Spend the school holidays in Ohiwa for quality family time

The school holidays have crept up on us once again. While the kids are as excited as ever about their upcoming holiday, parents will no doubt be feeling a little frazzled about how they’re going to keep the kids busy for a whole two weeks.

How about taking off for a few days and experiencing the school holidays in Ohiwa?

Don’t let the cold stop you from coming to one of the most adventurous parts of New Zealand. While swimming may be off the cards (unless you’re really game!), Ohiwa is a magical place in the winter time.

With vast natural landscape and the beach and harbour at your doorstep, here you’ll have the choice to relax and unwind or go on a family adventure.

This July, spend the school holidays in Ohiwa and let the kids burn off their energy in the hidden jewel of the Eastern Bay of Plenty.

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Kids love the beach, whatever the season

There’s a different feeling associated with being at the beach in the winter. It’s a feeling of appreciation that we can still enjoy this natural wonder, even if we’re not there to swim.

The beach has long been a source of entertainment for Kiwi kids. There is a joy that kids get from spending time at the beach that we, as adults, will probably remember from our own childhoods.

The beach is a playground for the imagination – sandcastles, shells, tide pools, driftwood, sand dunes and salty air. A simple bucket and spade can provide hours of entertainment in what kids view as a giant sandpit.

And as you sit and watch your little ones have the time of their life, you can enjoy some much-needed time out in one of the most peaceful settings our area has to offer.

Explore glistening Ohiwa Harbour by kayak

Ohiwa Harbour takes on a different form in the winter, quiet, cold and incredibly peaceful. On a calm day, the water is like glass, mirroring the surrounding hills.

When you see Ohiwa Harbour like this, you’ll want to get out there and explore it. And with our friends at KG Kayaks, you and the family can do just that.

Kenny and his team take guided tours throughout the harbour. As the water is calm, it’s an easy journey for families and you will also have the option of single or double kayaks. Ohiwa Harbour is abundant in wildlife and these kayaking tours allow you to get up close and personal with the unique natural environment.

Orca, fur seals and blue penguins can be seen in and around the harbour several times a year. Imagine sharing that experience with your kids! However, even if the stars of Ohiwa Harbour don’t show up during your guided tour, you’ll still be treated to a wide variety of fish, rays and bird life.

Don’t miss out on our amazing winter special

The school holidays couldn’t have come at a better time. When you stay for two nights at Ohiwa Beach Holiday Park in the months of June and July, you’ll receive a third night free!

A three-night trip away to this secluded and serene spot will be just what you need to break up the school holidays.

This offer is available for all of our accommodation and campsites. Offers like this don’t come along very often so don’t miss the opportunity to have your third night’s stay on us.

Fun, free activities for a memorable school holiday

Ohiwa Beach Holiday Park has a range of activities both onsite and beyond. Our grounds are quieter at this time of year so kids can have easy access to our playground, bouncy cushion and pedal cars. If the weather decides to take a turn, we have plenty of indoor activities for the kids to enjoy in our functions centre.

We also have a selection of walking tracks that range from easy to challenging all within walking distance from the Park. If you really want to surprise the kids, head off to the Glow Worm Grotto. This is a mere 10 minute walk from the Ohiwa Beach Holiday Park along the Ohiwa Nature Trail. We highly recommend it!

Family mountain biking on forest trail, back view

School holidays in Ohiwa are about taking things slow, reconnecting and appreciating nature. We’d love to see you and the family in our neck of the wood these school holidays. Our accommodation special will be available for the whole two weeks.

Create some lasting memories these school holidays and book a getaway at Ohiwa Beach Holiday Park. Call us today.

Nola Morgan