A picturesque 25 minute drive from Nelson, and 2hrs from Picton, turn off at the Cable Bay road at Hira and travel 8km further on a sealed road. This camp with stunning bay views is on the historic cable station site where the first telegraph link came from Sydney in 1876. Large mature native trees surround this camp, and an extra well-sheltered, tenting area over the creek includes a tenting oasis, and in the creek are tame eels. The ablutions are modern and spotless and include disability facilities, while the kitchen has gas hobs, microwaves, fridges and a BBQ under the front covered veranda. At the rear of the building is a laundry with auto washer and dryer. There is safe swimming at the beach, great kayaking, the Cable Bay walkway, a boat ramp (4WD only) and a safety trampoline for the children. Wifi is available and camping with dogs is by request, please book first. The whole area is steeped in history, so talk to your friendly hosts Josephine and Nigel whose family have been here since 1920.
The residential camp is mainly for groups but does have some powered and
non powered sites for individual campers. Fish or swim in the Waingongoro
River which runs through the lower level of the campground, which is flat grass.
There is an ablution block with toilets and showers and a washing machine.
There is a BBQ on the lower level. Your host is Rosanne. No pets. All sites
are $15 per person per night.
This beachside location is just 5km off S Hwy 10 and well signposted. The
office/store is at the entrance with free wifi, free showers, and free BBQ’s. The
main kitchen/dining room has fridges and freezers, TV, a cooking facilities plus
microwave, and other appliances. A laundry and dumpstation are provided
Your hosts are Jeff and Christine Kuypers. Prices are $18 to $21 per person
for a site. Children $12. Seasonal rates apply. Close to the Whaling museum
Bus tours to Cape Reinga. This is a safe swimming beach and a boat ramp.
Mawley Park, at the northern end of Masterton, occupies an attractive location
on the banks of the Waipoua River (with good swimming holes). The 15 acre,
sheltered grounds are tidy with large trees and plenty of space for the 200
or so tent sites and 54 powered sites. A BBQ shelter has cooking facillities.
The camping areas are grouped in separate sections with sealed road access
and brand new unisex individual ablutions serving each area (these include
disabled access facilities). The park has had a major refurbishment with a lot
of thought been put into what makes a place nice. There’s a large dining hall
with highchairs, a TV and a separate comfortable and modern TV lounge. The
kitchen has gas hobs and is very modern and well equipped. A supermarket
is nearby and QE11 Park is across the road for the kids, whilst there are also a
few small pieces of play equipment to keep the kids amused onsite. A DVD
Library and local information is available at the office. Free washing machines
and $2 dryer are part of the laundry. A dump station is provided. Powered sites $38 for 2, unpowered $36 for 2. Your friendly and enthusiastic hosts are
Rodney and Jelena Algie.
Number of tent sites - 20 non-powered
Number of tent sites - 20 (bookings not required - first come - first served) Easily accessible campsite. Boat, trout fish or swim in the lake.
20 powered sites, 25 tent sites. Kitchen and dining room, fridge freezers, laundry, toilets & hot showers. Short stroll to beach and river – safe swimming. All facilities included in tariff.
Tariff: 1-2 adults (all sites) $20.00
Extra adult (over 14yrs) $10.00
4 years - 14 years $8.00
Under 4 years free
Half an hour from Hawera, an attractive bush-reserve approach leads to this
beachside camp. Opunake is a traditional holiday spot, with the rest of the
sheltered bay housing the surf club and an artificial surf reef just offshore. Nearby activities include boating, surfcasting, swimming and water skiing.
The grounds are level grass, with 95 powered sites and 10 tent sites in a
ribbon layout. The amenities block has a kitchen with stoves, bench cooktops,
microwaves and fridge/freezers. A TV lounge/dining area has outside dining
under shade sails. There is also a large paddling pool and lots of adventure
play equipment. Supplies are available at the camp shop. Superb toilets/
ablutions include a disabled access suite and there is a laundry an d dump point
provided. No pets here please. Your hosts are Lisa and Jase All sites are
powered $44 for 2 adults, $10 per child. $5 for under 5.
2 Motels, sleep up to 4 people, $120 to $135 each extra adult $12. 3 new kitchen cabins $95 to $110
More like a mini village than a camping ground, this 34-acre park rambles along the hills above the northern end of Red Beach. There are narrow winding streets, individually named, and clusters of own-your-own cottages with permanently leased sites. Mature trees shelter the attractive communal grassed area near the park entrance which has an excellent children_s playground and a small stage where live bands play and budding stars can practice. Alongside is a recreation hall with extra facilities. There are six small amenities blocks with brand new dining facilities next to a kitchen. A good tenting area with a BBQ available. There is internet access and you can master the game of table tennis. Xmas and New Year entertainment is a feature. Dogs are not permitted. A 'Jacob's Ladder' gives direct access to the beach at the north end of the park and a footbridge provides access to Red Beach, a Life guard serviced beach at the southern end.
On Shelly Beach for swimming and a boat ramp less than 5mins away, this is a popular spot for boaties. Camp on level, roomy sites, dotted with trees in pleasant surroundings. 72 sites have power and there are abundant tent sites. Kids will enjoy the jumping pillow and climbing tower. The centrally-located, well-presented amenities block offers free showers and a disabled access/family suite (with baby_s bath). A large, bright kitchen opens to a breezeway and basic outdoor dining area and BBQ. There is a roomy automatic laundry with tubs, an ironing board, and a dump station is provided. Rest up in the camper_s lounge that has a fireplace, easy chairs and TV. The office/shop carries some basic items and fishing trips and tours can be arranged. Boat parking, internet and wireless are available. All sites are from $21 per adult, plus $6 extra for power. Seasonal rates apply. Dogs by prior arrangement only, and groups are very welcome.
For prices, please refer to the official website.
South Brighton Holiday Park is the closest seaside holiday park to Christchurch CBD providing the ideal base for you to explore Christchurch and the surrounding area whilst staying in an oasis of tranquil grounds with sheltered private sites and mature native trees.
This small scenic park is located at the end of the Kawakawa Bay Coast Road. Accessible from Waiti Bay only at low tide, Tawhitokino offers safe swimming and a beautiful, secluded stretch of white sand beach backed by regenerating bush and farmland.
Booking campgrounds with an underage group
Campground bookings for an unsupervised group, under the age of 18:
You will need consent to make a campground booking when your group is aged 16 years and 17 years.
You will need to:
- Download the Regional Parks: Parental Consent Form
- Have your legal guardian complete and signed the form.
- Supply your completed form when you make your booking.
For health and safety reasons bookings for groups of people aged 15 years and under are not allowed, without appropriate supervision.
All other bookings for unsupervised group under the age of 18:
You will not be unable to make bookings for our baches, lodges and bookable sites. You may only use these sites with appropriate supervision.
35 non-powered tent sites/bookings required. Bookings are essential in peak season.
Adult (18+ years): $13 per night
Child (5 - 17 years): $6.50 per night
Infant (0 - 4 years): free
Camp beside a sandy beach among pōhutukawa trees. A great spot for water activities.
Closed after Easter to Labour weekend.
Fires are not permitted at any time.
64 sites have power.
You are in the heart of farm country in this council owned camp, which is
closed in winter from May to September. Mainly populated by the same
families returning year after year, you will need to book if you want to squeeze
in. There is a large, level grassed area with several trees and hedges. 64 sites
have power and there is an abundance of tent sites. Amongst the amenities
is a useful kitchen (which doubles as a dining and library facility) with two full
stoves, microwaves, pots, utensils and fridge/freezers. The ablutions have been
newly refurbished and there are automatic machines and dryer in the laundry.
This area is popular for fishing and golfing and there is a good swimming hole
in the nearby river. No dogs please, your friendly hosts are Graeme and Kaye.
All sites are $12.50 per adult, $6 for children.