Media Reviews & Guest Testimonials

We have been named as a “hidden treasure” holiday park by the Herald on Sunday, and TV chef Richard Till rated us one of his favourite holiday parks between Cape Reinga and Christchurch. His comment  in the Sunday Star Times was “…spectacular location. Super-friendly hosts.”


We support TripAdvisor, Rankers and other review websites and encourage guests to post their experiences of their stay with us. This serves three purposes.

  • To provide unbiased feedback to help future guests make their accommodation decisions.
  • To help us provide an even better guest experience.
  • To give a lift to our team, who work so hard and do so much every day to make your experience special.

Your constructive feedback is important to us, particularly if given immediately and in person so that we can help resolve any concerns.  Similarly, if you have had a pleasant stay, telling us and others about it is our best reward.

We have the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, and are rated #1 of 3 Specialty Lodgings in the Whangarei Heads.

Here is one of the most recent reviews from TripAdvisor, where we rate 4.1, which we believe accurately summarise the Blue Heron

  • Lada S writes…”Very nice place with family atmosphere and lot of beatiful places to visit near here: Mountains, waterfalls, breathtaking caves with glowing worms… Every equipment was clean and nice. Best unlimited internet conection !!!  5/5
Here are a few of the most recent reviews from Rankers, where we currently rate 9.1, which are indicative of what you will find…
  • LL writes…”Lovely site, very good facilities, virtually on the waters edge. Free wifi worked a treat in our motor home. Owner could not have been more helpful or cheery.”  10/10
  • DM writes…”FAB-U-LOUS!! Great spot… on the water, fully stocked and clean kitchen with views, great showers, hot and clean with good pressure. Would go there again in a flash…”  10/10
  • PS writes…”Very friendly and helpful management – they even produce their own guide to the area! Small site with beautiful views, facilities clean and tidy. Great spot for exploring the Heads.”  9/10