About Port Waikato

Port Waikato is a beautiful, sleepy, beachy, holiday town on the west coast of New Zealand’s North Island. Dotted with batches and holiday homes Port Waikato features a long sweeping surf beach, acres of sand dunes and calm estuary waters surrounding the wide river mouth.Port Waikato is the place where New Zealand’s longest River - the mighty Waikato - finally enters the Tasman sea. The Waikato River is perhaps best known for creating the majestic Huka Falls near its source at Lake Taupo.

Originally a fishing port and shipping yard its peaceful location, long sweeping beaches and sand dunes have seen Port Waikato become the popular holiday destination it is today.

Featuring the characteristic black sand of the west coast, the Port Waikato beach runs from the popular surfing and swimming spot of Sunset Beach to the sand spit at the mighty river's mouth. There are acres of sand dunes to explore and great fishing to be had from the beaches and river banks.

Just inland from the coast the river mouth forms sweeping tidal estuaries. These calm waters and sand flats offer fun for young families looking for a safe place for littlies to splash and play, paddling in your canoe, waterski or just potter about in your dingy with a fishing rod.

The coast line has much to offer too. Take a walk around the rocks at LOW TIDE and explore for fossils.

For the adventurous a day trip underground to the Nikau Glowworm Caves is a must.

But perhaps Port Waikato’s best feature is its proximity to both Auckland and Hamilton. Only one hour from the Auckland International Airport, Port Waikato is practically on your doorstep. So escape the rat race, get some sand between your toes and discover all the delights that are Port Waikato.

About Port Waikato Holiday Park

Our team here at Port Waikato Holiday Park pride ourselves on ensuring all our guests have an enjoyable stay, to take in the full experience of what Port Waikato has to offer.  Ngā mihi nui kia koutou katoa!  (Best wishes to all!)

The Port Waikato Holiday Park has accommodation types to suit all tastes and budgets. From tent sites to cabins, powered sites to motel units there is something here for everyone.

The three hectares of park-like grounds are quiet and ideally suited for families. There is a playground with a jumping pillow, trikes for hire and tons of space to romp and explore.

There are full facilities on site including fully equipped kitchens, laundry, hot showers, BBQ areas, a playground, a TV(Freeview) Dining Lounge Room and a dump station - just to name a few.

Only five minutes walk to the sand dunes and just a one minute drive to Sunset Beach, Port Waikato Holiday Park is perfectly poised for you to get the most out of what this tranquil holiday destination has to offer.

We currently have semi-permanent occupancy sites available, any enquiries please phone us 09 232 9857
Dogs owned by guests staying on Powered Sites and/or Tent Sites are permitted with prior arrangement with management, at a cost of $5 per day per dog. They must be on a lead at all times within camp grounds and owners are expected to clean up after their dog.

No booking requests including a dog will be accepted for any roofed accommodation (cabins and/or motels).

Note that under no circumstances are pets allowed inside any units and/or buildings. Breach of this rule will result in immediate eviction of the dog owner's party from the camp with no refund.


Contact Us

Port Waikato Holiday Park:

115B Maunsell Road
Port Waikato RD5
Tuakau  2695
New Zealand

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

Email: info@portwaikatoholidaypark.co.nz