We stayed here for 2 nights hoping to get away from the bustle of Auckland City on my couple of days off, as we wanted to visit Kawau Island.
I didn't realise kids would still be off school, so it wasn't the peaceful regenerating experience desired (we're in our 40's/50's).
The campground is not as cute as I remember it, feels overcrowded these days, although I was very impressed with the new facilities block (kitchen/showers/toilets) - very upmarket and well designed.
The bed was extremely soft and uncomfortable and I could feel the springs even through the foam overlay... neither of us slept well so didn't come back feeling refreshed. We have a firm orthopaedic bed at home, and 2 days later I still have sore backs/hips and shoulders and I need to visit an osteopath to get straightened out. Other than the bed, the cabin was lovely and ideal for our needs.
Ideal location if you are parents or grandparents wanting somewhere safe and to take little ones away for a few days, as the beach is lovely and shallow with lots of activites and a wonderful playground across the road.
Great cafe within walking distance that caters for food allergies and makes awesome soy mochas.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sandspit Holiday Park is family-friendly where guests can enjoy safe swimming, native bush walks and great channel and boat fishing right on their doorstep. When you're not relaxing in the park, kayaking around the bay or having a bounce on the trampoline, there are plenty of activities to keep you entertained. The surrounding area boasts a range of outdoor activities including close encounters with sea life in the Goat Island marine reserve, wine tasting at the popular local vineyards or walks along countless white sandy beaches and bays ... more less