Rakaia River Holiday Park & Motels, Rakaia

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Rakaia River Holiday Park & Motels

Rakaia River Holiday Park is located beside the Rakaia River, one of the best salmon fishing rivers in New Zealand.

Rakaia River Accommodation

We are sure to have something to fit your requirements and budget with our range of accommodation facilities that include -Park Motels, Fisherman's Cottage, Backpacker Cabins, Onsite Caravans and Powered & Tent Sites. You will enjoy our sheltered powered sites and tent sites set amongst the trees.


You will find us only 40 minutes drive South of Christchurch, 20 minutes to Ashburton and 35 minutes to the Mt Hutt Ski area. In only 30 minutes you can drive to 5 beautiful and challenging golf courses. There are also a number of interesting nature walks in the area.

If its fishing you are after - there are Salmon and trout in the river and Kawhai, Cod and other sea fishing only 10 minutes drive away. Our central location is an ideal base from which to explore the wonderful and varied Ashburton District, and our friendly relaxed environment assures you of a restful holiday in our sheltered riverside location.

Rakaia Holiday Park Facilities

  • Playground - Our large adventure playground will challenge and amuse the children for hours. It is made up of a large fort with a fireman's pole, a tyre climbing wall, a swing bridge and balance beams. There is also a glide and spring free trampoline. We also have a yellow jet boat and a vintage tractor in which to take imaginary journeys. Why not challenge the family to a game of Giant chess or draughts on our giant board?
  • 18 hole Mini Golf Course
  • BBQ - Our complimentary electric BBQ is situated next to the recreation room.
  • Laundry - We have two coin operated washing machines and one dryer. Our laundry also has two sinks and an iron and ironing board. There are a number of washing lines for your use within the park.
  • Bathrooms -Our sparkling clean bathrooms have showers, toilets and hand basins. We have plenty of hot water; however as part of our environmental strategy we ask that you keep your showers to 5-6 minutes to conserve water and power
  • Kitchen and Dining - Our kitchen was refurbished in 2010 and a spacious dining room added. You will find our kitchen has an oven and two sets of hot plates, a microwave and zip. There are a basic assortment of pots, pans, crockery and cutlery for your use. The dining room has cafĂ© style seating and a colour T.V
  • Recreation Room - The recreation room has a T.V. area with a comfortable lounge suite, a slate top pool table, and a swap library and internet kiosk. We also have wireless internet available for your convenience. There are an assortment of jigsaw puzzles and games for days when the weather is less than perfect.
  • Fishing Tackle - If it's fishing gear or fishing licenses you need, we have a great selection of lures, line, rods and reels. We also sell Fish and Game Licenses, and are open every day from 8.30am until 10.00pm.
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    85 Rakaia Terrace
    Rakaia 7710

    Phone: +64 3 302 7257

    Freephone: Reservations (within NZ): 0800 camp Rakaia or 0800 226 772

    Fax: +64 3 302 7257

    Web: Visit website

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