BBQs for your alfresco cooking and picnic tables. Shower and Toilet Blocks, Laundry facilities. Up to date Internet and Wireless Access, just relax or enjoy a movie or sports in the TV dining lounge room. The children can enjoy the playground including the Jumping Pillow, hire a Trike or Kayak or discover our magic coast by booking a trip with Colin.
- Adventure Playground
- BBQ Area
- Bike Hire
- Boogie Board Hire
- Communal Kitchen facilities
- Communal Shower & Toilet facilities
- Dump Station
- DVD Player Hire
- Internet Kiosk
- Jumping Pillow
- Kayak Hire
- Linen Hire
- Pedal Go-cart Hire
- Secure Caravan Storage
- Surfboard Hire
- Towel Hire
- TV Room with SKY
- Wireless Internet
Sunset Beach Tours
A 40 minute tour and commentary along Sunset Beach and the mighty Waikato River. Great Photo opportunities and history of the way Port Waikato was. Get up close to birdlife. Take in the 2.5 kms of surf beach to the Waikato River entrance and sand dunes back along the river to Maraetai Bay by 4 wheel drive vehicle. Ideal for all ages.
Some Comments - An amazing tour that totally blow us away - Ulrilia, Sweden. Marvelous and breathtaking! One of our best tours in our three wiiks in NZ! Merja, Finland. Incredible scenery, great tour, fabulous host. A must see tour of the coast. Great for Kids. Agnes, Scott & Olivia Mallard & Elizabeth Banasiak - Sydney Australia. Super trip out along the sea which was just breathtaking and to see the bird life at such close quarter. Thank you very much. - Ian and Lesley Webber & Family England
Cost: $75 - $100 per trip
The Cheeky Pipi Cafe
Located at Sunset Beach, offering delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Dine in or takeaway. Check the Park office for opening hours.
Nikau Caves & Cafe
Glowworms & Stunning formations. Personal, unhurried tours, Birthdays, social clubs, team building. Lovely setting for relaxing meal. Great scenic drive from Port Waikato to the caves (40 minutes)
Beautiful Gardens maintained by local volunteers, stunning views over the Waikato River, kids playground. Well worth the 10 minute walk from the park.
Quad Bike Safaris - Spectacular Landscape. A motorbike experience packed with spectacular views and kiwi culture. Safari - 1 hour $99, Safari - 2 hours $185, Safari - 5 hour $249
Cost: $99 - $249
Art @ the Port
Local Woolshed is the location for the many local artists to display there work on 4 weekends a year.
Our local store is open 7am to 7pm and sells groceries, vegetables, pies and coffee. Fuel is Petrol only so top up your diesel before you venture to Port Waikato.
Sunset Beach Lifeguard Service
The safe place to swim is down the south end of Sunset Beach, where the Surf Life Saving Club patrols the beach. The club has guards on duty each weekend from Labour Weekend through to Easter, and right throughout the week during school summer holidays. Please take care when playing in the water, and please swim between the flags, if in doubt do not hesitate to ask a club member for guidance. Sunset Beach, Port Waikato on a summers day theres no nicer place to be. At low tide the rock pools are an ideal area for the little ones.
Cost: Donations accepted
Maraetai Bay (River Estuary)
Maraetai Bay is an ideal paddling area for your littlies, it's a great place to chase crabs dig for pipis, net flounder and enjoy the sand dunes. All essential parts of a true kiwiana beach holiday.
There are three public playgrounds in Port Waikato. 1 at Colbourne Gardens, 1 at Maraetai Bay and 1 in Cordeline Road this one has a tennis court and flying fox. All Free for your enjoyment.