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Thornton Beach Holiday Park

163 Thornton Beach Road, Whakatane 3194 New Zealand
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#3 of 12 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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Mike B wrote a review 23 Feb
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The camp sites are larger than most so even when full you do not feel crammed in by the ‘neighbours’. The owners were extremely helpful and attentive. The facilities are well maintained and spotless. The location is great and Glen and Lou make sure a family friendly environment is maintained. It all made for a very relaxing and enjoyable holiday. Will definitely return.
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Date of stay: February 2021
Travelbugs269 wrote a review 15 Feb
Rotorua, New Zealand45 contributions14 helpful votes
We stayed in our caravan for 3 nights and picked a site close to the facilities, which were clean and reasonably maintained. Owners were helpful and friendly, assisting to make it a pleasurable stay. Showers run by tokens and are limited to 5 mins but doesn't have any sort of warning when the water is due to stop. Its close to the beach & would go back again.
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Date of stay: January 2021
banana36 wrote a review 14 Feb
New Zealand109 contributions20 helpful votes
We stayed in the motel for two nights recently. We thought the accommodation was a bit grubby. The cushions were stained and there were lots of marks on the walls. Additionally the carpets were unclean and the sofas were tired looking. Beautiful spot but expensive for the standard of accommodation. Friendly staff and great book library.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Matt O wrote a review 12 Feb
Wanganui, New Zealand4 contributions2 helpful votes
After our first visit to Thornton Beach Holiday Park it very quickly became a new favourite. Facilities are great, very big sites, more than big enough to set up your caravan and park your car. Glen is an absolute star, constantly cruising the campsite on his bike making sure everyone is OK. Super friendly guy with lots of interesting stories to tell. Beautiful beach with awesome fishing, and the river also to swim / play in. Fulfilled a bucket list dream of catching a big kingfish not only once but twice! Glen being the fisherman he is was just as ecstatic with my catch as I was. He is more than happy to share the local fishing info with you. Was so nice to relax in the more than enough showers after a day on the water / beach. Great kitchen and communal area. Definitely will coming back next summer!
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Date of stay: February 2021
fairyjasmine wrote a review 8 Feb
Hamilton, New Zealand217 contributions5 helpful votes
Spent 3 nights here during Auckland Anniversary weekend in our caravan along with our friends in their tents. Found out about the campsite through NZMCA. All sites are powered and have water supply shared between 2 sites, very handy. Sites were decent sizes typical for campgrounds. Good clean communal facilities with 2 tall fridges and 1 large chest freezer which were surprisingly not full considering that all the sites were occupied. $1 for 5 mins of hot shower, there are free outdoor cold showers option too if you prefer Large covered area near communal barbecues with plenty of outdoor picnic tables. We didn’t use the bbq, not sure if you have to pay to use it. Phone receptions a bit hit and missed here. 2-3 mins walk to the beach but no sea views from the sites. We gathered lots of pipis from the beach at low tides. The waves can be a bit rough but there is safe estuary close by for the kids if you prefer. Close enough to Whakatane if you need to go and get supplies
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
US$55 - US$75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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 a concierge.
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 Little Goose Eatery.
Are there any historical sites close to Thornton Beach Holiday Park?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Te Papaka (11.6 km).
Is Thornton Beach Holiday Park accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.