What are your opening hours?
Our reception & shop are open between 9 am and 5 pm, 7 days per week, all year, except for Christmas Day when we are closed except for emergencies. After-hours arrival is available by prior arrangement.
Do you allow pets?
The Pakiri Estuary and the foreshore of Pakiri Beach are breeding grounds for endangered native birds, such as the New Zealand Fairy Tern/Tara-Iti. As a result, dogs are simply not allowed in this protected area under any circumstance. Although we love animals, we cannot allow dogs or any other pets on the grounds of the Holiday Park. Of course, registered disability assist dogs can be on-site with their owners at any time.
Note 2. Disability Assist Dogs.
Under the Dog Control Act 1996, a ‘disability assist dog’ means a dog certified by one of the following organisations as being a dog trained to assist (or as being a dog in training to assist) a person with a disability:
(a) Hearing Dogs for Deaf People New Zealand (b) Mobility Assistance Dogs Trust (c) New Zealand Epilepsy Assist Dogs Trust (d) Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind (e) Top Dog Companion Trust (f) An organisation specified in an Order in Council made under section 78D. The Dog Control Act 1996 is administered by the Department of Internal Affairs
Note 3. Nearby kennels
Pakiri Beach Holiday Park, Pets policy.Updated 8 July 2021
What is there to eat at Pākiri?
In the camp shop, we sell a range of food & beverage items including pies, ready frozen meals, bread, milk, eggs, canned goods, cereal, chips, crackers, biscuits, chocolates & sweets, ice-creams, and barista coffee.
What time is check in/out?
Check-in: You are welcome to arrive from 2.00 pm for accommodation and from midday for camp, caravan or motorhome sites. If you are arriving after 5 pm please contact us on 09 4226199 to make late check-in arrangements.
Check out: We require you to vacate your accommodation by 10 am on the day of departure or 11 am for sites. Late check-outs might be available by prior arrangement, please check with reception, the day before departure. Fees may apply.
Do you allow fires or barbecues?
No fires or fireworks are allowed at the park, in the sand dunes or on the beach. Barbecues must be gas, no charcoal or open flames are permitted. Several barbecues are near the kitchen and are free for guest use.
What deposit do you require to secure a booking?
To secure a booking, a 50% deposit or payment in full must be made at the time of booking. You can also set up a direct debit to our bank account.
Is there WIFI at the park?
We have wifi available for purchase at reception or online. The wifi works throughout the whole park. Please connect to ‘Pakiri HP Hotspot’ and follow the prompts or come into reception to pay.
Are we allowed to use a drone at the park?
Drones are not to be used at Pākiri Beach Holiday Park due to privacy issues. Drones are not allowed to be used over the dunes or on the beach at any time.
Is Pakiri Beach safe for swimming?
The ocean at Pakiri Beach can be dangerous and is only patrolled by lifeguards in peak periods. Please swim between the flags when life guards are on duty. Swimming in the estuary is generally safe and calm, although it can be dangerous during a flood or with strong tidal currents.
Do you have any annual or permanent caravan sites?
We have 64 annually leased sites around the park. These are paid for by annual site holders, whose caravan stays on the site year round. These site holders pay an annual fee to use the site and all park facilities. These sites are often high in demand. Please email us asking to be added to the “Annual Site Holder Waitlist”
Do any of the facilities cost?
You may need to bring some change with you, otherwise, we can provide cash out in Reception. The below facilities require change:
- Hot Showers: 50 cents for 4 minutes of water. Cold showers are free of charge.
- Laundry: $4 for a wash and $4 for a dry - these only accept $2 coins
- Air Hockey: $2 coins.
- Barbecues are free of charge
What is the phone signal like at the park?
Due to our rural location, the phone signal is limited and patchy. One NZ and 2 Degrees has the best coverage but still not great.
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