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Lake Ruataniwha Holiday Park

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Max Smith Drive, Twizel, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I have had such a lovely experience at the Ruataniwha park, lovely cosy cabins very friendly staff it as like home away from home.the toilets and showers very clen and tidy. We felt very safe knowning that there is security on at the gate, very friendly and enjoying stay, thank you so much I will be back. Sheere from Invercargill

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Have stayed here before in a motel unit and enjoyed ourselves. This time, stayed in a 'heated' cabin with two additional friends. Heating consisted of a wall mounted fan heater which pointed directly at a power outlet. Needless to say this, combined with the recently burned down next-door cabin and lack of smoke alarm, did not give us the confidence... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Arrived to our cabin, located next to the wreckage of another, freshly burnt-down cabin. There was no smoke-alarm in our cabin and the heating (it was advertised as "heated") consisted of a very small and cheap heater fixed to the wall. After our first night we asked to be refunded for the following night half an hour after the stated... More 

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Timaru, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We stayed for new years and have good and bad things to say about the place. Great memories catching up with friends. Awesome new shower and toilet block. BUT and its a big BUT, dont tell everyone that they can camp anywhere they like and then threaten eviction when we have a few drinks and someone around us gets a... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Being on a self-drive tour, we arrived at Lake Tekapo to discover there was no room at the inn - any of the inns - so we were directed to the Holiday Park at Twizel - the only accommodation available for many kilometres in any direction. We were not hopeful, but fairly desperate. However, we found a little gem. The... More 

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Bedford, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The cabins are no bigger than a garden shed, a door that does not seal properly so flying cockroaches came in along with Mosquitos so not a good nights sleep. The following night we stayed in the motel, which is new and very spacious there was just no comparison between the two so do yourself a favour and stay in... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Stayed at this park initially in a campervan & then later in a tourist cabin. Very much enjoyed the hospitality of Tony - a fantastic bloke who took the time to drive us around & show us things we were interested in. The tourist cabins are basic but contain all you need with very comfy beds. The communal kitchen is... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We have stayed in double Tourist cabin . There was a bunk bed : double plus single. The mattress was horrible.The walls were peeling and we were afraid to touch the window so it wouldn't be broken. There was a TV in the room that we thought would rather be there as an antique decoration than something worse mentioning "TV... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

After being disappointed at the lack of 'family facilities' at another Twizel camping ground, we went to Lake Ruataniwha holiday park and were so pleased we did. A very warm welcome, heaps of space to choose from, and lots to keep the kids happy. We were in a tent and found a lovely spot among the trees, away from others,... More 

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Marlborough Sounds
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We booked here with mixed feelings as we had read reviews and were a bit concerned re permanent residents and basic facilities. However we decided to stay here as heard that camp in town was crowded and noisy. Well we were pleasantly surprised, it is a beautiful setting by the Lake, of course you can't see the Lake from most... More 

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Address: Max Smith Drive, Twizel, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Twizel
Number of rooms: 8

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