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Kawhia Beachside S-Cape Holiday Park
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Reviewed 20 January 2014

we stayed in the motel unit featured in the photograph, right on the beach front. we paid $216 for the night for my husband, myself and our two children. the motel room is well equipped with everything you need and more. I wouldn't of been happy with how close the camping sites available were to the motel unit - one was so close that you would have been able to see in the main bedroom.

Room Tip: ensure you enquire if the camping sites in front of the two bedroom motel unit are booked or not when your booking
  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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oysterfiend, Owner at Kawhia Beachside S-Cape Holiday Park, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2014

Thank you for your review.
$216 is not overly expensive for a family of four in our BEST 2 Bedroom unit / with prime facilities and views--over the peak of January.

The sites directly in front of the 2 bedroom are parking sites only and are not used for camping other than people staying in the 2 bedroom.
G1 and G2 are car parks and are kept as such or for the use of people staying in the 2 bedroom.
We agree that privacy is paramount and for that reason we do not put tents there.
it has happened on the rare occasion as a mistake but is not in keeping with our normal practise.

kind regards,
Bronwyn Andersen

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Reviewed 7 January 2014

I had the great pleasure of spending three days and nights at Kawhia Beachside S-Cape between Christmas and New year 2013/14 and highly recommend the place. Bronwyn and her team sure put on a good show - everything works - facilities are clean - campers are thoughtful and considerate and the setting is marvelous. Kawhia is an interesting place and the day trips south and north are worth the effort - there are some beautiful parts of both harbours to explore and the west coast black sand beaches are spectacular. The camp ground was a great base from which to do the day trips and I am looking forward to getting back for more of the same. Thanks again Bronwyn.

Room Tip: I was in a small tent down by the waters edge - Spot F - easing walk to toilets, showers and kitchen.
  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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oysterfiend, Owner at Kawhia Beachside S-Cape Holiday Park, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2014

Thank you very much for your most generous review.
Always good to know the guest has gone away happy.
We work hard to ensure we have things ticking over smoothly, however this was made all the more easier this year, as we had so many awesome guests holiday here.

All the best for your future travels, and it will be our pleasure to see you back here again.

Kind regards,
Bronwyn Anderson

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Reviewed 4 January 2014

The Kawhia Beachside S-Cape holiday park is a great well-run holiday destination and we camped there for 5 nights between Christmas and New Year 2013. The campground is on the edge of a tidal estuary so the scenery changes by the hour and is absolutely stunning.

Although it’s clearly a well established campground the bathroom facilities are brand new. Some of the buildings such as the kitchen and lounge areas are pretty old but well maintained. The kitchen has plenty of pots, pans, plates and utensils if you need them and one of the best line-ups of fridges we’ve seen. Everything was scrupulously clean. There was plenty of hot water in the showers but the only problem is that there wasn’t a consistent cold water supply which led to a bit of a shower-dance every time someone else used a tap.

There are a variety of camping sites so if you get the chance I’d book one of the ones alongside the waterfront.

There’s not a huge amount to do in Kawhia but there’s plenty of walks and the hot water beach near the township is pretty amazing. There’s a couple of shops that sell basic food supplies but if you need more then you'd better bring it with you.

A really nice place to visit.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Paul C
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oysterfiend, Owner at Kawhia Beachside S-Cape Holiday Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2014

Thank you for the review.
I am pleased you enjoyed your stay- Our team tries hard to keep everything clean and maintained.
Old buildings can be difficult, but to completely replace them is just not economically viable in such a seasonal business.

The photos are amazing - particularly the one out at the beach.

Thanks for mentioning about the cold water- I didn't know there was an issue so I'll mention it to the plumber.
Our showers are run on gas, so it might have something to do with that.

Kind regards,
Bronwyn Anderson

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Reviewed 14 November 2013

Snow runs one of the best Caravan and Cottage parks that we've stayed in over the years. He pointed out the quality of the beds, and that makes a lot of difference getting a good sleep after a long journey (down the goat track from Raglan, bumpy but beautiful). Because of his efforts we managed to have dinner with the owners Barb and Trish of the Blue Chook Inn (it was closed that night). He and the local GP. The rooms were clean, tidy and with every comfort of home. And he has a great location in one of the pretty out of the way places in NZ

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank LesWats0n
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oysterfiend, Owner at Kawhia Beachside S-Cape Holiday Park, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2013

Thank you for your kind review,
There are two people who own this business- And we both work very hard to accommodate our guests.
I am pleased Snow took good care of you and you had a very pleasant stay.

kind regards,
Bronwyn Anderson

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Reviewed 10 October 2013

I searched for a place to stay on the westcoast and finally landed here. The campspots are literally directly on the water with a great view. If you are searching for a quiet place and want to avoid popular places full of mainstreamtourists, then Kawhia is a good decision. Facilities are new and clean, there´s a big kitchen with heaps of stuff (you don´t need own cutlery or pots and pans). 2 Pianos, TV, lots of opportunities to sit and relax outside. This Place has everything you need, but the most enjoying thing is the friendly owner Snow, who´s always good for a laugh and talk and is very helpful. Free shovels for the hot water beach! I wish you a good time, thanks, Sascha

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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Thank Sascha83
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oysterfiend, Owner at Kawhia Beachside S-Cape Holiday Park, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2013

Thank you very much for your kind review.
It means so much to us to see reviews that reflect that our guests have had a good stay, were happy with our facilities, and also enjoyed us as hosts.

kind regards,
Snow and Bronwyn Anderson.

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