Ohope Beach Top 10 Holiday Park

Holiday Parks and Campsites

A camping holiday in the Whakatane District is a perfect way to enjoy the golden beaches, steaming hot pools or lush native forests of the region. The camping sites below offer a range of facilities and locations.

Freedom Camping is not available in the Whakatane and Ohope areas. Aniwhenua Reserve on the shores of Lake Aniwhenua in Galatea is open for freedom camping. Overnight parking for self-contained vehicles is available in selected areas; for details, visit the Whakatane District Council website.

Camping Our Way also offers some great information about camping in our region.

Matata Recreation Reserve

fishing at Matata
The Matata DOC campsite offers a coastal setting with excellent fishing and swimming in a family campsite. The camp is adjacent to Matata wildlife refuge, a haven for wetland bird species, with walking tracks and viewing areas. 
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A SH2 , Matata
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Ohope Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park

Beachfront family holiday park offering accommodation options suitable for every budget - power & tent sites, luxury apartments, motels, units, cabins. Perfect for a summer holiday. 
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A 367 Harbour Road, Ohope Beach
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T 07 312 4460
T 0800 264 673
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Kohutapu Lodge & Tribal Tours

Surrounded by lush farmlands and forestry, Kohutapu Lodge overlooks the pristine Lake Aniwhenua - teeming with Rainbow and Brown trout. We are an intimate haven and perfect stopover point for setting off early to navigate the winding scenic route to Lake Waikaremoana (approximately 2.5 hours), is only 45 minutes to Whakatane for White Island and Whale Island tours. An idyllic spot to base yourself for exploring the beautiful Eastern Bay of Plenty. 
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A 3836 Galatea Road, Murupara
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T 07 366 4777
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Murupara Motor Camp

Situated near the township and only a minutes walk to the Rangitaiki river. Premium and standard cabins along with powered and non-powered campervan and tent sites. Well equipped kitchens. Able to host schools and other large groups. Hunting and fishing guides available on request. 
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A 963 Main Road, Murupara
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T 07 366 5365
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Whakatane Holiday Park

Whakatane Holiday Park
Only 500m to town centre, on the banks of the Whakatane River, 10 minute walk to Main Wharf and boat ramp. All communal facilities are available - BBQs, showers, washing & drying, kitchen, fridge and microwave, TV and Internet rooms, boat and fish cleaning plus seasonal swimming pool. 
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A McGarvey Road, Whakatane
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T 07 308 8694
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Te Pakau (Eight Acre) Waimana Valley, Te Urewera National Park

picnic at river
A large Department of Conservation camping area next to the Waimana River. Close to popular short walks in the spectacular forest nearby. Water and toilet facilities available. 60 sites available. $7 per site. 
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A Bell Road, Waimana
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Thornton Beach Holiday Park

Thornton Beach Holiday Park
A great destination for a fantastic beach holiday with lots of fun for the whole family. Fully renovated in 2007, all our facilities are brand new. Lots of different accommodation to suit all needs and budget. Qualmark 4 Star Plus. 2008 & 2009 Hospitality Finalist & overall winner 2009 Smart Business Award 
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A 163 Beach Road, Whakatane
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T 07 304 8296
M 027 578 4984
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Pikowai Camping Ground

This beachfront camping ground between Whakatane and Tauranga is a wonderful spot to enjoy swimming and beach fishing.  
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A State Highway 2, Matata
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T 07 306 0500
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Mangamete, Whirinaki Forest Park

This gorgeous DOC campsite is set in the native forest, next to a picturesque stream and waterfall. Barbeque and toilet facilities available. 
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A Minginui Rd, Whirinaki
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Awakeri Hot Springs

Awakeri Hot Springs, Awakeri, New Zealand
Holiday Park with thermal pools, private mineral spas, motels, tourist flats, cabins, power tent sites, bush walks & play areas. 
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A State Highway 30, Whakatane
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T 07 304 9117
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Lake Tarawera Outlet

A picturesque DOC camping ground on the eastern shores of Lake Tarawera. A permit is required for access from Kawerau Information Centre. Water and toilet facilities available.  
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A Lake Tarawera, Lake Tarawera
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Ohiwa Family Holiday Park

Absolute beachfront accommodation. Breathtaking views, abundant fishing, native bush walks. Caravan and tent sites, fabulous facilities on a safe swimming beach 

A 380 Ohiwa Harbour Road, Opotiki
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T 07 315 4741
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Island View Holiday Park

Island View Holiday Park is situated on stunning Waiotahi Beach, Opotiki - a true beachside location, with unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean and overlooking White Island. The sandy beach offers safe swimming and the local surf club is within 100 metres. You will be spoilt for choice with our new pool offering an alternative to swimming in the surf.  

A 6 Appleton Road, Opotiki
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T 07 315 7519
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Caravan Hire

Hire a 4 or 5 metre caravan for your holiday, event or weekends away in the sunny Whakatane District. 

A , Whakatane
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T 07 3229363, 0274315503