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Blue Heron Waterfront Holiday Park

Blue Heron Waterfront Holiday Park 85 Scott Road RD 4 Tamaterau, Whangarei Heads 0174 New Zealand
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Annemarie T wrote a review Feb 2023
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DO NOT STAY HERE! We booked on line turned up to be told it was not possible to have booked? Asked them to search my name on their booking system, found my booking and told me I could not stay due to bad weather. They proceeded to be incredibly rude and inappropriate! A truly horrible individual!!!
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Stewarts Vacation wrote a review Jan 2023
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We liked that this was a small campsite with stunning waterfront powered sites. We were allocated site 11B which is possibly the best site for sweeping sea views! It was a spacious site which catered amply for our large (7.3m) tent. The ablution, kitchen, BBQ and minimal playground facilities are dated. Importantly, the ablution block and kitchen were clean. It was a pity that the rubbish bins were not emptied and started to spill over. It's a 10 min drive to Parua Bay for supplies, a cafe and tavern, and a half hour drive to Ocean Beach which is a fabulous sandy surf beach. The staff were friendly and the booking process was efficient. We would stay here again.
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Date of stay: January 2023
Room Tip: Site 11B has superb views.
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Rob T wrote a review Jul 2022
Whangarei, New Zealand8 contributions
Great place to stay, close to town, very friendly service. We stayed with our dogs in room 201 which has amazing water views and a small beach a few short steps away. Good value and would recommend to anyone. Thank you
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Cindjam wrote a review Mar 2022
3 contributions5 helpful votes
Don't stay here,the owner is a nut job. We had booked online, when we arrived he was so rude and told us we hadn't booked as we hadn't paid before we arrived!!! Never heard of this before. They didn't have a room for us. I became very upset, he just got ruder and ruder, demanding that we left the property. He forcefully pushed my 70year old husband off the stairs narrowly missing a nasty fall. We were so upset we made a complaint to the police. We've never done that before, but he was a nasty bully of man that really shouldn't be dealing with the public.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Susan B wrote a review Jul 2021
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Booked for two night: stayed for one. Damp dark cold and dirty. Pillows smelled of men’s sweat, dishes and cooker had dried food, pot had to be washed before using. Asked for refund, manager became agro “ can’t believe you would go to these lengths for a refund.” Thought about getting photos: wished I had. I stay in a lot of budget accommodation: never like this.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Anna S wrote a review Jun 2021
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My partner and I were visiting our family in Auckland and decided to rent a van and drive up through Northland, stopping in at this town along the way… Given it was off-peak season, I called the owner ahead of time clarifying if there was space for a powered camper van site as on the website it said there was no space…. I also clarified the time the place shut… owner said 8pm which gave us a few hours before we would need to be there so we hiked up a Mountain prior. Come 6pm, we arrived and rang the bell… there was no one present within 10 minutes which is okay as it was late, however I did call to confirm that they were open until 8pm. Since no one came to the door, I rang and kindly let the owner know we were here. She was out within a minute and my partner spoke with her to pay for our site… The owner was not welcoming at all and did not say Hello upon our arrival. When we arrived at our site we could see 2 other vehicles in the campground. For a powered site we paid $43NZD which is on par with others that we have stayed on our trip… However to have a shower (even a cold one!) you have to pay 50c and only get 5 minutes. The bathrooms are in pretty good condition and were nice and clean. There were kitchen facilities which were good. Electric stove was free to use and they had plenty of utensils we could use. When paying for the ground there was no mention of a check-out time and since it was off-peak with plenty of other spots we wanted to enjoy our breakfast and coffee and it was raining so we were yet to plan our activities for the day. At 11am, the owner came down to our site and stood near our van as we were getting ready and tapped on her watch indicating that it was past 10am and we would have to pay $25 if we didn’t leave at that point… we found this really odd as there were no other sites occupied that we could see and there was no need for her to be rude when she had not told us a time to be out when we paid. Overall, it was a lovely site and has potential to be 5/5 if the owner was actually polite.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Vickskix wrote a review Apr 2021
Wellington, New Zealand131 contributions61 helpful votes
Lovely spot right on the waterfront. Peaceful and pretty. Lots of potential. Close enough to Whangarei township to shop for supplies, but also not far to drive to the glorious ocean beaches. The camp’s access is quite tight for large vehicles. Amenities are basic but adequate. The bins were overflowing however, and remained so even after a couple of days, which detracted from the experience. Overall, the could do with a bit of investment and more TLC.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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DeeeeThomson wrote a review Feb 2021
Auckland, New Zealand69 contributions11 helpful votes
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I can’t believe how harsh other reviews are, this is a low cost campground... our stay was exactly what we expected. The Blue Heron is your typical NZ campgrounds, if you find things substandard I suggest you try a motel as camping possibly isn’t for you. • We didn’t come for the WiFi, we came for a break. • We didn’t come for flash facilities, we came to relax. The Blue Heron is in a fantastic spot, and being small you’re guaranteed it’s not going to be overcrowded. While cheap and cheerful it’s tidy and has everything you need from a small campground including seaside powered sites. A lot of the sites are dirt/dust but if you come prepared it’s no biggie and the team at Blue Heron have done their best to minimise the issue. The kitchen/dining area has great views, the staff were super friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Charlott wrote a review Jan 2021
Torbay, New Zealand2 contributions
We were a bit weary after other reviews but we couldn’t have been happier! Our trip made up of four families started off with a friendly greeting and even lollipops for the kids. We had the large 3 bedroom house which suited us perfectly. Room 1: A queen bed and seperate little room attached with bunk beds lots of space Room 2: A bunk bed (double on the bottom) and another single Room 3: A queen bed and plenty of space all around for a portable cot A large lounge area with plenty of seating A kitchen with everything you need with a large fridge freezer and round dining table with plenty of seats Outside a deck overlooking the camp ground and fenced area with a clothing line. The bathroom is being redone so the brand new shower was excellent, not the best pressure but nice and clean. Everything we needed for a stay with 6 adults and 4 kids and all bedrooms separated at each end of the house so plenty of room. A very kiwi camp ground (no it’s not new) but everything you could need and very clean. The owners made us feel very welcome and we can’t wait to go back again soon.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Welly wrote a review Jan 2021
New Zealand51 contributions9 helpful votes
We stayed for two nights in December. The campground is quite small but the sites are a good size and if you are in the bottom section you are right by the sea which is just lovely. In the lower camp there are only two toilets and two showers - given the camp was full we gave up waiting as they were always busy. They are 50c for 5min if you lucky enough not to have a queue. The bathrooms are pretty tired but clean enough - old school concrete block. Great that can take dogs.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blue Heron Waterfront Holiday Park
Which popular attractions are close to Blue Heron Waterfront Holiday Park?
Nearby attractions include Motukiore Island (1.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Blue Heron Waterfront Holiday Park?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and self serve laundry.
What food & drink options are available at Blue Heron Waterfront Holiday Park?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Blue Heron Waterfront Holiday Park?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Blue Heron Waterfront Holiday Park?
Conveniently located restaurants include TopSail, Parua Bay Tavern, and New Day Café & Indian Restaurant.
Are pets allowed at Blue Heron Waterfront Holiday Park?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.