Opposite the racecourse, the park entrance leads to level ground, with a
variety of pleasant sites scattered between the permanent campers. A tiled
conservatory is the focal point of the amenities block, with a large TV and
couches. To each side are the large kitchen and ablutions, all in good, clean
condition. There are automatic washing machines and dryers, and a dump
station is also available, some even on sites. Next to the playground is an in
ground swimming pool and a children’s splash pool. Families, sports teams and
groups are well catered for, and your hosts are Allan and Raewyn Campbell.
There are at least 20 sites with power at $30 for two adults and plenty of tent
or unpowered sites for $30 for 2 adults; $18 for 1 adult.
Just outside of Hanmer Springs, is this spacious campground that takes you back to your childhood school camps. Tent and campervan sites are polka dotted between deciduous trees, all on flat land and with that beautiful forest all around you. The amenities include five well-appointed kitchens and dining rooms, and numerous shower and toilet blocks. There is a purpose built building with facilities for disabled people, and an exciting playground. This camp is well set up for large groups and with the new upgrades everything is spick and span. You can leave from here for a trip to the Molesworth Station, go fishing, mountain biking, skiing or tramping in the area. Tent sites and unpowered campervan sites cost $14 per adult and 76 per child. Please note that if the camp is hosting a school group, it cannot take casual campers so book ahead to avoid disappointment.
Bordered by mature trees in a grassy domain with access to good facilities, which are tendered by the local community. There are tennis courts and a cool playground for some activity.
Halfway between Christchurch and kaikoura, is this camp with large level sites on tree lined terraces. Plenty of shade and lovely green grass, there are 20 power sites and numerous tenting areas, as well as a tavern and cafe close by. The good amenities are spotless with roomy showers, a good laundry and the kitchen doubles as a lounge and dining area. Upgrades on the cards over winter and your pleasant hosts are Lyn and Robert. Tent sites $12 per person, power sites $15 per person.
Situated above the mouth of the Waimakariri River, with a walkway from the camp to the river, this beautifully manicured park is a great spot. There is a village of well-settled caravans, immaculately presented with attractive mini-gardens. A large area has been set apart for casual campers, with views out to the hills and river. Hedged with pittisporums, and with water on each site, they are a great place to park. A bright, cheerful stainless steel kitchen and ablutions block is in this area, as well as an older one further down, all spotless and well kept, and all have been recently upgraded. The laundry has good auto equipment and your hosts are Bronwyn and Alan Waters.
A tent site will cost you $15 per person or with power $18. Unpowered sites are available at a discount for NZMCA members.
A large complex set of five hectares of grounds, mainly catering for large
groups. Not many sites available, and a few permanents, but what is there
is well maintained in a park-like environment. The camping area has a tiny
field kitchen, disabled facilities, and toilets, also a swimming pool, confidence course and dump facilities are available. You are not able to book ahead in this campground, and availability is dependent on what groups are on site at the time. Pauline and her team are available to help with your enquiries.
This is a large country camp with plentiful facilities, including those for disabled people. There are a lot of permanents in this park, but it is done very well. An immaculate kitchen has a microwave, rangettes and fridge/freezer. The laundry includes a children’s bath and use of an iron. The ablution blocks are very spacious with lots of good showers. A smaller kitchen and a laundry have been added to help in the busy season. A separate TV/dining room has double doors opening to the garden, where there is a children’s play area. Much hard work has been put into landscaping the grounds, which are colourful and well kept. Play golf on the 10-hole par 3 golf course, and eftpos is available. Please and make sure you book in advance as there are limited sites.
A family park on a grand scale, this camp has 400 sites, a well-stocked dairy
and is only a 500m stroll to the beach. Bordered by a wetland reserve with
walking tracks to the beach and picnic reserve, the wildlife park, flying fox,
adrenalin forest and orienteering will help fill your holiday days. The grounds
have many large shady trees and BBQs are scattered throughout the three
camping areas. Each area has its own ablution block, some may be closed out
of season. A well-appointed clean kitchen has good appliances. The modern
TV/dining room is carpeted and has comfy chairs. The tiled ablutions are light and airy and include a bath and disability toilets. There is a covered BBQ area,
mini golf, and tennis courts. The children can enjoy an excellent playground.
Eftpos and internet access are available. Powered sites from $32 for two
adults, non-powered sites from $30 for two adults and group rates available.
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.
Amber Kiwi Holiday Park & Motels is centrally located between the Christchurch Airport & downtown Christchurch. Low cost accommodation & camping choices are offered. Set on sheltered, landscaped grounds with ultra-clean facilities.
Your hosts are Braden and Sharon Lee.