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Whanganui River Top 10 Holiday Park
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Folkestone, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Lovely relaxing setting”
Reviewed 23 January 2014

We stayed here for one night after crossing from the South Island. The site is in a very picturesque setting. The amenities are very good, and the staff were very friendly and helpful. We would have liked to have stayed longer, but only had a few days in the North Island.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Levin, New Zealand
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Reviewed 18 January 2014

Loved my stay here. Facilities very clean, staff friendly and lots to do in the area. My only criticism (or suggestion) is there was a large group of rowers staying at the camp site at the same time. They were well behaved and fun to watch however it was very difficult to get in to the shared kitchen as they took the whole kitchen over. It would be nice it they left at least a couple of sinks and a cooker available for other campers. Would definitely camp here again, thank you.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 8 January 2014

Stayed one night here in the lead up to New Years, a really beautiful location, the staff were excellent and the amenities are really really good. Big kitchens and bathrooms, heated pool, jumping pillow, and an aviary! Location is beautiful right on the river, but a bit of a way to town.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
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Reviewed 27 December 2013

I recently drove my elderly mother to Wanganui to stay with a friend for the weekend and needed to stay somewhere myself with my six year old son. I have a Top 10 membership so picked Whanganui River Holiday Park with no idea what to expect. It turned out to be a great choice! The accommodation was super clean and the chalet we stayed in was spacious with sensible little touches like plug sockets in the right place, hooks on doors and good cupboard space. A tall free standing light in the bedroom was perfect for my son to read by in the top bunk and switch off again without him having to climb back down and my bed was particularly comfortable from what I usually expect at a holiday park. The facilities were great and my son took full advantage of the playground, bouncy pillow and trike hire, while I was able to watch him from the deck. The pool was actually warm and maintained very well. Having a view of the river through the kitchen window was an added bonus and has tempted me to think that next time we come, we'll try a river facing chalet to make the most of the scenery. What started as a trip to help my mother and finding somewhere to kill time for me and my son, turned out to be a fun weekend for all of us.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Otago
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74 reviews
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Reviewed 30 November 2013

We stayed at the camp (a group of 10) and found this to be a very friendly holiday park. Since we did not have transport the owner made a special trip to pick us up at no extra cost from Wanganui. (We had caught the bus up from Wellington)
Facilities were really clean and a great communal area to meet up for a few drinks and nibbles before dinner. The view of the Whanganui River from our tourist flat was very special as we were embarking on a 4 day canoe trip down the river after staying here!
We would definitely stay here again - would have loved to have a swim in the pool if we had more time

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Wanganuilover, Owner at Whanganui River Top 10 Holiday Park, responded to this review, 3 December 2013
Dear Margreet it was a real pleasure to host your group and we are glad that you enjoyed the view and your trip down our beautiful river. No worries, it was a pleasure to transport you in our van!
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

We had a great stay at the Whanganui River TOP 10 Holiday Park. It is a nice setting near the river, the hosts are super-friendly, and the prices are affordable. We have stayed there several times now and have always been well looked after.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Wanganuilover, Owner at Whanganui River Top 10 Holiday Park, responded to this review, 3 December 2013
Thank you for your review Mark, it is great to host business travellers - many of them do unfortunately not realise that a holiday park caters for their market too and offers a wide range of prices to suit every budget.
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Dannevirke N.Z
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36 reviews
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Reviewed 24 November 2013

This holiday park is always kept up to a high standard. The staff are obliging and helpful. The river is a great attraction too, with the river boat, and the rowers who come up past the camp every day, training. We stay in our caravan down by the river and always enjoy our stay. If there is a drawback its only the park is a little out of town. We will be back before xmas

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Wanganuilover, Owner at Whanganui River Top 10 Holiday Park, responded to this review, 3 December 2013
Thank you for your review Ted, it will be great to see you again!
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Additional Information about Whanganui River Top 10 Holiday Park

Property: Whanganui River Top 10 Holiday Park
Address: 460 Somme Parade, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Whanganui
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 12 Speciality Lodging in Whanganui
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Whanganui River Top 10 Holiday Park 4.5*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If you are looking for a holiday park in the lower north island of New Zealand, look no further. Rated 4*plus by Qualmark and situated on the banks of the Whanganaui River, this park has everything you need for a perfect holiday. Free Wifi for all guests. Accommodation options to suit every budget: Deluxe motels, serviced self-contained units, cabins & large tent and van sites, some right on the riverbank. Superb facilities include an outdoor heated pool with slide, jumping pillow, 2 adventure playgrounds, bouncy castle in the summer, petanque, volleyball, slack line, hammocks, covered or outdoor BBQ areas, Sky TV, and much more. You can hire trikes for the kids to ride around on, you can hire kayaks to explore the river for yourself, or you can relax in the private spa pool looking out over the river. With a friendly team always willing to help you get the most out of your stay in the Wanganui area, this is more than just a stop over, this is a destination! ... more   less 
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