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Thornton Beach Holiday Park

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163 Thornton Beach Road, Whakatane 3194 New Zealand
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#4 of 13 hotels in Whakatane
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If your looking for somewhere just a little off the beaten track, but still within 5mins of great Country Cafes and shopping - Book a holiday with us and experience our award winning hospitality. Thornton Beach is situated between Whakatane and Matata in the BOP. We are closer than Ohope for many visitors and offer a New Zealand beach holiday with heaps of fun for the whole family. We have many campsites available and various types of accommodation to suit all needs and budgets. The views from our Holiday Park are spectacular. Whale Island is in front of you and New Zealand's only live marine volcano White Island can be seen in the distance. The ocean beach stretches out at the parks doorstep and the Rangitaiki River is also metres away. With panoramic sea views and known for its great catch, Thornton Beach is a fisherman's haven. Land based anglers can surfcast towards Whale Island, or you can launch the boat at the boat ramp which is only 200m from the park and head out to sea. Thornton Beach is lovely and quiet. But besides peace, tranquillity, safe swimming and great fishing, there are many more activities and attractions in the area of Thornton Beach Holiday Park.
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Moofeemum wrote a review Feb 2022
4 contributions2 helpful votes
We've stayed here several times in both a tent and now a caravan. We love that the estuary is safe for the kids to swim, kayak and paddle board. Great ammenities and the staff are friendly too. We went with friends and then though we all booked separately they made sure we were all placed together.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Rachael wrote a review Feb 2022
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Had a fantastic stay at Thornton Beach Holiday Park, very clean and Tidy. Fantastic facilities and beautiful area. Great for families and children. Literally right next to the surf beach and a calm fresh water inlet. Thanks for having us!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Chris wrote a review Jan 2022
Rotorua, New Zealand1 contribution1 helpful vote
Was a great spot to camp and enjoy the beach. A couple of things let this down. When we booked there was no mention that the air pillow was broken. This was one of the main things apart from the beach our son wanted to do. The facility was clean and tidy. The outside showers have had their nozzles removed so you can’t have a shower to remove sand Going to the loo in the daytime still felt like walking into a cave especially if doing number twos very dark. Was also a little taken back to have to pay $18 per night for a 2 year old Under 1’s free !!!!!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Heather H wrote a review Jan 2022
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The tourist cabin was very roomy and comfortable. Parking was great and the cabins are set above the campground for a very good view. The deck looked out over the camp and the beach. Our other family staying there were within easy reach.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Victoria F wrote a review Jan 2022
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Our family loves camping at Thornton Beach holiday park. The lagoon is perfect for our pre-schooler and paddle boarding and my husband and 8 year old love boogie boarding at the beach! The park facilities are fresh and modern and the staff are so lovely. It is a bonus that the surf life guards are there at the end of the beach access during the summer period too. We always look forward to our next stay
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Angie P wrote a review Jan 2022
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We as a family enjoyed our stay here, clean tidy motel rooms. Great facilities for kids, an awesome beach and lagoon for younger kids to swim and great fishing spot!! Will definitely stay again! Thank you team
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Melissa259 wrote a review Nov 2021
Taupo, New Zealand11 contributions3 helpful votes
A Great place to stay very clean and tidy room and grounds. Friendly and helpful staff. The kids absolutely loved it, especially the pillow! Great location too. We will be back! Thanks for having us!!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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cookaborough wrote a review Nov 2021
Rotorua, New Zealand106 contributions25 helpful votes
We stayed in our caravan for 4 nights and simply just didnt want to leave. The facilities are excellent and the location is awesome. Good fishing off the Beach in front of the Park, safe swimming for the youngins in the very nearby estuary. Had loads of fun on the large bouncy pillow and the mini soccer field. Friendly accommodating staff. We will definitely return here.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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lepj wrote a review Sep 2021
Gisborne, New Zealand37 contributions22 helpful votes
Used to like this camp neat tidy just rang for fees 38 nzmca member if not 50 a night nice location but not worth 50 a night come on where us the winter rates this could be a very cheap buy or lease on this camp watch the market
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Storm wrote a review Apr 2021
Pukekohe, New Zealand1 contribution1 helpful vote
Thornton Beach Holiday park was wonderful. The facilities were clean and new, the jumping pillow was fantastic for the kids and the staff were friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay again. The only helpful suggestion would be to change the noise policy. Music should be turned off by 9pm and all noise by 10pm. This was the only issue we had. While we understand families and groups like to socialise, having 2 different campsites on either side of us competing with each other on who had the loudest music was not great for anyone, especially the kids.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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US$76 - US$79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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New ZealandNorth IslandBay of Plenty RegionWhakatane
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Frequently Asked Questions about Thornton Beach Holiday Park
Which popular attractions are close to Thornton Beach Holiday Park?
Nearby attractions include Julians Berry Farm & Café (7.3 km), Blueberry Corner (3.6 km), and Red Barn Gifts Co-op - Simply Handmade@the Red Barn (4.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Thornton Beach Holiday Park?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, kids activities, and self serve laundry.
What food & drink options are available at Thornton Beach Holiday Park?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Thornton Beach Holiday Park?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Thornton Beach Holiday Park?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Whitehouse Cafe & Gallery, Red barn Cafe, and Rn'bees.
Are there any historical sites close to Thornton Beach Holiday Park?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Te Papaka (11.7 km).
Is Thornton Beach Holiday Park accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.