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Stop and stay with your DOG

Stop and Stay

North Island

Valley Vista Eco Retreat


Kaiwaka, Northland

An eco-friendly holiday park. Bush walks. Choose your camping spot or use one provided. Close to the popular beaches and cafes of Mangawhai and the iconic Bald Rock.

  • Who: tents, campervans, cabins.

  • Facilities: power, kitchen, toilets, showers, laundry, device charging, wifi.

  • Activities: bush walks, explore the area.

Waitui Reserve


Whakamarama, Bay of Plenty

On the Te Puna estuary, 15 mins from Tauranga. A beautiful community harbour reserve perfect for family. Dogs on leads. Max 3 nights.

  • Who: certified self-contained vehicles.

  • Facilities: toilet, cold shower, jetty, boat ramp.

  • Activities: swimming, fishing, boating, water sports.

Rosie & Brian’s

Low cost

Reporoa, near Taupo

A farm/market garden setting. Close to Butchers hot pool (free). Market produce available for purchase. Dogs on leads.

  • Who: self contained tents, vans, campervans.

  • Facilities: produce stall. BYO toilet.

  • Activities: cycling, walking.

Matawai Camp and Store


BOP to Gisbourne road, SH2.

Halfway between Gisborne and Opotiki. Beautiful area with walks nearby. On the route of Nga Haerenga: Great Rides: Motu Trails. Vaccinated dogs on leads are welcome. Family friendly.

  • Who: cyclists, tents, campervans, families.

  • Facilities: toilets, showers, kitchen, power, café, free wifi, cabins, accessible.

  • Activities: cycling, walks.

Timona Park


Feilding, Manawatu

An urban park with sports fields, beside the Oroua River. An easy walk to town. Max 5 nights. Gates locked at dusk. Sports on Saturday. Dogs on leads.

  • Who: self-contained vehicles.

  • Facilities: water, toilets, dump station, large vehicles.

  • Activities: walking, cycling, fishing.

Ferry Reserve


Woodville, Wairarapa,

At the eastern end of the Manawatu Gorge, wake up to bird song and the sound of the river. Fish the river. Walk the Manawatu Gorge. Max 3 nights. Dogs allowed.

  • Who: self-contained vehicles.

  • Facilities: toilets; large vehicles, playground, family friendly.

  • Activities: walking, cycling, fishing, swimming, other river sports.



Old MacDonalds Holiday Park


Marahau, Tasman

A farm and park by the Marahau River, beside the Abel Tasman National Park. Family friendly. APC discount.

  • Who: tents, campervans, cabins.

  • Facilities: toilets, showers, kitchen, laundry, power, secure parking, wifi, water taxi access, accessible. (No dump station).

  • Activities: walking, tramping, cycling, swimming, fishing, local tours.

Orange Sheep Campervan Park


Franz Josef, West Coast

In the centre of town. In the rainforest and views to snow-capped mountains. The perfect base to explore the region. Pay for what you need. Some local discounts. Dogs allowed.

  • Who: tent (on gravel), campervans, caravans.

  • Facilities: toilet, shower, kitchen, laundry, water, dump station, wifi.

  • Activities: day walks, cycling, tours, hot tubs, wildlife centre, DOC centre, restaurants.

Kaikoura Peketa Holiday Park



Mountain views and the beach at your doorstep. Wake to a magnificent sunrise and a day of adventure or relaxation. Campers can have their dog on a leads.

  • Who: tents, campervans, caravans.

  • Facilities: toilet, showers, laundry, kitchen, wifi, cabins, family friendly, accessible.

  • Activities: swimming, walks, bike trails, surf-casting, mini-golf, flying fox, bmx, kayaking, whale watching, fishing charter.

House of Hop Brewery and Restaurant


Near Geraldine 

Motorhome parking area (hard stand) in a quiet rural setting. On-site restaurant and craft brewery. Dogs allowed.

  • Who: self-contained vehicles.

  • Facilities: restaurant, brewery.

  • Activities: dining, drinking, walking, cycling.

CentralPac Orchard


Cromwell, Feb to Nov

Close to walking and cycle trails. Central to ski fields. Weekly rates. Only workers can stay during the cherry season. Family friendly. Dogs ok.

  • Who: tents, campervans, vans.

  • Facilities: toilets, showers, water, dump station, laundry, cabins, accessible.

  • Activities: cycling, fishing, walking, skiing.

Tui Base Camp


Tuatapere, Southland

Southern Scenic Route. A base camp, close to mountains, ocean, river, lakes and the NZ great walk, Hump Ridge Track. Home of the World Famous Tuatapere Sausages. Family friendly, weekly rates, dog friendly.

  • Who: tents, vans, campervans, backpackers.

  • Facilities: toilet, showers, laundry, kitchen, power, spa, sauna, dump station, wifi, café, bar.

  • Activities: mini golf, playground, bush walks, tramping, guided trips, jet boating, walking, cycling, fishing, swimming, other river sports.

so many to choose from

7 Autumn 2024

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Autumn 2024


ISSN 2815-827X (Online) | ISSN:2815-8261 (Print)


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