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Oamaru Top 10 Holiday Park
Ranked #1 of 20 Specialty Lodging in Oamaru
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Nelson, New Zealand
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252 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“One of the best camps around”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2013

The service was awesome, the facilities outstanding and the location great. We fell in the love with the showers.... unlimited hot water, superior facilities and a heat pump to keep them warm.

This is one camp we will be adding to our return list.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013

Have used the powered pitches for caravan and the cabins. The pitches are a good size and quite level, makes it easy for set up. Plenty of water taps, some of the motor home sites have drainage I think. Just need to work on some better drainage for when it rains. The cabins are clean comfortable and warmed by a heatpump with a four hour timer, great for winter. The communal bathrooms are modern clean and warm. However only one toilet block was open so when cleaning starts make sure you dont need the toilet because you may need to wait an hour. It was also quite a busy off season holiday weekend so the three shower cubicals were at little stretched at times. I think it makes an economical stop over but I dont think it would be great for a longer family holiday. As in most places in New Zealand really need to consider providing free WIFI and internet free of charge, the rest of the developed nations manage this.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Berry, NSW
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101 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2013

It was nicely laid out campground and would have been better if their second ablutions block had been operating, but it was being updated. The park was centrally located, with only a few minutes walk into town. We found "the Star & Garter" over the railway line at the south end of town, which served a delicious meal. The town itself is a 19th Century town with beautiful old buildings. It became a centre for exporting grain.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bristol
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381 reviews
85 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2013

This site is on the edge of town and its a bit of a walk into the town centre - probably about 30 minutes. The site is nice and sheltered but doesn't have any views. The facilities are basic but very clean.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013

Classic Top10 site, although cheaper than the others I visited. The staff are friendly and helpful and the facilities are very clean. Be careful though the road can be busy in the morning, and there are freight trains passing nearby too.

Recommended for a 1-night stopover.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Yorkshire
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38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013

Good location, basic but adequate, pitches fairly close together. Amenities ok but not as plush as some of the other top 10 parks we visited. Staff friendly.
Be aware that they have no washing up liquid, this was the first time we experienced this.
A word on Oamaru itself, it's weird, 1/2 the town is modernish with normal shops. The other half is like stepping back in time, with Victorian shops, but it's all very quiet and we never saw anybody buying anything. We expected to be able to choose to eat/drink at a number of bars and restaurants, but for the size of town there is very little choice. No bars to sit outside like a number of towns we visited, just a few hotel bars. Weird overall but kind of quaint.

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Pulborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

We had a beautiful scenic journey from Mt Cook to Oamaru. Having stayed on a DOC site inour campervan, we needed to do a wash load and have a "proper" shower. The site suited our needs. We were able to pick our own pitch as we arrived mid afternoon, so picked a nice one over by the trees and river (not that you could see it) but we did have the ducks come to visit, from it, for breakfast, which was lovely. Although the site was next to the main road, our pitch being away a little, was no problem. Showers clean and laundry facilities good. We much prefer a scenic site, especially freedom or DOC sites, but this served us well on our journey. Oamaru town very nice, you must visit Steampunk if you go into town. Penquin tours available from the site. We wanted to see them in the wild so we didn't go, apparently very popular tho'. Quite typical of a Top 10 site but would only choose as a quick stop.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Oamaru Top 10 Holiday Park
Address: 30 Chelmer Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Oamaru
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette
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Ranked #1 of 20 Specialty Lodging in Oamaru
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Hotel Class:4.5 star — Oamaru Top 10 Holiday Park 4.5*
Number of rooms: 19
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