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Waikanae Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park

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Whakatane, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Positive Nice location close to Beach. Negatives very noisy from adjacent port working 24/7 Very old tight facilities, needs serious investment to upgrade to what we find in other Holiday Parks. Showers took forever to warm up and you need to stand at back of toilet seat to shut toilet door. Over priced!

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WaikanaeBeachTOP10, Senior Customer Service Officer at Waikanae Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback. Waikanae is a beautiful spot with easy access to both the beach and the city. Because of our location we are aware of the nearby distractions and attempt to retain a holiday feel. Upgrading of the facilities is a work in progress and we hope to see you again in the future.

Reviewed 8 March 2017

Excellent Location, right beside the beach and walks. Very Spacious with lots to do.The Park was affordable and the hosts very friendly. Clean and tidy with shower/hair cleansing soap provided in the showers 10 out of 10

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WaikanaeBeachTOP10, Senior Customer Service Officer at Waikanae Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park, responded to this review

Gizzy has a lot to offer visitors and we are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Right at the beach! Clean toilets and showers and friendly stuff. Sunshine brewery right around the corner. We liked it! But they don't have much trees or bushes to provide shadow sites. 10 min to walk to i-site and 15 min to city center!

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WaikanaeBeachTOP10, Senior Customer Service Officer at Waikanae Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park, responded to this review

We pride ourselves on locality, convenience and access to the Sunshine Brewery- what a great place. Lack of shade is something we are aware of and plans are afoot to deal with this issue. We hope to see you back in Gizzy Town next summer.

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Wow, what a great place to see. Whether you are a Lord of the Rings fan or Hobbit fan or both or not you will be amazed by this tourism venture in NZ. If you r coming to the North Island then do this tour you will not regret it. Thanks to Pip and Sue the bus drivers and Abbey...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Campground right on foreshore of Waikanae beach. Public reserve area in front of campground but camp separated by a see through fence. Views of Nicks head from front sites. Safe swimming. Facilities old but very clean and had a large kitchen. Walking distance to town centre

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WaikanaeBeachTOP10, Senior Customer Service Officer at Waikanae Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon.

Port Macquarie, Australia
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Small room with minimum facilities, no fridge, everything 'crushed in'. You have to use a common fridge in the kitchen, both can only be opened by using the security card. There is a kettle but not much else. Would not go back. Surprised it has a Top10 lable but then NZ does not appear to have a star system.

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WaikanaeBeachTOP10, Senior customer Service Officer at Waikanae Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback. We appreciate guest's experiences, to enable us to provide better facilities and service.

Holsworthy, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 February 2017

The site is well maintained with the use of security swipe cards. However there was an attempt at night to steal our 2 padlocked bikes from the back of our campervan - luckily we disturbed them and nothing was lost. The site is right on the beach with excellent walking and cycling.

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WaikanaeBeachTOP10, Senior Customer Service Officer at Waikanae Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. What you experienced was unfortunate. Since that time, the park is monitored more closely by our on-call staff and alternative provisions are now available to those visitors with bicycles. We look forward to seeing you in the future.

Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Trucks thunder up and down the road right next to the campground all night long. The road is the main road for the port - logging trucks mostly, an they are even worse when they come back empty. We also weren't impressed with the customer service. We asked a staff member about an issue (a locked door to the facilities)and...

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WaikanaeBeachTOP10, Senior Customer Service Officer at Waikanae Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback. We agree that the beach is fabulous and Captain Morgans is a must for hungry campers.

Aust
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Very basic room with no facilities but a kettle ( but no water) Quad of similar rooms with a communal kitchen at the end. Had to "prox" card everything, kitchen , bathrooms even the freezer. Can't say it was value for money or good but a dry room on a very wet day.

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WaikanaeBeachTOP10, Senior Customer Service Officer at Waikanae Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park, responded to this review

Here at Waikanae Beach Top 10 Holiday Park we appreciate guest feedback. Security is a priority for our guests and the "prox" cards ensure that this is upheld. Hope to see you back in the park during the summer months.

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

This is one of my favourite Top10 holiday parks due to the fact that is on a stunning beach it's close to the shops and restaurants and the site itself is very clean and well run. The facilities are spotless, the showers the best and so hot and with fast running water. It's really got it all with tennis courts...

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WaikanaeBeachTOP10, Senior Customer Service Officer at Waikanae Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful feedback and recommendation. It's encouraging to read that the holiday park is meeting guest's expectations together with the introduction of the kai karts. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Tennis Court
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Paid Wifi
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Waikanae Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park is located on the East Coast of the North Island in New Zealand. We have the beautiful town beach right on our doorstep and accommodation to suit everyone from camp-sites to motels and even a three bedroom Beach Bach with a view of the ocean. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Waikanae Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park

Address: 280 Grey Street (Beach End), Gisborne, New Zealand (Formerly Waikanae Beach Holiday Park)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Gisborne Region > Gisborne
Price Range: RM269 - RM325 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Waikanae Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park 4.5*
Number of rooms: 45
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“just ask at teh desk the staff will help you get jut what you need or can afford they are just great.”
adriennebriggs, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
“If camping, ask for a site away from the back road, which has a high volume of truck traffic (eg, logging trucks).”
nztraveller25, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Don't Bother”
F327WVroberth, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“This is a holiday park - for a room with a great view - suggest you bring a tent.”
BarbR26, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“depends if you want to pay for a motel or one of their cabins or camping ground. a choice for all 'purses'”
janeL7613MZ, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
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