Three NZ Holiday Parks that Capture the essence of Kiwi Summer

It’s not a Kiwi Summer without a visit to a New Zealand Holiday Park.

With hundreds of Holiday Parks throughout Aotearoa, visitors are not lacking for choice. However, if you’re looking for a true Kiwi Summer experience, these are our top picks for capturing the season.


Russell-Orongo Bay Holiday Park

Get the chance to see and hear kiwi and weka in their natural environment at Russell – Orongo Bay Holiday Park. Located in the Bay of Islands protection zone, the park is settled in stunning scenery on the North peninsula. Accommodation options range from traditional tent and powered sites, to cabins, to the popular Tipi Glamping experience. Explore the lush surrounds, with options to snorkel or swim with dolphins, and enjoy the warmest ocean waters of New Zealand nearby.


Ohiwa Beach Holiday Park

Located 20 minutes South of the New Zealand Sunshine Capital, Ohiwa Beach Holiday Park combines the best of ocean, harbour and bush, all in one holiday park. With a range of activities on site (including bush walks, a glow worm grotto, bike tracks, kids’ playground and a pool), Ohiwa has something for the whole family to enjoy. As an extra bonus, each Summer, the park arranges a series of organised kids’ activities running for several weeks throughout January.


Mangawhai Heads Holiday Park

A quick 90-minute drive North of Auckland lands you in #MagicalMangawhai, a gorgeous little township nestled among beautiful ocean beaches and a lagoon-style harbour. At the heart of Mangawhai Heads lies Mangawhai Heads Holiday Park, a beach-front destination surrounded by generous natural beauty. Choose from cabins or motel rooms, or you can pitch your tent on one of the waterfront sites with a white sand beach at your doorstep. When you’re not relaxing on the beach, spend your time exploring the famous Mangawhai Cliff Walk, strolling through the ever-popular Saturday Market or sampling treats at the local chocolate factory, Bennetts of Mangawhai.

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