In my past travels, I’ve stayed in backpacker hostels, motels, bed & breakfasts, lodges, villas, hotels, you name it, but I can honestly say this is the first time I’ve stayed in a holiday park and I’m surprised I hadn’t considered it as an option before (Every traveler is different, I suppose, but when I travel, I like to spend most of the day staying out and exploring, therefore where I choose to stay is of little consequence as long as it’s safe and clean). Holiday parks provide a wide range of accommodation to suit every traveler’s budget and style, whether you’re a backpacker or a family on holiday, because they offer everything from camping sites, campervan/motorhome stations, through to self-contained cabins and motels. In New Zealand, holiday parks are found in the country’s most beautiful locations and open all year round, so go check them out. Lake Tekapo holiday park, for instance, is smack dab by the lake and the view from our cabin was so gorgeous I would gladly sleep outside under the stars if it didn’t put me in danger of dying from hypothermia (the nights were so cold!).
Photos by Arnold Hozana