultra-modern showers and
toilet are new. Enjoy your evenings in the BBQ/dining area. Play a game of maxi chess while the meal cooks, meanwhile the children can get friendly
with the donkeys and sheep. An ‘olde’ picture theatre houses the TV room;
maybe spend some quiet time in the camp library. Safe swimming here for
the children plus many other outdoor activities in the area. Wireless Internet
available. Your hosts are Jared and Zena Morrison.
This holiday park has 7 beachfront camp sites at $24 per night ($48 Peak rate) and standard camp sites at $23 per night ($46 Peak rate). There are also hardstand sites for Motorhomes and caravans at $23 per night ($46 Peak rate).
You can view a map of the camp here
Take the Petone exit off SHwy 2 and follow the blue TransitNZ camp signs.
Don’t be put off by the industrial suburb approach to this camp, as the
immaculate grounds are shaded by established pohutakawa trees and have
views of the bush-clad ranges. There are both grass and hardstand sites for
mobile homes,125 powered sites and 60 tent sites. Spacious grounds boast
a well-equipped adventure playground with a huge jumping pillow for the kids.
There are 3 good kitchens with dining halls and fridge lockers that can be hired.
Amenities include spacious toilets, showers and disabled access facilities, with
2 family bathrooms and 3 coin-operated automatic laundries. Along with
the spa, Sky TV room and new outdoor BBQ area, the games room will be a
hit with the kids, with a pool table, air hockey, table tennis, video game arcade
machines and internet access. This should keep happy campers entertained
for hours. A dump station is provided. Your hosts are Allen and Sue. All
sites are $50 for two people, $20 each extra person. There is a $35 minimum