This is closed for accommodation as a motel/camping ground.
219 On Johns Holiday park has been sold and is no longer trading in its previous format. If your enquiry is regarding permanent accommodation contact Lisa at Inspire Residential 027 203 2421.
Drive in through the leafy entranceway to this camp, where many level grassed areas are broken by stands of trees. A central amenities building houses a useful kitchen, ablutions that are well kept and there is a laundry with automatic equipment. A swimming hole has been created in the river and there is a good playground for children. Nearby are tennis courts, a shop, hotel and cafe, and there is a golf course right next door (golf clubs may be hired at the camp). The nearest ski field is only a half hour drive away or go on the local historical walk. Rakaia and Waimakariri River gorges are each about 20 minutes drive for salmon and trout fishing. Your friendly hosts are Noel and Robyn Langridge, and all sites are $38 for two.
There are 58 permanent sites.
One of Canterbury's best kept secrets. Nestled into the base of the Rakaia Gorge and located on the South Side of the Rakaia Gorge Bridges on the Inland Scenic Route. This camp has a new ablution block with toilets, hot showers and disability facilities. Instead of a kitchen there is a kitchen shelter where you bring your own cookers and equipment. (BBQ available for a small fee) A laundry tub is on-site. A free book exchange operates from the kitchen. There are plenty of picnic tables and BBQ areas, some overlooking the river. The area is beautifully kept and very sheltered with an abundance of trees. Sites are $10pp and to encourage family groups, children under 12 are free. Other attractions include Salmon fishing in the world famous Rakaia River, Rakaia Gorge Walkway, Jet Boating and Jet Boat Trips, It is close to Methven and Mount Hutt. If a site supervisor is not available there is an honesty box. An email version of our Things To Do info sheet can be emailed on request. Email request to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
This is a seaside camping ground, which provides sea fishing and boating opportunities. Kayaking, boating and a tramp along the farmers vehicle track to the eastern head of Pigeon Bay.
Next to the local A&P Showgrounds, this well maintained camping ground is laid out on open grounds with many large shade trees. Plenty of level sites with a choice of grass or gravel. In the amenities pavilion is a large, well-presented, functional kitchen with full stoves, next door is a TV and dining room with a cosy log fire. In addition there is a very large games room where you can play on one of the arcade games, have a game of pool or table tennis, even table hockey. Comfy sofas to sit on and several more dining tables in here too, or go outside for a game of lawn tennis. Internet is available, the tidy ablutions have metered showers, and the laundry has automatic equipment. A variety of shops are in the village within walking distance, you might want to have a go at hot air ballooning or take a trip to the snow at Mt. Hutt ski field, all of which you can do from here. Your friendly hosts are Darren & Rhonda Saunders.
Current rates: https://methvencampingground.com/#Rates
If you want a true kiwi camping experience, you will get it here at this sprawling
campground that boasts one of the best beaches on the peninsula and offers
safe, family-friendly camping in a beach front setting. There are two excellent
amenity blocks each containing a kitchen, toilets, washing facilities and coin
operated showers, as well as laundry facilities. Plenty for children to do when
they are finished swimming - flying foxes, a climbing frame, swings, slide and a
cycle track. Visit the highly rated Maori and Colonial Museum while you are
here or make use of the community tennis courts., there is a store located
in the village for your convenience and it's open seven days in peak season.
Definitely no dogs and no fires, there is a dump station available but you will
need to boil any water you use. Your friendly hosts are Darren and Michelle
Wallis Hartley. All sites are unpowered and charges are $12 per adult, $6 per
child (5 to15 years) and under 5 year olds are free.
Plenty of campsites to choose from, including powered and non-powered, grassed sites and hard sites. Tents, caravans and campervans are all welcome.
Take the winding 9km drive through the hills to Wainui, it is worth it. Register
at the main office, then take the second gate on your right, this area is set aside
for casual campers: the main part of the camp is for organized groups. Here
there is a pleasant tenting area surrounded by trees with some sites on the
riverbank, where you can listen to the birds singing and the crickets chirping. It
is serviced by a small number of facilities and a kitchen. There are three levels
of camping and three power sites - you may need a long lead. Tent sites from
$15 per adult plus extra $10 per site for power (min charge $20 per site). The
manager is Mike Linton.
This camp is currently a camp in two halves, with the older section slowly being phased out and a new section coming online. The older section of the camp is beside the many attractions of Tinwald Park and has plenty of level sites,
with large mature trees for shelter. The kitchen with dining area included, is functional and clean, there are also BBQ tables outside. Ablutions are all older but still clean, and include disability facilities. There are automatic machines in the laundry and a dump point, a separate building houses a functional TV lounge and internet. Free electric BBQs and picnic tables dot the grounds, and eftpos and email are available at the office. The newer section of the camp has been purpose built and includes both gravel and grass spacious sites, with sumps and water taps at each. There are ablution blocks only here at the moment, both brand new, clean and modern. The adjacent domain includes a swimming pool,
tennis courts, a miniature railway and a railway museum. Along the road is a vintage car museum and a golf course backs onto the park. Your hosts are Paul and Carolyn.
See the online booking page for current rates.