We stayed the night in our caravan with our dog. We were met with a very warm welcome and told we could park anywhere we wanted to. The camp has recently been purchased by a family and they are doing a great job, upgrading facilities etc. Nothing was a problem. We stayed at the back of the camp in park like grounds with lovely established trees and plenty of room. This is a great central spot to stay to do day drives (around 8 ks), to Hot Water Beach/Cathedral Cove/Cooks Beach. We will definitely stay there again.
I stayed on a powered tent site it wasn't mentioned in any conversations or through email that the powered sites needed a converter I spoke with Janey about this and was basically told that I did receive an email about this I actually didn't received anything and noticed that night that nobody on site was using a converter either. I asked others in the morning and they weren't aware of converters needed for the powered sites or weren't emailed aswell like myself or 2 other campsites in my party. On the first night I found the women's toliet blocks to have not been cleaned as their was dibree on the floors, and the walls were horrendous. The walls stayed like this for 3 days, I actually had to approach Janey the caretaker where I was meet once again with a stand off 🤦♀️ until I pointed out the gross amount of problems as also the women's shower block floors were also blocked uncleaned 🚫 for 2 days by this time After this discussion things were cleaned including the first time the communal kitchen was done in 3days no attempt made on the outdated communal sitting room or 2x bbqs for my entire 6 day stay Maybe on peak season they should have 2 cleaning shifts for the influx of ppl as its definetly needed I appreciate the lovely mannered people I had in my virsinaty as they offered to plug in our extension as they had knew to bring a converter because they had visited previously This was the second night stay when they came I paid for a powered site and had spent the night without power as their were no converters for sale in Tairua or Whitis We also brought a cabin to sleep our teenagers and plugged in our small fridge that might have been more appropriate as the tented areas sq ft are quiet small and intrusive to neighboring sites as literally A meter behind me was my neighbors tent I recommend a walk through beforehand Security on site could have been alot better As theirs only a night run. On Newyears Security must of been sleeping cos we had 2 ppl doing laps of tent city at 4pm before the alarm was meet they were told to leave 🙄 once reception woke up 😴 Couldnt get a Wifi signal so 8x 30min free vouchers were void Unable to get a clear line while in camp had to make calls & use data at sailors grave Dont be tricked the showers are 50c pp lasting half a normal shower but the males showers say 2$, the females showers have a sticker saying 50c I judged 1$ for a normal shower 1.50 for an extra long shower Overall I believe that Seabreeze holiday camp invested more time and effort into the 2 shot admin side and systems they put in place then the people Myself and 12 others will never glance in the direction of Seabreeze holiday camp when visiting this beautiful area again The brewery service was 10/10 🍕 pizza was great not a hard base and having Jack Daniels and Fejoia cider, wine testers too....... was great but killing it on the can drinks 10.50 for 3 sprites worth it on newyears day though lol Overall Peak season Tent City Cleanliness 1/10 Communication 0/10 Secure site 2/10 Vocation 6/10 Experience 4/10 The brewery 9/10 Service 10/10 Pricing fair for season 8/10…
We booked the dog-friendly, self contained unit and it was below standard. I spoke with the manager in hopes of upgrading but this option was not available to us. We left early and all credit we were refunded for the unused night.
Very dirty, single bed had sheets on it which had not been changed, door lock was dodgy and dust and dirt everywhere. No dishwashing liquid to clean dishes in morning.Paid $170 for a night, it's a shame because it's got potential to be lovley.
We staid here for 2 days. The campsite on his own is alright, it has a brewery/cafe where you can drink and eat. For the rest the kitchen and toilet are really dirty and not equipped with nessasities. If you have high season, you need to clean toilets and showers better and more often and provide tissues and toilet paper.
We came as a large group for the weekend and had a great stay. The staff are super friendly and have great advice for things to do in the area, and free shocels for the hot water beach. The campground was comfortable and the bathrooms were super clean, and the fee for operating the showers goes to the charity of your choice! The brewery (and its owner) was excelent, with brick-oven pizza and their amazing feijoa cider. Highly recommend staying here.
This campground was perfect for me, all I needed was a powered spot and a place to put my car and tent which was only 20 bucks a night. Although the shared kitchen needs to be slightly more equipped and the grill needed to be equipped with propane, I improvised easily though. The showers were 50 cents for if you wanted hot water. The staff was really welcoming and super sweet. They were helpful with local good eats and information. Also this location is connected to Hot Water brewing and that place is beautiful and the staff there is lovely. So don't forget to try the Feijoa cider!
Stopped in on our way to hot water beach and we had a very good meal in a relaxed environment. We ordered the nachos and a salad, washed them.down with one of there house beers. Everything was excellent and the bill came to $42. Service was excellent and we even got a lesson on the local fruit feijoas. Do has we did and stop in on the way to a beach.
This campground is everything that you need. Green grass, good kitchen and bathroom facilities. Plenty of seating areas. And a big bonus that there’s a brewery right next door!!! Less than 10mins drive to the popular hot water beach. I definitely recommend this place.
In 4 weeks camping our most expensive campsite (60$ for a night for 2 adults on powered site) and showers cost 50p extra for hot water. Kitchen is not equipped and very small! No shadowy camping sites for powered sites and very very few for the non-powered. Powered sites are uneven so the gravel pit you park in is like 2 feet lower than the grassy area beside it. Internet is only 30’ free for 100MB max. If you want more it costs 5$. As there is no phone/mobile internet coverage 30’ internet is not enough for me. The on-site brewery is very nice, the owner even showed us around and brought some local products to try for free. That was the only positive thing about our stay!