Hot pools and cool fun

Despite shorter days and cooler temperatures, there’s still plenty of watery fun to be had – from invigorating swims to hot soaks, and everything in between! From serene stand-up paddleboarding and kayaking to riotous rafting and jet-boat rides, autumn and winter water activities are sure to make you feel alive. To be bang-on trend, you […]

What’s new – autumn 2024

Read on for some autumn and winter holiday inspiration from around Aotearoa New Zealand. Blissing out beside Lake Hāwea Sitting pretty on the shores of Lake Hāwea’s crystal-clear waters, The Camp is a stunning spot with an array of excellent accommodation, from pretty powered campsites to cute cabins and luxury glamping tents. Things just got […]

Interislander – Holiday Parks Customer Discount

Interislander is pleased to offer customers who are holding a reservation at any Holiday Parks New Zealand holiday park a discount when travelling on Interislander services during the period 19th June 2023 to 30th June 2025. Offer:10% discount off all Retail fares. The discount will apply to the total booking value including any Extras eg […]

What’s new – summer 2023/24

Ohope Beach sandcastle and kids

Read on for some seasonal holiday inspiration from around Aotearoa New Zealand. Take the highway to a healthier you As seen on TV, the Coromandel Cure is scientifically proven to be good for your soul, with a new study concluding that just 48 hours in this region will reduce stress, improve sleep, and increase your […]

Holiday parks feel-good factor

Family tenting at Ohope Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park

There are so many reasons why staying in a holiday park is good for people and the planet. To feel even better about your break, read on. Back in the days before penthouse suites, infinity pools, daily fresh towels and French champagne on arrival, a proper holiday was all about the simple life. As holiday […]

Getting to know glowworms

New Zealand and Australia are the only places in the world where real glowworms live. Illuminate yourself with these glowworm facts and discover some of the best places in New Zealand to see them shine. Despite their name, they’re not actually worms but larvae of carnivorous fungus gnats (arachnocampa luminosa) that munch on other smaller […]

What’s new – spring 2023

Kids eating ice blocks at Glentanner Holiday Park

Seasonal holiday inspiration from around Aotearoa New Zealand. Cycling Dunedin’s new harbour bike loop A vital new section of Dunedin’s shared pathway means you can now bike, walk or scoot for 32km almost all the way round the city’s harbour from Portobello to Port Chalmers. The ‘Cycle the Loop’ pathway – also known as Te Aka […]

Lightening the load at Cosy Corner

Clean and green Cosy Corner Holiday Park

Holiday parks are a great choice for travellers who want to reduce their impact on the planet. They encourage slow travel, longer stays and shared use of communal facilities, and by staying in holiday parks you’ll also support the many positive things they are doing to lighten their environmental footprint. The Mount’s beautiful beach beside […]

Great Rides & holiday parks – the perfect combo

Mavora Lakes section of Around the Mountains Cycle Trail (Chris McLennan)

A growing network of Great Rides, bike parks and other trails close to cycle-friendly holiday parks mean it’s never been easier to put some pedalling into your leisure time! When it comes to active, fun time together, it’s hard to beat the combo of biking and holiday park stays. Offering accommodation for all seasons, most […]

Why stay at a holiday park in New Zealand

Shelly Beach sunset

Holiday parks have offered memorable New Zealand holidays for generations. Located in some of its most beautiful places, they offer a range of great-value accommodation options for all types of visitors, all year round – from couples and families, to backpackers, bikepackers and hikers, to high-end road-trippers looking for a comfortable place to stay. Here […]

Holiday Park Awards 2023

Holiday Parks New Zealand Media Release 31 July 2023 Awards highlight ‘thriving and admirable’ holiday parks sector   The Holiday Parks New Zealand Award winners 2023 are representative of a ‘thriving and admirable sector’, according to judges.     Thursday’s awards dinner followed the annual Holiday Parks trade show and conference, this year held in Rotorua.   […]

Holiday parks grateful for Kiwi support

Holiday parks grateful for Kiwi support Kiwi holidaymakers have helped keep hundreds of people in work and supported the survival of holiday parks around the country, new statistics show. Accommodation statistics for January show that more New Zealanders than ever have been enjoying a traditional Kiwi summer holiday since the pandemic started in 2020. “We […]

Kiwis’ new travel goals best met by holiday parks

An in-depth study of the domestic market has found that holiday parks are almost uniquely positioned to cater for New Zealanders wanting to connect with nature and free themselves from the routines of daily life.  According to the report, which was undertaken by Angus & Associates on behalf of Holiday Parks New Zealand, New Zealanders’ main […]

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