The location is undeniably great. No matter where you are placed, just a minute or two's walk will get you lakeside.
However, a number of the camper van plots have their view of the lake obstructed by large trees, or partially so by a building.
My fiancée and I arrived relatively early (mid-afternoon), having phoned earlier and been told availability wasn't a problem and just to turn up. With lots of places free we asked for one with a good view. When we drive to the designated plot there were trees between us and the lake. Other free plots had views either to the side or through the trees. My fiancée went back to talk to the staff member and was most unhappy with the treatment she received - the staff member was apparently displeased with being confronted with our opinions, we were declined our request for certain plot numbers and moved involuntarily to a plot with an even worse view! It's worth noting at this point it's about the only genuinely unpleasant service we have received in 3 weeks of our trip in NZ.
Price is greater than 'Top 10' sites (if you hold a free membership), and then you have to pay for showers on top. These are untested at the time of typing, but the charge is $2NZ for 10 mins.
All in all, a distinctly average experience when it could be an exceptional one. If there were other sites in the area, I'd advocate using them, but it's a bit of a "Hobson's choice" at the moment. Just be aware up front.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Lake Tekapo Motels & Holiday Park is set amongst mature trees on the picturesque shores of Lake Tekapo. Our grounds offer endless views across the turquoise lake to the surrounding mountains. If you’re looking for Lake Tekapo accommodation, our Holiday park is the perfect place for a family getaway or a nights stop over, with a bed to suit everyone’s budget.Set in the scenic Mackenzie basin, our lakeside holiday park accommodation options include camping and campervan sites, cabins, self-contained motel units and a backpacker lodge, all with clean and comfortable facilities. ... more less
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