Great Stay

We found this campground to be well maintained and tidy. our one bedroom unit was modern and very clean. It had everything we required for our one night stay and would recommend it to anybody. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. Other camp facilities that we saw were clean and well looked after. Our one night stay couldn’t have been better. Thanks again, Carolyn and Bill.

Carolyn Timmer-Arends

Our stay at Port Waikato

We’ve stayed twice now at the Port Waikato Holiday Park.
We found the staff very friendly, the facilities clean and the grounds well kept, and recommend it to anyone visiting the Port.
Ian and Bronnie

Ian Stewart

Great stay.

A lovely site with a very friendly welcome. Very helpful on what to do in the area. Facilities were excellent and clean.
Peaceful and well worth a visit.

Simon Rogers

A great, clean place to

A great, clean place to stay. Very accommodating as we had a large trailer and arrived later. Very friendly, helpful staff, would recommend staying here.

Donella Hall

A great place to stay

What a wonderful place to stay…so clean and tidy and well cared for. We would like to thank you all so much for your friendly warm welcome.

Brian Howard

Quiet and Nice

Spent couple of nights with family place is nice and quite location even though its very near to Auckland city . good friendly staff.

venkat mankal

Our Bonding Park

We started going to Port Waikato Holiday Park with our church when my eldest child (son) was 7 years old just to bond, do some fishing and relax. We’ve looked at other parks for change but we find Port Waikato is the cheapest, family orientated, huge space for kids to run around, meet all sorts of lovely friendly people. We have the mountain that protects us from the wind, shady trees to cool under and top it with a friendly, welcoming and down to earth staff. This time we all enjoyed the free warm showers. You walk down 200m to the amazing black sand beach and enjoy the huge surfing waves. This is the other part why my youth love Port Waikato Park it’s close to an absolute wonderful beach.
We enjoy everytime we got o the Port Waikato Holiday Park.

Lola Fonoti

Lovely place to stay

We enjoyed our stay! 10 minutes walk to beautiful beach & sunsets & the lovely Sunset cafe &. An hour lovely drive from Auckland city! Clean, friendly. Thank you! Recommended!

P Condren

Lovely, peaceful spot

Quiet and clean campsite in a beautiful spot, close to Auckland and definitely worth the trip. Sunset Beach is a comfortable 20 min walk and is spectacular.



I was working in the area and took the opportunity to stay in Port Waikato Camp grounds.
It was A awesome experience. Friendly staff and excellent facilities!
Highly recommend Staying! Not only for the camp ground but also the Great surf and excellent cafe by the beach!
10 out of 10.

Ulric Raymond

Helpful staff

My husband and I just spent a very comfortable night at Port Waikato Camping grounds. The large cabin with Sky TV was a pleasant surprise. The staff were very helpful and quickly responded to any requests we had. Definitely stay again!!

Judith Hawera

Great Customer Service, a beautiful surf beach

We stayed for 1 night at Port Waikato Holiday Park and were impressed with the cleanness of the facilities, presence of all necessary equipment, The staff was very friendly and caring. There is a fantastic local beach nearby that is a fantastic place for walking the dogs, surfing or playing on the sand.

Tatiana Yugay

Great spot will come again.

Enjoyed staying at Matt camp whanau’s hols. park , kia ora .
Motel unit spacious camp; well equipped . Enjoyed that it had Sky movies & sport .
Had never been to PW before so found it a lovely , relaxing quiet Kiwi hot spot like 30 yrs ago .
Great beach, enjoyed some local drives on back roads & Nikau Cafe & f&chips caravan..
Beach was great apart from some drongos on quad bikes & trail bikes.
Will visit again. Would like to do whole coastal road down south.
Travelled back on ” Highway 22″ which was a great , less populated route rather than SH 1.
Recycling bins around camp would be good. Was good to have a decent sized fridge .

Grant Hird

Strongly recommend for this hidden gem

1 hour drive from auckland, Host- Mathew is very friendly and helpful, me and my girlfriend stay at tent site for 1 night Facilities is well maintained- Hot shower, laundry, TV lounge, kitchen, BBQ stove are all available. Few mins to sand dunes and the sunset beach. Definitely will recommend to friends and family and revisit in future.

Ashton Ng


From the moment we arrived. We were greeted and received excellent customer service from the lady at the front desk. The staff were friendly and helpful and the holiday park itself was so clean, tidy and lively, which we loved so much we booked another night cause we didnt want to leave. Port Waikato is so beautiful! We checked out sunset beach and maraetai bay and sat at the wharf (Next time I will bring my fishing rod) We tried Sunset takeaways and Sylvias lil cafe and went to the dairy. All the locals are so friendly and all food delicious. Thankyou for the excellent start to the new year. Highly reccomend Port Waikato holiday park for a great getaway A++

Em Kane

Another Great Few Days…

This was our 3rd visit in the last 2 years to Port Waikato Holiday Park. Each time we have stayed we have been made to feel very welcome by the owners/managers. We only book the self contained accommodation and have found the units to be very clean and well equipped. The park is lovely and tranquil and well located to all Port Waikato has to offer, everything within easy walking distance. We have already booked in for our 4th visit! (We also made use of some of the communal facilities – kids loved the TV room – everything is clean and very well maintained – a credit to the team who look after the park.)

Gillian May

Great place, Port Waikato!

A way too shorter stay in such a friendly cool place. Very tidy well managed set up. We will be back for a real stay😀✨✨✨✨✨

Winston Howard

Great place to stay

This was our second time staying at the Holiday Park, previously we stayed in an Ensuite Cabin, and this time only in a standard cabin. I was super happy using the facilities of the park – everything was so clean and tidy and made for a really comfortable and enjoyable time, To add to this the front office staff are always so nice! Will definitely be back.

Rebecca Rose

fully up to expectations !!

A great property….. and an even better meticulous and friendly cleaner……

Denis Orme

Our first visit to Port

Our first visit to Port Waikato Holiday Park last weekend for three days . The holiday park is great, we liked the location near the sand dunes with easy access through paths to reach them . The amenities are extremely clean and well maintained . Best of all everyone so friendly and helpful and interested. We will definitely be back .

fiona Ealson

Great weekend away in a

Great weekend away in a lovely environment. Clean , well maintained , dog friendly, family friendly – thoroughly recommend this lovely holiday park.

Ros Mason

A nice little place to stay.

This was a nice little place to stay, friendly staff and loved the on site aniamals (speically the grey persian cat). The place seemed clean and tidy. Unforturnitly it was a little bit further out of the way than we thought it would be. When we first booked, on the Booking .com web site stated it was only 15mins away from the event we were attending for the weekend. But when we got there it turned out to be more like 50mins to a hour away, so this made for some late nights and early starts (but this was a Bookings .com issue not the Port waikato fault). We would love to come and stay again and have a better look around the area, when we dont have anything else on. The only thing I could think could be approved on is maybe some fly screens on the doors and windows to keep bugs out at night and to keep the fresh air flowing.

Cheers Blair

Blair Jordan

Awesome camp

I had the pleasure of staying at Port Waikato Holiday Park in my bus for seven weeks while working away from home. Awesome, friendly, clean and tidy camp. Showers are to die for, and the clean tidy modern kitchen is great.

Yvette Groot

Rob Carthew stays at Port Waikato for the first time

Over the weekend of 27th/28th November 2018 I had my first visit to Port Waikato, and stayed at the Holiday Park with members of the Lilliput Club.

Being first to arrive I was greeted in a very friendly way, and as the weekend progressed I came to really enjoy the atmosphere and the cute special features of this location.

I was not able to bring my wife on this occasion – but we shall be back.

Great people.

Rob Carthew


Very welcoming friendly staff. Grounds and accommodation is always clean and tidy.
Not too far from fishing or watching the sun set either.
Very warm and welcoming 😊

Paula Prentice

Perfect camp

A great place to stay in a very peaceful, off the beaten track. The camp is spotlessly clean, well latex out and very friendly helpful staff. Thank you

John dixon

Thank you.

We belong to the Waikato Morris Eight Club and recently 5 of our Members and Cars traveled to Port Waikato ( via all the back roads) for a night away at Port Waikato. Thanks to the Proprietor and Staff of the Port Waikato Holiday Park we had a very enjoyable overnight stay. Everyone was very welcoming and helpful and the Motel units we stayed in were all very nice and clean. The kids (young & old) in our group had a great time on the bike trike things. Thank you so much for your hospitality. I would certainly recommend Port Waikato Holiday Park to folk that want to go to the West Coast. However I suggest the main road is a much better way to get there than the Forestry roads we took.

Joanne Todd





Lost count of the enjoyable times we have had camping, as well as a cabin overnights, at one of our favorite spots within Auckland boundaries. Friendly staff,clean facilities,fresh air, great walks tuck shop at the gate. Tick all the boxes as we note ,a lot more work has been done over the winter and they even took the coin operated boxes out of the showers, so good shower now , Non stop. Gardens looking good, two new ovens in kitchen new cabins all very tidy.
If a weekend away from the big smoke is what you need then it is worth a trip to THE KIWI CAMP PORT WAIKATO
tent or cabin as we can recommend it and no negative comments at all. Neat camp site .
Thanks Mathew.. and staff always great. Cheers Gum digger John.

John Bercich


Great park, very friendly and knowledgeable owner. Very clean and tidy!

Ken Rumbold

under valued camp

been several years since camped here but wont wait too long untill we return .nice clean well run camp.friendly staff .great stay .cheers

bernie harvey

Loved it!!!

My Mum and I decided on a wee getaway to Port Waikato and booked in for 2 nights in a motel unit. What an absolutely fantastic experience. The owners were so friendly and hospitable ànd the park was one of the cleanest places we have ever stayed..
Peaceful, relaxing, everything we needed.
We will definitely be back.
Thank you for an amazing stay.

Tracey Redfern

Great place for a break.

Love this place. Staff are super friendly, its clean, tidy and well maintained, and a great place to head away for a weekend away.

Tony Newton

A place in Paradise

Love staying at the camp!well groomed grounds,cabins are neat & tidy,motel cabins are well equip from kitchenware to bedding & towels,the bbq area is clean & ready to use 10/10 cant wait for summer this is the place to be!!

Thank you whanau x

Hinemoa Edmonds

Fantastic Week-end at Port Waikato

Myself and 14 friends spent the week-end at Port Waikato Holiday Park and we found it a fantastic facility. All our units were spotlessly clean and were very comfortable. The staff were friendly and welcoming. Would definitely recommend it for a week-end away!

Helen Wick

Amazing Place

This is the second time i have stayed at this beautiful location with Awesome staff and Excellent facilities.

Josh Short

Fantastic Weekrnd away

We recently visited the Port Waikato holiday park and had a great time!
The park is beautifully maintained and so clean from the cabins to the toilets.
We loved it and would definitely return.

Richard Clothier

Great Weekend

The staff were fantastic even with me changing our requirements at the last minute. We were met with a smile and the campgrounds itself was very well presented. I highly recommend stopping in for a few nights if you are passing through.

Grant Loveday

Top Holiday Spot

Holiday of a lifetime. Friendly, clean, safe for kids. This is an old fashioned kiwi beach holiday experience.
Highly recommend. Close to Auckland, swimming and relaxing superb. Can take pets.

Huia Walker

Great Family Fun!

Great spot – great location. Easy to access from Auckland or Hamilton – ideal midway point for coming from both direction. Will likely be our family spot where we congregate for a trip away.
Enjoyed the beach and the river, beach was rough and fun for adults, but the river was great for the kids.
Facilities were adequate and the tent sites a decent size. Staff were friendly and helpful,

Thoroughly enjoyed- we’ll be back!

Dara Olson

Great holiday park with excellent facilities!

We have stayed at Port Waikato Holiday Park several times and love it! Port Waikato is a lovely, rustic, relaxing little West coast town, which is an easy drive from Auckland. The holiday park is very well set up with a variety of different accomodation options and great facilities that are kept spotlessly clean. The management and staff are very friendly and accomodating. I would highly recommend this holiday park for anyone looking for a nice, quiet place to stay in a beautiful part of the country!

Rex Kingston

Good days in the Waikato

Thanks to the team at the Port Waikato Holiday Park, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your well kept camp. I was really impressed with the lovely New Year live entertainment. Whilst we used a caravan, it was great to see so many tents being used by larger parties. When the gale came through we were well protected so a great experience all round. Thanks so much.

Robert Le Grice

Rest time

Loved the space and quiet. Room was good too.

Nora Taylor


Lovely camp grounds
Great facilities
Spacious grounds
Friendly staff

Juliet gardiner

Rest time

Loved the space and quiet. Room was good too.

Nora Taylor

Awesome Experience

I was lucky enough to spend a night in a very comfortable cabin.
The staff were fantastic and the facilities exceptional….
Immaculate campground,,
Sunset beach also didn’t disappoint

Josh Short


Lovely and clean motel unit, everything you needed, nice and friendly hosts, great place to stay

Donna Walker

Stayed two nights in the

Stayed two nights in the Superior Cabin Motel. Furnishings very new.Very clean and tidy. Comfortable with all requirements needed.Grounds very tidy and appealing.Staff polite.Would definitely stay again.

Marian Atchison

Rest and relaxation

Had an awesome time at the holiday park. My kids thoroughly enjoyed themselves playing on the jumping pillow and riding the pedal carts and so close to the beach too. Loved the showers, made full use of the kitchen facilities and laundry. We are definitely heading out there again when we get another chance. Awesome hospitality!!!

Mākere Pāniora

Nice Place

Despite staying only one night in the middle of winter, I thoroughly enjoyed the experience of the holiday park and the local area. It was my first ever visit to this part of the country in over 60 years. I will return with my grandkids.

David Woollard


Staying at the holiday park was awesome, we were greeted with a smile and a big kia ora.
We were there for a sad occasion and he was very welcoming to us as we had checked in quiet late.
He was very helpful as our plans had changed alittle, thank you very much.
I recommend the holiday park for a short or long stay the unit we had was awesome too.
We plan to go back during summer or even for a weekend getaway. Once again thank u.

Arlene Tumata

A gem in the waikato

Wow you are always looking for a place to get away and have a holiday, where there is no traffic jams, this is the place, Port Waikato Holiday Park, it is the gem beside the mighty Waikato river, where you can dip your feet in the Tasman sea at Sunset Beach, visit a cave, try and catch a fish or walk/run alongside nature . Everytime we visit the holiday park it is like we have come home, Matthew and his team are fantastic and professional, the camp amenities are clean and well kept,it is a place you want to keep visiting. Every time I go to Port Waikato I am amazed by the lovely community and the new experiences I have. My advice to you come and try this gem.

Susan Heron

What an amazing change!

Kia ora, I just want to let you know that I think Mathew, Moana & Lisa Brown have made a big difference to the outlook of Port Waikato Holiday Park. They are so helpful and very obliging. The service world class and the Park Facilities is soooo clean. Well done guys!!

Hinemoa Flesher



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Port Waikato Kiwi Holiday Park:

Mathew or Lisa Brown

115B Maunsell Road
Port Waikato RD5
Tuakau  2695
New Zealand

Phone:  +64 9 232 9857
Freephone: 0800 276 259