Kai Iwi Beach

Kai Iwi Beach, Whanganui: Address, Phone Number, Kai Iwi Beach Reviews: 4.5/5

Kai Iwi Beach
4.5
About
A safe beach for the whole family and all ocean activities, Kai Iwi is reached via Rapanui Road 14kms west of Whanganui. Patrolled during the summer you can swim, fish, laze in the sun, go for long walks and pick through the driftwood. A popular place to visit for visitors and locals alike, there is a large childrens playground, flying fox zip line, paddling creek, toilets and showers, picnic fac
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1-2 hours
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Ina D
Whanganui, New Zealand16 contributions
Small but beautifully formed
Nov 2020
We walked from Whanganui at low tide on a lovely sunny day and cycled back. Perfect outing! The beach is a family and locals beach and low key. Bring a picnic.
Written 28 April 2021
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shaneoh1980
London, UK44 contributions
Beautiful locations
Feb 2021
This is a really great campground, in a beautiful little hidden away beach town. Amenities are great for a camping trip and the owners are super helpful and friendly. The location is great for us as we live in New Plymouth and met some friends from Wellington and had a lovely long weekend here. Will definitely be back!
Written 8 February 2021
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N0mad6
Te Awamutu, New Zealand9 contributions
Excellent!
Nov 2020
What a great camp ground. We were met with a very warm welcome, the facilities are spotlessly clean, it is dog friendly and only a short track down to the beach.
Written 8 December 2020
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John L
Cambridge, New Zealand170 contributions
A beach where it pays to be cautious.
Oct 2020
We visited on a chilly, windy spring morning which clearly didn't do the beach justice, indeed we watched from the road rather than venture down onto the windy, wave swept beach.
Clearly this beach suffers from the Tasman storms as there were huge piles of driftwood strewn on the top beach. Erosion is also clearly a problem with evidence of recent slips and warning signs. Added to all this were signs warning against going into the water because of bacterial issues. Given all of the above, i did wonder why you would chose to holiday or live here.
Written 11 October 2020
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Skye Heenan
1 contribution
Absolutely Fantastic
Oct 2020 • Family
The staff are such awesome people and the campsite itself is fantastic, lots of equipment for kids and a great location, just a quick walk to the beach!
Written 1 October 2020
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Charlie M
Waikanae, New Zealand3 contributions
Kai iwi camp
Sep 2020 • Friends
Camping ground is awesome, had new owners and they are lovely, very close to beach for walks, also great white baiting in the creeks. Highly recommend.
Written 27 September 2020
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Sam K
Greater Sydney, Australia4 contributions
Dodgy Holiday Park, permanents are drunks!
Jun 2020
We spent 1 night at this holiday park - stayed at queens birthday weekend. Partner said Brian the new owner is nice, but their is a horrible drinking culture from the permanent livers. I felt unsafe, don't bring your kids here. Got no sleep at all, permanents up for hours and act like they own the place. just.. drinking! Really sketchy place, owner please get rid of the bad culture. Avoid this place!
Written 8 June 2020
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Terry W
2 contributions
Better and Better.
May 2020
You need to draw a line in the sand from may 2020. this camp has new owners and new ideas. They are making wonderful changes in friendliness and attitude. We had a great time there last weekend and we will look forward to better and better things to come. Good luck to both of you for the future.
Written 6 June 2020
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Voyage814641
Woodville, New Zealand34 contributions
A three day break
Feb 2020 • Couples
We spent three nights in this holiday park. It was spotlessly clean, had excellent showers. Great kitchens if you require cooking facilities and fridge/freezers.
Friendly hosts, very helpful.
There's a lovely walk down to the beach, lots of wild flowers and if you don't fancy the small climb back to the site stroll back along the road.
We recommend this site and wished we could have stayed longer but we certainly return.
Written 19 February 2020
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Muzzamuzzamuzza
Wellington, New Zealand72 contributions
Dramatic beach
Feb 2020
We visited in the evening. The first thing that struck us was the contrast between the black sand beach and the high cliffs. The water was rough, and while there were lifeguards at the main beach we did not swim. Instead we walked along both the main beach (that has the lifeguards) and the beach at another access point further around the cliffs. Kai Iwi is a beautiful spot to enjoy the rugged landscape.
Written 14 February 2020
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