Tapawera Holiday Park

and Campground



Activities in the area

Tapawera Village

Add ons

     Trailhead Transport


     Day Use Camp

     Dump Station


About Us



Camp Policies


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Under new ownership and management. (Previously Tapawera Settle)

We are open for bookings and walk-ins

Peaceful, comfortable, clean, classic kiwi campground, with

- A full range of affordable holiday accommodation

- A convenient base for exploring nature, rural history and outdoor activities

- Right on the 'Great Taste Trail' cycling route

- Free unlimited Wifi (moderate use please)

- Fully equipped kitchen, oven, barbeque

- NZMCA discounts and a dumpstation

- No (or low) sandflies

Kia-Ora ! This is the Home Page of Tapawera Holiday Park and Campground. A modestly sized, friendly, community linked campground situated in Tapawera village with its supermarket, garage, café, restaurant and pub. Our park is adjacent to the Kahurangi National Park, where several scenes of the Lord of the Rings trilogy were filmed (photo) and 3 minutes walk from the Motueka river (photo) for safe swimming, trout fishing, kayaking, river walks and complete relaxation. The Abel Tasman National Park (photo) is around 50 minutes north, and the stunning Nelson Lakes (photo) is 40 minutes south. Tapawera is located 45 minutes west of Nelson and around a 4-5 hour drive from Christchurch, so a perfect stop-over if you are heading to Golden Bay.  We provide services and accommodation for those seeking historic Kahurangi gold mining trails including the Wangapeka Track (photo), and those after the best trout fishing in New Zealand, and also those just looking to explore this beautiful area and sunny climate. Combined with warm southern hospitality.  


Open All Year - Tasman Winters are Beautiful

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Abel Tasman NP

Kahurangi NP

Nelson Lakes NP

We are at the Centre of three of New Zealands National Parks: Abel Tasman (top), Kahurangi (centre) & Nelson Lakes (bottom)

For the latest from the Department Of Conservation (DOC) click HERE
Nelson-Tasman Doc Alerts click HERE

For the latest from Fish and Game click HERE

For Kahurangi National Park weather forecast click HERE

For Tapawera weather forecast click HERE

For National weather forecast click HERE

For New Zealand road closures click HERE

We are the ideal Kahurangi base for: 
Wangapeka Track
Mount Arthur & the Tablelands, Leslie Karamea Track
Mount Owen Track
Tracks Courtesy Coach available

South Island Trout Fishing
Motueka River
Wangapeka River
Motupiko River

Spooners tunnel (1500 m long)

Within 45-50 mins drive:
Nelson Lakes NP Abel Tasman NP
 Mt Richmond Forest Park 
Kawatiri Junction 
Nelson & Richmond
Murchison & Motueka 

 ** OPEN ALL YEAR **  This campground was named Tapawera Settle Holiday Park Motels and Campground prior to 7-10-2020 

To contact us:
Address: Tapawera Holiday Park, 19 Tadmor Valley Road, Tapawera, Tasman 7096, New Zealand
Telephone: +64 (0)3 522 4334       Text Phone  022 041 5756     Email: