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Kaikoura Peketa Beach Holiday Park
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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274 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Perfect family weekend”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2013

This popular holiday park is 10 km south of Kaikoura right by the beach and a great place for people of all ages. Our kids had a great time - flying fox, swimming, volley ball, playground, miniput, fishing, bonfire etc. Older facilities but always spotless - showers are free with pushbuttom system and music. Well maintained grounds with both powered and unpowered sites. Small shop on site with cafe. Nice and friendly place.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank NZfour
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Sheffield, England
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68 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2013 via mobile

This is in many ways a more basic site than some others billing themselves as Holiday Parks. But it was quite nice for that, with good sized and spaced pitches (esp compared to most Top 10 sites). We had a beachfront pitch and could step down to the spectacular beach and also hear the waves all night. Bliss!! There is a useful little shop on the site and the whole layout feels natural. The facilities are not fancy, just stainless steel sinks and no hairdriers, but they are clean. And what's more, every pitch has a picnic table. No fighting for one or having yours pinched while you are out, as on the Top 10 sites we have been to.

Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
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91 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2013

In quiet and uncrowded location, about 10Km south of Kaikoura (unlike Top10 site), off the highway. Power-sites and unpowered-sites are just meters from the beach. Good location for relaxation. Facilities are basic, particularly kitchen area. Price is at par with others, generally $30 to 42 throughout South Island. With lower rate, you can expect coin operated showers. All have coin-operated washer/dryer...a luxury for camping....a must for motorcycling and tenting.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank apain_10
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2013

We stayed here in our camper last night actually, it was awesome. We got to pick our site so of course we picked one right by the beach. Pricier than I would have imagined considering it is out of town quite a bit, but still cheaper than the Top 10 where we normally stay. Toilets and showers were clean. Excellent rubbish and waste dumping facility. Cool playground, flying fox, boat swing, lots of beautiful trees everywhere. There is also mini golf! At the camp office there is a shop for supplies which is very reasonably priced, and you can order hot chips as well, which are deliciously cooked. We were very impressed with our stay here and will stay here again. Oh, another thing we loved is that there are heaps of picnic tables, enough for everyone, not like other places that are a bit stingy with them.

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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Amy N
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Plymouth
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69 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2013

We travelled around the south island of NZ for five weeks in a camper and stayed at Peketa Beach for one night in October 2012. Our powered site cost $37 but we opted to upgrade for an additional $3 to have a beachside site and it was well worth it, as the views from our camper were stunning.

The facilities were clean and the site also had a flying fox for children (that my 28-year-old partner took quite a liking to!)

The only slight downside is that the site is so close to the main road, but this didn't bother us at night as the sound of the ocean drowned out any of the few cars that passed.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank cookington
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Earls Colne, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2013

This is a very large holiday park close to the beach. We had a powered campsite for one night and were able to choose our site, which was good.
The staff are friendly and there is a useful shop supplying everything you need, plus fresh chips to order!
The shower / toilet facilities are good and there is a washing machine, though no hairdryers are available.
Its a good site but the site rules seem to be easily broken and not enforced....such as quad bikes racing around, camp fires being lit etc etc.

Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Graham S
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2013

I stayed one night in a tent. I hadn't booked but the staff were very welcoming and gave me a few options as to where I could pitch my tent. It was the night before New Year's Eve so it was pretty busy but there were adequate facilities for everyone. The kitchen facilities were spotlessly clean and checked regularly.
The hot water in the showers was on a timer outside the door which was a little awkward to use but it ensured that nobody hogged the showers and the showers were free. There is a shop on the site.
I was travelling alone but there were lots of families having a great time.The staff are very friendly.
The holiday park is right on the beach and the sunset was just beautiful. Definitely worth checking out.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Frances T
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Property: Kaikoura Peketa Beach Holiday Park
Address: SH 1 | 7 km Sth of Kaikoura, Kaikoura, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
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