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Miranda Holiday Park
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Reviewed 7 January 2013

The campground is beautifully landscaped with planting separating groups of camp sites. Tent sites are large. The communal kitchen is one of the best I've even seen in any campground - large, spacious, plenty of cookers, sinks, and with large refrigerators and freezers for campers to use. The entire complex is very clean.

Camp fees include unlimited use of the single thermal pool. The pool is large but shallow. Ideal for children and family groups but a little disappointing for one who loves to soak neck-deep. The water temperature was too cool - I suspect it was little more than 32C on either of the two days I was there. The pool didn't feel as though it was rich in minerals and the water has been treated. This makes it safe for children to engage in normal swimming pool activities but was not what I was expecting from a thermal pool.

This was a lovely place to stay but don't let the thermal pool be the major reason for choosing this campground.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 January 2013

We booked a large group staying 27th - 29th of December. The staff were all fantastic! They went out of their way to accommodate us and ensure our stay was memorable. Due to our large group they willing allowed us to change sleeping configurations and provide us with more accommodation at short notice.

The facilities are modern and kept clean throughout the whole day. The 1 bedroom chalets are surprisingly bigger than we had expected and the Lodge rooms are comfy.

We would definitelty book another stay here!!

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 January 2013

Of course it is fairly remote but that was half the fun.
Camp was clean and well organised. On a hot day the pools were too hot for our grand children. I know that is obvious but maybe cooling them for the 27 degree weather would be appropriate.
Our kids became bored quite quickly so we went to close by Kaiaua and they enjoyed that with a beaut playground.
Good fish and chips for tea and back to the camp.
The kids went for a swim and bedded down for the night.
Maybe our expectations were too high but when it is advertised in the top 5 camps in NZ we went with high expectations and paid quite a bit to stay for a night.
Have been to much better camps in NZ.

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Thank Robanddianne
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mirandahp, Manager at Miranda Holiday Park, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2013

Thank you for your review.
We do lower our pool temperature over the summer period to suit most people, some want it hot some cooler, and we try to find a happy medium.
Happy to hear you all enjoyed Kaiaua, sad to hear the children got bored as we have a tennis court, recreational field, trampoline, petanque, playground, TV lounges, pool , fun trikes and mountain bikes for them to enjoy.
We do not advertise as top 5 holiday park in NZ but other sources do and we thank them for thinking so highly of Miranda Holiday Park, it’s an honour to be regarded amongst the best in NZ. Our Tariff for a site reflects the facilities we have including our hot mineral pool and is around the same cost as any other 4 plus star Qualmark rated Holiday Park in the Coromandel region.

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Reviewed 26 November 2012

Miranda holiday park is a lovely park where you can relax in a comfortable environment. Very nicely maintained grounds and facilities. Everything you need is available. There is a small restaurant just outside the park which is linked to Miranda Springs but this stops taking orders after 7.30 in the evening. There are very large clean and modern showers and toilets together with a very large kitchen with all the facilities you would expect. Large TV lounge with soft armchairs. The thermal pool is in a lovely setting and is well maintained - half of it is covered so you get shade if you need it. Well proportioned sites. Friendly welcome and staff. Within easy reach of the Bird reserve and also under an hour drive to Auckland.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 November 2012

We went primarily to the area to see the Shorebird centre, and at this time of year migratory birds are starting to arrive from the Northern Hemisphere. The centre is about 5 km away and they have a couple of hides to watch the feeding areas along the shore. The holiday park is down a drive with palms and colourful bushes along one side, and the public pools are further down the drive. The owners/managers must be keen on gardening as the whole site is well planted and immaculately maintained. We had a two bedroom unit and it was modern and spotless. The holiday park seemed popular with retired couples with camper vans and there seemed more people in vans than the units. The hot pool in the holiday park is large and surrounded by palms and subtropical planting, and is covered by a shade sail. It was very impressive and felt like a tropical resort.

The staff were friendly and chatty and I enjoyed the stay there, and would certainly go back.

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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 October 2012

We spent 4 glorious nights here in a 2 bed family chalet with 3 children and s baby of 11 months :) our cabin was number 7 and located in the secluded quiet end of the property overlooking a hot water stream and paddocks ... We wanted to spend the main part of our vacation soaking in the natural thermal pools of which our holiday park had it's very own :) opened from 630-1030pmfor relaxing and unwinding in the warm waters :) also earlier visiting hours for children till 830pm ... And ofcourse a cleaning time for the pools so they are closed from 930-12 everyday :)
All in all a fab place !! Not to far or close to Auckland ...
Check it out in the Hauraki Plains

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Thank Bel S
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Reviewed 13 October 2012

Every year the nearby town of Ngatea becomes a massive playground as bargain hunters make their way into town for the renown yard sale frenzy. This is our 2nd year in getting ourselves along and as such we stayed at the holiday park to allow for an early start this morning.

The grounds are very well kept and clean. The ammenities are situated within easy reach and catered to our needs well. It is great for children with plenty for them to do. We will return next year for sure, and look forward to it!

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Miranda Holiday Park

Address: 595 Front Miranda Road, Thames 3576, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Thames
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 11 Speciality Lodging in Thames
Price Range: £49 - £90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Miranda Holiday Park 4.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Award winning holiday park situated on the scenic Auckland / Coromandel highway - 1hr SE of Auckland, 55 minutes from Auckland Airport, 25 minutes from Thames. A choice of self catering accommodation to suit all budgets and needs, including paraplegic facilities. 1 Bedroom & studio motel apartments, 1 bedroom & 2 bedroom chalets, backpackers lodge, tent & camper-van sites. Wireless internet. Complimentary tennis court, volley ball court, small BMX track, Skate board track, Mini golf, Flying Fox, Children play ground & hot mineral pool onsite. Open all year round. ... more   less 
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