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  • Well-maintained family holiday park at Ruby Bay on South Island
  • Five minutes’ drive to Mapua; Abel Tasman National Park 20 minutes
  • Shared kitchens, barbecues and pizza oven, swimming pool and TV room

Well-maintained, peaceful, welcoming to canines and with loads of family-friendly amenities. And 10 minutes’ drive to the Abel Tasman National Park. It’s fair to say that Ruby Bay’s Tasman Motor Camp has got an awful lot going for it.

So what’s available on the campground? A swimming pool that’s heated during the months of November to April for starters, plus a playroom for children that’s all decked out with a pool table, table tennis and table soccer, plus a TV area if you want to put your feet up and have a laze.

In the way of catering, there’s a pair of well-kitted out communal kitchens with everything provided (no need to bring your own plates or cutlery) as well as an indoor dining area for any rainy weather. And that’s not all; there’s also an outdoor pizza oven and shared barbecue areas where you can meet up with fellow guests.

Keeping everyone and everything pristine is taken care of too, with spotlessly clean ablution blocks with modern facilities, as well as parent-and-baby washrooms and a launderette.

Should you need another reason to stay at Tasman Motor Camp, Kina Beach is five minutes’ walk away.

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Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: one group at a time

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Extra toilet/shower facilities available

Hand sanitizing stations

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool


Recreation room/arcade

TV room




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


Parent & baby washroom


Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets


Shower available

Washing-up area


Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome


Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year




Charging facilities

Communal freezer

Communal fridge

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

Nearby farmers' market


Small (11-25 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby


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  • 55 Aporo Road, Ruby Bay, Tasman District, New Zealand, 7173
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 41.2141°S 173.0764°E


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Local attractions

It’s all about being outdoors at Tasman Motor Camp, so organise a fun-filled day on quad bikes or horseback through the bush at Cable Bay Adventure Park (45 minutes’ drive), with spectacular oceanside scenery at every turn. The two golf clubs within 20 minutes’ drive also have scenic backdrops, and you can take cruises out into gorgeous Tasman Bay departing Rabbit Island (10 minutes) and Mapua (five minutes).

Get busy kayaking in the coves or just enjoying a leisurely day’s sunbathing on one of the sandy beaches in Abel Tasman National Park (20 minutes). It’s also hiking central, with several trails for various abilities leading around the coastline or up into the hills.

Cyclists have plenty of choice too, from rough trails like the Heaphy Track through dense forest in Kahurangi National Park (half an hour) to the Great Taste Trail leading from Nelson (50 minutes) around the coast and stopping off at restaurants, cellar doors and delis along the way to sample local produce.

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does Tasman Motor Camp have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Tasman Motor Camp dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Tasman Motor Camp? It’s all about being outdoors at Tasman Motor Camp, so organise a fun-filled day on quad bikes or horseback through the bush at Cable Bay Adventure Park (45 minutes’ drive), with spectacular … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Tasman Motor Camp?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
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