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Waikanae Beach

TOP 10 Holiday Park
Waikanae Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park rating
  • karts
  • kayak
  • marina
  • park
  • gisborne rivers
  • Gisborne rowing
  • surfing gisborne
  • Toppy
  • Toppy and kids
  • beaches
  • surfing
  • jumping pillow
  • jumping pillow close up
  • bungy up close
  • bungy
  • Rere waterwall
  • rere water falls
  • rere jump
  • fun with Toppy

Top Motel

Located in Waikanae Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park

Park Motel Bedroom

Our 2 bedroom Park Motels are spacious and tastefully decorated, each with its own outdoor area. Lovely trees provide privacy from the road and the beach is just a short walk away.

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Units & Cabins

Self Contained Unit

A variety of units are available offering guests the choice of one or two bedroom fully Self Contained Units, Ensuite Units with bathroom facilities or Standard Cabins ideal for the budget conscious traveller.

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Powered Camp Sites

Beautiful beachfront powered sites with tall trees surrounding the park for some shade from the sun.

Bring the family and spread out over our many sites.

Perfect spot for Caravans, Motorhomes and Tents all year round.

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About Waikanae Beach TOP 10

Our team here at Waikanae Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park welcomes you into our place at the heart of Gisborne City, we are so lucky to have this little slice of paradise and can't wait to share it with you!

Come to Gisborne and take the 10minute walk around the water into town where you can visit our local shops, drink our local wines & taste our local food.

Once the food and drink has settled head to one of our beautiful beaches for a surf, swim or get the family together for a walk to complete a fun filled day in our gem of a City!

Can't wait to show you around!


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Park Facilities

At Waikanae Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park we want to ensure you have the best Gisborne experience, leave here wanting to come back & loving our little treasure of a town as much as we do!

We have the accommodation to suit the needs of all.

Our wide range of activites keep the children happy with the beach on your doorstep, great for swimming,surfing, boogie boarding or buliding sand castles. There is also Go Kart Hire, tennis courts and two different playgrounds to choose from. For the rainy days we have our T.V room with Sky, table tennis, a computer and more.

But don't worry we didn't forget about the adults, we have Surfboard, Paddleboard and Kayak hire and knowledgeable staff to help you plan your stay.

- Wine Tastings - Beautiful seafood - Natural Rockslides and Waterfalls plus so much more!  

  • BBQ Area
  • Boogie Board Hire
  • Card Phone
  • Communal Kitchen facilities
  • Communal Shower & Toilet facilities
  • Cot Hire available
  • Dump Station
  • Games Room
  • High Chair Hire available
  • Internet Kiosk
  • Jumping Pillow
  • Kayak Hire
  • Laundry
  • Linen Hire
  • Movie Room
  • Pedal Go-cart Hire
  • Playground
  • Secure Caravan Storage
  • Shop Onsite
  • Surfboard Hire
  • Towel Hire
  • Trampoline
  • TV Room with SKY
  • Wireless Internet
  • Boat/Car Wash facilities
  • Vehicle Storage
  • Blanket Hire


Tairawhiti Museum & Te Moana Maritime Museum

This award-winning complex houses a fine collection of Maori and European artifacts, an extensive photographic collection and art galleries which exhibit local, national and international art works. Shop specialises in local art and craft. Te Moana Maritime Museum includes the wheelhouse salvaged from S.S. Star of Canada which sank off Kaiti beach in 1912, a collection of historic surfboards and maritime artifacts.

Cost: $5.00 (Free on Mondays)
Wyllie cottage
Built in 1872, is a six-roomed cottage furnished in the early colonial style. It was the first house built on the northern side of the Taruheru River and is now the oldest house still standing in Gisborne
Cost: Free
Cook's Landing site National Historic Reserve

At Kaiti Beachmarks the place where Captain Cook landed on the 9th October, 1769

Cost: Free
Captain Cook's and Young Nick's statues
Are sited at the mouth of Turanganui River near Waikanae Beach. Cabin boy, Nicholas Young, was the first crewman on board Cook's barque Endeavour to sight New Zealand in 1769. Young Nick's Head, the striking headlands protecting the southern opening of Poverty Bay bears his name.
Cost: Free
Eastwoodhill Arboretum

A world-renowned tree and shrub collection in a rambling,park setting including hills,valleys,ponds and formal gardens. A great place to visit in all seasons. The largest collection of Northern Hemisphere trees south of the Equator, Eastwoodhill is the national arboretum of New Zealand. Enjoy a stunning variety of walking tracks for all levels of fitness and mobility.

Cost: Adult $15.00
Botanical Gardens
Located off Aberdeen Road on the banks of Taruheru River, is a 4ha park featuring trees,ponds, rose and cactus collections, an aviary and a children's play area.
Cost: Free
Adventure Playground
Located on Awapuni Road near Midway Beach, contains a boating lake and play equipment
Cost: Free
Morere Hot Springs

A 30 minute drive out of Gisborne is this beautiful native bush reserve and Thermal pools. With a variety of refreshing cool and rejuvenating hot mineral pools in a natural rain forest setting. Plus cafe, picnic ground, children's pools and playground, art & crafts, and massage day spa.

Cost: Adult $12 Child $6
Gisborne Olympic Pool Complex

A geat family fun complex located on Centennial Marine Drive at Midway Beach. Features a 50m, 7 land pool, with a 33m outdoor recreational pool, dive pool with diving boards, 98m hydro-slide, outdoor toddlers pool with slide and hot spa/therapy pools.

Cost: Adult swim $3.90, Child $2.90
Gisborne Surf Beaches

Gisborne is world famous for its variet of great surf. "Waikanae Beach" at the front of the camping ground is perfect for learners. For those who like more of a challenge, travel further up the coast to the point break and beaches of Makarori and Wainui. Or for real thrill seekers, make your way to the "Island."

Cost: Free
Rere Rock slide $ Rere Falls
Located around 50K inland from Gisborne is this Photogenic waterfall,picnic area and swimming hole. The Rere rock slide is a 60metrewater slide just up the road from the waterfall. Take boogie-boards,wetsuits, inflatable mattress or simply a rubber inner tube to slide down this amazing natural water slide
Cost: Free

Club Benefits

Our team at Gisborne TOP 10 have put together a number of fantastic local Club member benefits. We will be delighted to help you make bookings or provide additional information.

15% off

Soho Restaurant and Bar

15% off Beverages.

Our menu changes every Winter and Summer to keep things fresh and exciting, but you can be sure to find something in there for everyone! Happy Hour 5pm till 8pm every Friday.

15% off

Surfing with Frank

Learn to Surf

$5.00 off a private lesson

$5.00 off for each in a group lesson (maximum of 3 in the lesson)

If four or more want to go in a group, one goes free.



Gisborne Wine Centre

The home of Gisborne Wine

10% off Weekly Tasting flight for TOP 10 members.


Gisborne Cycle Tours

Cycle up an appetite!

Captain Cook City Tour:

Includes either a platter or lunch, a guide for 2.5hours and bikes for the day.

$80.00 for 1person or $65.00 p.p for 2 or more.


Dive Tatapouri

Famous for its wild Stingray feeding

5% Off Stingray Feeding with Dive Tatapouri


Go Kart, Paddleboard and Surfboard Hire

Fun For all ages!

$5.00 off Stand Up Paddle Board, Surfboard & Go Kart Hire for all TOP10 Members!


Olympic Pools

Fun for the family!

10% Discount at the Olympic Pool admissions and the shop.


Moananui Massage

Relaxation Massage

10% off a relaxation massage at Moananui Massage.



$5.00 off per couple!

This fabulous piece of maritime history is the perfect way to experience Gisborne from the water.


Wrights Vineyard and Winery

Organic biodynamic natural low allergen wines

Wrights Wine would like to offer TOP 10 members $5.00 off any wine purchased at their cellar door along with FREE wine tasting!


Peppers beachfront Bar & Cafe

Feed the soul

Peppers brings you unforgettable foods and flavours by husband and wife chefs Daniel and Bridget 


The Stone Studio NZ

We only use the best New Zealand Greenstone

10% off shop purchases! Here you can view the carvers at work, get down and dirty handling the blocks of stone and discover about the Greenstone.

10% discount

Dome Cinema

Going to the pictures at the Dome Cinema

We invite you to come cosy up with a drink, and a pizza. For some good old fashioned entertainment

10% discount

East Coast Museum of Technology

There's always something new to discover

Museum that displays and demonstrates historic artifacts from the Gisborne District, showcasing technology and its development relevant to Gisborne and the surrounding area.


Getting There

We are located at the south end of the Pacific Coast Highway, along State Highway 35. Traveling south from Opotiki around the east cape.

Alternatively we are reached via State Highway 2. Coming from the north at Opotiki, it is 147km (2hrs) through Waioeka Gorge. Alternatively from the south, from Napier through Wairoa it is 216km (3hrs)

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