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Whanganui River Top 10 Holiday Park

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If you are looking for a holiday park in the lower north island of New Zealand, look no further. Rated Superior by TOP 10 Holiday Parks and situated on the banks of the Whanganui River, this park has everything you need for a perfect holiday. Free Wi-Fi for all guests. Accommodation options to suit every budget: Deluxe motels, serviced self-contained units, cabins & large tent and van sites, some right on the riverbank. If you're camping in a tent or van and have a well-behaved pet, you can bring them too. Superb facilities include an outdoor heated pool with slide, jumping pillow, 2 adventure playgrounds, bouncy castle in the summer, petanque, covered or outdoor BBQ areas, Netflix, Sky Sport, Spark Sport, and much more. You can hire trikes for the kids to ride around on, you can hire kayaks to explore the river for yourself, or you can relax in the private spa pool looking out over the river. With a friendly team always willing to help you get the most out of your stay in the Whanganui area, this is more than just a stop over, this is a destination!
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Free parking
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Carolyn S wrote a review Yesterday
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I love this place! Friendly and helpful people at reception, the best location right next to the river, a comfortable cabin with river views in a peaceful setting. We enjoyed a soak in the spa too. I highly recommend Whanganui Top 10 Holiday Park.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Marilyn O wrote a review Mar 2024
Foxton, New Zealand6 contributions1 helpful vote
Many happy visits at this property. nothing is ever to much trouble and overall we enjoy our many visits to this very well kept and very well nurtured campground. We shall definately be returning and are already looking foward to it.
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Response from Whanganui River, Owner at Whanganui River Top 10 Holiday Park
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you Tony And Marilyn - always so lovely to see you both and your happy smiley faces. See you next time.
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johntrouchet wrote a review Mar 2024
Wellington, New Zealand1 contribution
Helpful staff and full facilities provided. Would recommend to prospective travellers whom I meet whilst touring. If I return to New Zealand I will continue to support Top 10 parks. For lengthy stays I would highly recommend becoming a member as it saves you currently 10% on stays at any Top 10 parks throughout the country
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Response from Whanganui River, Owner at Whanganui River Top 10 Holiday Park
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you John. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and found the TOP 10 Membership to be of such good value. Not only can you save on your stays at the TOP 10 Holiday Parks, but you can also save on the Interislander Ferry and 100s of tourist activities around the country. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels. Thanks again.
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55vintage wrote a review Mar 2024
Paeroa, New Zealand170 contributions45 helpful votes
Perfect for our retro caravan and awning. Loved the on-site water and grey water dump facility and view of the paddle steamer steaming by.Easy to manoeuvre into site. Only drawback is the distance from town
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Response from Whanganui River, Owner at Whanganui River Top 10 Holiday Park
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thanks for reviewing your stay at Whanganui River TOP 10. We are so pleased you enjoyed your riverside site. We are very lucky to have this space by the awa - something you just don't get closer to town. Being just a short 10 minute drive into the city centre affords us all the open space and peace and quiet our guests really enjoy. Hope to see you again sometime. Thanks.
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martinpickers wrote a review Mar 2024
Longfield, United Kingdom1 contribution
The Top 10 Campsites were of a very high standard throughout. Well worth being a member. Facilities, staff and general site all extremely good. Plenty of smiling faces from staff and clients. Using the communal facilities - especially the kitchen allowed us to have enjoyable conversations with a wide variety of nationalities
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Response from Whanganui River, Owner at Whanganui River Top 10 Holiday Park
Responded 4 Mar 2024
Thanks Martin. We are always pleased to know that TOP 10 Members make so much great use of their membership. With 48 fabulous parks around the motu it is a great way to explore NZ at an affordable price. Thanks so much for reviewing our park and we are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us.
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Trickie wrote a review Feb 2024
Auckland Central, New Zealand26 contributions7 helpful votes
Nice location, nice people - buildings though a bit tired.otherwise this place was good. The camp ground sits on the Wanganui river about 8 kms out of the city, it was easy to bus in $3 each way or bike in about 14-20 mins mainly on a bike track.
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Responded 27 Feb 2024
Thanks for your review. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and the riverside location we're so lucky to have here.
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RachMW86 wrote a review Feb 2024
Whanganui, New Zealand3 contributions
Whanganui River Top10 Campground is our local gem, boasting fantastic amenities like a pristine pool and playground that our two sons love. The staff are friendly and accommodating, allowed us a late check out due to a family brunch and wet awning! It's our go-to spot for camping, especially when we have functions on in town. Highly recommended for a convenient and enjoyable getaway.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 27 Feb 2024
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We love to see happy regular guests and we're glad to do what we can to make your stay as relaxing as possible. We're looking forward to your next stay. Thanks.
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lindsayjolding wrote a review Feb 2024
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great family friendly park with very clean facilities and play area as well as games room plenty of parking and well defined roads as well as grass areas for kids to play,. swimming pool excellent as was the smaller kiddies . with shade area above, kids loved the slide
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Responded 22 Feb 2024
Thanks Lindsay. We are so pleased you and the family enjoyed your visit and all this things on site for the kids to do. We hope to see you all again sometime soon. Thanks.
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sandy h wrote a review Feb 2024
Napier, New Zealand15 contributions1 helpful vote
Always stay here when we visit family in Wanganui. Great spot, very friendly, clean, awesome team. We watch the paddle steamer go up river daily, the rowers train daily, lots to watch while sitting by river
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Responded 22 Feb 2024
Thanks Sandy. We are so very lucky to have this awesome spot on the riverside. It's great that we get to share this with so many wonderful guests. We will see you next time :-) Thanks.
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ashleydrakee wrote a review Feb 2024
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A lovely stay in well kept grounds and clean facilities. Buildings are older but well maintained and everything works well. We had a caravan and a good level site on pad plus grass area for awning. Service was excellent from staff
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Responded 11 Feb 2024
Thanks Ashley. We are so pleased to know you enjoyed your stay here. Hope to see you again soon.
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PRICE RANGE
$137 - $164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandManawatu-Wanganui RegionWhanganui
NUMBER OF ROOMS
33
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Frequently Asked Questions about Whanganui River Top 10 Holiday Park
Which popular attractions are close to Whanganui River Top 10 Holiday Park?
Nearby attractions include Quartz Museum of Studio Ceramics (4.9 km), Virginia Lake (5.9 km), and Durie Hill Elevator (5.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Whanganui River Top 10 Holiday Park?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, a spa, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Whanganui River Top 10 Holiday Park?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Whanganui River Top 10 Holiday Park?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Whanganui River Top 10 Holiday Park?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Whanganui River Top 10 Holiday Park?
Conveniently located restaurants include Maria Lane Eatery & Bar, Japanese Kitchen WA, and Yellow House Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Whanganui River Top 10 Holiday Park?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Whanganui River Top 10 Holiday Park?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Whanganui River Top 10 Holiday Park?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Whanganui River Top 10 Holiday Park?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Durie Hill Memorial Tower (5.3 km) and William Birch Pools (5.9 km).
Does Whanganui River Top 10 Holiday Park have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.