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Gateway Motel Holiday Park: Outdoor pool

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 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.

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

Visitors must be fully-vaccinated.


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9.4

Overall rating based on 24 reviews

 

96% would recommend this site to a friend.

96% would stay here again.

  75% described as Peaceful ?

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It was an amazing location, laid back environment, and very …12/01/2022

Reviewer's country: New ZealandTamara B.Confirmed

  • 2 bedroom cabin
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    It was an amazing location, laid back environment, and very friendly hosts.

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I went on a fishing trip. Very nice and tidy …11/10/2022

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

  • 2 bedroom cabin
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    I went on a fishing trip. Very nice and tidy wee place, very easy to find. Chris and Rene are lovely have lots of local advice for the area. Shop with EVERYTHING you need 5 min up road and gasoline as your 30min from nearest town.

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Great spot near the ocean10/03/2022

Reviewer's country: New ZealandAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • 2 bedroom cabin
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    Really enjoyed our stay...comfortable beds, clean, tidy, warm cabin, plenty of cutlery and dinnerware, light bulb had blown but owner came and replaced swiftly, shared bathrooms and kitchen clean and tidy, was too cold to have a swim but pool area looked well maintained and inviting, well maintained property and buildings, being welcomed by the little lamb was rather special and made us smile...totally recommend this holiday park

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    Couldn't connect to wifi

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Nice and clean. Perfect for family with kids as slept 6.07/22/2022

Reviewer's country: New ZealandAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • 2 room unit 1 bedroom hotel or motel
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    Nice fire kept us warm. Plenty of good wood.

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    No heater when first arrived to quickly warm place. Had to get fire going pronto. No electric blanket on bed.

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Awesome spot.07/07/2022

Reviewer's country: New ZealandMatt W.Confirmed

  • 2 bedroom cabin
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    Awesome spot.

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Relaxed and beautiful scenery05/21/2022

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

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Relaxed and beautiful scenery

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Awesome place and a piece of paradise to spend our …03/04/2022

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

  • 2 room unit 1 bedroom hotel or motel
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    Awesome place and a piece of paradise to spend our honeymoon

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Good clean site, friendly helpful staff, would recommend.01/11/2022

Reviewer's country: New ZealandMoira V.Confirmed

  • 2 room unit 1 bedroom hotel or motel
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Quiet and relaxing with everything we needed, handy to both Cape Palliser and Lake Ferry.

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    No problems

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beautiful stay everytime12/05/2021

Reviewer's country: New ZealandAtawhai H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • 1 hotel or motel
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    cleaniness

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    nothing

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Awesome facilities, clean & tidy and Great hosts10/26/2021

Reviewer's country: New ZealandPita G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Awesome facilities, clean & tidy and Great hosts

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Features

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Gypsy wagons

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Small (11-25 sites)

Tiny (1-10 sites)

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Gray water hook-up for caravans

Motorhome service point

Water hook-up points for caravans

Location

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  • 3110 Lake Ferry Road, Pirinoa, Wellington Region, New Zealand, 5772
  • Timezone Pacific/Auckland +1300 (GMT+13:00)   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:  noon –  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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.

The remainder is payable direct to Gateway Motel Holiday Park on arrival.

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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:  noon –  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 R400,07 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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