Camp Activities

Games, Walks, Books, Animals + More

Our Camp Facilities and Activities

We have a range of camp activities to keep you and the kids busy for your stay.

One of the best things about Sandspit Holiday Park is the range and accessibility of camp activities.

Keep the kids or yourself entertained kayaking around the bay in one of our free kayaks; get competitive playing outdoor chess or on the life size snakes & ladders, or just spend some time together strolling the several bush walks close by.

If you’re here over the January holiday period, we organise fun-filled activity days for the kids with lolly scrambles every night and camp events to get everyone involved.

Whether you’re a family of 10, or a couple escaping the city for the weekend, there’s so much to see and do at Sandspit.

Water Activities

When the tide is in, you can use one of the free kayaks available on the foreshore to explore the bay. Life jackets must be worn at all times and are available beside the boats.

Games

The centrally located Games Hall has a table tennis table, a soccer (foosball) table and a coin-operated pool table for hours of competitive entertainment, also located at the back of the Games Hall is a springfree trampoline for children of all ages to enjoy.

Table tennis balls are available in the office for $1. There’s also a life sized snakes and ladders game on the concrete patio outside the games hall, complete with a large dice. A large outdoor chess set can be found by the barbecue area and croquet and pétanque sets are available from the office.

Giant Art Trail

The park’s own Giant Art Trail is located behind the park on the drive leading to the walking track. There are 7 pieces to find with the first at the top of the steep track leading to the driveway and the last just after you enter the bush walk.

Camp Walks

Sandspit is not just full of fun activities, there’s also breath taking scenery to marvel at on the several walks around the area. One of the closest bush walks is found at the back of the grounds.

There’s a road that leads up a hill past the resident donkeys up to a spectacular 200 year-old Pohutukawa tree. Take the time to walk in under it, around its old gnarled roots and appreciate the years this old native has seen.
From here, back track to the mown grassed area and follow the track through untouched New Zealand bush, full of native birds and flora.
At several points you can stop to enjoy the natural views out across Kawau Bay to Kawau Island and out beyond to the Pacific Ocean.
There are several lesser tracks which lead off up to Brick Bay but they are steeper and best for the able walker.
Keeping to the main track, you’ll find it opens out to a lovely grassed area that gently rolls down to the beach. There’s a great tree swing here where you could spend time just looking out on this world class vista.
Finally, head back along the beach to return to the holiday park. Along the way, check out the natural rock formations along the beach front which look like pools of stone, and see some of the older permanent batches perched along the water’s edge. If you don’t want to get wet, this walk is best when the tide is out.
For those who would rather stay on the flat, why not talk a stroll down to the main wharf or new local marina.
To do this, just walk out the park entrance, cross the road then head towards the boat club until you see the boardwalk, and follow it down to the main wharf.
Or, if you’re feeling energetic, visit Snells Beach on foot ­ follow the coast line around and out of the bay at low tide. Make sure you leave plenty of time though ­ this walk takes about one hour each way.

Animals

A camp ground is not complete without a mascot! At Sandspit Holiday Park, we’ve got more than that, with a resident family of donkeys, grazing just behind the grounds.
You can visit the animals anytime, but please avoid feeding them ­ they’ve got special diets and we don’t want them to get fat!
Sandspit Holiday Park loves animals, however we don’t have room for family pets sorry.

BBQ Area

Our BBQ area is free to use for campers, it has 3 large industrial hotplate style BBQ’s with plenty of lighting and seating. The hours of operation is from 8am to 10.30pm every day.

Library

For those of you who like to relax with a good book, a lending library is available for all campers, with books for all ages and preferences.

Internet Access

A wireless hotspot is provided by IAC (internet access company) and is available in & around the park, see the office to purchase an IAC access card or search for the IAC hotspot and log on yourself.

Hours & Contact

Sandspit Holiday Park,
1334 Sandspit Rd, Rd2,
Warkworth, NZ

 

P: +64 9 425 8610

E: bookings@sandspitholidaypark.co.nz

Opening Times: 8am-8pm

Seasonal Rates

Low Season, May to October

High Season, October to May


Please note all cabins have a 2 night minimum over the weekends in High Season.

Public holidays and long weekends require a minimum number of nights and minimum charges per night, call us to inquire.

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