After taking care to pre book accommodation at this park we arrived to find the office unstaffed (after a small search we found the owners) and the book in process was protracted and unwelcoming. The rooms/cabins had not been prepared and the linen for all of our group (15 people) had not been left ready not had any arrangements been made for it collection on our arrival, after a suggestion from the owners that we leave our belongings in the rooms and "just leave the key in the door" we were able to get them to give us the linen we had booked and paid for and were able then to leave our rooms locked.
The rooms and other amenities were VERY run down with peeling paint and mould growing in the ablution areas - the rooms were old run down and in need of major freshening up - value for money was very poor. I would not recommend nor stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This is a historical campground. The original base for the 1950s power project, it was once home to hundreds of Italian workers who were involved in what was then the biggest engineering project in New Zealand. For the casual camper looking for a quiet spot away from the main road, here you'll find large, individually-hedged sites with plenty of lovely shady trees, each having a tap and a picnic table. Older-style, well-scrubbed amenities include a basic kitchen with lots of pans, crockery and cookware, ablutions with free curtained showers, a coin operated laundry, and a drying room available for a small charge. The covered deck off the kitchen is a beautiful spot to sit and eat your meal, and you can use the fish cleaning sink and outdoor BBQ s to cook up your catch of the day. Too tired to cook? Town is within walking distance for a takeaway or a meal. Working towards being an Eco friendly camp ground, there are ample recycling stations, a bin in the kitchen for your organic waste that goes to the worm farm, and a herb garden is also being established by the kitchen. Children have a couple of small play areas and plenty of room to run about, while on rainy days there is a large games room and guest lounge. Internet access and a dump station are also provided, and your dogs are welcome but by arrangement please. Charges are from $22 per person, children 5-14 from $10, and under five are free. Our cabins is very basic and have a bottom sheet, pillow and pillow cases. You need to bring your own bedding. You also need to use the communal kitchen and bathrooms. From $55 per cabin. Our Family cabin has a TV, fridge, small kitchenette with its own crockery and cutlery. You need to share the bathroom and kitchen with the other guests.Bring own linen. From $75 per cabin. Self-contained unit is beautiful and is our own mansion. From $120 per cabin. ... more less
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