Motuoapa Bay Holiday Park
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Motuoapa Bay Holiday Park

13 Parekarangaranga Street, Motuoapa 3382 New Zealand
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#1 of 1 campsite in Motuoapa
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HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Room features
Soundproof rooms
Seating area
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
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Joanne P wrote a review Jan 2021
Beenleigh, Queensland, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a lovely, well run campground right on the edge of Lake Taupo. We stayed in the retro Kombi van. They have tea, coffee making facilities, heater, double bed, TV, bedside tables and a deck with table and chairs. Plenty of room for a couple. The camp itself is well equipped with a kitchen, laundry, showers and toilets and a playground for the children. There is also a small shop at the office with ice-cream etc for sale. The managers are very friendly, helpful people. The only negative is the hot water in the communal areas is scalding hot, perhaps a little dangerous.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Greg F wrote a review Sept 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
My partner and I stayed at one of the Kombi Vans for a night (the orange one). The van was converted beautifully in a quaint and well-thought of way. It had a double bed, two bed side tables, a TV, kettle, heater, an electric blanket and coffee/tea. Each Kombi has a deck by the front door with a table and a couple of chairs.
Since we stayed during September, it was 70NZD.
The kitchen and bathroom are shared facilities and were in very good condition, clean and well equipped.
The park is situated just by the lake and wharf and great for an evening stroll.
Turangi is a five minute drive away with petrol stations and a supermarket (new world). So the location couldn't be more ideal.
Would definitely recommend this place if you're passing through the area.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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yingyuez wrote a review Jun 2020
Wellington, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you are needing a place to stay near Turangi or Taupo then I would recommend the Motuoapa Bay Holiday Park. It is peaceful and right by the Motuoapa Bay Marina. I stayed in a cabin shaped like a VW campervan, but it is actually bigger than it looks and very comfortable. The staff are friendly and facilities are basic but adequate.

For dinner you can cook in the shared kitchen, or go to Turangi or the Challenge service station - which has good takeaways.
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Date of stay: June 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Ask for a VW campervan cabin neat the Marina, it has a great view.
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MargotAnn wrote a review Apr 2023
Anglesea, Australia
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This looked a nice place to stay beside Lake Taupo. I booked directly off the website but many of the facilities listed for the kombi option were not provided. I had to ask for a kettle, no fridge, no flat screen TV, no kitchenette. There were mistakes on the website so be carefully what you book. I was told the owners were away and the person checking me in was helping out. The camp kitchen is not well equipped - you need to have all your own gear. Lighting in the kombi is very poor - can’t read without a headlamp. On top of all that there was a storm and the power went out. Not their problem obviously.
Still waiting to here back on a discount on what I would label a ‘false and misleading’ description of facilities.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Maria Ligaya wrote a review Oct 2020
Auckland, New Zealand
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in the Retro Kombi Cabins, which is a unique experience. We are very excited. It is very clean, it has complimentary coffee and tea, TV, a heater, and it is double bed. There is an adjoining deck where you can sit outside while enjoying the view of the lake. The holiday park has some shared facilities like kitchen and toilets. They are really clean. I love the modern interior of the Kombi while keeping it's retro design at the exterior. Very unique experience, its like stepping back in the hood old day. We will definitely come back with our family so they can experience it too.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Greg V wrote a review Aug 2020
Nelson, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had a great overnight stay at the Motuoapa Bay holiday camp. The camo has a wide variety of accomodation to suit all types and budgets. Opted for a combi in the end. It was fun, clean and perfect for a night. Heater kept it nice and warm too. The shared facilities are very clean and tidy. And the views over the lake great on a moody August morning. Highly recommended if you’re passing through.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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rikrik10 wrote a review Apr 2021
Palmerston North, New Zealand
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked a motel unit however I would describe it as a cabin or a large caravan type trailer but certainly not a proper building. Therefore its cramped and a large person would not fit in the shower. It was however clean and met our purpose for the night.The location is great as just by the lake. The little gas heater would not ignite. Overall a bit disappointed.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Caroline A wrote a review Mar 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fabulous place to stay. We were in Trout House so had the most amazing view of the lake. The camp was so tranquil and peaceful. Our bed was very comfortable and the view from the kitchen bench was just magic. It was lovely sitting on the deck in the afternoon sun. A wonderful place to stay to recharge. The double glazing made for a very quiet night. All facilities were lovely and clean. We will be back.
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Date of stay: March 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Go for a cabin with a water view.
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Anne wrote a review Oct 2023
Auckland, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This park is lakeside, and perfect for a quiet getaway. We stayed 3 nights while getting to know "Nola" our Motorhome. Lake front sites are cool, but we got breezy weather so asked to move further back after one night. It was not a problem. The facilities are dated and need upgrading but are scrupulously clean, and I am fussy. For us a wonderful stay. The hosts were fantastic.
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Date of stay: October 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: When showering turn to full hot. It will take some time to get hot, add cold water slowly .
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Pete wrote a review Apr 2024
Paraparaumu, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Haere rā Motuoapa Bay Holiday Park. Another awesome place to stay, great location (right on lakeside, a few minutes drive to Turangi, great facilities (good kitchen, laundry and bathroom facilities), and awesome managers (Gerry & Pauline).

I had the most relaxing time, 8 days of kayaking, walks and just soaking up the sun and interacting with the wild life (ducks, seagulls, pukekos).

I would definitely and have no hesitation in recommending this holiday park for you to stay in.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
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Nur Zunaidah A asked a question May 2016
Labuan Island, Malaysia427 contributions181 helpful votes
What time does the reception close? Or is it open 24 hours like a hotel?
Answer from Teresa B
Feilding, New Zealand20 contributions3 helpful votes
Generally it's open 24/7 but it pays to phone ahead if you are checking in late.
linotol asked a question Jan 2018
Buenos Aires, Argentina8 contributions7 helpful votes
somos una familiares de 4, tiene una combi para el 16 de marzo para nosotros?
Anne wrote a tip Oct 2023
Auckland, New Zealand18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"When showering turn to full hot. It will take some time to get hot, add cold water slowly ."
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Caroline A wrote a tip Mar 2023
3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Go for a cabin with a water view. "
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yingyuez wrote a tip Jun 2020
Wellington, New Zealand72 contributions42 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a VW campervan cabin neat the Marina, it has a great view."
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Mark C wrote a tip Mar 2019
Taupo, New Zealand114 contributions46 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book a BUG(VW Bettle, but bigger) rooms, they're amazing."
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m2nkin wrote a tip Oct 2018
Hamilton, New Zealand61 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Lake front offers fantastic views"
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PRICE RANGE
$100 - $101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionMotuoapa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Motuoapa Bay Holiday Park
Which popular attractions are close to Motuoapa Bay Holiday Park?
Nearby attractions include Tongariro River Trail (7.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Motuoapa Bay Holiday Park?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Is parking available at Motuoapa Bay Holiday Park?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Motuoapa Bay Holiday Park?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hare & Copper Eatery, Turangi Bridge Bar & Restaurant, and Licorice Cafe.
Is Motuoapa Bay Holiday Park located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Motuoapa.