Thornton Beach Holiday Park, Thornton

Thornton Beach Holiday Park Thornton Beach motor camp Thornton Beach campground Beach cabin at Thornton Beach Family campingThornton Beach NZ Whakatane beachfront camping

Welcome to Thornton Beach Holiday Park in the beautiful Bay of Plenty. For Kiwi camping the way it used to be!

The Kahawai Capital of the World!

Winner of the 2008 SMART business Award and Finalist in the Spirit of Hospitality Award! Book your holiday now and experience our award winning hospitality.

Just voted one of the Top 10 Kiwi Camping Holiday Spots in the New Idea magazine.

Thornton Beach near Whakatane is a great destination for a fantastic New Zealand beach holiday with heaps of fun for the whole family. We have many campsites available and various types of accommodation to suit all needs and budgets.

The views from our Holiday Park are spectacular. Whale Island is right in front of you and New Zealand’s only live marine volcano White Island can be clearly seen in the distance. The ocean beach stretches out at your doorstep and the Rangitaiki River on the other side of our holiday park also offers great water sports opportunities.

Enjoying the spectacular panoramic sea views and known for its great catch, Thornton Beach is a fisherman’s haven. Land based anglers can fish towards Whale Island from the beach with a long rod. The Rangitaiki River also provides many great fishing spots and if you go out boating, you won’t be disappointed either!

Thornton Beach is lovely and quiet. But besides peace, tranquillity, safe swimming and great fishing, there are many more activities and attractions in the area of Thornton Beach Holiday Park.

Thornton Beach Accommodation

We offer a range of affordable accommodation:

  • Camp Sites - Enjoy the spectacular views and wake up to the sound of the waves as the campsite is absolute beachfront.
  • Standard Cabin - Our brand new standard cabins are basic but comfortable, with plenty of sleeping space comprising a queen-size bed and a bunk bed in the same room. The Standard Cabin sleeps up to 4 people.
  • Park Motel - Our comfortable and spacious 2-storey Park Motel is a fantastic choice of accommodation for a great beach holiday with the family.
  • Tourist Flat - The recently renovated, self-contained Tourist Flats at Thornton Beach Holiday Park have two bedrooms and an open space lounge/kitchen/dining area for you to use. The furniture and beds are brand new and you will find comfort and everything you need for an enjoyable stay.

Park Facilities

There are many great new facilities at Thornton Beach Holiday Park and there is a nice, relaxed atmosphere all around with lovely landscaped grounds.

In our communal kitchen you will find electric hobs, fridge/freezers, jugs, a toaster, coffee machine, and a microwave. There is an electric BBQ for guests to use as well. The laundry facilities have coin operated washing machines & dryers.

Our showers are purpose built for families, with 3 large family size showers available. A baby bath and changing table is available and for little boys, we even have a lower urinal! There are outside showers in the camp as well and of course we have wheelchair accessible toilets and showers on site.

Our holiday park welcomes pets in our pet area from after Easter to December. Dogs on the site will have to be kept under control at all times and you are expected to clean up after them. We cannot accept any pets during peak time, school and public holidays and we contain the right to refuse them at any time.





163 Thornton Beach Road
Bay of Plenty

Phone: +64 7 304-8296


Web: Visit website

The Thornton Beach Holiday Park, Thornton Enquiry Form