CANTERBURY: SOUTH

20-Mar-18

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Lake Ruataniwha Holiday Park

star rating of 4.5

by Chris Gaelic

53 Freda Du Faur Ave, Twizel

holidaytwizel.co.nz

Phone: 03-435 0613

rvexplorer id: 20742

Ben waving from the holiday park reception

Ben waving from the holiday park reception

Holiday park kitchen

One of the holiday park kitchens

High flow rate showers

High flow rate showers

Motorhome parking

Motorhome parking

Smaller vans and tents

Smaller vans and tents

Children's playground

Children's playground

Dump station

Dump station

 

Lake Ruataniwha Holiday Park is a large sprawling campsite, with excellent facilities, and well back from the main road.

 

We called in on a hot autumn afternoon, and Ben, the holiday park owner, was keen to show me around. He was enthusiastic about all the improvements they'd made, and we spent about half an hour touring the campground taking pictures on the way.

 

All the parking areas are on grass, and the facilities were nicely designed, with a quirky sense of humour. I'd never seen red corrugated iron used for walls in the kitchen and showers, but it worked really well. And Ben made a point of telling me that the showers had a high flow rate.

 

I was also impressed that Ben knew everyone's name as we walked around, which made for a nice friendly feeling.

 

However, this is was a quiet time. It is a very popular campground over summer, when there can be over 3000 guests. So, if you're planning to stay over the summer holiday season, it would pay to book in ahead of your visit.

 

Overall, this is a great place to stay. We'd happily come back.

 

 

Caravan and tent parking

 

Campsite barbeque

Campsite barbeque

 

Vintage cars at the exit

 

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