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Carters Beach Top 10 Holiday Park
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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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23 reviews
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“Hear the ocean...”
Reviewed 5 November 2012

This was our first time staying at a Top 10 Holiday Park. We could hear the ocean and smell the salt air in the self contained cabin unit which had bathroom and kitchen facilities, the linen, towels and soap were included. The standard was high and the accommodation clean and comfortable. We found it to be a quiet place to stay and only about 5 minutes drive south of Westport at Carters Beach. The dairy/bakery/pub was short walk and the food satisfying.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2012

After many many years taking exvhange students on the South Island tour this placechas been our highlight of places where we have stayed. Sue and Bruce have been A1 hosts, nothing has been too much trouble, and who can ever forget the roast meal meal cooked by Bruce for 58.

I would high highly recommend the Seal Colony top 10 as one of the best in the South Island.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 13 May 2012

This was our first time staying at a Top 10 Holiday Park and based on this experience I would return in a heart-beat! We tented and since we were the only crazy ones doing so, (Canadians) we had the tenting area to ourselves. The kitchen and shower facilities were exceptionally clean and the staff was so friendly. You can hear the ocean from the park so falling asleep to the sound of the waves and sipping wine under a full moon made our stay absolutely lovely.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Cornwall
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Reviewed 18 April 2012

We tried to use Top 10 sites wherever we stayed in New Zealand. The standard was always high and the accommodation clean and comfortable. We used self contained cabin units which had bathrooms and limited kitchen facilities sufficient for a breakfast or a takeaway evening meal. Linen, towels and soap were always included. They were also easy to book ahead and would undertake to book local attractions for you. Although not close to the seal colony this site is on a long beach outside Westport with a pleasant pub serving meals within easy walking distance

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 31 March 2012

The seal colony was clean and tidy, well maintained. We camped for 2 nights, between Christmas and New Years. Although we had 1 full day of rain it was still a pleasurable stay. The kitchen is well equipped.
-Be really careful in the loo/shower blocks as the floors are EXCEPTIONALLY slippery!!!
-Dont forget your Sandfly spray

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Hadleigh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 January 2012

Stayed here for 2 nights on an extended camper van tour of NZ. The facilities are clean although a little sparse (4 female toilets for the whole camp site?). Laundry was good and a reasonable price too. The internet connection was also very good. Site is in a good location very near the beach. Only major complaint was that it rained both nights we stayed here and we were camping on grass so alot of muddy puddles. This was OK but in order to get to the toilet block there were no paved paths and you had to walk over another muddy field to get there.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 28 November 2011

Having stayed in Holiday Parks throughout South Island, our last stay before moving to North Island was the one at Westport. Very reasonable at NZ$100, this was the biggest room we had ever had (with a DVD player to boot). Very close to the seal colony, and on the way from Punakaiki enroute to Picton, Westport was a good stopover. The motel has a lovely ambiance and we met some great families there. Friendly and helpful staff made a good - though short - stay.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Carters Beach Top 10 Holiday Park

Property: Carters Beach Top 10 Holiday Park
Address: 57 Marine Parade | Carters Beach, Westport 7825, New Zealand (Formerly Seal Colony Top 10 Holiday Park)
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westport
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 10 Speciality Lodging in Westport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Carters Beach Top 10 Holiday Park 4.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Carters Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park (formally Seal Colony TOP Holiday Park) offers a range of accommodation from Park Motels to Tent Sites. Our Park is located on the beach front at Carters Beach, Westport. This 4 Star plus Qualmark rated Holiday Park offers a high standard of accommodation and communal facilities. Carters Beach TOP 10 Holiday park is the ideal base to explore the West Coast's breathtaking scenery and the famous Fur Seal colony at Cape Foulwind. ... more   less 
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