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Located in Whangarei TOP 10 Holiday Park

Whangarei Unit Interior

Enjoy the space, privacy and quality of a Studio, 2 Bedroom or 4 Bedroom Motel, perfect for a great getaway. Separately situated, with roomy, natural timber interiors and outdoor patios that capture the sun, you’re guaranteed a relaxing break.

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Units & Cabins

Whangarei Cabin Interior

With Self-Contained Units (2 Bedroom), Ensuite Units, or Cabins to choose from, you have plenty of options to suit your budget. All of these units are rated 4 Star, and have decks overlooking stunning NZ forest reserve, right on our boundary.

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Whangarei Sites

With just 50 sites, right next to Parihaka Scenic Reserve with its back-drop of bush-clad hills, the peacefulness and ambience make a perfect setting. Choose a grass or all-weather hard site, all of which are close to amenities

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About Whangarei TOP 10


Welcome to Whangarei TOP 10 Holiday Park, your ideal holiday accommodation choice in scenic, sub-tropical Whangarei.  Gateway to stunning Northland, the birthplace of New Zealand, Whangarei is a great place to base yourself at, whether exploring the local district and its many attractions, or for day trips further afield. Now offering FREE WIFI (100 MB per day) with even more data available for guests who choose to become TOP 10 Club Members.

Whangarei is quite literally the city of 100 beaches – and we know all the ‘secret spots’. Where else could you have white sand and turquoise water to yourself all day? If that sounds too relaxing, you could visit famous Whangarei Falls, take a tour out to see the largest sea cave in the world, dive or snorkel at the world-renowned Poor Knights Islands (best sub-tropical diving in the world), browse art galleries and museums, visit the large cats at Kingdom of Zion, try some of the superb bush or coastal walks and hikes, or tour an award-winning local winery.

Our small, picturesque Holiday Park, situated down a quiet side street, is bordered by Parihaka Scenic Reserve, and with native bush-clad hills as our backdrop and a lovely river running just behind our Park, the peace and tranquillity will have you feeling like you are miles from anywhere. You’ll be amazed that the heart of Whangarei city, as well as the Town Basin and Quayside Marina, where great restaurants and cafes overlook the picturesque yacht harbour, and where you'll find museums, art galleries, and boutique artisan shops, is less than 2 kms or 3 minutes drive away.

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Park Facilities

Whangarei TOP 10 Holiday Park offers excellent facilities.  Also Recycling facilities and Giant Chess set.

  • BBQ Area
  • Card Phone
  • Communal Kitchen facilities
  • Communal Shower & Toilet facilities
  • Cot Hire available
  • Dump Station
  • High Chair Hire available
  • Internet Kiosk
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Linen Hire
  • Petanque
  • Playground
  • Towel Hire
  • Tour Booking Desk
  • Trampoline
  • TV Room
  • Wireless Internet


Dive! Tutukaka

Dive! Tutukaka is New Zealand’s premier and award-winning dive charter operator, servicing the Poor Knights’ Islands; “the best sub-tropical diving in the world”, with daily sight-seeing and snorkelling aboard the “Perfect Day” or dedicated diving trips.Renowned for friendly and professional crews, Dive! Tutukaka operates 364 days a year.  Their home base, the Poor Knight Dive Centre, supplies air fills, dive and snorkel equipment retail sales and hire.Dive! Tutukaka blends the visual drama of Poor Knights with passionate people and delivers you a total diving, sightseeing or snorkelling experience.

Cost: From $149
Skydive Ballistic Blondes

Enjoy a scenic flight and sky dive with Ballistic Blondes!, and feel the adrenalin pumping through your veins as you plummet - 200 kilometres per hour – straight down! As the chute opens, glide over picturesque Whangarei Harbour. Skydive Ballistic Blondes is the first and only skydiving operator in New Zealand offering beach landings. You choose which spectacular beach dropzone – the long, white sands of Ocean Beach on Whangarei’s east coast or popular Paihia Beach, in the heart of Northland’s hottest tourist destination. Whether you’re after a tandem skydiving experience or you want to learn to skydive and go ‘Ballistic Solo’ with Skydive Ballistic Blondes ‘Accelerated Free Fall’ (AFF) programme, there’s no better place to skydive in New Zealand.

Cost: From $245
100 Beaches
Whangarei District boasts, literally, 100 beaches and bays. Some are just a short drive from Whangarei TOP 10 Holiday Park, while others are secluded and ‘secret’ – but we’ll share the directions with you! Whether you’d like to fish from shore, surf big waves or just laze about in a calm blue bay away from the crowds, there’s a beach that you will just love – your own sub-tropical getaway.
So, ask us about; the perfectly formed and sheltered, horseshoe bay of Matapouri Beach, with its fine white sand; or private and pristine Whale Bay, which is only accessible by foot; or the reknowned surf beaches of Sandy Bay or Ocean Beach; or the quintessential kiwi beach at Oakura Bay, with its shady stand of pohutukawa trees; or the long open stretches of white sand at Pataua Beach, Ruakaka Beach, or Waipu Cove; or the bays and coves of Tutukaka, Whananaki or Whangarei Harbour. We could go on, for we've only mentioned a few of our wonderful beach escapes, so be sure to bring your map and ask our advice.
Cost: Free
Scenic Walks

There are so many excellent short walks, native bush walks, river trails and extended hikes to enjoy here in Whangarei. We have the Whangarei Walks brochures in Reception that include trail maps, or ask us about the best walks to suit the type of experience you’d like to have. Here are some of our favourites:

Whangarei Falls
An easy 1 hour stroll through lush native bush brings you to Whangarei Falls, one of our most-visited and photogenic natural attractions. Water tumbles more than 25 metres into a bush-fringed pool and there are a number of viewing platforms from which to enjoy the waterfall. Take a picnic.

Whangarei TOP 10 Holiday Park is nestled under the shadow of Mount Parihaka. This historical site features extensive remnants from an ancient Maori settlement including three heavily defended Pa sites (one of which was the site of a major battle and massacre in the 1700’s). At the summit of Parihaka, you will find the Whangarei War Memorial and a look-out with amazing views of Whangarei City and our harbour. You can drive part of the way up Parihaka, or take a 1 hour walk, beginning right here at our Holiday Park, crossing the river bridge and taking one of a number of tracks to the summit.

Cost: Free
Town Basin - Quayside

Whangarei Town Basin – Quayside is a 5 minute drive, or an easy 20 minute stroll along the riverside away. With its colonial-style buildings, quality art studios, boutique shops, gift stores, cafes, restaurants, and sheltered marina, this is a lovely place to relax, be it for morning tea or a glass of wine at dusk. Watch glass blowing in action at Burning Issues, browse the local artisans’ co-operative boutique store known as BACH, or take a tour through Claphams Clocks, our National Clock Museum, located next to the giant sundial, which has the Southern Hemisphere’s largest collection of clocks and timepieces.

Cost: Free
Whangarei has a superb range of restaurants, cafés and bars. A stand-out restaurant, with a huge reputation for fine dining in New Zealand, is award-winning À Deco Restaurant, set in a meticulously restored art-deco period house, just a one kilometre easy stroll from our Holiday Park. Master chef, and owner, Brenton Low, has once again won a 5 star rating in New Zealand’s Cuisine Awards in 2010, winning the “Best Regional Smart Dining” award. He has been a regular finalist in Cuisine's annual competition ever since the restaurant opened.
For a dining experience where you can enjoy overlooking the sea, head to Whangarei Town Basin – Quayside, Schnapper Rock at Tutukaka, or fine-dining Top Sail Restaurant.
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Ancient Kauri Clocks - Natural Wood Creations

The Kauri Clock Factory has over 20 years experience in producing high quality, beautifully handcrafted, ancient Kauri clocks. With over 3500 clocks on display, the largest selection of wooden timepieces in NZ, the amazing colours and shapes of the ancient NZ swamp Kauri ensure that no two clocks are ever the same.

Using only the best Seiko clock movements from Japan and Barostar weather instruments from France, the clocks are guaranteed to give years of perfect time keeping. If you need a specifically designed piece, the craftsmen will also produce special custom-made pieces. These clocks make magnificent gifts for anyone, anywhere and can be shipped all over the world.Open Mon - Fri 8 am - 5 pm, and weekends 9 am - 4 pm. Guided factory tours are request for groups of 5 or more.

Cost: Free
Adventure Forest

Enter the most exciting forest in Northland, and challenge yourself to amazing high-wire aerial circuits rigged from tree to tree. Once you’re equipped in full safety equipment, and have been thoroughly briefed, grab a rope, jump, roll or swing in the air to reach each platform as you complete the circuits. The circuits are designed for all ages, with two courses for smaller kids. Come along with your friends or family and share a great adventure! It's awesome! No stress: we will help you return to the ground if necessary!

Cost: From $15

Club Benefits

Our team at Whangarei 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.


Claphams National Clock Museum

Largest clock museum in the Southern Hemisphere

SAVE 10% when you take a tour of this world class, historic and significant collection of over 400 clocks, some extremely rare, and most in working order.


'Perfect Day' Ocean Day Trip

Sightseeing and eco-adventures

FREE wetsuit hire on the ultimate Poor Knights Islands experience, with snorkeling, kayaking, cave exploration, sea-mammal spotting in NZ's most spectacular marine reserve.


Dive! Tutukaka

The best sub-tropical diving in the world.

FREE lunch on this ultimate world-class underwater experience in the international icon of the Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve, or choose a shipwreck adventure.


Adventure Forest

Tree-mendous aerial circuit challenge

SAVE when you take the adventure challenge in Northland's most exciting forest. Swing, balance, fly, through the air from tree to tree, and watch your confidence and ability grow.


Natural Wood Creations

50,000 year old kauri crafted into unique products

SAVE 10% when you buy NZ ancient swamp kauri hand-crafted creations, including unique, individual clocks. All products can be shipped world-wide.


Outdoor Connection

Camping and outdoor gear specialists

SAVE 10% on all purchases at OC, which stocks premium quality outdoor products at the best possible price. Friendly, expert advice from a team passionate about the outdoors. 


Split Bar & Restaurant

Great dining, with a menu to suit all tastes.

FREE glass of house wine or beer with any main evening meal, at this popular spot. Consistently high-quality food, using fresh local produce, seafood and NZ beef & lamb.


Suk Jai Thai Restaurant & Takeaways

Authentic Thai cuisine - no MSG added

SAVE 10% on any evening meal when you dine in, or SAVE 5% on any takeaway meal. Superb Thai dining, just a short, flat, easy walk from us.


Essence Cafe

Quality cafe dining, indoors or out, FREE WiFi

SAVE 10% on any breakfast or lunch meal. Wide range of delicious cafe style food, and great coffee, served in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.


Serenity Cafe

Quayside breakfast and lunch dining

FREE small coffee or tea with any meal $15 or more, at this cafe situated at the Town Basin Quayside - home of art galleries, museums, artisan outlets, and boutique stores,   


Getting There

From the South (Auckland)
When approaching Whangarei, stay on State Highway 1, which bypasses the city centre. As you exit the short 70 km/hr zone, near the top of a hill, turn right into Kensington Avenue, next to Kensington Stadium and Sports Grounds. Continue on, and at traffic lights ahead, turn slightly left then immediately right into Nixon St. Drive on, through a second set of traffic lights, and around a right hand corner. Mair St is the first street on your left. Look for our sign on the corner.

From the North (Bay of Islands)
As you come into Whangarei from the north/Bay of Islands stay on/follow State Highway 1, (city bypass). Turn left into Kensington Avenue, just past Kensington Stadium and Sports Grounds. Continue on, and at traffic lights ahead, turn slightly left then immediately right into Nixon St. Drive on, through a second set of traffic lights, and around a right hand corner. Mair St is the first street on your left. Look for our sign on the corner.

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