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Rakaia River Holiday Park

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Our plan was to head off directly to Lake Tekapo upon touching down at Christchurch. However, as we faced some issues while collecting our rental car, we only managed to hit the road late in the evening. We were quite tired mid-through our drive and did a last-minute booking here at Rakaia River Holiday Park. The holiday park is well-located...

Thank rrraihan
Mill Bay, Canada
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

This place is a gem! The facilities are clean and well maintained. I loved the big communal kitchen with plenty of sinks and fridge space. I arrived here and the camp was near fully booked but I still felt like there was lots of room. Camp hosts Sandy and Glenn were incredibly kind and attentive. Glenn got me a power...

Thank Doyle C
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 February 2017

A very pleasant place to stay for one night or ten. Very clean facilities and a beautiful 'salt water' pool. Staff are helpful and friendly. Plenty of space among beautiful trees if you have a campervan or caravan. Within a very easy walk of the Rakaia River and also the town centre I have stayed here before and will definitely...

Thank SanD0616
Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
Reviewed 31 January 2017

I moved into the Rakaia Holiday Park early January and I absolutely love it here. Not on holiday, but semi-permanent arrangement, I have been treated with respect and friendliness. It has not rained here this month and the climate reminds me of the sunshine Coast, it's beautiful. The park itself is wonderfully organized, well laid out, run by owners who...

Thank Steve F
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Fishermans cottage lovely. Nice owners and very helpful to the elderly like us. Place clean and tidy and well aired. So handy to Ashburton for shopping ,cafes,park and even the Movies should you choose to do so.

Thank rosemaryhamright
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped here with my cousins on a long journey back to Marlborough sounds from bluff and I have to say I am disgusted by the treatment i/we received on arrival. Owners categorised up as riff raff Maori because I must have looked like I was on drugs when needing to desperately use there toilets on arrival(which she rudely refused) she...

Thank Ema C
Robyn J, Owner at Rakaia River Holiday Park, responded to this review

I am not surprised that this person has reviewed us so negatively and welcome the chance to respond. After booking and failing to show the night before the group of four arrived in the evening with no apology or explanation but with some juggling we were able to accommodate them. The lady who booked in asked to use the toilet...

Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Many attraction around this place fishing swim, mIni golf, salmon place kids friendly all perfect. Standard toilet and shower close to city . reasonable price for power site campers. Thank you very much and Happy New Years

Thank tracey r
Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Close to Christchurch but also close to a railway line. Rakaia has an industrial feel to it and isn't the prettiest place in NZ. The park itself receives both road and rail noise - in good supply. It is in need of a spruce up. Water is hot but restricted. Bathrooms are clean, management nice but there are certainly better...

Thank Andyjam2110
Robyn J, Owner at Rakaia River Holiday Park, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. In the two years we have been here we have worked extremely hard to update the facilities, including many additions that you would have noticed in your stay at the park. There are still many things on our to do list, but the feedback and encouragement we have received from returning and new customers has been...

Gibbston, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 October 2016

The managers were friendly and welcoming, the shared facilities were spotless and the kitchen well supplied with cooking facilities and pots/plates etc. There was plenty of camping space because it wasn't a busy time of year.

Thank JaneShearer
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Managers friendly and helpful so thanks for that. Rooms were just ok though. Not as clean as I would expect for the price. Was surprisingly quiet given location to railway line and main road. Would consider using this place again if nothing else came up and possibly a better summer venue than winter.

Thank nigruk

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rakaia River Holiday Park and Motels is located 40 minutes South of Christchurch on SHW1. We have a spacious tree clad property with accommodation and sites to suit every traveller. We have a free mini golf course, adventure playground and small pool. We are a 5 minute walk to the village with supermarkets and cafes. We are pet friendly- (conditions apply). We are an ideal base to explore the Mid-Canterbury region with fishing, golf and lovely walks. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rakaia River Holiday Park

Address: Main South Road, Rakaia 7710, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Rakaia
Price Range: ₹ 1,619 - ₹ 8,421 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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