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Tahuna Beach Holiday Park: Watch out for those planes!

Tahuna Beach 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.

Warning - some of the self contained units ar directly under the flight path to Nelson airport. This is only a small regional airport and doesn't operate 24 hours but expect a bit of a fright when the first plane flies overhead.

This is a huge complex with many permanent residents.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Road Trip, Budget Travel
  • Written August 5, 2012
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Haven Light Self Contained accommodation: Haven Light is light on quiet!

Beautiful little house, overlooking the water on Wakefield Quay. Great spot to access restaurants from. You can walk to a range of different eateries.

The house is built right onto the cliff and it is lovely to sit and watch the huge ships come into the harbour. The quality of the accommodation is of a high standard and the bed we slept in was sooooo comfortable. There is pretty well everything you need supplied to compliment the great view.

On the down side, there is only one toilet and it is on the lowest level. So, the people sleeping in the upstairs room have to go down two flights of stairs to go to the loo. Bit of a pain in the ...

The house is very noisy too. The road running past the house must be one of the busiest in NZ! All night long there is traffic and trucks going past. Big trucks! I can sleep through anything but everyone else complained the noise kept them awake.

Such a pity because the house is really lovely and the view is gorgeous. So, if you can sleep through an earthquake like me, this is the place to be! If you need quiet though, perhaps try somewhere else.

It is a very well designed, beautifully appointed house with a lovely view and close to everything.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Written November 26, 2008

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Palace Backpackers: Backpackers on hill

This hostel is in a nice early 20th century villa, which is situated on a hill. Its quite a steep walk or drive up but you will have some nice views over Nelson.

We had a double room which was very spacious. There are a lot of common room areas as well. It's quite a cozy place. Kitchen is big. There is a big walk in shower, wash machines.

There are a few parking spots available.

The whole backpackers has lots of character.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Budget Travel
  • Written March 23, 2008

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Warwick House Nelson: Nelson's Best Accommodation

A real trip back in time. Warwick House is one of the grandest early residences in
New Zealand. The rooms are just beautifully decorated in period style with clawfoot
baths and antique furniture.

Very friendly and knowledgeable hosts.

5 mins. walk to central Nelson, superb views over the city to the sea.
An amazing sense of history.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Luxury Travel, Family Travel, Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
  • Written November 3, 2007
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Tahuna Beach Holiday Park: With minigolf

This has all sorts of accomodation, from camp sites and cabins to self contained unit and a motel. There's a lot to do around there, so you won't be bored.

BBQ, TV lounge, playgrounds, minigolf, fitness course, laundries and kitchens.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written April 11, 2006

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McKee Memorial Reserve: Nice beach setting

This is a reserve below the Bluffs of Ruby Bay. There's a lot of native bush and there are a lot of nativce birds around there to. You can do two walks from the reserve. It's also a very cheap campground.

There are showers and toilets and there are bbq's provided, but that's all.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Written April 11, 2006
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Tahuna Beach Holiday Park: fantastic Campgrounds

one of the most picturesque and sunniest Holiday spot in the South Island..and that is no exaggeration

by the Tahuanui Beach which is one of the best beaches I have ever been, a Funpark for young and old, a kiosk stocks fresh bread daily. Huts can be rented or bring your Tent... and only 5 min to Nelson Center..have a look at the sec. pic or
go to the website

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Beaches, Camping
  • Written January 14, 2003
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