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Turangi Kiwi Holiday Park
Ranked #15 of 17 Specialty Lodging in Turangi
Raglan, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“A great little place.”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

We foudn the holiday park completely by accident, but so glad we did. First impressions looking at the place weren't the best. But with friendly staff, great showers along with supersized bath towels and quite possibly the comfiest bed I have ever found it was an awesome place to stay the night. Yes the cabin was small, but I find when it comes to sleeping a bed and a roof are the most important things. This may not be your 5 star accomadation, but niether does it have a 5 star price. There was a small play area and lots of space for our four year old to burn off some energy. Hot (and powerful) showers, and the lady that checked us in recommended the truck stop for dinner, again, not my first choice, but wonderful food at a great price. We only could stay the night, but I think if you were exploring the area this would make a great place to stay for longer.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

Stayed at this campsite for two nights with a campervan on a powered site. Quite nice grounds with large, well-spaced, grassy plots, with some tall trees giving shade when required. Very pleasant and helpful staff who did their best to make you feel welcome. Just a short walk from the shopping area where there was a large supermarket. A good area to stay to visit the Tongariro National Park and the volcanic mountains with some wonderful walks, as well as the Tokaanu Thermal Pools. Do not bother with the natural mineral pools here or the fresh water pool as Rotorua is much better but the free 20minute thermal bush walk to see steaming hot mineral pools set in sinter basins and spluttering mud pots amongst native bush is well worth a visit. At the campsite there were separate washrooms for showers, with washhand basins but no soap or hand-dryers, and another block with toilet facilities. To have to use two separate blocks was a nuisance. Both were old and well-worn and badly needed renovation and upgrading, as did the kitchen and cooking facilities. To be fair, the campsite changed hands in March 2011 and a notice apologised for the facilities and said they were working on revamping the site and to bear with them! The work must have been going on elsewhere as I saw no evidence of this.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Turangi Kiwi Holiday Park
Address: 13 Te Reiti Tamara Grove, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Turangi
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 17 Specialty Lodging in Turangi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 96
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This is a historical campground. The original base for the 1950s power project, it was once home to hundreds of Italian workers who were involved in what was then the biggest engineering project in New Zealand. For the casual camper looking for a quiet spot away from the main road, here you'll find large, individually-hedged sites with plenty of lovely shady trees, each having a tap and a picnic table. Older-style, well-scrubbed amenities include a basic kitchen with lots of pans, crockery and cookware, ablutions with free curtained showers, a coin operated laundry, and a drying room available for a small charge. The covered deck off the kitchen is a beautiful spot to sit and eat your meal, and you can use the fish cleaning sink and outdoor BBQ s to cook up your catch of the day. Too tired to cook? Town is within walking distance for a takeaway or a meal. Working towards being an Eco friendly camp ground, there are ample recycling stations, a bin in the kitchen for your organic waste that goes to the worm farm, and a herb garden is also being established by the kitchen. Children have a couple of small play areas and plenty of room to run about, while on rainy days there is a large games room and guest lounge. Internet access and a dump station are also provided, and your dogs are welcome but by arrangement please. Charges are from $22 per person, children 5-14 from $10, and under five are free. Our cabins is very basic and have a bottom sheet, pillow and pillow cases. You need to bring your own bedding. You also need to use the communal kitchen and bathrooms. From $55 per cabin. Our Family cabin has a TV, fridge, small kitchenette with its own crockery and cutlery. You need to share the bathroom and kitchen with the other guests.Bring own linen. From $75 per cabin. Self-contained unit is beautiful and is our own mansion. From $120 per cabin. ... more   less 
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