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Waikawa Beach Holiday Park: Compact but comfortable

Waikawa Bay Holiday Park is more than a campground. It is a site for caravans, campervans as well as tents. It also has tourist flats and studio appartments with various levels of service. It is part of the Kiwi chain which my mother and I used on our NZ road trip. If you pre-purchase a Kiwi card you are entitled to a discount on your accommodation and selected activities.

We chose self contained tourist flats/cabins with our own bathroom and kitchen facilities (in deference to my mother's age) but there are more basic units available with shared kitchen/bathroom facilities.

Clean spacious flat with comfortable beds and plenty of hot water.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Road Trip
  • Written August 10, 2012

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Sounds Vista B&B: Top quality including the view

Despite the friendly hospitality, the high-quality furniture and bathroom, tasteful interior decoration, walk-in wardrobe, beautiful sheets, good breakfast, etc. - our number one delight was the view over Picton and Queen Charlotte Sound from our room. That is what makes you feel you are on holiday. Equally fantastic is the deck which runs along the front of the house. There are several tables and chairs out there to bask in the views and sunshine.

Nikki and Brent, the cheerful and humourous owners of this B&B, were even fabulous hosts to Kimi the Bear whom they took on a tour of their beautiful house and grounds, visiting the resident sheep and taking cute photos of the busy travelling bear ;-))

As mentioned in other accommodation reviews, the word "luxury" is over-used and abused in New Zealand for everything that is clean. But this B&B deserves every letter of the word. Staying at the Sounds Vista is pure indulgence. Starting with the high-loop carpets on which you walk like on clouds until covering your body with classy Egyptian sheets, this house and property is just perfect.

Lucky us, we had been to a Yealands winery in Seddon on the way up to Picton and purchased a good selection of wines and champagne, so we were well equipped for this beautiful place ;-) We had a fridge in our room and could cool a bottle on site, and then enjoy the bubbles on the deck and relaxing in bed.

After our late-afternoon arrival we found a slice of cake on the coffee and tea tray in our room which - of course - we also enjoyed on the deck.

We would have loved to spend more time there but we were very busy exploring the Marlborough Sounds, and we had only two nights.

The room was not huge, so not a luxurious ballroom ;-) But this did not matter as we had a massive walk-in-wardrobe where we could store all our bags, clothes, wine, and all the rest, so when the door to the wardrobe was closed the room looked always nice and tidy.

The spacious ensuite bathroom with its wonderful tiles, fittings and underfloor heating also well and truly deserves the attribute "luxurious".

Another bonus is the free wireless broadband internet access.

We would always be happy to return to enjoy the peace and quiet of this location. But at this point it has to be mentioned that the location is not perfect for someone without his/her own vehicle, as it is a bit of a long walk from the town centre/waterfront (15 to 20 min, and at the end steep up the hill). The train rattles past the house several times per day but this did not really bother us as it was a rare event. It just has to be mentioned for the sake of full information.

If you want to stay there but have no car - don't despair. Nikki and Brent offer free pick up and delivery to the ferry terminal or town centre, and store your luggage while you walk the Queen Charlotte Track.

Rates (as May 2011) for the two available rooms (including continental breakfast) are NZ$ 165 and 175.

There is also budget accommodation available for NZ$ 115/120 (double) in a family room with small bathroom. This room has one queen and two single beds. Single NZ$80 - 85, extra adult NZ$ 35 - 40, extra child NZ$ 25 - 30.

The views, the friendly hosts, the deck, the indulgence.

Photo 2 shows the bed with its view.

Photos 3 and 4 display the ensuite bathroom.

Photo 5 delivers a look into the walk-in-wardrobe.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Hiking and Walking, Beaches, Water Sports
  • Written May 23, 2011
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The view of the Sounds over deck and carpark.

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  • MalH profile photo MalH
  • Reviews: 8

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The Boat Room: Quirky!

Simple studio unit with basic cooking facilities. Good VFM. Will do B&B on request.

Great views down to the town.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written March 4, 2010
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Terminus Hotel.: Hotels in Picton.

I didn't stay here, but it's halfway between the town centre & the port (a short walk either way), so I don't know how much it is, or how good.
I was on the ship you can see in the harbour.

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Written January 13, 2007
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Terminus Hotel, Picton, NZ.


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Parklands Marina Holiday Park: Outstanding, clean and tidy.

This place has a wide range of accommodation ranging from motel-like down to campsites. I was impressed with the cleanliness of everything, and all the facilities, and of the range of facilities. It is very well run, and the owners are a delightful family who are very keen to please.
Although the Camp is not close to the wharf or the main town area of Picton, Parklands offer a complimentary minivan service which is very convenient.

Minivan service, games room, swimming pool, children's playground, tv lounge, laundry, kitchen and bbq area.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Family Travel, Budget Travel, Road Trip
  • Written March 5, 2006
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Parklands Marina Holiday Park


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PictonTop 10: Holiday Park

Picton Top 10 Holiday Park has a lot going for it. situated right in front of Pictons Marina..not the Harbour ..and a stroll away from the Township. you can pitch up your Tent also...friendly Atmosphere, many international guests, lovely Hosts

from here you can hire Kayaks booking a fishing tour and go wreck diving.but have a look for yourself on their webpage. my stay dates from 3 years ago, went sea kayaking and had a round of golf..^..^

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Camping, Budget Travel
  • Written December 13, 2005

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Waikawa Bay Holiday Park: A great place to stay.

Only five minutes from the Ferry Terminal.
All types of accommodation from tent sites to deluxe self contained units.
Only a short walk to Swimming beach.

Quiet, no traffic noise.
Clean and tidy and exellent facilities.
Very friendly hosts.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Backpacking
  • Written August 19, 2003
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Waikawa Bay, Picton.


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Blue Anchor Holiday Park: Blue Anchor

Self contained unit,
Tent sites,
Cabins
Powered Sites

Barbecue area
Two full-sized coin-operated barbecues in a spacious outdoor dining area
Kitchen
Clean, modern, fully-equipped communal kitchen with large oven, electric cook-top, microwave ovens, sinks, refrigerators, freezer, etc.
Laundry
Coin-operated, fully automatic washing machines; ironing facilities, tubs, etc.
Bathrooms and toilets
Spotlessly clean with hot showers with hair dryer and piped background music
Children's playground
Bright, safe and easily supervised with colourful play equipment and trampoline
Recreation room
One of the best around with a pool table, air hockey, table soccer, video games and a table tennis table
TV room
Colour television and comfortable seating
Swimming pool
Large, fully enclosed adult's heated swimming pool. (Summer only)
Children's paddling pool
Fully fenced for the safety of your children
Spa pool
Relax and unwind in our spa pool.
Internet Facilities
We have Internet facilities available for your convenience.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written April 14, 2003
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Part of the grounds


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