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Whangarei Falls Holiday Park & BBH Backpackers
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182 reviews
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“No frills, value for money accommodation”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014

We booked a family special deal and stayed here for two nights. We got a kitchenette cabin good for four people that had a double bed and bunk beds for our two kids. The cabin was clean and contained a heater, ref, microwave, toaster, crockery and utensils.

Guests have access to shared showers and toilets which were located separately. There was no issue with water pressure and availability of hot water. However, it could be a bit of a hassle to get there when it's cold or raining, especially at night, since there was no covered walkway.

We made full use of the communal kitchen for cooking our meals as well as the BBQ grill for our steak dinner. There was a large covered area with dining tables where guests could have their meals and have a few drinks. Other facilities available were a swimming pool, hot spa, reading room with an adjacent TV room, coin-operated washer and drier for those with laundry needs.

A voucher for free wifi access was given to us when we checked in by friendly staff. However, we had to be judicious in its use since it was not unlimited surfing.

The location was fabulous since it took only a few minutes of walking to reach Whangarei falls. The beautiful beaches of the Tutukaka coast was a short drive away.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

Simple, clean and affordable. If you need just a simple clean place to spend overnight, maybe this is the place that you are looking for. No luxurious facilities except hot tub, just nice and quiet place to stay, and helpful staff.
We can choose either camper site for camper van, or room with shared bathroom and toilet, a backpacker style, kitchen is also available.
It is not at the city centre, a bit far, but it is close to Whangarei waterfall. Also not too far from Paramount Plaza, for shopping and eating, approx. 1.5km distance.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Redding, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

Stayed here at the end of April with 3 friends. Booked a 4 bed dorm, but were upgraded to a family room free of charge (even though it was Easter weekend when everything was crowded!). The room was nice enough, though it only had one outlet that we could find. But there was a fridge, hot water heater and a toaster, plus plates and cutlery. There was also a fully stocked kitchen a ten second walk from our room although it got a little bit crowded at dinner time. There was also a lovely pool and hot tub, free for guests to use. There was free wi-fi, though you can only use it within the common room. All in all, we enjoyed our night here.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed this spot during our NZ adventure. Our room was clean, spacious, and had a mini fridge. There was a BBQ, pool and hot tub for use, and it was small and cozy. It's also really close to the falls. Highly recommended!

Stayed February 2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2014 via mobile

Really nice place to stay! My favorite accommodation on my trip. 2min to the waterfalls. You can borrow bicycles for
free to go to the supermarket. Clean and nice rooms. Free grill and pool. Kind stuff. Everything was good!

  • Stayed February 2014
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2014

Stayed here for one night, was picked up a bit later than planned after we got off our bus and we were also dropped off the following day. Check out is at 10am but we got told we'd be taken at 9:30am which seemed a bit odd. We stayed in a small private room which was fine although the walls are thin and we were woken up by a rude neighbour at 2am who was having a loud conversation on his phone I assume and after over 30 minutes I was shouting through the walls at him. The kitchen faculties are good although there's only one sink so there's a fight on for that sadly - eat early if you can to avoid the rush unless you have your own campervan. Friendly owner. Sadly we had quite a gap under our door which meant ants kept crawling under and in. There's a free swimming pool and spa to use which is cool. Very close to the waterfall which is the best thing.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2014 via mobile

We were very impressed with this campsite. We only stayed or one night in our campervan. It had everything you needed, even had a swimming pool and a hot tub! The kitchen area was very good and the toilets/showers were very clean. Owner was very friendly. Only a 10 min walk from the whangarei falls.

  • Stayed January 2014
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Property: Whangarei Falls Holiday Park & BBH Backpackers
Address: 12 Ngunguru Road | Glenbervie, Whangarei 0173, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Whangarei
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 24 Speciality Lodging in Whangarei
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Whangarei Falls Holiday Park & BBH Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a small family-run backpackers and holiday park in a semi-rural setting two-minutes' walk away from the beautiful Whangarei waterfalls and scenic walking tracks. Stroll to town along bush-lined riverside walks or laze the day away beside the swimming pool. Evenings are for soaking in the hot tub and sharing stories around the BBQ. Our aim is to provide clean, comfortable accommodation in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Located 5kms north east of Whangarei City centre on the Twin Coast Highway, we provide an ideal base for diving and exploring the Poor Knight Islands. Beautiful coastal beaches and Tutukaka with its marina are a short drive away. We can organise diving, snorkelling and kayaking at the Poor Knights with arranged transport from the front gate available. Local bus stops, shops and a supermarket are within a short walk. Internet Provided. CityLink Bus# 3 and 3a bus stop 300m down the road. We look forward to having you stay with us. ~Martin and Team ... more   less 
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