Camping with wine and friends in Nelson

Terms & Conditions: Guest Responsibilities

Kia Ora and welcome to Tāhuna Beach Holiday Park!  Thank you for choosing us as your place to stay.

We are committed to taking care of New Zealand – our land, our sea and our culture – through the Tiake Promise, and we ask that you keep New Zealand clean, show respect, protect nature, drive carefully and be prepared.

Please observe the following Park Rules and be aware of your guest responsibilities, so that your stay, and the stay of other guests, will be safe and enjoyable.

Check-in is after 2 pm – Check-out is by 10 am.    

Reservation Conditions


A deposit of the first night’s tariff per unit/site is required to confirm all reservations. Balance of accounts are payable on arrival. Payment must be made for the full term booked. No reduction for early departure or late arrival. Minimum stay periods/tariff apply in weekends, public and school holidays. Management reserves the right to alter tariffs without notice.

Our business trading name is: Tāhuna Beach Holiday Park & Motel

Our address:
Tāhuna Beach Holiday Park
70 Beach Road
Nelson 7042, New Zealand

Our business and customer service contact details are:

Telephone: (03) 548 5159

GST # 10 737 569. All rates are GST (15%) inclusive and are in New Zealand dollars (NZ$). We accept Visa, Mastercard and New Zealand cash.

Payment by credit card carries a 2.5% surcharge.

Alterations to your Booking:

Alterations can be made subject to availability and may require a unit/site change. An administration fee may apply. Management reserves the right to cancel a reservation if the alteration reduces the reservation below minimum requirements and cancellation penalties will apply. Alterations to the number of guests require management approval. If an amendment to your booking results in shortening your stay, the booked tariff will not alter unless you give 30 days’ notice in the high season or 14 days’ notice in the low season.  If extending your stay, we require payment up front.

Cancellations or early departures:

Accommodation that falls outside our Peak Christmas Period of 20 December – 10 January:  a cancellation within 72 hours of arrival (ie three days) forfeits 100% of the deposit (which is equivalent to one night’s stay).

Accommodation that falls within our Peak Christmas Period 20 December – 10 January:  a cancellation within 30 days of arrival forfeits 100% of the deposit (which is equivalent to one night’s accommodation).

We do not refund for early departure due to weather or if you change your mind. Bookings are not transferrable to another person. No refund will be made should guests alter or leave early for any reason.


Our tariff/prices are reviewed yearly; please be aware prices may change when booking in advance from one season to the next and the new rates will apply.  Minimum stay periods/tariff apply at selected periods, including but not limited to weekends, public and school holidays.


On check-in you will be given a personal Entrance Gate code.  Please have your entrance code handy every time you enter the Park.


Please vacate by 10am to avoid additional charges.  You may be able to have a late check-out, by prior arrangement, until 12pm.  If a room or site is not vacated by 12pm, an additional night’s charge will be applied.  If you would like to stay more nights, we can usually accommodate you, but do please let Reception know.

Keys to be returned to Reception or placed in the early departure key box when departing. A charge will apply for unreturned keys.

Abandoned Property:

Any property that has not been removed from the Park within 7 days of departure – including temporary abodes and vehicles – becomes the property of TBHP to dispose of as deemed necessary including by sale is recovering arrears.

Overdue Accounts:

We reserve the right to charge overdue fees for any costs not paid by the due date.




May be consumed on your site, within your cabin or in public areas throughout the Park, with the exception of the The Deck Cafe and the Beachside Function Centre.  We reserve the right to cancel tenancy at any time due to drunken or objectionable behaviour or when any Park rules are breached. Refund of fees will not apply.


Reasonable behaviour is expected at all times – loud swearing, excessive drinking, and loud parties will not be tolerated at any hour.  If you are being disturbed by your neighbours, please contact Reception (03 548 5159) or Night Security (03 545 7855). Management reserves the right to cancel a tenancy at any time without refund.


Bike helmets must be worn at all times by adults and children while riding bikes in the park. We recommend children on scooters also wear helmets.


When guests leave books and magazines on departure these are relocated to the Sky Lounge so other people might enjoy them.


Parents/caregivers will be held responsible for their children at all times. Please supervise your children in and around the Holiday Park and while they are using our facilities.


Please notify Reception of any breakages or damage to campground property. Management reserves the right to recover cost of damage or where extra cleaning is required. Facilities and barbeques must be left clean and tidy after use.

If there are any cleaning or maintenance issues, please let Reception know as soon as possible.


Dogs are permitted to stay in the Green (camping) Zone only from 1 February to 30 November each year.  Refer to the PETS policy below, for further details.


Drones are not permitted to be flown in any area of the Holiday Park due to our proximity to the Airport.


We have zero tolerance of any illegal drugs or drug paraphernalia in the Holiday Park; any detection will result in immediate eviction.


In all cases of emergency, the Park-wide PA system will give instructions; this will operate even if there is a power outage.  Please refer to the back of the Park Map you were given on arrival for specific emergency information, emergency assembly points and the  locations of fire alarms and extinguishers throughout the Park.


Please do not light any braziers or open fires of any kind. Wood burners inside vehicles are not permitted. Gas BBQs and gas/charcoal cookers can be used.


We have chilled lockers in Blocks 1, 3 and 6 if you wish to store your refrigerator items securely; $1 per day with a $20 deposit – see Reception.


Available for accommodation (nominate your own value) as well as for The Deck cafe food and beverages.


There is a key box to the right of the Exit barrier in which you may deposit your key on final departure.  Alternatively, you may leave your key in the unit.  If we do not locate your key within 24 hours, a charge of $50 will be made to your credit card, however, 50% is reimbursed if the key is returned within one week of departure.


Masks are no longer required to be worn by guests around Tāhuna Beach Holiday Park, however, please note our housekeepers will still wear masks if servicing a unit while guests are inside.


No parking of cars, boats or trailers outside of your site boundaries. This includes on the roadside, neighbouring sites and ALL green spaces. Parking is allocated for all cabin accommodation. Limited storage is available over Peak Season for a nominal fee, otherwise parking is outside of the Campgrounds. Visitors of guests are not permitted to park inside the Holiday Park grounds 15 Dec-31 January.


We are pet-friendly from 1 February – 30 November in a designated camping area of the Park by prior arrangement.   A No-Pets policy is enforced between 1 December and 31 January due to the number of guests we have on site.  People visiting our guests are not permitted to bring pets on site even if left in a car.  No pets are allowed in roofed accommodations at any time of the year, except for service animals.  If a pet is identified in your unit during your stay, you are required to remove the pet within 12 hours and pay a cleaning fee of $100.


Campervans/caravans must have a current Electrical Warrant of Fitness (EWOF) and also comply with LPG Standard (AS/NZS3100).  Tents plugging into power can only use an approved and tested ‘camping style’ power cord (with 3 long round pins), at least 10 metres long, with a safety RCD. Please make sure you have your WoF documentation and your tested, tagged power cord available for us to check if asked. Power cords must stay within the boundaries of your site. You cannot connect vans or tents on multiple sites to one power source. Management reserves the right to unplug any connection that does not comply with regulations. Generators are not permitted at any time.

Please note: Any caravan older than 1993 is not compatible with the power supply in Block 1, unless internal electrics have been updated.


Guests who have booked a camping site may avoid queuing at the High Peak time of 25 Dec – 10 January by paying in full prior to arrival, being sent a gate code text on the morning of arrival and then ushered direct to their site on arrival by a bike usher, without having to stop at Reception.  To arrange payment in advance, contact Reception either by telephone or email.


Members of the public are welcome to pay for and use the Mini-golf and Pedal-Karts, except for during our maximum peak time of 27 December-10 January,


Quiet time is expected and appreciated between 10pm and 7am. Please be thoughtful of fellow guests at all times.


All persons enter the campground at their own risk and are totally responsible for their own property, self and guests. In the event of an emergency requiring evacuation of the camp, management will provide direction and the safest method via Park-wide PA system and text.

Parents/caregivers – please supervise your children at all times. Use pedestrian access when walking or biking through our entrance and never walk under the barrier arm at the entrance or exit. If you identify a hazard, please inform management as soon as possible.

RUBBISH / Recycling

Please use recycling and rubbish bins around the camp. We appreciate your help with sorting bottles, paper, cans etc. from your daily rubbish and placing everything in the appropriate bins. If camping, please take all your rubbish to the bins on the day of your departure.  If staying in roofed accommodation, the bin liners are biodegradable and removed by housekeeping.


Operational 24/7, however, please ensure you lock up your valuables as some people want your stuff to be their stuff! We have security staff on-site throughout the night; they are contactable on 03 545 7855.


All caravans and trailers must be placed onto the site with the drawbar facing the road for access or removal in case of an emergency.  Any living space must be set up 1.5m from the site boundary.  


Smoking is not permitted inside any Park buildings or accommodation. Outside, please dispose of cigarette butts carefully – throwing them onto the ground releases toxic plastics into the waterways.


The maximum speed limit is 10kph.  The road network throughout the Park is a Shared Zone and signs remind you of this throughout the Park.   Please be watchful for children, pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles.  Cyclists must wear helmets.


All visitors are to register at Reception before accessing the Holiday Park.   Registered guests are responsible for their visitors at all times.  Management reserves the right to refuse entry when the camp is full.  Visitors’ vehicles are not permitted in the Park during our Peak time of 15 Dec-31 Jan; please park outside the grounds.  Day visitors are welcome after 8.00am and must depart by 10pm. Staying after 10pm qualifies as a ‘guest’ and must be registered and paid for as such.   Visitors are not permitted to bring pets on site, even in cars.


Campervans and caravans must provide their own waste container. Wastewater and chemical toilets must be emptied in the dump station provided.  Please note the Green Zone (Block 6) does not have a dump station; the closest is in Yellow Zone (Block 5).