Rakaia River Holiday Park & Motels

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

Rakaia Holiday Park

About Rakaia River Holiday Park & Motels

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 and Powered & Tent Sites. You will enjoy our sheltered powered sites and tent sites set amongst the trees. 

If you have never been camping or don't have camping equipment we can help with our Easi-Camp option. We have a 2 room family tent set up with a fully made up queen air bed, a set of stretcher bunks and everything you need for an easy camping experience. All you need is some tucka and sleeping bags for the kids. (sleeps maximum of 2 adults and 2 children).

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. 




RECEPTION HOURS - 8.30am- 10.00pm
CHECK IN TIME - After 1.00 pm
CHECK OUT TIME - 10.00 am (late checkout may be possible but could incur an additional charge- please ask at the office if required.)




Travelling South on State Highway 1 (SH1) cross the Rakaia Bridge (The longest bridge inn the Southern Hemisphere) turn left immediately on exiting the bridge before the 70km sign. 

If you are travelling North, drive to the North end of the Rakaia Township on State highway 1 and turn right prior to the Rakaia Bridge. (take care turning into the drive - be aware of on coming vehilces)