It’s all about location at the Waikanae Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park. The 4.5* Qualmark ranked operation, which has been a camping ground since 1912, is right on the beach and just a short walk from the centre of Gisborne city.
It’s also close to one of the most historically significant places in New Zealand – the first face to face meeting between European and Maori in 1796. Poverty Bay is where Captain James Cook sailed in on the Endeavour, and the white cliffs guarding the city – Young Nick’s Head – are named for the cabin boy who saw landfall, Nicholas Young. It is also known as Te Kuri o Paoa. The family-friendly Waikanae Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park is the region’s largest accommodation provider, with 53 motel rooms, 220 beds and 133 powered camp sites. With a raft of activities right on its doorstep and lots of toys to hire, it is a popular destination most of the year.