General Questions & Answers

Our holiday park is in walking distance to the beach and even closer to the Waikato River. It is approximately 1.5km (1500 metres) from Sunset Beach and 450m from the Waikato River at Maraetai Bay Reserve.

Yes! We are dog friendly and do allow pets by prior arrangement in our camp sites. We do not allow pets in our accommodation and communal buildings. Please familiarise yourself with our pet policy.

The nearest supermarket and petrol stations are in Tuakau. If you are looking for a large supermarket, Pokeno has a Countdown. There is a small dairy store in Port Waikato with limited supplies.
We do not currently sell food at the Holiday Park. Sunset Takeaways food truck is located at the front of our park and is open Thursday to Sunday from 4pm-7pm. There is a small coffee shop at Sunset Beach carpark which is open Wednesday to Sunday 10am-2pm during the warmer months.
If you are not staying in our self-contained accommodation (those with kitchen and bathroom facilities) then you will need to bring blankets and towels. A bottom sheet, pillow and case is provided in all standard and superior cabins. If you have booked a powered or non-powered site you will need to provide these yourself. We do hire blankets and towels at our reception.

Our check-in time is from 2pm to 5pm. Earlier check-in’s will require pre-approval and are dependent on availability, there is a $25 fee for early check-in’s if approved. If you will be arriving after hours, please contact our reception to arrange a later check-in.
You must be checked-out by 10am. Late check-out’s require pre-approval and are dependent on availability, there is a $25 fee for late check-out’s if approved.

Yes! You can bring your own gas barbeque, we do not allow barbecues under trees or close to tree areas or on the decks of our accommodation or communal areas. No open flames (including charcoal barbecues/grills) or accelerants are allowed.

Accordion ContentThere are strict conditions around alcohol at our Holiday Park, please familiarise yourself with our rules and regulations.

Yes, you can bring these to the park, however they are strictly not to be ridden in the park grounds.

We do not sell alcohol at our holiday park. Alcohol is regulated within the park. Please read our rules and regulations.
Visitors are allowed to visit guests during visiting hours for no longer than 2 hours between the times of 9am and 7pm. All visitors must check-in or be checked in at reception before 5pm. Visitors are not permitted to consume alcohol on park grounds. If staying longer than 2hrs a Day Pass is required. The fee for a Day Pass is $10 per person. No visitors are permitted to stay in the park later than 7pm. Visitors are our guests responsibility and must adhere to the rules and regulations.

The allocated number of vehicle spaces for 1 Bedroom Motels, Ensuite, Standard and Superior cabins is 1 vehicle per cabin, 2 vehicles per 2 bedroom and 3 vehicles per 3 bedroom accommodation. The number of vehicles per camp site is dependent on the space available on your site but is more suited to 1 vehicle per site. Please speak to our reception staff if you have other needs or inquiries, we may make allowances if space is available.

The location of Port Waikato Holiday Park is conveniently located at 115b Maunsell Road Tuakau, which is in close proximity to the town of Port Waikato 2695, New Zealand.

You could consider online platforms such as Airbnb, Bookabach, and HomeAway. These websites offer a wide range of options for holiday homes in NZ and allow you to filter your search based on location, price range, and amenities.

Renting a lodge also gives you the chance to create your own schedule and itinerary. Unlike hotels or resorts, there are no set meal times or activities to participate in. You have the freedom to do as much or as little as you want during your stay.

Yes, Waikato motels are indeed family-friendly. For families traveling to Waikato, staying at one of the region’s motels is an excellent option. The motels here offer a variety of family-friendly amenities such as play areas, camping spots, and family rooms, ensuring that families have a comfortable and enjoyable stay.

Yes, there is a minimum age requirement to get a reservation in motels. Most motels require guests to be at least 18 years old to book a room. The minimum age requirement clause typically exists to ensure the safety and security of all guests. It is important to respect and follow these policies to ensure a pleasant and stress-free stay.

When searching for a cabin rental, it is important to keep in mind the size and layout of the cabin rental, the number of guests, and their preferences. It’s important to consider factors such as the number of bedrooms, bathrooms, and common areas to ensure that everyone has enough space and privacy!

The number of people that can typically stay in a holiday park cabin depends on the size and type of cabin. However, as a general rule, most holiday park cabins can accommodate anywhere from 2 to 8 persons, although some cabins may be larger and be able to accommodate even more. It’s important to check the specific details of each cabin with the holiday park to determine its maximum occupancy. Additionally, some holiday parks may have rules or restrictions on the maximum number of people allowed to stay in a cabin for safety reasons.

If you’re looking for a family-friendly camping spot in New Zealand, the Waitomo Caves region in New Zealand is a solid pick. In addition to the famed glowworm caves, there are plenty of kid-friendly activities on offer, such as hiking, swimming, and picnicking.

A powered camping site is a designated area within a campground that provides access to electrical power for campers who require it. This is to ensure a comfortable and convenient camping experience.

At Nikau Cave & Cafe, we can indulge in a delectable meal while taking in the picturesque views of the surrounding countryside. The cafe offers a range of dishes made from locally sourced produce, ensuring a truly authentic dining experience. Additionally, you can take a tour of the cave, exploring the stalactites, stalagmites, and swarms of glow-worms.

Pokeno Market is well-known for hosting small businesses and artisans in the local community. Therefore, you are sure to find many vendors selling lovely handmade and locally sourced products. From artisanal foods to handmade crafts, this market offers a diverse range of local goods.

If you are planning to swim in open water, a brightly colored swim cap is a must. It will make sure you are more visible to boats and other water vehicles in NZ.

Having no previous experience in windsurfing in NZ should not deter you from learning this exciting water sport. Several windsurfing schools in New Zealand offer comprehensive training modules that cater to beginners and help them learn the basics of windsurfing in a safe and controlled environment.

contact info

Port Waikato Holiday Park:
115B Maunsell Road
Port Waikato RD5
Tuakau 2695
New Zealand

+64 9 232 9857

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