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Haruru Falls Resort
Ranked #39 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
Reviewed 30 August 2010

We stayed at this campsite (in a campervan) on the first night of our honeymoon. Being winter, the site was mostly empty - but that meant we got the best seats in the house, next to the water with a full view of the falls. In fact, when the tour bus arrived the next morning to collect us for an excursion, several other travellers got OFF the tour bus to take a photo of the falls from our camping spot!

Great, clean facilities, with a cosy bar and restaurant on site. The restaurant was shut as it was off-season (so can't comment on the food), but we had a great night in the bar just chatting to the very friendly owners.

All in all, a fantastic spot that set the standard for the remainder of our trip, and was never beaten in terms of idyllic location and views out of the campervan!

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 July 2010

A great place to stay, wonderful location for campers, and perfectly located to Paihia, the supermarket and trips to Kerikeri and surrounding vineyards. The campsite is lovely and peaceful and has an excellent swimming pool and BBQ area with facilities for social groups and families (hot showers too which is a great bonus!). We have stayed there a number of times and it would always be our first choice when heading up to Paihia. Would definitely recommend rental of the reasonably priced kayaks available on site for a peacful paddle around the falls. Staff and management have always been very friendly and welcoming and the bar and restaurant facilties are great. Good food and a great location for getting to know the locals and other holiday-makers. Will certainly be going back again!

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 June 2010

More a motel & campsite than a resort, but we did enjoy our stay. We stayed in one of the motel style rooms which was clean, comfortable and quite large. We had a lovely time swimming with our little one in the very large pool. The grounds were very well maintained. The waterfall was nothing spectacular but made for a pleasant back drop. This motel was quite far from Paihia and you would certainly need your own transport to consider staying here but was nice and quiet away from the tourist crowds.

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 April 2010

I have just come away from camping at Hurara Falls "Resort" for the Easter Weekend with my partner and 3 other friends and we were all very disappointed by the lack of care and cleanliness of the facilities for campers.

The campsite is in a beautiful location overlooking the river and Haruru Falls themselves, and they also have a very nice pool and a restaurant which we did not try (although a fellow camper told me that they had seen a cockroach on the bar when we were jointly bemoaning the state of the camping toilets).

We chose this site of the three (all adjacent to each other) because it looks on the surface well equipped and with good facilities - however AFTER we had paid and set up camp we wandered over to the toilets and camp kitchen and our hearts sank. The toilet and shower block was FILTHY, I mean really grubby, there was ingrained dirt on the floors and walls so you couldn't tell which was fresh filth and which had built up over time! I never once saw them clean - although I guess they gave it a cursory wipe over once in a while. On the second day after it hadn't looked cleaned a put a big cross in the massive smear on the mirror to see whether it would be gone in the morning - and the cross stayed there for 3 days and is probably still there now - so no cleaning of the mirror - a simple wipe would have done it! The kitchen was not much better, very basic in comparison to all other NZ campsites we have stayed at, no utensils, a very dirty fridge and no freezer, and some hobs.The two hobs with four rings worked ok the others might keep a pot warm but would not be strong enough to heat any food safely.

I can't vouch for the cleanliness or otherwise of the cabins - they looked ok on the outside, but they certainly did not seem to care about the campers and for the price I would say they are just living off their location!

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 February 2010

We (4 of us) spent a long weekend recently in one of the Family Apartments.
The accommodation was excellent. It was clean, tidy and very comfortable.
Serviced everyday with clean towels etc. Very friendly and helpful staff.
We had fantastic views of the falls and river from the deck of our apartment.
We spent alot of time by the pool which was wonderful. We all had a very relaxing, enjoyable time and didn't want to leave.
Highly recommend The Haruru Resort and we will definitely be back.

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 February 2010

great campgrounds and facilities. wonderful location. awesome pool!! loved our stay at your resort.

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled with friends
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Thank gwillieis
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Reviewed 8 February 2010

On the locals recommendations, myself and my partner stayed on site at Haruru Falls Resort or as i called it ' my little corner of Paradise' for just over 3 Months. Everyday we felt lucky to be waking up in such a scenic place! The stunning waterfalls just off to the left of the waterfront camp are made even more spectacular by the Rain forest surroundings which are in turn framed by the New Zealand Heritage trees, Pohutukawa.

These magnificent trees bloom Blood Red and the colour is such a contrast
to the plush green forest, the shimmering river, not to mention the white cascading waterfalls making the view from anywhere on this site absolutely breathtaking and one that you are not going to forget anytime soon!
The amenities available to us i thought were really good. Included in the very fair price was a Large swimming pool, complete with children's/adult's slide, Volleyball Net, Sun Loungers, Benches and Umbrellas. I was very impressed to see that surrounding the swimming pool was a fence acting as a barrier so children could only enter pool area with adult supervision.
Also immediately next to the pool area there was a well-thought out family area complete with tennis nets, trampoline, wendy house, giant chess, croquet and a barbecue area.

The large ablution block contained everything that you would expect and was cleaned daily in the early hours of the morning. The Laundry room was average but the owner is building a brand new Laundry room soon on the side of the ablution block so everything is in the same place. There was no need to worry about drying space either as there was ample space available on clothes lines and if you were peckish while hanging out your laundry there is a plum tree behind the lines which you are allowed to help yourself to.
If all of that isn't enough there are single and double kayaks available to hire at cheap rates from reception.
The owner and all staff at Haruru Falls Resort were so friendly, helpful and welcoming that we even joined them for our Christmas Dinner! There is a restaurant on site with a mouth-watering menu but if you don't want something too heavy then there is a brilliant bar snacks menu too. The bar area was so relaxing you could easily spend a few hours there especially with the welcoming atmosphere.

All in all we had a really,really fantastic stay at Haruru Falls resort and would strongly recommend anyone to stay there! We have been to other campsites since and none of them even come close. If you have chance to stay here just take it, you will not regret it!

I would like to say thank-you to the owner and all staff at Haruru Falls Resort for making our stay unbeatable and unforgetable! Thank you.

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Address: Old Wharf Road, Paihia, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
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Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #39 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
Price Range: £62 - £156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Haruru Falls Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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