Happy New Year & the Kiwi Bucket List

07 Jan 2015

We wish all our regular campers and our international visitors a very warm, fun and safe New Year. Traditionally a busy time for the Kiwi Holiday Park venues, we’ve been kept busy with high occupancy rates and servicing the needs of yourselves. Though busy and sometimes hectic, we wouldn’t have it any other way.


It has been a fantastic start to the kiwi summer around the country with plenty of sun, festivals, and events held locally – especially over the New Year period. Though there is still a couple of months to enjoy the summer scene at a local Kiwi Holiday Park or you have already experienced a stay this summer, don’t sit back now. Book your holiday for next season (or even a mid-year break) and get the assurance that you’ll be sitting in the best spot in the park!


Why stay at Kiwi Holiday Parks?

We’re all quality guaranteed! All 49 Parks located throughout the country carry a Qualmark star rating of 3 or 4 stars, so you’ll know that you are getting quality no matter where you stay.


Kiwi Holiday Parks cater for all types of travellers, visitors and holiday makers. Offering sites that you can park the motorhome up on, deluxe cabins, motel units, and camping sites, we are the #1 choice for all of your accommodation needs.


With 49 located from Cape Reinga to Bluff, we’ve got New Zealand covered. Whether you’re touring the country or just staying at the local Park over the holiday period, our friendly staff can offer plenty of advice and help with any of your needs. Each park is uniquely different, varying in size and has been established on the distinctive surrounding environments, facilities, and amenities within New Zealand’s very different regions.


Last of all, staying with us at a Kiwi Holiday Park won’t break the bank. For a small investment, we’ll help support you creating those life-long memories that will be in abundance.  And now you can even earn Fly Buys points when staying at any Kiwi Holiday Park.


The Year of Travel – My NZ Bucket List

With 2015 here, a New Year’s resolution was to develop a bucket list of places to visit throughout New Zealand – a must see list for 2015. Here is a list of destinations that I’ll be wanting to tick-off this year – in no particular order.  And best of all a Kiwi Holiday Park is just around the corner from all of these great locations.


  1. Punakaiki Rocks – better known as Pancake Rocks, these are located at Punakaiki on the West Coast of the South Island. One of nature’s marvels, these rocks are said to be spectacular and with the accompanying blowholes this makes the list.

  2. Hauhora Heads (Northland) – a beautiful scenic outlook can be found at Hauhora Heads. Located on the southern shores of the harbor, this is an area where you can step back in time and get lost in all of its beauty.

  3. Te Anau – a beautiful township nestled on the banks of the largest lake in the South Island, Lake Te Anau, it is surrounding with some of the most pristine scenery in the country, with the nearby fiords of Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound. The region is also well known for its kayaking, jet-boating, cycling, and hunting and fishing.

  4. Hanmer Springs – Built around a hot spring, the town boast a hot pools complex – perfect to relax in. A romantic getaway or tourist attraction, Hamner is a beautiful spot and activities such as bungy jumping, mountain biking and bush walks are on offer.

  5. Hot Water Beach – Located in the Coromandel, this is a ‘hot’ spot for locals and tourists alike. The beach is based on top of thermal activity where hot springs water can come to the surface of the sand. Dig a hole and relax in the warm water!

  6. Te Papa Museum – A national treasure, the Te Papa Museum (or Te Papa Tongarewa – Museum of New Zealand) located on the waterfront in Wellington is a collection of New Zealand history and houses many exhibits of national relevance.

  7. Moeraki Boulders – Another of nature’s phenomenon are the Moeraki Boulders. Large spherical boulders created by nature litter the Koekohe Beach which is located on the Otago Coast between Moeraki and Hampden.

  8. Rotorua – it is difficult not to include Rotorua on the list. With such an expansive resume of cultural, scenery, adventure and geothermal activity to capture the mind and body, Rotorua is a must.

  9. State Highway 45 (Taranaki) – famous for its panoramic views over the Taranaki coastline, it is well known for its surf-breaks and quaint townships.

  10. Marlborough – with the Marlborough Sounds and the landscape denoted with multiple wineries, Marlborough grabs the last spot on my list. With hot summers, and the ability to swim with dolphins and kayak in the pristine waters of the Marlborough Sounds makes this a magical place. Bush walks, mountain biking and boating are all prominent past times in the area.


Your thoughts?

Is there somewhere that hasn’t been included that I should look to visit in 2015? Have you been to one of these spots previously? Let me know your thoughts in a comment below.



Photo Credits:

Pancake Rocks and Blowholes by mat79, CC-BY-2.0


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