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Whanganui River Top 10 Holiday Park
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Wellington
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127 reviews
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“Cosy and comfortable”
Reviewed 25 August 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for one night to split the journey to wellington, the holiday park itself sits next to the river and has a lovely setting, full playground and some bike/cart things that the kids can take out and play.

The shared facilities were exceptionally well looked after when I was there in winter and the games room has a ping pong table and a couple of pool tables, the lines have all worn off the pool tables due to what I'm sure are many games of pool but still fully functioning.

We stayed in a self contained unit and it was very comfortable with a double bed, two lazy boys, a flat screen tv and full kitchen (though we didn't use it) the only odd thing about it is the light switches are in odd places, we didn't have to use them until night and were fumbling around for ages trying to find them!Also when we checked into our cabin the toilet wasn't flushed and had dirty loo paper in it. But the rest of the unit was very clean.

Overall the facilities were a lot better than I expected and we received great service, I would recommend staying here and not hesitate to stay again. Worth the price of a self contained unit :)

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Whanganui R, Owner at Whanganui River Top 10 Holiday Park, responded to this review, 30 March 2015
Hi Kate and thanks for your review.
You stayed in one of my favourite units and I'm so glad you liked it. The reclining chairs are great after a hard day's sightseeing or travelling.
You'll be pleased to know we've added lots more things to the games room now: 3 new arcade machines and a football table, plus some vending machines for drinks and snacks. And we've still got pool tables, table tennis and air hockey. Hours of fun!
We're very very sorry about the toilet though - usually our housekeeping staff are exceptional, but mistakes do happen. We've used your feedback as a training exercise for staff and also have since added to our quality control procedures. So thank you for your feedback, it all helps us to keep improving.
Thanks again for the review and recommendation, we hope to see you again sometime, perhaps for longer next time.
Ben & Jeannie
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

I am a reasonably frequent visitor to beautiful Whanganui, but this time my visit involved my new Motorhome. I was thrilled to find Whanganui had a Top Ten Park and even more thrilled when I drove along the riverside to find this peaceful camp nestled alongside the Whananui River. Having driven in the dark, I awoke the following morning to surprises all round. This Park is a great place for families and for couples like us too. It has the full range of lovely clean facilities plus a pool and spa, AND a playground for the kids. I will be back, and my grandchildren can come too!

Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Whanganui R, Owner at Whanganui River Top 10 Holiday Park, responded to this review, 30 March 2015
Hi, Thanks so much for your positive review. We're so glad that you found us and enjoyed your stay here. We're very proud of our park, our facilities and all the things we have for people to do so it's great to hear when people enjoy them.
We look forward to having you back again.
Ben & Jeannie
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Whanganui, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

I would highly recommend this holiday park to anyone and everyone me and my family enjoy this park and the new owners are lovely people that show alot of respect and professionalism.
They have done a great job and doing up the park and can only make this park better even though the kids think it already great.
Keep up the great work.
Joe and Family

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2014

A nice tidy Holiday Park on the banks of the Wanganui River, several km from town. Check in staff not familiar with local area and could not answer some local questions
We travelled with a Car & Caravan

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Whanganui R, Owner at Whanganui River Top 10 Holiday Park, responded to this review, 21 July 2014
Hi, thanks for your review. Your feedback is valuable to us. I'm sorry to hear that our staff were unable to answer some of your questions. We try and train our staff as best as possible so they are able to help our customers - we will certainly endeavour to do better in future.
We hope to see you again sometime.
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Montgomery, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 June 2014 via mobile

Having enjoyed some time in Whanganui we made our way to the campsite which was easy to find.

The kitchen facilities are one of the best around, and if you were travelling with children it looked as of there was plenty for them to do.

Good wide pitches, easy parking, friendly reception on arrival.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Whanganui R, Owner at Whanganui River Top 10 Holiday Park, responded to this review, 21 July 2014
Thanks for the review. We are glad you enjoyed our park. If you are ever back in New Zealand we hope to see you again for another visit.
Jeannie & Ben
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North Island
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

Have just been from a 2nights stay with 3 adults and 2 kids in one of their deluxe 2br motels. The motel was very spacious, with all the amenities included. The kids had a great time with their scooters around the park, playing on the trampolines and jumping pillow. Had a look at communal facilities and they were complete and big as well, plenty of tables to dine in if you're camping. My husband and I had a great time playing in their games room pingpong table. The owners are very pleasant and welcoming people. You can feel it as soon as you step in at reception, and that is one crucial factor that we consider if we are to come back in a place. Overall, highly recommended. We'll try the other rooms next time, and on a longer stay.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Whanganui R, Owner at Whanganui River Top 10 Holiday Park, responded to this review, 24 April 2014
Hi,
It's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay here so much. It is always nice to have a happy family visit the park and it's great to see everyone enjoying themselves on all our family facilities. Really looking forward to welcoming you all back on your next visit.
Thanks,
Ben & Jeannie
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

What a great Spot, one of the best places to have a Holiday Park. Enjoyed our stay at Whanganui Top 10 Holiday Park. Kids enjoyed the pool Jumping pillow & the Kart rides.

Will be back again sometime this year. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Whanganui R, Owner at Whanganui River Top 10 Holiday Park, responded to this review, 24 April 2014
Hi, So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay so much. It's great to see the kids enjoying themselves here on all our facilities. We pride ourselves on being a fun place for families to stay. When the kids are happy the family is happy. Just remember that all our fun stuff can be used by adults too. We are looking forward to having you back here for another great holiday some time soon.
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Ben & Jeannie
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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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