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Gateway Motel Holiday Park

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From £18.86/€20.63/A$33.41/US$24.45/CA$32.17/CHF22.21/SEK214.42/DKK153.47/NOK220.87/ISK3,317/ARS1,841.60/CLP18,614/PEN86.40/NZ$36/ZAR395.92/PLN91.84/R$128.14/CZK551.20/RSD2,426/HUF7,434.54/RUB1,833.94/CN¥165.22 (for 1 night, 2 adults)

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General

  • Comfortable accommodation in a quiet sheltered country area
  • Five minutes from Lake Ferry and 30 mins to Cape Palliser
  • Only 25 minutes from the famed Martinborough wine capital

There are gateways aplenty from this North Island site in the Wellington region.

First up, Gateway Motel Holiday Park's Pirinoa setting is a nicely nifty gateway to Cape Palliser, the spectacularly scenic Cook Strait coast spot with the biggest seal colony on the North Island. Rambles galore are here, along with stunning scenery and the highly viewsome landscapes of the Cape Palliser lighthouse – see if you can stagger up all 250 steps (spoiler alert: it's very much worth it).

Cape Palliser is to the south west from here; to the north, your gateway setting is a gateway to Martinborough (25 minutes' drive), the  South Wairarapa town famed for its vineyards (the pinot noir is the one to bag, and if you're around in November you must pop along to the Martinborough wine festival).

Also around – about 20 minutes' drive west – is Lake Wairarapa, surrounded by wetlands in the Wairarapa Moana Wetlands Park, and it's only five minutes' drive from Gateway to Lake Ferry and its beach and fishing for whitebait. Further afield and for shopping and sightseeing, Wellington is reachable in under 90 minutes' drive.

Leisurely days on site can be sorted in and around the outdoor pool while the kids let loose at the play area and trampoline or by placidly surfing around the ground using the free wifi. Gateway Motel Holiday Park is a small and friendly park, welcoming families, motorbikers and student groups.

Please note

Group bookings of 5 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Group bookings of 40 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.


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9

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100% would recommend this site to a friend.

92% would stay here again.

 

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People that worked there were very friendly and helpful.09/08/2020

Reviewer's country: New ZealandTom J.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • 4 bedroom cabin
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    People that worked there were very friendly and helpful.

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Excellent site near Cape Palliser, friendly staff16/03/2020

Reviewer's country: United StatesAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • 2 bedroom cabin
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The quiet surroundings. Good showers, convenient kettle and microwave in cabin. Comfy beds, plenty of blankets. Renee had lots of good suggestions

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Location, pool20/01/2020

Reviewer's country: New ZealandNeville C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • 2 room unit 1 bedroom hotel or motel
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location, pool

    Disliked: 

    Soft mattress.

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Manager Renee very welcoming. The place is old but very …17/01/2020

Reviewer's country: New ZealandJohn K.Confirmed

  • 2 bedroom cabin
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    Manager Renee very welcoming. The place is old but very clean and tidy. Great value for money.

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Clean, comfortable, private cabin; friendly, helpful staff04/01/2020

Reviewer's country: New ZealandAnonymousConfirmed

  • 2 bedroom cabin
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Clean, comfortable, private cabin; friendly, helpful staff

    Disliked: 

    Kitchen facilities - only one stove and one sink - needs at least two and preferably three sinks and stoves. Wifi too slow and intermittent.

From the manager...

We are a small campground. On the days you had booked was the busy time of year. Wifi is free. You may have needed a self contained Motel unit? Our board games have disappeared we need to restock. We will not be putting in three sinks. we know our stove needs to be upgraded but she still goes. Thanks for your ratings. Happy travels. Regards Renee and Chris

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Great little stay for families and travelers over the wairarapa29/12/2019

Reviewer's country: New ZealandAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • 2 bedroom cabin
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  • Liked: 

    Nice owners Renee and Chris, the kitchen had everything needed to cook, nice cosy cabin.

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Can't wait to return09/10/2019

Reviewer's country: New ZealandRoz K.Confirmed

  • 1 hotel or motel
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  • Liked: 

    Very warm, clean and comfortable, large unit with very personable hosts.

    Disliked: 

    Having to leave!

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thank-you

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Awesome site25/08/2019

Reviewer's country: New ZealandShelley D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • 4 bedroom cabin
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    It fitted all of my family and they were very accommodating

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Very clean and cosy unit. The people that ran the …25/08/2019

Reviewer's country: New ZealandAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • 2 room unit 1 bedroom hotel or motel
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    Very clean and cosy unit. The people that ran the cabins were really lovely. Great farm like setting. Would stay again and recommend to friends and family

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Loved everything about it. The staff were very helpful. The …09/08/2019

Reviewer's country: New ZealandRaewyn W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • 2 room unit 1 bedroom hotel or motel
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    Loved everything about it. The staff were very helpful. The motel was well equipped and clean. Great location too.

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Gypsy caravans

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Gas cylinders available

No hot water

No potable water point

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Small (11-25 pitches)

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Fully serviced pitches

Motorhome service point

Water hook-up points for tourers

Location

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  • 3110 Lake Ferry Road, Pirinoa, Wellington Region, New Zealand, 5772
  • Timezone Pacific/Auckland +1200 (GMT+12:00)   GPS 41.3692°S 175.1781°E

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Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Your first stop should be Lake Ferry, five minutes from Gateway and on the shores of Lake Onoke and Palliser Bay. The sunsets around here are spectacular and the lake is also known for its fishing, its peaceful and scenic setting, and its waterside walks. The Putangirua Pinnacles (10 minutes away) are a top spot for pics and strolls around the weird rock pillars.

At Cape Palliser and Palliser Bay (half an hour's drive), climb to the top of the historic Palliser lighthouse for more viewsome scenes, followed by a ramble around the coastline – with camera in hand to snap shots of the seals. Just before the lighthouse is the old fishing village of Ngawi, where you can go spearfishing, hit the surf or land New Zealand's famed paua with their iridescent shells.

If you're having a day trip to island capital Wellington, take the five-minute trip on the Wellington Cable Car funicular railway between Lambton Quay and Kelburn for views over the city, and have lazy days wandering around Wellington Museum, the Wellington City Art Gallery and the National Library of New Zealand. Te Papa, New Zealand's national museum, is a top place in the city to pick up affordable necklaces and other jewellery made from paua shells.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  10:30 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  10:30 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Gateway Motel Holiday Park cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does Gateway Motel Holiday Park have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is Gateway Motel Holiday Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Gateway Motel Holiday Park? Your first stop should be Lake Ferry, five minutes from Gateway and on the shores of Lake Onoke and Palliser Bay. The sunsets around here are spectacular and the lake is also … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Gateway Motel Holiday Park?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  10:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  10:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Gateway Motel Holiday Park? From £18.86 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.
Unsupervised minors must have a letter of authorisation from their parents or legal guardian.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

General
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 40 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
Group bookings of 5 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

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