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Te Araroa Holiday Park

S Hwy 35 | Te Araroa, Gisborne, New Zealand
Te Araroa Holiday Park
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not the nicest spot on our campervan adventure of the East Cape. The ground was mushy, so I thought we'd get stuck. The amenities need a lot of love. We had to stay here because it's the closest powered spot to get to the lighthouse on East Cape for the sunrise. (Allow time for 40 minute drive and then a... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We flew from Australia, travelled from Wellington to the East Coast to visit a piece of property up that ways, we did not intend on staying but after a gruelling long trip both drivers were fatigued, we also had 2 teens and elderly parent on board. We called in on the off chance to grab a bed for the night... More 

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Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada
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499 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The innkeep at this holiday park was a little gruff and rough around the edges, but proved to be rather friendly and helpful. The facilities were a little run-down, but clean enough (there was only limited times that hot water was available). That being said, the location was spectacular. Massive, spacious, lush grassy areas to pitch a tent or park... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

cheap camping, You have what you pay for as they said. I think the biggest (bad) surprised was the undrinkable water evrywhere, which makes cooking quite painfull when you have to boil every single amount of water (even to brush your teeth!) I think I was disappointing because it calls itself a holiday park but as definitively not the basic... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We stayed here for a night to break up the drive between Gisborne and Opotoki....and glad we did. Yes it's grass roots Aotearoa and I think that's the great thing about this place. The scenery is breathtaking and we enjoyed the slow pace of life. I would just mention we were missing a smoke detector (we could see where it... More 

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Auckland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Stayed in one of the older units, which was of the standard I expected for this region, at the price. The campground has good shade trees, a shop and average facilities. The beach is a short walk away, but it's of interest for a walk or surfing only. There are signs advertising takeaways and a theatre, but the theatre looks... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Disappointing is how I would describe this holiday park. The entrance driveway looks promising but then you are confronted with disused equipment and an office/shop in what resembles a machinery parking lot. If it were not for the lateness of the day and the fact we needed to hook up to a 240 volt supply, we would have high-tailed it.... More 

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Te Puia Springs
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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Tucked away at the foot of the hills and right next to the beach. This place has a variety of accomodation from self contained units to powered and up powered camp sites. It has a shop with food and alcohol and basic camping and fishing gear and a picture theatre . Bill and the staff will look after you like... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We only stayed here for one night and for us it was worth while. Behind where we camped there was a short walk to a lovely beach which was deserted. It was a bit dreary and the people were not all that friendly but it suited us for a night. I wouldn't plan on staying for more than two nights.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We drove all the way from tauranga (4.30 hours) to te araroa enjoying the lovely bays and scenery on the way when we got to the park we couldn't believe how rough the camp was so we scarped back to ohiwa harbour very disappointed. if people want own or run a camp they should look at their camp with the... More 

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