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The small New Zealand community of Wakefield is situated some 25 km south west of Nelson at the top of the South Island. First settled in about 1843, it was originally called Pitfure. However the name was soon changed to Wakefield, and it is believed to have been named after the birthplace of one of its original settlers, who was from Wakefield in Yorkshire. It is often assumed that the settlement was named after Captain Arthur Wakefield, who led the expedition that first established Nelson City and Province. Arthur Wakefield was killed in the Wairau Affray and it is assumed that the event has helped confirm the change of name from Pitfure to Wakefield. Wakefield is notable for Wakefield Primary School, the oldest school in continuous usage in New Zealand. It was set up in 1843 by Mary Ann Baigent, the wife of Edward Baigent. St John's Church in 120 Edward Street, built in 1846, is New Zealand's second oldest surviving church. It is registered by Heritage New Zealand as a Category I heritage structure, with registration number 40. Wakefield comes under the responsibility of the Tasman District Council, which has its offices in the nearby town of Richmond. It is part of the West Coast-Tasman general electorate.

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JoyRide 4 berth Motorhome
$199 / Day

JoyRide 4 berth Motorhome

Nelson, Nelson

Sleeps 4
Length 6.4m
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Mellow Yellow
$85 / Day

Mellow Yellow

Nelson, Nelson

Sleeps 5
Length 4m
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Blue Baby
$156 / Day

Blue Baby

Motueka, Tasman

Sleeps 4
Length 6.2m
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R & M
$280 / Day

R & M

Motueka, Tasman

Sleeps 4
Length 6.7m
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Richard and Val's Coaster
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Richard and Val's Coaster

Nelson, Nelson

Sleeps 2
Length 7m
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Bill Bailey
$140 / Day

Bill Bailey

Nelson, Nelson

Sleeps 4
Length 6.5m
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Maxine
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Maxine

Nelson, Nelson

Sleeps 2
Length 4.6m
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Ruby
$145 / Day

Ruby

Mapua, Tasman

Sleeps 6
Length 7.5m
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Places to Visit near Wakefield, New Zealand


The Station House Motel

The Station House Motel is a charming accommodation situated in the quiet village of Collingwood, in magical Golden Bay. Enjoy a relaxing stay at our boutique motel, originally the Police Station villa and grounds, where you will find warm Kiwi hospitality and receive individual attention from your hosts, Darren & Sylvie Steel.

We are situated close to The Courthouse café, the beach, the Farewell Spit tour and many stunning walking tracks. We offer comfortable accommodation at very affordable rates. Our small quiet complex offers you self contained motels in our garden setting. Enjoy our guest BBQ courtyard and brick outdoor fireplace.

Tahunanui Beach

The beach reserve area is a large part of the reason why Nelson is consistently rated as the one of the most desirable places to live in New Zealand.

The beach is excellent for swimming, running or walking. It is also a paradise for stand-up paddle boarders, wind surfers, kite surfers, dog walkers and general sun seekers.

Founders Heritage Park

Explore displays of Nelson's heritage and learn the stories of our local people. Visit our businesses and artisans in character buildings. Take a ride on the train and relax at the award winning Founders Brewery Cafe & Bar, set in quaint streets amongst village greens and beautiful well established gardens.

Come down for a tasting tray and view the brewery through the glass walled cafe. Founders Cafe offers a delicious menu that features local ingredients in a family-friendly setting.

The Suter Art Gallery

Nice Art Gallery right next to the Queens Gardens. Different interesting exhibitions. Worth a visit.

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Tahuna Beach Kiwi Holiday Park

By the beach, in the sun...

Tahuna Beach Kiwi Holiday Park and Motel is located 4.5 kilometres from Nelson city centre and adjacent to the long golden sands of Tahunanui Beach.

It covers 54 acres of parkland that has been available for almost nine decades for holidaymakers to enjoy. Today Tahuna Beach Holiday Park offers accommodation that suits every holidaymaker and traveller’s budget – from unpowered campsites to cosy cabins to modern, fully self-contained apartment motel units.

The holiday park’s location gives you direct access to the beach, playing fields and local beachside attractions. On site there are several recreation areas, including beach volleyball court, basketball court, several playgrounds, an 18 hole mini golf course, a fitness track with 14 exercise stations and an outdoor amphitheatre for live music and other events.

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Collingwood Motor Camp

Located in the unique and beautiful Golden Bay. The Collingwood Holiday Park is the perfect base to explore the region, staying just one day won’t be enough.

Collingwood Holiday Park is a great example of a good rustic Kiwi family experience. Collingwood is a quiet gold rush town, and is Golden Bay’s northernmost settlement. Situated between the sea and Ruataniwha Inlet, the town consists mainly of one street containing a general store, several cafes and galleries, a hairdresser, a pub and a small museum. The town is a base for those interested in the Farewell Spit tours and the Heaphy Track. Also worth seeing are the Devil’s Boots, Historic Langford Store and the wild and wonderful Wharariki Beach and seal colony.

We offer friendly, comfortable surroundings on the front door to Kahurangi National Park, Heaphy Track & Farewell Spit in the beautiful Golden Bay. It is the closest Camp to the Bainham start of the Heaphy Track. Enquire about our Backpacker and Ensuite or Kitchen Cabins, 2 bedroom Bach, powered and non powered sites.

NO PETS BETWEEN 14-29 APRIL (School Holidays/Easter). Please refer to our Pet Policy.

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