The main communal building at Whanganui River TOP 10 is conveniently situated in the centre of the park, so you are never more then a short stroll away. This building houses a large, well equipped kitchen, indoor dining room, TV room, Internet kiosk, laundry, showers/toilets, BBQ, tourist information and a book swap.
There are covered outside dining areas on both sides of the building, so you can choose your view each day.
There is ramped access for those with mobility difficulties. There are entrances to the kitchen, dining and TV rooms from both sides, so wherever you are staying you won't have far to walk.
Our main park kitchen is large and spacious and fitted out with 3 large, top class ovens and plenty of preparation space.
There are 6 sinks, 2 microwaves, 2 4-slice toasters, 1 rice cooker, 2 kettles, electric can openers, a single upright freezer and a double upright fridge. Dining tables and chairs are also located in the main kitchen. Dish cloths, tea towels and washing up liquid are provided for your use.
Guests are welcome to help themselves to the fresh herbs in our herb garden outside the kitchen. And don't forget to finish your meal with a cappuccino, latte, hot chocolate or coffee freshly ground on demand by our coffee machine in the kitchen (we try to save on waste, so bring your own mug, you won't find our bins full of paper cups).
Dining & TV Room
Next to the kitchen you will find our spacious dining room with our TV lounge. There are numerous dining tables and chairs - plenty for small families or large groups.
We have a TV and couches at one end of the room with Sky TV. There is also a big drop down screen and projector to make watching the big game even better. If you would like access to the projector for a group presentation, please ask us in reception.
Fancy relaxing with a good book, but you've read all the ones you bought with you? Then pop along to our Book Swap where you will find a selection of books. Please remember it's a swap: take one but leave one behind.
Various local Tourist Information leaflets can be found in the dining room as well as in reception. Help yourself, but don't hesitate to ask our friendly staff for more information on anything you are particularly interested in.
We offer free WiFi to all our guests. Each guest receives 1GB of free WiFi every day. TOP 10 Members receive an extra voucher. If that's not enough for you, top up data packages can be purchased.
No holiday is complete without the classic kiwi BBQ.
BBQs are free to use at Whanganui River TOP 10 and we have them in 3 separate areas so you're never far from one to use.
1. On our main decking area. Undercover and close to the main kitchen and dining rooms - ideal if you're cooking up a big feast.
2. By the 2nd children's playground behind the games room - perfect for families: adults can cook while the kids play safely close by.
3. In our main tent field close to the river - awesome for our campers, covered seating area and river views.
The guest laundry houses two washing machines and two tumble dryers. It is $4 per washing machine cycle (includes washing detergent) and $4 per drier cycle. Both machines use $2 coins.
There are several washing lines throughout the park so you’ll never have to walk too far to get the towels off the line and pegs are available to borrow from reception or in the laundry. We actively encourage you to use the drying lines to save on power usage and reduce our impact on the environment.
Showers & Toilets
Light and spacious shower and toilet facilities can be found in the main communal building. These are maintained to a high level of cleanliness. The ladies bathroom has a baby change table. Both the ladies and men's bathrooms have hairdryers and power points.
Showers are free to use and there are no timers cutting off the hot water just as you've lathered your hair in shampoo. However we appreciate all efforts our guests make to contribute to our environmental policy including limiting excessive water use where possible.
One additional male and one additional female toilet can be found in the Kitchen Cabin block near the outdoor BBQ area.
When the peak season is in full swing and the park is busy, you can also find additional shower and toilet facilities in a recently refurbished block next to the swimming pool.
Our family bathroom is light and spacious with a bath with shower over, a baby bath complete with yellow rubber ducky, a baby change table and loads of space for the whole family to get washed and dressed. Located close to the main communal building and the swimming pool and convenient for all our campers.
If you're travelling with babies or young children just ask in reception for a key.
Accessible Shower Room
Our newly refurbished accessible shower room for our guests with mobility difficulties or using a wheelchair is light and airy with all the modern equipment you could need.
Ask at reception when you check in for a key.
Located close to the main communal building and convenient for our powered campsites.