NZ holiday parks popular

NZ holiday parks popular

Kiwi holidaymakers should still be able to find room in a few holiday parks around the country, even when they are so popular right now.

Holiday parks hosted a record 545,000 guest nights in October, up 77,000 (16.4%) on the same month in 2016.

‘This was a bigger increase for October than for hotels, motels or backpackers. Holiday parks have a growing appeal to a wide range of travellers – families, grey nomads and young road trippers,’ says Holiday Parks New

Zealand chief executive Fergus Brown.

Holiday Parks New Zealand has 300 member parks around the country.

‘A few holiday parks are already booked out over the peak Christmas/New Year period but most have plenty of room to welcome more visitors,’ says Brown.

‘The annual occupancy rate for holiday parks is under 20%, so there is seldom any problem finding sites for guests in campervans, motorhomes, caravans and tents in a holiday park.’

The growth in guest nights is partly attributed to the increase in the range of accommodation and facilities available at holiday parks, which gives visitors plenty of options.