After a great lunch at a Cafe in Ngongotaha shopping centre (the one closest to the NZMCA park) we had to start thinking about where we were going to stay for the night. It was 36C and I was sweaty already. It was also time to wash the linen.
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Rotorua Family Holiday Park came up on the NZMCA app as being reasonably priced and they also had a laundry and a pool! Perfection at $34 a night with a powered site and they were just around the corner in Ngongotaha.
Motorhomers Reece and Diane, have been working on this park for the last 13 years and it looks fantastic. I was really impressed with the Motorhome sites being big, between hedgerows and easy to get in and out off.
After buying their new Motorhome about 18 months ago, their only regret was having been too busy to get away in it.. the downside of self employment but they’ve done an excellent job of doing up the park and I’m sure they’ll get time to get away eventually !
The Tourist flats and Toilets are in an Art Deco style and have all been done up and they look great.
They’ve just finished doing up the Kitchen, Laundry and BBQ area and it looks good.
Fiona stripped the bed and headed off to the Laundry while I walked around and got some piccies. After that, we both headed straight for the pool and were there most of the afternoon. It was heavenly. We did have momentary thoughts about biking in on the trail to Rotorua which is literally just outside the gate but it was just too hot!
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We hadn’t long been in the pool when we met some German tourists who lived in southern Germany near Isny where the Dethleffs Motorhomes are made. Nice people and they were really interesting to talk to given Brexit and other things that are happening at the moment.
It was nice to find a really nice clean campground, with great hosts at a really sensible price, in what is normally quite an expensive place to stay.