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North Island

Spectacular scenery is just the start.

Wild beauty and
wild adventure await in our holiday parks in North Island!

From the dazzling white beaches and awesome surfing breaks of the Bay of Plenty to the thermal wonderland of Rotorua, there’s a holiday – and a North Island holiday park – to suit everyone!

Waihi is a great starting point to explore the Coromandel Peninsula and the northern end of the Bay of Plenty, with a safe swimming and surfing on the white sandy beach.

When you’re ready for action, put on your hiking shoes or bike helmet and hit the fabulous walking and cycling trails around this old gold mining town, with stops along the way at heritage parks, swimming spots and cafes serving scrumptious local produce.

Papamoa is perfectly placed midway in the Bay of Plenty for a laid-back beach holiday with great surfing, safe swimming, and a choice of walking and cycling trails.

Rotorua is the gateway to a thermal wonderland, pristine lakes and lush forests, and renowned for a long history of Maori hospitality towards visitors.

Thrill seekers will be in their element at the Velocity Valley Adrenaline Park, on the city’s outskirts. Or try the mountain luge track, forest canopy tours and the heart-stopping Zorb downhill ride.

Ready to chill out? Head east to Ohiwa Beach, where just a few steps from the holiday park you can surf, swim, fish, paddleboard, take a bush walk or simply relax beneath a vibrant pohutukawa tree.

Explore the regions of
the North Island.

Bay of Plenty, North Island NZ

On the central east coast of the North Island, the Bay of Plenty is one of the first places in the world to greet the new day. Watch the sun rise over the pristine waters of the Pacific Ocean and sink into the mountain ranges inland.

Whether you’re swimming, surfing, snorkelling, kayaking, fishing or relaxing, you’ll be spoilt for choice with dozens of beaches and estuaries close at hand.

Take a surfing lesson on Waihi Beach, sail a land yacht at Papamoa, climb the Papamoa Hills trail for breathtaking views of the Bay of Plenty, swim with the dolphins at Tauranga, paddleboard around the Ohiwa Harbour, kayak amidst penguins and fur seals, and picnic under pohutukawa trees on the white sands of Ohiwa beach.

Head inland from Waihi for beautiful river walks and swimming spots, cascading waterfalls, great cycling trails and working heritage farms.

Hang with the locals at farmers’ markets in Waihi, the Mount and Whakatane, book in for a seafood dinner at the Mount Maunganui Fishing Club, and enjoy a spot of retail therapy in Tauranga’s high-end boutiques.

Rotorua, North Island NZ

Our Rotorua holiday park is the perfect base for exploring this internationally renowned centre of New Zealand’s geothermal tourism and Maori culture.

Visit the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute at Whakarewarewa to enjoy legendary Maori hospitality.

You’ll experience a warm welcome ceremony incorporating songs, chants, poi and a spine-tingling haka. Watch new generations of young Maori learn from master carvers and weavers, and visit Pohutu, the biggest geyser in the Southern Hemisphere.

Explore some of the eleven lakes within half an hour’s drive of the city centre, from tranquil Lake Okataina to nearby Lake Tarawera set against the forbidding mountain that erupted in 1886, killing some 120 people.

Make time for a bush walk around the bush-fringed Blue Lake (Lake Tikitapu) and don’t miss the elevated Redwood Grove treewalk.

After a strenuous day of exploring and adventures, visit the local bars and restaurants of Eat Streat, feast on a traditional Maori ‘hangi’ cooked in an underground oven, or simply chill out back at your North Island holiday park with a glass of wine.

Tasman Holiday Parks
North Island.

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Tasman Holiday Parks - Ohiwa Beach campsite
Tasman Holiday Parks - Papamoa Beach beachfront accommodation
Thermal pool at dusk at Tasman Holiday Parks Rotorua
Waihi Beach sunny day | Tasman Holiday Parks Waihi Beach

Start planning your
North Island escape.

The Bay of Plenty-Rotorua region is tailor-made for touring.

From Auckland, you’ll cross the Kaimai mountain range with panoramic views from the mountains to the sea.

Located on SH2, between Coromandel and Tauranga, Waihi is a great place to start your adventure.

Head down the coast, through avocado and kiwifruit country, to the harbour city of Tauranga and the surfing haven of Mt Maunganui, en-route to Papamoa Beach, a laid-back coastal settlement with gorgeous scenery, great surfing and fishing, and glorious sunrises.

Hit the highway to Rotorua, the internationally renowned centre of New Zealand’s geothermal tourism and Maori culture. Visit volcanoes and geysers, soak in an al fresco mineral pool, catch a performance by some of New Zealand’s premier kapa haka troupes, feast on a hangi (cooked in an underground pit) and learn about Maori culture.

Follow Highway 30 for a spectacular drive through the lake country (Rotorua, Rotoiti, Rotoma and Rotoehu) to the Eastern Bay of Plenty and the magnificent Ohiwa Beach, gateway to another of the country’s great road trips, around the East Cape of New Zealand.

Rotorua Mud

Waihi Beach is a great base for exploring the myriad attractions of the Coromandel Peninsula and the Bay of Plenty.

A resort-style coast haven, Papamoa Beach is just steps from some of the best surf in the country. Stay for a weekend or a long, lazy summer holiday. It’s the perfect base for unwinding, or hop on the bike and head for an adventure in the hills!

Nestled beside the sparkling Pacific Ocean and a sheltered harbour, Ohiwa Beach is a great base for exploring the eastern Bay of Plenty, and the start of the beautiful East Cape road trip.

Rotorua is at the heart of the Central Volcanic Plateau and Lakes District, with lots of shops, cafes, restaurants and tourist attractions to explore. Don’t miss the chance to spike your adrenaline with everything from white water rafting to zorbing!

After a day of exploring and adventures, retreat to the comfort of one of our picturesque North Island holiday parks, offering a range of accommodation to suit any style, budget or family size.

Waihi Beach sunny day | Tasman Holiday Parks Waihi Beach

If you’re on a budget, or like to stay close to nature, then pitch a tent and enjoy picturesque settings and a friendly welcome at our North Island holiday parks.

Choose a grassy, unpowered site in a glade of trees, and use the park’s ablution blocks and camp kitchen. 

Choose from powered and unpowered sites with water, sullage point and shady tree cover.

Every Tasman holiday park is different, with a combination of facilities on offer, but all are carefully planned to offer something special to our guests.

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Bring your van or motorhome and book a powered or unpowered caravan site at some of the North Island’s best holiday parks.

Choose from a grassed site or concrete slab with room for an awning.

You can use our sparkling ablution blocks, laundry blocks and well equipped camp kitchens.

Camp shops and kiosks are open daily for essentials including milk, bread, ice creams, fishing tackle and ice.
Some of our holiday parks are also pet friendly at off-peak seasons, but check ahead first.

Tasman Holiday Parks - Ohiwa Beach campsite

If camping’s not your thing, travel light and make yourself at home in self-contained roofed accommodation at our North Island holiday parks.

Many of our parks offer roofed accommodation that features a private balcony or courtyard and a sea view!

Experience the ultimate comfort of a “home away from home” at Tasman holiday parks in New Zealand, allowing you to unwind and relax during your travels.

The kids are not forgotten at Tasman Holiday Parks, with on-site pools, playgrounds and games rooms.

We pride ourselves on making your stay a happy one, so ask our friendly staff if you need anything, including advice!

Tasman Holiday Parks - Papamoa Beach beachfront accommodation

Papamoa Beach

A true gem in the beautiful Bay of Plenty.

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