The Best of the Best: NZ’s Top Holiday Parks for Campervans

Campervans are king when it comes to travelling in New Zealand! Many of our wonderful holiday parks are located in proximity to many of New Zealand’s finest attractions, making them both convenient and idyllic.

Here’s a pick of the top 20 holiday parks for your best holiday ever!
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Northland
Tapotupotu Camping Ground – Aupouri Peninsula, Cape Reinga
Welcome to NZ’s northernmost campsite! Here you can relax on a quiet sandy beach and indulge in swimming, snorkelling or surfing. Best of all is the Cape Reinga Coastal Walkway, the northernmost tip of the peninsula.
DOC Campsite. Low fee and basic facilities (cold showers)
NOTE: DOC campsites require a campervan pass.

Whangarei Top 10 Holiday Park
Winner of the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence and other awards, Whangarei Top 10 Holiday Park is a clean, friendly stop with free Wi-Fi. Conveniently located near Parihaka Scenic Reserve, and just 2km from the heart of Whangarei city.

Coromandel
Hahei Holiday Resort
Beachfront accommodation in a beach paradise! Beach Terrace sites are allocated to campervans to allow you to be as close to Hahei beach as possible. The raised terraces overlook the dunes, beach and Mercury Bay. Each site is powered and has individual water tap from the park’s own spring. There’s even a picnic table and clothesline for each van!

Fletcher’s Bay
Get away from it all in this idyllic farmland setting right in beautiful Fletcher Bay. Great for water sports, fishing, swimming and or walking the Coromandel Coastal Walkway to Stony Bay (3 hours one way). DOC Campsite. Low fee and basic facilities (cold showers)

Auckland Region
Takapuna Beach Holiday Park
Waterfront campsites with a view of incredible Mt Rangitoto. A great spot for swimming, fishing and yachting. Only 350m to Takapuna Beach township and 15-minute drive to Auckland City. Outdoor BBQ area, communal kitchen and laundry.

Piha Domain Holiday Camp
A large family-friendly holiday park in the heart of beautiful Piha. Campervan sites and cabins available with access to a lagoon, children’s playground, tennis courts and even a bowling green. Shared cookhouse kitchen and bathroom featuring hot showers, flush toilets and coin-operated BBQ. Just five minutes’ walk from stunning Piha beach!

Waikato
Te Aroha Holiday Park
A rural holiday park with a fantastic view of Mt Te Aroha. Even better are the mineral hot pools, which are open in the evenings. An adventure playground is available for the kids and campervan sites feature power and water on most sites, a garden table and BBQ.
Opal Hot Springs
Just 25 minutes’ drive from the famous Hobbiton movie set, Opal Hot Springs features a wonderful thermal hot pool complex and full park facilities. A good central location for day trips within the Waikato, Bay of Plenty and central North Island. Also just a short drive from the highest waterfall in the North Island, Wairere Falls.


Raglan Kopua Holiday Park
A park with a difference – it’s almost surrounded by water! Access is only via a lone road bridge, which makes it a private escape. The famous surf beach is just two minutes’ walk away, and a walking bridge connects the park to the Raglan township. Large communal areas for BBQ-ing, pool and air hockey.

Bay of Plenty
Mount Maunganui Beachside Holiday Park
Beachfront accommodation at the base of Mount Maunganui itself. Walk to the many cafes, restaurants or stroll the beautiful white sand beach. Climb Mt Maunganui or soak in the Mount Salt Water Pools. Only a short drive to Tauranga City Centre. Camping, campervan and cabins all available with communal facilities.

Ohope Beach Top 10 Holiday Park
Ohope Beach was voted New Zealand’s best beach by the AA Traveller and Green Party poll. This holiday park is a great base to explore the beach, harbour and ‘Sunshine Capital’ of New Zealand. Large communal facilities, kids’ play area, bike hire and free Wi-Fi. 

East Cape
Te Araroa Holiday Park, Te Araroa, Gisborne
A peaceful retreat amongst trees, gardens and near a freshwater stream. Only 300m walk to a safe beach. Full campground facilities including kitchen, automatic laundry, Wi-Fi and powered sites. There’s also a general store and a fully-licensed bottle store.

Tolaga Bay Holiday Park
Located next to Tolaga Bay and its historical wharf, the park is at the start of the famous Cooks Cove walkway. The beach is right in front of the park and kayak hire is available, as well as fishing, boating and just relaxing on the shore.

Rotorua
Rotorua Top 10 Holiday Park
Stay right on Kuirau Park Geothermal Reserve! The reserve is free to visit and features spectacular geothermal activity and mud pools. There’s also the gardens, duck pond and playground. Powered campervan sites and a communal kitchen which includes a flat-screen TV and fireplace. Best of all, there’s free access to the hot water mineral pools and it’s just 1km from Rotorua’s action-packed city centre.

Taupo
Lake Taupo Top 10 Holiday Resort
Featuring New Zealand’s first and only pool with a “swim-up” bar and café! There’s also a huge outdoor TV and thermal pool. Conveniently located near the pool caves and the tourist hub of Taupo city centre. Powered and non-powered sites available plus on-site activities including jumping pillows, volleyball, games rooms, trampoline and Wi-Fi.

Tongariro Holiday Park
Tongariro holiday park is gateway to the world renowned Tongariro Alpine Crossing and snow adventures on Mt Ruapehu.  It’s set in peaceful bush surroundings with views of the majestic mountains, volcanic terrain and ancient forests. 

Hawkes Bay
Hastings Top 10 Holiday Park
A ten-acre park in the centre of Hastings, this holiday park has two private spa pools, a swimming pool and tennis courts. Communal facilities, park-like grounds and powered sites also available – and best of all, go-karts and bicycles for hire! An easy drive to Napier and Havelock North.

Napier Beach Kiwi Holiday Park & Motels
Just 9km north of Napier i-SITE centre, this park is right next to the beach. Great beach views and an adventure playground and trampoline. Kitchen and dining area, laundry and great coffee from the licensed café.

Taranaki
New Plymouth Top 10 Holiday Park
Tree-lined sites with views of Mt Taranaki, which is just a 25-minute drive away. On-site heated swimming pool, private spa and sauna, BBQ area, lounge and playground. Close to New Plymouth city centre.

Manawatu-Whanganui
Whanganui Seaside Holiday Park
The huge adventure playground opposite the park featuring a basketball court, flying fox and NZ’s largest skateboarding rink will keep the kids occupied! There’s also the beach, nearby swimming pool and on-site BBQ areas. Just 8km from Whanganui city centre.

Hawera Holiday Park
Heated pools, spas and a hydro slide are just a minute away, while Hawera town centre is only ten minutes’ walk.  A small, quiet park with full communal facilities and easy access to Mt Taranaki.

Foxton Beach Top 10 Holiday Park
A great place to enjoy Foxton’s popular beach:  swimming, surfing, paddle-boarding and four-wheel driving. Bird-watching and hiking are also in close proximity. All gear hire and facilities available at the holiday park.

Wellington
Capital Gateway Motor Inn
Just seven minutes’ drive from vibrant Wellington City, this Motor Inn has campervan sites as well as a range of accommodation suites from studio to executive. There’s also a licensed restaurant and bar and a large grassed area. A great location for enjoying wonderful Wellington!

Wellington Top 10 Holiday Park
Conveniently located in Lower Hutt just 11km from the Interislander ferry terminal and 15km from Wellington city centre. Over 100 powered sites and full communal facilities. Staff are willing to arrange shuttle services to any Wellington destinations where needed.

Marlborough
Picton Top 10 Holiday Park
Five minutes’ drive from the Interislander ferries and a 10-minute walk from Picton township, this holiday park features all the usual communal facilities plus tour-booking facilities. A great place to stop before or after the ferry across the Cook Strait, or to explore the Queen Charlotte track. 

Nelson
Kaiteriteri Recreation Reserve
Dine at the Shoreline restaurant and relax with views of beautiful Kaiteriteri beach, natural forests and alpine backdrop. Powered sites, communal facilities including a general store and on-site petrol station.

West Coast
Kiwi Park Motels and Holiday Park Murchison
A peaceful holiday park with full communal facilities including Wi-Fi and free BBQs. Just 800m from Murchison township bordering the great Matakitaki River. There’s a working farm and fantastic views of the mountains.

Alpine Adventure Holiday Park Hamner Springs
Handy to the popular Hamner Springs, this park is also the site of an historic staging post once to bring stock to Molesworth Station. It’s still the largest working farm in the South Island High Country. A pool, games room, adventure playground, bike hire and other activities available on site.

Haast River Top 10 Holiday Park
A tranquil park surrounded by hills, bush and the Haast river. Powered and non-powered sites with full communal facilities. Perfect for escaping the busy tourist hubs and exploring local nature and wildlife.

Kaikoura
Kaikoura Peketa Beach Holiday Park
Kaikoura’s only beachfront holiday park! Only ten minutes’ drive from Kaikoura, this holiday park is a beachside escape from the busy town. Beachfront powered sites on hard stands with their own picnic table and fresh drinking water, plus other powered and non-powered sites.

Canterbury
Christchurch Top 10 Holiday Park
See Christchurch whilst staying out of the city. The park features spacious grounds, a playground, jumping pillows and a covered pool, plus a TV room with Sky TV. A short drive from stunning Christchurch city centre.

Akaroa Top 10 Holiday Park
Close to Akaroa Track and native bush, Akaroa Holiday park has all-weather pads for campervans and clear harbour views. A great base to explore Akaroa’s many activities: jetboating, fishing charters, swimming with dolphins and guided hikes.


Hokitika Holiday Park
A brand new holiday park just 4km north of Hokitika. A short walk to the beach and handy to Hokitika town, which is well-known for its arts & crafts, dining, shopping and New Zealand jade. Full communal facilities and powered sites.


Central Otago
Cromwell TOP 10 Holiday Park
Featuring park-like grounds and Lake Dunstan on the doorstep, this is a great stop for water sports or relaxing on the shore. Central to five major ski fields and an hours’ drive to Wanaka, Queenstown, Alexandra and Clyde. Plenty of on-site fun for the kids.

Arrowtown Top 10 Holiday Park
Close to Arrowtown’s historical gold mining and with views of snow-capped mountains, Arrowtown Holiday Park is quiet and relaxing. Recently refurbished, the park has modern amenities and powered sites.

Moeraki Village Holiday Park
Famous for the amazing Moeraki boulders along the beach, Moeraki is a great place for relaxing, fishing, boating and seeing penguins and seals. The park is located above the harbour next to the beach and playground.

Wanaka
Wanaka Lakeview Holiday Park
Walking distance to beautiful Lake Wanaka and the many surrounding restaurants and cafes. Grassy powered sites for campervans with communal facilities, with a view of the rugby field towards lakes and mountains. The gateway to

Queenstown
Queenstown Top 10 Holiday Park
Enjoy New Zealand’s adventure capital in a peaceful, sociable setting. Powered and non-powered campsites with alpine views, as well as modern communal areas. Just seven minutes’ drive from the centre of Queenstown in Arthurs Point.

Queenstown Holiday Park & Motel Creeksyde
Creeksyde was the world’s first holiday park to be awarded a Platinum Certification from EarthCheck’s for its environmentally-friendly initiatives. A five-minute walk into central Queenstown, it features powered and non-powered sites in a ‘quirky’ garden setting.

Fiordland
Te Anau Kiwi Holiday Park
Located right in central Te Anau with easy access to Fiordland and the Milford Sound, this is a family-friendly holiday park with lots of activities for kids. Large campervan sites and modern communal facilities.

Southland
Invercargill Top 10 Holiday Park
Located right on the northern edge of NZ’s southernmost city, this quiet holiday park is handy to Fiordland, Queenstown and the Catlins. Rural surroundings and all the usual facilities. A good place to stop before heading on towards Stewart Island.