Fun for all the family...
Huge outdoor experience in the suburbs; fantastic value - perfect for families with children aged 7 to 13. Bring togs - the pool's great and the water-slide should not be missed
Impressed family, March 2017
El Rancho is a peaceful and safe family holiday park bordering the Waikanae River and a short walk to Waikanae Beach on the Kapiti Coast north of Wellington.
We offer comfortable family budget accommodation from tent and caravan sites to cabins and lodges. Most of our accommodation is self serviced leaving you more dollars to enjoy your holiday. Camping at El Rancho is a relaxed and laid back affair perfect for families with small children. Our location is also ideal for walking and cycling with tracks bordering the Waikanae River and around the estuary to Waikanae Beach. There are also plenty of other activities to keep the family entertained including the swimming pool, water slide, playground, tennis courts, mini putt, petanque, trampolines and more.
We offer a range of motel units depending on your budget and preference. There are units suitable for individuals, couples and families at a very competitive price.
Recreation and Activities
During the Christmas/New Year season (last week of Dec/first week of Jan), daily instructed activities are available and include horse treks, rockwall, go karts, archery and rifles.
This is a great opportunity to try out some of our onsite activities for a special summer holiday price of as little as $3 per person.
At other times of the year, most of our activities need to booked in advance. Activities that are readily available without prior booking are Swimming Pool (in season), Mini Golf, Tennis, Petanque and Trampolines.
If changing the environment and getting away for a quiet weekend of relaxation and leisure is your preference you will not be disappointed with Waikanae as a getaway destination. We boast some of the finest Cafe's and Eateries on the Kapiti Coast. Whether your like pizza, fine dining, Indian or oriental cuisine we have it all within a 5 minute drive from township to beach.
WiFi vouchers and Washer/Drier tokens can be purchased from the Office.
Please note we do not allow ALCOHOL or PETS on site.
My family had a fantastic time. We stayed in Baker Lodge which we found well equipped and clean and spacious, the shower pressure was wonderful 😊 our 13 year old had a blast enjoying the activities on site and meeting lots of kids, we barely saw him during the day. We loved the peace and quiet of the camp, the birds. We liked the fact that it is alcohol free makes it more appealing for families. The instructors and staff are friendly and accommodating and a credit to El Rancho.
Thank you once again for letting us stay in your little slice of heaven.
Cathy, December 2016