Camping...

Postby ThingOne on Tue 7/Jul/09 9:11am

Our regular camping ground in the BOP looks like its gonna be sold :(

So, we are on the hunt for a new camping ground for our family summer holidays. Key requriements are...

Family friendly,
Walk to beach without crossing roads. (warm water beach)
Swimming pool
Powered tent sites.
Not close to a main road.
Awesome Cycling/MTB places

Anyone got any recommendations?
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Re: Camping...

Postby nagem on Tue 7/Jul/09 9:17am

Athenree hot springs.
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Re: Camping...

Postby nagem on Tue 7/Jul/09 9:17am

Not much of a beach though.
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Re: Camping...

Postby ThingOne on Tue 7/Jul/09 9:20am

Cheers, will have a look..

I do like a beach with big waves though.
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Re: Camping...

Postby wgtngrl on Tue 7/Jul/09 9:24am

There is a nice one in Rotorua - Nongotaha side - but I don't think it meets all your requirements. No pool or beach, but stream and lake instead. I stayed with Ma and Pa last summer - very pleasant. Can find out more if you're interested.

If you want to go south, one of my favourite places is Pohara just out of Takaka - there's riding, especially if you find a local to show you. Close to Nelson for Tour de Vineyards ;) When I was last there there were tent cities - I think you would approve :p

Edit - no waves at that beach - but huge tide and you can just float in the shallows at high tide and it's like a warm bath :love:
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Re: Camping...

Postby phunk on Tue 7/Jul/09 9:55am

Ohope has nice camping, either the top 10 or surf and sand..
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Re: Camping...

Postby thorg on Tue 7/Jul/09 10:02am

ThingOne wrote:Our regular camping ground in the BOP looks like its gonna be sold :(

So, we are on the hunt for a new camping ground for our family summer holidays. Key requriements are...


Anyone got any recommendations?
Buy it. build bigger waves.
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Re: Camping...

Postby Colin on Tue 7/Jul/09 10:08am

Papamoa
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Re: Camping...

Postby dented on Tue 7/Jul/09 10:17am

Colin wrote:Papamoa
Yeah the Top 10 there looks pretty good. I havent stayed there, but have been there for work a couple of times, its right in between the beach and Papamoa Beach Rd, at the end of Domain Rd.

As for cycling, its just a short 3km trip up Domain rd to get onto Welcome Bay Rd, so some hills and less traffic, etc. And of course this takes you straight onto Reid Road, and the Summerhill Mtb trails are just 3km up there.
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Re: Camping...

Postby ThingOne on Tue 7/Jul/09 10:19am

phunk wrote:Ohope has nice camping, either the top 10 or surf and sand..


The Top 10 @ Ohopes a bit crowded and commercial feeling.

I havent heard of Surf and Sand?, will google it.
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Re: Camping...

Postby wgtngrl on Tue 7/Jul/09 10:22am

Papamoa also do tent cities. Great beach. I concur with Colin.
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Re: Camping...

Postby Colin on Tue 7/Jul/09 10:27am

Sand at Ohope gets way to hot for small feet. Or used to back in the day when I had a dinosaur as a pet and small feet.

Must be a different mineral make up to the beaches up at Papamoa and the Mt 'coz they don't seem to heat up quite so hot.
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Re: Camping...

Postby bugle on Tue 7/Jul/09 11:04am

Did someone say camping?
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Re: Camping...

Postby DogsBollocks on Tue 7/Jul/09 11:14am

wgtngrl wrote:There is a nice one in Rotorua - Nongotaha side - but I don't think it meets all your requirements. No pool or beach, but stream and lake instead. I stayed with Ma and Pa last summer - very pleasant. Can find out more if you're interested.

If you want to go south, one of my favourite places is Pohara just out of Takaka - there's riding, especially if you find a local to show you. Close to Nelson for Tour de Vineyards ;) When I was last there there were tent cities - I think you would approve :p

Edit - no waves at that beach - but huge tide and you can just float in the shallows at high tide and it's like a warm bath :love:


Yup, Pohara is great but we started going to Motueka Top 10 which is bloody brilliant. 10 mins in the car to beaches/rivers and fantastic MTB within 1/2hr either way. Rameka, around Kaiteri, Flara saddle, Ngatimoti (even has a pump track !) The camp ground is only 5 mins walk from town but you wouldn't know it. Great for the kids and safe.
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Re: Camping...

Postby chchbob on Tue 7/Jul/09 11:28am

DogsBollocks wrote:Yup, Pohara is great but we started going to Motueka Top 10 which is bloody brilliant. 10 mins in the car to beaches/rivers and fantastic MTB within 1/2hr either way. Rameka, around Kaiteri, Flara saddle, Ngatimoti (even has a pump track !) The camp ground is only 5 mins walk from town but you wouldn't know it. Great for the kids and safe.


I concur ... sorted this years site last week.
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