Rakaia River Holiday Park: Main South Road, Rakaia #1315: From $25.00 per night

Rakaia River Holiday Park: Main South Road, Rakaia #1315: From  $25.00 per night

Sandy & Glen welcome you to Rakaia River Holiday Park, located beside the Rakaia River, one of the best salmon fishing rivers in New Zealand. 

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. 

We accept pets all year round, but do not accept the ‘dangerous’ breeds at all.

Furthermore we also do not allow pets inside any of our built accommodation, but we do have a fenced off lead area for your pets to run, and access to river tracks for them to explore.

Please don't just take our word for it - read our Guest Comments or Contact Us directly. 


Park Motels - Family Units (we have 3)


When your family wants all of the comforts of home, our parks motels are the ideal choice. 

Your family unit has a separate bedroom with either a queen bed, a queen and a single bed or twin beds. There are twin beds in the lounge area. All beds have electric blankets. 

The bathroom is separate with a shower and vanity, plus a separate toilet. Your fully equipped kitchen has an oven, microwave and fridge freezer. 

In your lounge area there is a double sofa bed and comfortable chair plus dining table and chairs. There is also a colour T.V. and wall mounted heater. Each motel has it's own outside table and chairs. 

These units are not serviced daily but replacement towels can be obtained from the reception and rooms can be serviced on request for a small charge.
Prices valid from 01/9/2018
2 Adults = $135.00
Extra Adults = $25.00
Children (under15) = $15.00

Park Motels - Ensuite Units (we have 2)


Our ensuite units look over the park like grounds and are a comfortable choice for a couple or single. 

Your ensuite unit has a separate bedroom with either a double bed or a double and single bed. All beds have electric blankets. They have an ensuite bathroom with a shower, vanity and separate toilet. 

In your lounge area there is a sofa and dining table and chairs and colour T.V. and wall mounted heater. The fully equipped kitchen area has an oven and small fridge/freezer. 

Both units have an outside deck with table and chairs. 

These units are not serviced daily but replacement towels can be obtained from the reception and rooms can be serviced on request for a small charge. 
Prices valid from 01/09/2018.
2 Adults = $125.00
Extra Adults = $25.00
Children (under15) = $15.00


Fisherman's Cottage (we have 1)

If you want affordability and space- our elderly fisherman's cottage is like a little house. It has two bedrooms, one with a queen bed (with a duvet and bedspread) and the other with two sets of bunks. These beds have pillows and cases but you require your own bedding. (We do have a supply of spare blankets in the cupboard). 

Your separate bathroom has a chub shower and large vanity unit. The toilet is separate. 
The fully equipped kitchen has an oven and fridge freezer plus a dining table and chairs. 

The small lounge has a lounge suite and colour T.V. plus heater. This room also opens onto a lawn area with picnic table and chairs. 
Prices valid from 1/09/2018
2 Adults = $90.00
Extra Adults = $20.00
Children (under15) = $10.00

Basic Backpacker Cabins (we have 3)

These little cabins have either a queen bed or one set of bunks. They are affordable accommodation when you are on a budget. They are situated opposite the amenities block where there are showers and toilets, the kitchen and dining area and the T.V. recreation room with an internet kiosk and pool table. 

Basic Backpacker Cabins (we have 3)

You require your own bedding but the beds have pillows with cases.

The cabins all come with basic crockery and cutlery and t-towel. There is also a heater. 
Prices valid from 1/9/2018
1 Adult = $40.00
Each extra adult = $20.00
Children (under15) = $10.00
(Long term rates are negotiable) 

Powered and Tent Sites


Why not come camping or caravanning with us? We have 77 powered sites to choose from. Our powered sites are very sheltered and most of them are separated by 2m hedges. You will have water to the majority of sites. 

Our tent sites are very sheltered within our tree clad grounds. 

Campervans and motor homes are welcome and we have a dump station on site. If you have a large bus or other vehicle we can cater for you as well. 

Our sites are for one caravan and awning (or tent) and one vehicle. Additional vehicles or boats by arrangement. 

ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS: Caravans and campervans requiring power must have a current Electrical Warrant of Fitness. Tents requiring power must have an approved Isolating Transformer or Residual Current Device (RCD) with the Blue round 3 pin plug 

Prices valid from 1/09/2018
2 Adults = $42.00
1 Adult = $25.00,
Extra Adult = $16.00,
Children (under15) = $8.00
Infants (under2) = FREE

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?
  • 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 café 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.
  • Pet Policy:  Pets allowed outside only.
  • 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.

Contact Us

Your Hosts: Sandy & Glen

Phone: +64 3 302 7257 - Fax: + 64 3 302 7257
Reservations: 0800camprakaia 0800226772

Postal Address: 85 Rakaia Terrace, Rakaia, Mid Canterbury 7710, New Zealand

Email: stay@rakaiariverholidaypark.co.nz

Cancellation Policy:
  • In off peak times refunds of deposits will be given up to 7 days prior to day of arrival LESS a 10% handling fee or minimum of $10.00.
  • No refunds given for early departure.
  • Balance of account payable on arrival.
  • During peak times refunds given at the discretion of management.
  • Damages and extra cleaning will be charged back to the guest. 


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