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Golden Bay Holiday Park
Ranked #11 of 15 Specialty Lodging in Takaka
Reviewed January 25, 2014

My husband and I stayed here years ago and enjoyed it despite the basic facilities. The location is lovely. Went back this time and encountered a nasty, angry owner and tired-looking facilities. I guess that's why he doesn't want people to have a look at the campground before they hand over their cash. Not only did he scream at us, he even banged on our van with his fist. We would never recommend this place again. A much better bet is the Pohara Top 10 Park. It is clean and modern with excellent facilities and set on a beautiful stretch of beach. The people at reception are warm, welcoming and helpful.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Bob P, Manager at Golden Bay Holiday Park, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2014

I apologise that you feel you were treated badly however at this time of the year we have a large number of people who don't read our signs about reporting to the office prior to entering the park. We have a policy in place to protect campers who are staying with us so that we know at all times who is on the property. We do take it seriously with people who just drive into our park as we don't know their intentions and sadly a lot of the time they use our facilities and then just leave. We always allow inspection of the park and hand a park map to anyone that calls to the office on arrival.
We again apologise that you feel you were mistreated however at the time your intentions were not known to us.

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Reviewed January 11, 2014

We camped here during the Xmas/New Year break for 2 weeks. Even though this camping ground is rated only 3 1/2 stars we couldn't have asked for more. A private beach on the doorstep, good and clean facilities, and large camp sites with plenty of space. The camp managers are very friendly and so helpful. This would be our best camping spot!

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 8, 2013

The Golden Bay Holiday Park is an absolute great spot to spend your nights when you are exploring the the golden bay area. The campsite are spacious, the toilets and showers are clean, and the kitchen is equipped with cookers and ovens, and there is enough space for everyone to enjoy. The best thing about this campsite is, however, the location. Right on the beach, where you can go for miles in either direction, and the campsite itself is sheltered from the (sometimes fierce) winds by all the vegetation and trees. A great spot from where to explore the area. Make sure to have a chat with the hosts, lovely people that will offer you a chat, advise or help if you need it. All together a great place to stay, you won't regret it.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

We stayed at one of the "Luxury Beach Houses" over Easter and loved it. The house was lovely with everything you could ask for. It was located directly in front of the beach and had a gorgeous view. The facilities were very modern and the beds were super comfy. The shower was amazing! Hot and great water pressure. We were in the first beach house (of 2) and had great sun. It also had a big TV and a DVD player which came in handy on the one day where there was a bit of rain and the big fridge was great. We made use of the BBQ on the deck and basically had a lovely relaxed weekend. We'll definitely be back!

Room Tip: We had the first beach house (of 2) and had great sun.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

Fabulous location right on a safe sandy beach with sheltered camp sites. We had a fantastic holiday until a school camp trip arrived.
The Holiday Park needs to establish better rules for groups as they took over the whole amenity block, filling up the kitchen with boxes of food, using all three fridges and draining the kitchen hot water, with no regard for other campers who were becoming very upset. Toilets were left unflushed, basins dirty and hardly a trickle of water in the only two female showers. The second amenity block was locked up. The children were not a problem, just their supervisors.
For anyone booking the luxury apartment, be advised this is right next door to the student dormitory/cabins.
Sadly we left the next day as we couldn't stand the conditions.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 26, 2014
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Address: Lower Tukurua Road | Rd2, Takaka 7073, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Golden Bay > Takaka
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 15 Specialty Lodging in Takaka
Price Range: $65 - $135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of Golden Bay, our holiday park is the perfect holiday haven. Relax on the beach or explore the surrounds. Our camp, cabins and beach houses are situated right alongside secluded Tukurua Beach, on spacious grounds bounded by native bush. We look forward to having you stay. ... more   less 
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