I had a lovely stay at Whangarei Central Holiday Park. I stayed in a self contained studio. Everything was clean and well cared for, the bed was super comfy and it had everything I needed. Location was great, an easy (and flat) walk into town. Highly recommended.
We thought the sign on the office saying "No gangs, no drug dealing, no soliciting for services" was rather unnerving but that was the least of our worries. We had booked and pre-paid for a powered campsite for three nights over Easter. Traffic held us up and we realised it would be dark when we arrived so checked online to see if they had a cabin we could upgrade to if it was too dark to put the tent up. There was one available so we decided we'd upgrade on arrival. We arrived at 6.30pm to find the office closed. Yes they close at 6pm even on he eve of a long weekend! But we saw the owner looking at us from her lounge (next to the office) so we went up to the office door but she wouldn't come out. We rang the telephone number. No reply. Next thing her dog comes running out of the lounge to bark at us. No attempt made to call it back in. Eventually we had to find a hotel for the night (slim pickings on a holiday weekend). When we went back the next day and raised it with the owner she said proudly told us "oh I don't work after 6pm you should have just found a site and set up - there's a sign on the door". Completely ignored the fact it was dark and not obvious where the powered tent campsites were and we'd wanted to upgrade to a cabin. The whole vibe of the camp is odd. Certainly not a fun holiday atmosphere. I wouldn't take a family here. The camp dog, although friendly enough, has free reign of the camp. We saw a dog poo on the driveway that some poor camper had obviously stood in. Only positive things I can say is it's close to town, they keep it as clean as you can for really old facitlites and it's cheap - but frankly you're better off paying the extra for a more pleasant experience. I'm pleased to say we went to the Raglan Holiday Park the following week and had a true 5-star camping experience for an extra $6pp per night. The difference in customer service and camp atmosphere was like a different planet after our Whangarei nighmare.…
We rented one of the self-contained units for three days while in town for a wedding. For covid related reasons we had to make quite a few changes to the booking - Fiona and co could not have been more helpful, including accommodating an extra late booking halfway through our stay. Always really pleasant to deal with, thanks so much! The unit itself was perfect for us and in the middle of horrific humidity the air conditioning was a god send, especially for my heavily pregnant partner. Location was also really handily located to town.
This wonderful camping is really well situated close to the city center. The facilities old but well keep it has his own charm. We really enjoyed our time there. The staff is really friendly and helpful.
me and my partner stay here a couple night and found the place to b absolutely spotless with the up most welcoming vibe , customer service was what made our stay simply the best as we were welcomed with open arm ,felt like they would bend over backswords to help you out .will b recommending this to any body looking for a place to stay or camp .love what u guys have got going on here keep up ur awesome work ,surely see you guys again .
I have been here a couple of times now and I love it . It is a relatively small sight but perfectly formed and on both occasions I stayed I found it clean and the water hot. It is perhaps not in the prettiest of surroundings but that is more than made up for by the warmth, compassion and professionalism of its owner Fiona. I was travelling on my own for both my stays and I felt completely safe and I would have no hesitation in staying here again and recommending it to other travelers.
My partner and I booked for a one nights stay in a powered site with our campervan, and on arrival we were greated with smiles, warmth and exceptional customer service. Presumably by the new owner, who happily showed myself around to know where everything was. The new owners are currently in the process of renovating everything since taking over the holiday park, and from everything I was told from what they are planning it's going to be even better than it currently is. Great pricing, great customer service, nice hot showers and kept very clean. What more could you ask for. We would certainly recommend this place. Thank you.
This is in a great spot and easy to walk into town. The owners are new and have great plans to update the place but it’s still a decent place to stop. The owners were so helpful and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble.
Awful Place - the guy at reception stunk of BO - that was our welcoming hello. He was downright rude!! Bathroom block was filthy and dated - so bad I wouldn’t even shower my dog in there! Gate was locked until 7am so u couldn’t leave to get on the road early. We got told their sleep was important and to stay put! So rude, and so dirty. Would not go back!!
We have returned here over and over during the past several years and always found this to meet our needs. We love the central location and while there is nothing “flash” about the facilities for campers, they are always clean, convenient and fairly priced. Sadly the recent city street and road detours have meant that directions are not super clear but we would encourage would-be visitors to find their way to this excellent camp for those seeking fair and decent accomodation .