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Thornton Beach Holiday Park

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I stayed here in our van. Great facilities, best showers ever, one of the best parks for there modern and clean ablution block. Kids enjoyed being able to fish from the wharf in the river alongside the park and boat ramp very handy, across the road.We loved the beach and stunning sunsets. Caught some fish and will...

Thank Libbe87655
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Great location next to the beach with lovely walk to see the fishermen on the river estuary.. Quiet location, excellent facilities with laundry and very helpful host. Convenient for air trips to White Island.

Thank brobat
Kawerau, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Enjoyed the Tourist Cabin the facilities that were available around the camp and the close access to the beach but, the staff certainly need training on Hospitality skills. They were not very informative, night watchman who kept reminding you about camp voices (whatever that is), the receptionist not informing you that a swipe card was available until it was explained...

Thank j0eb0nes
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I stayed there a night in January and two nights in February, 2007. You can find any kind a facilities you need if you camping, what is more there is a very nice staff and they pay attention of the cleanliness of the bathrooms and the toilets of the shared places. I have seen the interior of some studios too,...

Thank Xabi82
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Peaceful place for a getaway, nice and quiet at night with the ocean pounding on the shore to lull you to sleep. Beautiful setting and close drive to whakatane supplies. lovely beach sunsets and close to whale Island which is a great day trip

Thank jenpepcheeki
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

What a great spot.so lovely and clean,well priced.great showers,toilets and facilities.campers are all so friendly.owners are very nice.were staying for two nights but booked an extra night.walk to beach for surf casting and down to boat ramp to throw a line out.would recommend this is a place that cant be missed,short drive to whakatane.

Thank Helen A
Management response:

Hi helen, thank you for the review. We hope we see you again soon. Thanks Louise/Glenn

Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Awesome beachside holiday location, one of the cheapest powered sites we have stayed at so far, 1 min walk to the beach, nice new facilities. a+ recommended to all whakatane is beautiful, good fishing

Thank Jayson D
Management response:

We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the wonderful review. Louise/Glenn

Reviewed 29 January 2017

Wonderful camping and cabin holiday experience. Great for kids having the ocean beach and estuary/jetty so close. Kids made lots of friends and got to play Spotlight into the night for the first time. Would definitely return. Recommend.

Thank Jan G
Management response:

Thank you for the great review. We look forward to seeing you soon. Thanks Louise/Glenn

Blenheim, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The Thornton Holiday park is a great location and well run by the Host's Lou and Glen. The camp caters for all aspects of a great family holiday. Access to the beach and river mouth is in easy walking distance. The park facilities are excellent and are are kept very clean. In summary : A must stay location. !!!

1Thank fatherted24
Aarhus, Denmark
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Thornton Beach has all the facilities that you need when on the road and you feel the urge to get a little civilized. The owners are very friendly and helpful in spite of our arrival quite late. You can do your laundry and get a great shower. What more can you ask for. There is a great beach next to...

1Thank pisan58
Management response:

So pleased your enjoyed your stay and thank you for the great review.

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Paid Wifi
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Thornton Beach Holiday Park

Address: 163 Thornton Beach Road, Whakatane 3194, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Whakatane
Number of rooms: 13
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“If you are booking as a large group and know what camp voices are...good luck”
j0eb0nes, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Super campsite. Well suited for families with young children.”
pisan58, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Not necessary...all quiet, all sweet as”
darrellh191, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
“All cabins, rooms and sites a brilliant”
748haydend, 5 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Good views, lots to do in town and surounds”
terryb47, 11 Nov 2015 | Read review
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