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Te Aroha Holiday Park and Backpackers
Tauranga, New Zealand
1 review
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“Great for kids”
Reviewed January 28, 2014

My kids, (8, 6 and 3) really enjoyed their stay here and would love to come again. There was loads for them to do which gave me some lovely down time too. The flying fox is awesome! The cabin we stayed in was cosy, quiet and good value. A very family friendly, relaxed place to stay.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 21, 2014

Te Aroha Holiday Park is an excellent value camping ground. Mostly we love that the owners are okay with families like ours that have dogs and even have a paddock out the back for off lead running around. The amenities are excellent (incl the lovely pool and great flying-fox!). Also Te Aroha is a really sweet town, with no big-box stores and great mountain-bike trails.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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AnnaTeAroha, Owner at Te Aroha Holiday Park and Backpackers, responded to this review, January 24, 2014
Hi there Chris B. Thank you for your review of your stay at Te Aroha Holiday Park. We are pleased you liked the fact that your children could entertain themselves while you enjoyed piece and quiet and observing the grazing farm animals. Can't wait to have you back again. Best wishes, Anna
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 20, 2014

We booked Apple Cottage and a Family Flat at Te Aroha Holiday Park and had a great four night stay. The accommodation was clean, well equipped and great value and the playground was a real hit with our two children (aged 7 and 4) who spent hours outside. The summer pool was popular too. We found it a great base to explore Karangahake Gorge and Waihi. The owners were really helpful and let us know quickly when we left something valuable behind and communication was great. A really enjoyable stay, thanks very much.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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AnnaTeAroha, Owner at Te Aroha Holiday Park and Backpackers, responded to this review, January 24, 2014
Thank you for your feedback, Sarah U. Apple Cottage and the Family Flat at Te Aroha Holiday Park are an ideal combination for family groups, offering privacy in the Cottage and space for families in the larger flat. I will also pass your compliments on to our great summer cleaning staff. Best wishes, Anna
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 19, 2014

Our kids really loved the playground and spent hours just to play there, we stayed there for three nights and really enjoyed every single night when we were there. Our cottage was nicely tucked in (and right next to the horse paddock, giving it more 'farm' feeling) that made it nice and quite, away from hustling and bustling.
The room inside was clean and tidy, bathroom was the main thing for us and it was clean (free of funny smell).
Anna was a lovely host and hard worker (she was always busy doing something, trying to keep the ground neat & tidy).

last but not least, our dog 'Pepper' really enjoyed his stay in Te Aroha Holiday Park as well : )

Thanks Anna.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 19, 2014

We stayed one night in the cute and cosy Poppy Cottage. It was brilliant, much better value and with loads more character than a motel room. It had everything we needed, such as kitchenette and bathroom with a great shower. Loved the little touches like fresh flowers and an old fashioned crochet blanket. We have already recommended it to friends and would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 19, 2014

We stayed in one of the tourist flats , 2 adults , and teenager and two younger teenagers. The Flat was well appointed with a double bedroom , another room with two single beds for the boys and a fold out bed in the kitchen - lounge area..There's lots of storage and cupboard space , an oven,microwave,TV,fridge and freezer , and a nice hot shower.The kids used the pool , pool table , adventure playground and flying fox and had a game of cricket on the grass area. The adventure playground and Flying Fox is the best I've seen at a campground.Highly recommended.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 16, 2014

This is a great location with lots to keep the kids amused, flying fox, pool, great playground and more. You can ride into Te Aroha and do some great walks or cycle the rail trail. We stayed in two different rooms and both were clean and tidy, with TV, fridge etc. The cottage was my favorite, nice and light. Thanks Anna

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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AnnaTeAroha, Owner at Te Aroha Holiday Park and Backpackers, responded to this review, January 17, 2014
Thank you , Joanne for your comments. It is always a pleasure the see young and old balancing along the ropes on the log-playground between the trees, enjoying themselves. I hope to greet you and your family again some time soon.
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Property: Te Aroha Holiday Park and Backpackers
Address: 217 Stanley Road South | R.D.1, Te Aroha 3391, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Te Aroha
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Te Aroha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Te Aroha Holiday Park and Backpackers 3*
Number of rooms: 78
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Selection of different accommodation types, ranging from backpackers Cabins to modern apartments. Lots of privacy and space provided in this rural park, grazing farm animals surround this peaceful setting with uninterrupted mountain views. Free of charge WiFi and Hot pool on site operating in the evening. Cottages and Cabins with linen supplied to all double beds. Fantastic playground on tree-swings, flying fox, pedal go-karts. Choose us if you like the quiet countryside, only a short 3 minutes drive from Te Aroha coffee-shops and restaurants. Holiday Park with adventure playground, flying fox,tree swings, out of the ordinary. Motel type Cottages, Cabins and Backpacker caravans for the budget traveller. In addition we also offer camping sites, communal kitchen and showers plus toilets for those guests who prefer private cabins or caravans. Cook a Bar-be-que under our oak trees, use our special alfresco pool with hot mineral water, open all year between 6.30 Pm - 8.30 Pm under an umbrella of sparkling New Zealand stars. ... more   less 
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