Waikanae Pool a National Winner

Thousands of guests who have enjoyed Waikanae Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park will tell you what a winner the new swimming pool has been, but now it has won an award to back that up.

The 17m pool, built by Mayfair Pools Gisborne, has been crowned the Platinum Commercial Pool of the Year at the annual Mayfair Pools Awards, edging out some tough competition to take the top honours.

Holiday Park business manager Matt Moore is rapt . . but hardly surprised. Since the pool was opened in December, he’s had nothing but good comments from visitors.

“Many say they wish we had done it 10 years ago,” says Moore. “We have had such positive feedback. The location alone makes the pool quite special – you can sit there and see both the ocean and Young Nick’s Head. It is perfect.”

The pool was designed by Steven Chambers from Stufkens + Chambers, and plans are afoot to develop it even further.

“These are exciting times at the Park,” says Moore.

The Holiday Park is Gisborne’s leading tourism provider, hosting 60,000 guest nights annually – a figure that continues to grow each year. The Park offers camping, ‘glamping’, motel units and family options, with further accommodation development underway.

“The Park is coming along in leaps and bounds – an award like this for our pool shows we continue to raise the bar and offer the best we can to our guests.”