Where to Camp in Waitomo

campervansWhen you visit Waitomo in your campervan, you will have a lot of campgrounds and holiday parks to choose from. If you know what each site can offer you and the rest of your campervan travelling group, it will be easier to make a decision as to where to go.

Otorohanga Holiday Park

This is one of the newest parks the Waitomo/King Country region. It is found right in the centre of Otorohanga. You can find self-contained units, park motels, standard cabins, a huge space of tents, and powered sites. Just pick whatever suits your needs. The holiday park also has restaurants, shops, bars, a native bird park, and a nocturnal kiwi house.

Other amenities in the park include access facilities, highchair, dump station, dining room, barbecue, communal shower and toilet, communal kitchen, linen hire, freezer, fax and photocopy facilities, playground, laundry service, gym, Internet access, sauna, trampoline, tour bookings, and guest lounge. The park can even accommodate your pets provided you make the arrangements first.

Waitomo Farmstay

This site provides a self-catering, self-contained farmstay in their century-old cottages. They are a mere 8km away from Otorohanga. The farmstay will also treat you to grazing horses, llamas, sheep, and calves in the 20-acre fertile land. If you are planning on going to Hamilton or Rotorua, the Waitomo Farmstay will be a good starting point.

campervan_parkWaitomo TOP 10 Holiday Park

This is a 4-star holiday park, as per the Qualmark standard. They offer park motels, standard cabins, ensuite units, caravan parking sites, tent sites, and backpacker accommodation.

If you want to explore the Waitomo Caves and the Glowworm Caves, it would be a good idea to stay in Waitomo TOP 10 Holiday Park. You will surely enjoy the glow worms living in the stalagmites and stalactites inside the caves. It will also serve as an educational and amazing natural exploration for the entire group, especially if you have kids with you.

Aside from the park accommodation, it also offers several amenities for your comfort. They have a camp store, high chair, barbecue spot, dump station, restaurant, playground, swimming pool, Internet access, laundry service, linen hire, TV lounge, and trampoline. You can also enjoy the breakfast served by the holiday park. If you don’t want to start your day in the kitchen right after you wake up every morning, then the Waitomo TOP 10 Holiday Park would be an ideal choice.

campsiteKawhia Beachside S-Cape Holiday Park

This park offers camping and self-catering accommodation. It is perfect for families and groups of travellers who want a quiet and safe place to stay in. Its setting is also family-friendly. There are studios, motels, and cabins in the park. You can easily park your campervan or take out your tents in the area as well.

The amenities are also worth considering. The park has a communal kitchen, ablution block, SKY TV, coin-operated laundry service, free showers, barbecue, dump station, and a trampoline.

You don’t need to worry about where you can safely spend the night when you’re in Waitomo. You can stay in any of these campgrounds or holiday parks for days while you enjoy the sights the district has to offer.

Jack Kent

About Jack Kent

Jack Kent loves the outdoors and nothing is more enjoyable than driving his Britz campervan around the North and South islands of New Zealand. When Jack isn't driving his motorhome around, he is drinking beers with his mates, mountain biking through country New Zealand and blogging about what New Zealand has to offer.

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