Family Camps


Looking for a great weekend retreat for a family reunion, a wedding or birthday party, or just a great getaway with the whanau?

Join us at Waimanaaki and enjoy the unspoilt beach environment and a host of wonderful activities, backed up by clean, comfortable and affordable accommodation.

Our facilities are available for any family group, large or small. You can hire us for many instructed and supervised activities or just do your own thing and enjoy the near access to the beach.

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Waimanaaki Riversdale Family Camps

We used Waimanaaki during Easter 2008 for a whanau reunion for Kahutiaterangi Paku descendants. There were five generations and 128 registered. Many had travelled from Australia, South Island and various location in the North Island.

The facilities were ideal particularly for the purpose of catering for the various ages, from kaumatua to new born babies. The accommodation options meant that kaumatua were able to use the lodge and/or the small cottages and whanau groups using the bunkrooms.

The hall and dining room were perfect for the activities held and the close proximity to the beach allowed activities to be conducted there as well. Having life-guards on duty was ideal for the number of young ones that went swimming.

Without exception everyone loved the time at Waimanaaki and Tarnz, Steve and their whanau are the best hosts!

Sue Taylor