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Motutere Bay Holiday Park

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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Park facilities were pretty basic, where we were situated but the view of Lake Taupo made up for it. The main part of the park looked like the facilities were much better but they didn't have the views so when booking you will need to be clear which side of the park you want to have.

Thank Miffy M
Trondheim, Norway
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Have been staying at the laced of the road several times, takes some time to get used to the traffic noice, after that just stunning view and a fine place for vacation in camper van. Friendly staff, OK prices.

Thank Tore A
NT, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed one night in a deluxe cabin for $95. Bit steep but with the inclement weather and possible sand flies we decided to hang the expense. The cabin was basic but had all we needed with a microwave and toaster and kettle. The toilets were separate from the cabin a short walk away. The shower block was some distance away...

1Thank TanyaLSNT
NextGenHP_Manager, Manager at Motutere Bay Holiday Park, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Tanya. We have just recently bought the park and will be looking into some upgrades to the cabin furnishings this off season. Thanks for the tip :)

Kings Langley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

... on Lake Taupo. Had a great site on the water's edge. Unfortunately rather dull but not cold. This is a lovely setting but is spoilt by the numerous, presumably, permanent caravans that just look as if they are rotting away and are not evidently cleaned or much cared for. This detracts massively from any attraction to this site in...

2Thank TonyPKL
NextGenHP_Manager, Manager at Motutere Bay Holiday Park, responded to this review

Hi Tony. Thanks for your feedback. We are the new owners of the park and are working with our annual van owners (not permanents) to ensure their van remain in a presentable standard, and that they are used regularly. Having said that, on the lakeside these are capped out at 25 (of a total of 100 sites) so there is...

Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Nice campground, clean facilities, very nice view of the lake, although rather expensive. Showers are another 50c per 6 minutes. Wifi included (250MB). Pretty loud at night because of the close by highway.

Thank Sverri28
NextGenHP_Manager, Manager at Motutere Bay Holiday Park, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. You will be happy to know that the showers will soon be free, as we are working on replacing the coin boxes with push-button timers. If you are a light sleeper we also offer sites up on our hillside which are further back from the road but still offer amazing...

Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful time for the long weekend. Our site was nice and big, we were able to fit our caravan, large gazebo and two cars on. The lake side was wonderful for the kids and we really enjoyed the water trampoline. The bathrooms were quite far away from our site.

Thank michaelangelav
NextGenHP_Manager, Manager at Motutere Bay Holiday Park, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! We have four amenities to choose from, including two on the lakeside, so if you would like to be closer to them next time just ask and we will make sure you end up on a site a little closer :)

Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

This is motorcamp is extremely over priced considering facilities available plus having to pay for showers, very disappointed. Very very noisey you as is located right next to state hi way 1. Has nice view of Lake Taupo.

1Thank Nigel F
NextGenHP_Manager, Manager at Motutere Bay Holiday Park, responded to this review

I am really disappointed that you found our holiday park overpriced, we are definitely among the cheaper of the parks in the region and believe we offer great value for money, especially given our position on the lakefront. You will be happy to know that we are currently working to remove the coin boxes from our showers so in the...

Taumarunui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We have a caravan which we leave in storage. They bring it over and take it back when we are finished with it. Excellent service. A few teething problems as under new ownership but I am sure that they will work to make it the excellent place it has always been to stay for a holiday

Thank lesley6403
NextGenHP_Manager, Manager at Motutere Bay Holiday Park, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback Lesley, and for cutting our new team a bit of slack over their first busy season. Here's to a fantastic 2017 :)

New Zealand
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

We've been coming to Motutere for many years, and never fail to have a fab time...the kids look forward to our annual camping holiday all year! The location is stunning, right on the waters edge, and the lake is crystal clear, weed free and has a gradual slope that is great for kids to swim or splash around the shore....

Thank 20wolves
NextGenHP_Manager, Manager at Motutere Bay Holiday Park, responded to this review

Thanks for the really honest and helpful review of the park :) We agree that crossing the road can be hazardous, particularly during peak times, which is why we have put together a petition to reduce the speed limit and add deceleration lanes to both sides. We will keep our customers informed of the progress of this petition via social...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Good facilities and nice location next to the lake, but too noisy with state highway 1 adjacent and too dangerous crossing over from the main camp to the lake. They have a petition in the kitchen trying to get the speed limit reduced for the motutere bay stretch - much needed.

Thank dave9746
NextGenHP_Manager, Guest Relations Manager at Motutere Bay Holiday Park, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review us. We do agree that something needs to be done about the highway noise and speed of cars. As you are aware, we have a petition in place as well as other methods and hope to have something done about this in the near future.

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Public Wifi
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Motutere Bay Holiday Park is the only holiday park right on the shores of Lake Taupo. A perfect base to experience all that the Taupo/Turangi region has to offer in summer or winter. Only 20 mins drive from Taupo township and 45 mins drive from Whakapapa ski fields. Come and experience our little piece of paradise! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Motutere Bay Holiday Park

Address: State Highway 1 | Motutere, Turangi 3382, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Turangi
Price Range: ₹ 3,322 - ₹ 4,625 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Motutere Bay Holiday Park 2.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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“If you don't want to tent or caravan, there are cabins available too hire”
  • My view from my caravan site. Absolutely breathtaking
 of 5 bubbles lesley6403, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“don't forget to take the repellent with you!”
 of 5 bubbles Anna_Adalia, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The pitches by the water are more scenic but can get alot colder at night. Also numerous sand flies.”
 of 5 bubbles AnnieJT21, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All the cabins are superior”
 of 5 bubbles chevy1049, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We camped out in our RV”
 of 5 bubbles Flaguy210, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
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