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Lake Ruataniwha Holiday Park

Max Smith Drive, Twizel, New Zealand
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Christchurch
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went there for a long weekend after booking 2 weeks in advance for our requested spot to get there and our booking hadn't been put into the "Book", so we were put in the worst spot next to stinky rubbish bins and constant vehicle traffic late at night and early morning. Now this time after booking 1 week in advance... More 

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Thank HungryKiwiBro
Christchurch, New Zealand
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have never been to a camping ground before but we were pleasantly surprised. We had a tourist cabin which was extremely well equipped and had everything we needed. I did read some reviews and to be honest, i think people expect too much for very little. Not every tent or cabin has a lake view, most of the camp... More 

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1 Thank Andrea C
Layer de la Haye, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a huge site about 4km from Twizel, lots of kiwi holidaymakers, foreign tourists are in the minority here. The tent sites closest to the road are surprisingly quiet and with lots of trees there's shade to be had here. Laundry is $3 with lots of outdoor drying available. (no pegs). Internet is by IKS and costs $5 per 10gb... More 

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Thank ASocialNomad
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very good family camping ground and if interested in boating. Showers excellent- loads of hot water. Just a suggestion maybe a section for camper vans and caravans for people with no children or a short or overnight stay away from the larger family groups. We noticed the family groups tended to spread and this gave no privacy or room... More 

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Thank vivienne f
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a family cabin, which was quite spacious for the 4 of us! Bigger than expected. We brought our own sleeping bags but pillows and bottom sheets were provided. It's right by the lake but private and well supplied. Great wee shop on site. The bathroom facilities had been revamped and were very clean and tidy. This was a... More 

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1 Thank Anita R
Manchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a studio motel room and we're impressed by the size and space available, especially the super sized bed! The motel rooms also have a lovely view, backing out on to the lake. The rest of the camp site is large with lots of powered / unpowered pitches.

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1 Thank Iona007
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After reading some of the reviews regarding the cabins at the camp ground we were a bit apprehensive about staying with our 5 month baby. On arrival the staff were very friendly and helpful and we made our way to our cabin. We were pleasantly surprised when opening the door - clean tidy beds made and everything we needed. The... More 

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1 Thank Amanda S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

First time staying at this camping ground with the family and we were so impressed with the facilities and friendliness of the staff! Amazing hot showers as they are on gas - loved this. We went with a couple of young children under 1 and we found the camp really family friendly, we could even take our dog which was... More 

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Rangiora, null, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

3 days of bliss. The staff were fabulous, when we had an issue, they went out of their way to resolve it. We stayed in a standard cabin and all facilities were clean and tidy. Would have no issues booking again and would definitely recommend to others.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

We called in to ask about accommodation and quite truthfully, the owner couldn't have been less interested. I think we must have interrupted a 'chat' he was having with a female and just wanted us to go. So we did, and we won't bother returning.

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Thank Bonniechris
Tony R, Manager at Lake Ruataniwha Holiday Park, responded to this review

hi there sorry you felt that you were neglected but i was clearly dealing with another guest at that time. it would have been rude if i had cut the other person off and gave you my whole attention. More 

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