New Zealand leads Australasia with its dazzling camp kitchen culture

July 27, 2007
New Zealand leads Australasia with its dazzling camp kitchen culture

By Garth Morrison
New Zealand is setting a cracking pace in itsleading Holiday Parks with dazzling presentation of camp kitchens and amenities blocks. In the North and South islands the best examples lead Australasia.

Few Australian caravan parks are in the same league when they are compared withcamp kitchenexamples we have enjoyed whilecamping inNew Zealand.

This does not hold true of New Zealand's Holiday Park chalets and motel units which in Australia translate as caravan park cabins. Australia leads in cabin qualityand overall caravan park presentation in most states and territories.Australia's downsides show in areas wheretired accommodation product is kept in service waypast its used by date.

There is a strong cultural element to the excellence of New Zealand's 'kitchens for campers'. In essence Kiwis camp and Aussies cabin and caravan.

There is a subtle difference in the way the camping experience is approached byNew Zealandersand it is a family rite of passage in New Zealand's Holiday Park culture.

Butthis sets an emphasis on family demand for excellent camp kitchens which leads New Zealand Holiday Parks to deliver the highest standards.

Unlike Australia New Zealandplaces a heavy emphasis on motorhome and campervan camping. But regardless of the Recreational Vehicle involved, when meal times come allcampers, including those in caravans and tents, join the practical social scene in the camp kitchen.

This traditional camper first serviceis supported by qualitybarbecues and pools which extend the camping experience in the best way.

Chalets and motel units are the New Zealand Holiday Parkversion of the popular cabins in Australian caravan parks and there is no drop in the delivery of fully equipped by the leading New Zealand Holiday Parks when compared with Australia's cabin product.

We use New Zealand Holiday Park chaletsand motel units regularly. They range from mostly basic to an increasing number of newmuch improvedexamples.Some much improvedexamples we have enjoyed can be found at Miranda and Taupo.

Here are some pictures we took in our recent travels. They reflect Holiday Parks and the people who make them happenand show how good New Zealand's best can be -

Go See New Zealand Website www.GoSeeNewZealand.co.nz

Go See Australia Website www.GoSeeAustralia.com.au

Camp Kitchen Bowentown Family Holiday Park
Camp Kitchen Bowentown Family Holiday Park

Communal kitchen and sunny eating area Northshore Top10 Holiday Park
Communal kitchen and sunny eating area Northshore Top10 Holiday Park

Blue Bay  of Plenty Bowentown
Blue Bay of Plenty Bowentown

Eating area Communal Kitchen Northshore Top10 Holiday Park
Eating area Communal Kitchen Northshore Top10 Holiday Park

Raewyn makes  it happen Miranda Holiday Park
Raewyn makes it happen Miranda Holiday Park

GoSeeNZ cook in action Miranda chalet
GoSeeNZ cook in action Miranda chalet

Hot spring time Miranda Holiday Park
Hot spring time Miranda Holiday Park

Nice tent site. Northshore Top10 Holiday Park
Nice tent site. Northshore Top10 Holiday Park

No chance of going hungry. Northshore Top 10 Holiday Park
No chance of going hungry. Northshore Top 10 Holiday Park

Barbecue area Bowentown Family Holiday Park
Barbecue area Bowentown Family Holiday Park

Chalets and Motorhomes Miranda Holiday Park
Chalets and Motorhomes Miranda Holiday Park