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About Us

Lake Waihola Holiday Park provides affordable holiday accomodation in an established setting, that is being continually improved by its owners, Peter and Nicky.

 Pete is a friendly local who has moved on from his family farm. He's excited to manage and provide a warm and welcoming environment for camp gowers and travellers from all around the world to enjoy. His other half, Nicky, has come from a hospitality background and her passion is to cater to everyone's needs and supply the best service possible. With a combination of Pete's local knowledge, handy man skills, and family orientated qualities, and Nicky's friendly inviting persona, polished service, and nature to help all, this duo provides an inviting atmosphere for the campground that will guarantee to make you feel at home. The park is ideally situated for the quick weekend away from Mosgiel, Dunedin or Balclutha  - also being the closest park to the Dunedin International Airport, it's the ideal first or last night stopover before departing from the region. Lastly but definitely not least, for all of the foodies out there, the holiday park is only a hop and a skip away from the the Lake Waihola Tavern and Restaurant that has a high quality and affordable menu to cater for all appetites. It is ideal if you would like to treat yourself to a deliciously pleasing meal and to try some of the local famous dishes.

Bonding with Fish

Lake Waihola is a tidal freshwater lake located 15 km north of Milton in Otago, in New Zealand's South Island. Its area is some 9 square kilometres, with a maximum length of 6 kilometres.

It is the larger of a pair of existing lakes - the other being Lake Waipori - which lie in a small area of low hills between the Taieri and Tokomairiro. Waihola is drained by the Waipori River, a tributary of the Taieri. Both lakes are very shallow and surrounded by wetlands, including the internationally renowned and protected Sinclair Wetlands which are the home to many species of wading birds. This shallowness is reflected in the name Waihola, the southern Maori form of the word waihora, which means "spreading waters".

Lake Waihola is a popular day trip for holidaymakers from Dunedin, 40 km to the north. The small township of Waihola (population 200), nestled against the lake's eastern edge, has facilities for fishing, yachting, and waterskiing, and the lake is an important rowing venue.

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