New Zealand has to be one of the most spectacular places in the world to take the family on a camping holiday. From freedom camping to powered camp sites, there is something to suit everyone’s preference and budget.

Auckland and the North Shore

There is no camping in the middle of the CBD, but there are some fantastic places on the North Shore.

Orewa Beach Holiday Park is Located 30 min north of Auckland on SH 1 at Silverdale, located on the beautiful Orewa beachfront. Ideal holiday location for families – swimming, boat launching, fishing. It has powered and non powered sites, glamping and unit accommodation options. Facilities include children’s adventure playground, covered BBQ area, boat ramp, basketball pad, stand up paddleboard and Pedal Kart hire, TV lounge and games room.

North Shore Motel and Holiday Park offer a wide range of accommodation to suit all budgets. Motel rooms, fully self-contained tourist flats, Internet Kiosk, Cabins, to Powered Motor Home and tent Sites. The option is yours.

Closer to the city, Takapuna Beach Holiday Park is situated right on the harbour with views over the Hauraki Gulf and across to Rangitoto Island. It is within walking distance to Takapuna’s vibrant city centre with trendy restaurants, cafes, boutique shopping and supermarkets.

The Waikato

Hamilton City Holiday Park, is only 2km from the city centre. There are cabins, powered sites and non-powered sites to suit all tastes and budgets, set in park-like surroundings with many mature trees. There is a play area in the middle of the park, suitable for children under 13 years, and an area for gentle ball games.

The perfect place to base yourself in the Waikato is at Otorohanga Holiday Park, it has a range of accommodation options from fully self-contained units to campsites. The camping ground facilities include unmetered showers, a large indoor/outdoor dining room with FREE BBQ, TV lounge, Sky TV, Wireless internet, and children’s playground.

Walking distance to the town’s shops, restaurants, cafes, and bars.The best part, your furry friends can come along, as it is pet friendly!

If you are looking for something in Waitomo, then the Waitomo Top 10 is the spot! There are an abundance of accommodation options.  The facilities include; Fantastic children’s playground with trampoline, Large Swimming Pool, Fantastic hot tub, modern and well equipped communal kitchen, TV room with Sky TV and a Guest Library and Large deck with barbeque area.

The Bay of Plenty –
Waihi Beach Top 10 provides the perfect spot just off SH2 between the Coromandel and Tauranga for families. The Resort is situated at the north end of Waihi Beach with direct access from the park to the beach. The accommodation options are huge, ranging from picturesque camping sites, affordable kitchen cabins or fully self- contained motel units. They have everything you need to enjoy the stay – a heated pool and spa with a hydro slide, BBQ, indoor under 5 family room, gymnasium, jumping pillow and playground.  And did I say it’s across the road from the beach???

Mount Maunganui Beachside Holiday Park is situated right in front of Mount Maunganui Main Beach, the best beach in the country. Nestled at the foot of Mauao, the park faces the ocean and the harbour providing a little slice of paradise for everyone. With stunning views and various accommodation options in the heart of Mount Maunganui this is the classic Kiwi summer hotspot.

In Ohope, just a short 15 minute drive from Whakatane, Ohope Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park is the family favourite. The holiday park offers absolute beachfront sites and accommodation to suit every comfort, making it the perfect place for your next family holiday.

Thornton Beach Holiday Park takes you back to camping the way it used to be, right on the beach! With accommodation options ranging from powered and unpowered sites, to cabins. Thornton Beach has heaps of space to build huge sand castles and offers safe swimming for the kids, as well as a bouncy pillow when they are done swimming!

Rotorua –
Rotorua has endless accommodation options, but the holiday parks are the way to go, with so many fantastic features and experiences for people.

Rotorua Thermal Holiday Park is Rotorua’s closest holiday park to the internationally renowned mountain biking trails in the Whakarewarewa Forest and only a few minutes from the Rotorua city centre and conveniently located within walking distance to popular geothermal attraction Te Puia where you can see the world famous Pohutu Geyser.      Rotorua Thermal Holiday Park’s campgrounds are the perfect place to pitch your tent or park your campervan. They have plenty of sites for you to enjoy a classic kiwi camping experience. All guests have access to our well maintained communal kitchen facilities, gas BBQs, bathrooms, laundry, TV rooms, heated swimming pool, kids play area and kids mountain bike track. A visit to Rotorua is not complete without soaking in the free hot mineral pools which are accessible to all guests.

Rotorua’s closest Holiday Park to the city centre and located right next door to Kuirau Park, Rotorua’s free Geothermal reserve, is Rotorua Top 10 Holiday Park. The all-weather powered campsites are ideal to experience the freedom of camping and re-discover those great childhood memories in campervan/caravan/RV or tent. All campsites come with access to the 5 star facilities which are clean, modern and free to use throughout your stay. These include the modern lounge and kitchen, laundry and playground. There is everything you need to relax, refresh and recharge! The best part is the fantastic Swimming Pool and thermal Mineral Pools, which are lit up at night and a great way to relax after sightseeing.

A little out of town, located on the stunning Blue Lake, is Blue Lake Top 10 Holiday Park. Awake to the chorus of native birdsong, start your day with a walk through native forest followed by a dip in the crystal clear waters of Lake Tikitapu. Offering quality accommodation from Lakeview Motel units to spacious powered and non-powered camping sites.

Holden’s Bay Holiday Park, situated 10 minutes drive from Rotorua city, is a fully-equipped campground with motel style units, cabins, powered and basic camping sites. It’s great for family accommodation with a full range of facilities available including playground, outdoor swimming pool [temporarily closed] and indoor hot pools.

Taupo –
If you are looking for somewhere to camp in Taupo, then look no further than Taupo De Bretts – the ultimate all-year-round relaxation and recreation destination! Just a stone’s throw from stunning Lake Taupo and a million miles from stress, the accommodation options range from luxury accommodations to Kiwi favourites like motels, cabins, campsites and campervan/RV sites.

Here you’ll find a mix of unique New Zealand experiences – from the mineral waters of the historic Taupo Hot Springs to the modern Living Waters Spa and award-winning Taupo Holiday Park. Satisfy your tummy with a hearty breakfast and snack at the Savour Café.

Start packing! Forget the day-to-day, because as soon as you arrive at Lake Taupo Holiday Resort you’ll be in holiday mode. A Tropical resort experience, lounge poolside at the thermally heated lagoon pool, enjoy a summer barbecue with friends surrounded by beautiful open green spaces or watch the kids delight in exploring the resort and making new friends. You can even catch a movie from the luxury of the thermally heated water! Accommodation options are aplenty, with something to cater for everyone’s needs and budget.

The nearest Holiday Park to Taupo town centre and beautiful Lake Taupo – just 1.5 kms away, is Taupo Top 10. A clean, quiet, spacious camping and RV site set on 5 acres of well maintained grounds. Enjoy the awesome thermal water plunge pool which is refreshed daily, as well as, Kids Playground, BBQ Area, TV/Recreation Room, Laundry and much more.

Turangi –
Turangi Holiday Park is an ideal park for families, large and small groups, trampers, fishermen, skiers and adventurers or just unwind here in the beautiful and quiet surroundings- there is plenty of space and privacy.Base yourself here to go skiing at Ruapehu, or trout fishing.

Wellington –
Just 15km from central Wellington, Wellington Top 10 is close enough to be near the action but far away enough to offer a peaceful retreat and spacious grounds for families. There is plenty of parking, public transport is just minutes away and there are shuttles if needed. The park has a HUGE range of accommodations to suit the needs of most travellers. They have state of the art facilities, including: BBQ’s, air cushion, communal kitchens, playground, games area, bike hire, private spa and tv room