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Surrey
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed here one night on our tour of N.Z. It is on the banks of the Whanganui river. and the stretch of water is used extensively by the locals and campsite residents alike, for swimming and walking. We had a nice sunny pitch and made good use of their BBQ. The owners were very friendly and helpful. All their...

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Central Coast NSW
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My family and I recently stayed at the Taumarunui Holiday Park. Having stayed in holiday parks right across Australia and NZ I can say without hesitation that it is the best holiday park we have stayed in. The owners were friendly and welcoming and the attention to detail was excellent. Little things like having cleaning utensils and detergent in the...

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

Staff was so friendly and kind, patient on the phone answering all our questions. Wifi worked well, it was IAC where you needed to pay instead of free with your accommodations. We enjoyed our overnight stay here in one of the basic cabins; the cabin was quite cramped and very sparse but the beds were comfortable and clean. Kitchen and...

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New Zealand
Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the Kiwi Cottage, which on their website is advertised as cute and retro, so I expected that. An old Formica table was the only retro thing we found. The cabin was adequate, the bed comfy but horrid peeling paint on the ceiling and a bare lightbulb in the bedroom aren't good enough for the price charged. You...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

This holiday park is set in a beautiful setting beside the Whanganui River. The proprietors were great with handy recommendations and even made sure I would be picked up while away for the day. Needed to replenish my campervan and needed the laundry etc. A restful experience. Good facilities.

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Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed April 30, 2016

I spent 2 nights here in a cabin. Cabin was small but clean and tidy with a new slat bed and was very comfortable and cheap. Was given extra blankets when I checked in as they thought it might be a chilly night. I last stayed here about 14 years ago and booked it without realising I had been here...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed April 24, 2016

We had to make last minute changes to our booking and they were really flexible about it. In a great spot on the river, very clean and tidy. Really friendly and helpful hosts who gave us some good tips on places to visit nearby.

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Banff, Canada
Reviewed April 5, 2016

Phil and Helene are fantastic hosts. More than willing to go out of their way to make you stay pleasant and enjoyable. We stayed 4 nights as a non-powered camping unit. We were having battery issues with the campervan and Phil was kind enough to offer a battery charger, extension cord and plug in adapter for our use. MUCH appreciated....

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed March 20, 2016

What a lovely spot on the river. An older but Very tidy camp with spacious sites and facilities that were clean and tidy. The added bonus is the garden where campers can help them selves to veges and herbs which is sited near the very clean kitchen. Great playground if you have children.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
Reviewed February 4, 2016 via mobile

Lovely situation for a tent. River close by with a lovely swimming hole. Great communal facilities with a herb and vegetable garden people are invited to use. Nice bbq and kitchen with plenty of utensils, cleaning materials.

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Shuttle Bus Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
4km south of Taumarunui, situated beside the mighty Whanganui River and bordered by a native bush reserve, this is where your Ruapehu District adventure starts! An ideal base for fishing the many local rivers and kayaking the Whanganui River, the start/finish point for the renowned Forgotten World Highway, and only 35 mins north of Tongariro National Park and Whakapapa Ski Field. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Taumarunui Holiday Park

Address: 487 Totara St | P O Box 446, Taumarunui 3946, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Taumarunui
Price Range: $12 - $22 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Taumarunui Holiday Park 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Kiwi cabin has ensuite, but next to amenities block.”
 of 5 bubbles silkroad_12, Jan 23, 2016 | Read review
“This Holiday Park is very safe for children. Road and train noise was very minimal and of no concern, 40 mins to Mt Ruapehu and also a visit to Waitomo is not too far either.”
 of 5 bubbles flossclark, Jun 4, 2013 | Read review
“A 4 berth cabin for 2 gave us good space as we were staying 3 nights.”
 of 5 bubbles MarilynC911, Jan 3, 2013 | Read review
“Call ahead to book/”
 of 5 bubbles MiloJ865, Jul 9, 2012 | Read review
“Check out their website for info!”
 of 5 bubbles tobyajgeorge, May 22, 2011 | Read review
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