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Blue Heron Waterfront Holiday Park

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to this park as it is dog friendly but we were very shocked at the price of $48.75 for a non powered site for 2 adults and a child. The faculties are outdated and coin operated so on top of the expensive non powered site you had to pay 50 cents for a shower. The only up side...

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BlueHeronManager, Owner at Blue Heron Waterfront Holiday Park, responded to this review

Thank you, Jemmimah. We found your review to be curious, as your star rating seemed to be disproportionately harsh when your comments about aspects other than the price - "up side of this park is that it was right on the beach, free wifi and the manger was nice," were overall positive. The rates were explained to you before you...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've been there for 2 weeks and we really enjoyed our stay. The camping ground is well located and you have a very beautiful view. It is a small personal camping place and the owners and the staff are very friendly and helpful. Thank you for the good time! Till & Caroline

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BlueHeronManager, Owner at Blue Heron Waterfront Holiday Park, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review, and your lovely remarks about our team. It makes everything they and we do worthwhile. We are glad you were able to stay two weeks and really enjoy the beauty of our little bit of paradise. We are very fortunate to have such a great location. Hope to see you again!

Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A HOLIDAY PARK IN WHANGEREI: LOOK NO FURTHER!!! After traveling up and down and all through out the north of New Zealand, I have stayed in many holiday parks. That being said, Blue Heron is by far the BEST one of them all. Sitting right on its own peninsula looking out over two beautiful bays,...

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BlueHeronManager, Owner at Blue Heron Waterfront Holiday Park, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review, particularly that you identified the outstanding service Trevor and Cathy provide to our guests, welcoming them to the park which is their home. We are proud of the unique position on the water and natural beauty of our small slice of paradise, and that is why we like to share with our...

Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Blue Heron provided us with an excellent experience. Trevor, the host, went out of his way to make sure our stay was perfect. Would highly recommend it! The site had an incredible view of the water and the sunsets at the campsite were stunning. The kitchen area was my favorite because there were board games and an area to cook.

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BlueHeronManager, Owner at Blue Heron Waterfront Holiday Park, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very kind review, and we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay. Our gorgeous sunsets are one of the things we are most proud, and we love to see guests gather to enjoy them, either en masse or individually as the sun starts to set. We try to make our kitchen area a...

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Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

The staff member (older man) responded that it is a "campground, what do you want to see?". "I can't get my head around why you want to have a look around, its a campground!" When i asked if we could have a look before deciding to stay there. We were in a Jucy camper, so I guess not high profile...

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BlueHeronManager, Owner at Blue Heron Waterfront Holiday Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, and we are sorry you were unhappy that you were asked to leave. We take such negative reviews very seriously, because they are rare. On the contrary, we welcome inspections before guests choose to stay and welcome everyone, no matter what type of vehicle they arrive in. To us, their behaviour is all-important, as the...

Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This park is located right on the beach, if you're camping or in a camper van you can be about 2m away from the water. Offers stunning views of the bay and all required amenities, the kitchen and separate BBQ area (which is almost a kitchen to itself) feature amazing views as you cook away. Internet is a bit spotty,...

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BlueHeronManager, Owner at Blue Heron Waterfront Holiday Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, and the kind remarks about the friendliness of Trevor and Cathy. We love that guests appreciate being so close to the water, including both kitchen and barbecue house with their waterviews. Best place to get the free wifi is close to the office.

Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Extremely rude staff, cabin was not clean and grossly overpriced for quality of accommodation. Never again. The only redeeming feature was how quiet it was, but I assume that is because nobody wants to stay there?

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BlueHeronManager, Owner at Blue Heron Waterfront Holiday Park, responded to this review

I can assure you that the park is normally peaceful, whether or not we are full. Curiously, we have not been able to identify who you are and why you should have reviewed all aspects of your stay so negatively. The only guests that matched your profile during the period in which you say you stayed did not give any...

Reviewed 10 July 2016

My husband and I (and our 2 dogs) moved from Canada and stayed at this park for three weeks while we looked for a more permanent home. It was a really lovely spot! The best part were the wonderful property managers! Trevor and Cathy were so helpful, friendly, and accommodating! Definitely recommend! Beautiful area with tons to see as well!

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BlueHeronManager, Owner at Blue Heron Waterfront Holiday Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, and so pleased you were able to stay with us for an extended period. We are pleased you liked our location, and the area around us. Trevor and Cathy said they very much enjoyed hosting you and wish you well in your new country.

Papakura, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

This park is different ...with a amazing headland going into sea provides a unique setting that sets it apart from the rest...the BBQ area has a portrait view. ..beautiful setting... Hosting has improved. ..Lawns are well kept. ..rubbish is tidy. .developing property ..could do with more lighting on head land......great fishing. ..got to find the g spots...give it a go....

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BlueHeronManager, Owner at Blue Heron Waterfront Holiday Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are different, you are so right! Not sure what you mean by "hosting has improved" but as the park has been here for 73 years it has had a series of owners and managers. Our managers, Trevor and Cathy, are certainly lovely, hardworking people. Thank you for your comment on the lighting -...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

Very nice campground in a beautiful location with great views. The facilities are tidy and well maintained, and the owners are friendly and helpful. The camp is relatively small and compact. Overalls, this is one of the best camp grounds I have stayed in.

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BlueHeronManager, Owner at Blue Heron Waterfront Holiday Park, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the very kind review - succinct and just a really nice summary of who and what we are! We are so happy you had a lovely stay.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Blue Heron Waterfront Holiday Park

Address: Blue Heron Waterfront Holiday Park 85 Scott Road RD 4 | Tamaterau, Whangarei Heads 0174, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Whangarei Heads
Price Range: €28 - €28 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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“Choose a site by the water or a cabin with a view”
 of 5 bubbles poppet2014, 27 Dec 2015 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles 928karen, 4 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Having stayed in both the tent camping and the cabins I must say I really enjoyed the luxury of a cabin, but for the value the waterfront tent/camper area cannot be beat! Clean,well stocked, communal facilities close by make it a real treat to enjoy as well.”
 of 5 bubbles kbachman, 3 Sep 2014 | Read review
“We were a family intending to tent and would not reccomend this campground to other families”
 of 5 bubbles ClarkieBK, 17 Feb 2014 | Read review
“If camping bring a mallet to get the pegs in and possibly a ground mat to prevent damage to the tent.”
 of 5 bubbles H0llyay, 31 Jan 2014 | Read review
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