Maggie the Caravan

Maggie the Caravan

Ohiwa Beach Holiday Park, Bay of Plenty

Maggie is our beautifully decorated, roomy and comfortable 1972 Crusader caravan. She's a bit different to our usual glamping spots. Instead of being set on private land, Maggie is based on site at the iconic Ohiwa Beach Holiday Park, 35 minutes from the Bay of Plenty summer hub, Ohope.

The idea is that if you book Maggie, you'll be able to just turn up and enjoy her. All the stuff you need for a comfortable camping holiday is provided. You'll just need to pack like you're going on a beach bach holiday, add some bath towels with your beach towels and throw in an extra chilly bin stuffed with provisions. Everything else will be provided.

Maggie has one large cafe seating area that converts to a very large (bigger than super king-size) bed, and a second seating area that converts to a small double. With gas heating, Maggie is warm and toasty - even in the middle of winter. Plenty of windows keep the space inside, light, bright and airy on hot days.

Maggie has no kitchen facilities inside, but she does come with her own side awning and has a Weber BBQ, kitchen equipment, and all the accessories you need for comfortable camping. 

As well as being located on one of the most beautiful beaches in the country, the immediate area has plenty to keep you busy, including water sports on the scenic Ohiwa harbour, amazing bush walks, the Motu Trails Cycle Trail and even a nearby glow worm grotto. Parents will be pleasantly surprised and delighted to learn that during the peak summer period, Ohiwa Beach Holiday Park also runs a kids holiday programme (woohoo!).

FROM $170 p/n

  • Sleeps 4
  • Child Friendly

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Make sure you download or print this handy info sheet with 'things to bring', arrival instructions, and Ohiwa Beach Holiday Park contact details, prior to your journey. You may not have mobile reception at all times.


Ohiwa Beach Holiday Park - 380 Ohiwa Harbour Rd, Kutarere 3198


Maggie-the-Caravan lives at the beautiful Ohiwa Beach Holiday Park, 35 minutes from Ohope and about 18 minutes from Opotiki. Google Maps gives accurate directions to Ohiwa Beach Holiday Park. 

Maggie the Caravan

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3. Safety and Hazards

4. Pets

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6. The Holiday – Guest Conditions of occupancy and Conduct

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  • Eating and Drinking

    Just bring your own food and chilly-bin, and cook your meals using the cooking facilities provided with Maggie - or use the very well-equipped Ohiwa Beach camp kitchen. Maggie is kitted out with all the cutlery, crockery, pots and pans that you'll need.

    A supermarket for supplies can be found in Opotiki - an 18 minute drive from Ohiwa Beach Holiday Park.

  • Things To Do

    Ohiwa Beach Holiday Park is super family-friendly! The park has a large shaded jumping cushion and a Children's Programme for the kids. You can also hire kayaks from the office and explore the beautiful Ohiwa Harbour. The Ohiwa Nature Trail a 5 minute walk from the campsite comes complete with amazing glow worms at night.

    Surfcasters might like to try surfcasting from the beach - right in front of the campground.

    There's plenty to do in the local area too. Visit the local Ohiwa Oyster Farm for great fish and chips. Explore the many Ohiwa walking tracks ranging from 30 minutes to 2-4 hours -and even bring your clubs for a round at the Opotiki or Ohope Golf Clubs.

    If you bring your bikes - you can hit the Motu Trails Cycle Trail - with options for children, right through to serious mountain bikers.

  • Your Hosts

    Maggie is the Canopy Camping Escapes 'glam caravan'. We created Maggie back in 2015 and she started her life at our original campsite on Kawakawa Station. When Kawakawa Station was sold - we thought we'd try something a bit different - and offer glam caravan camping holidays at a typical kiwi campground. 

    Your hosts during your stay in Maggie, will be the team at Ohiwa Beach Holiday Park. Jump onto the park website to find out more about the Ohiwa Beach Holiday Park and what they have to offer.