Top 10 things to do
in and around Bethany Park…
World famous (in Kaiteriteri!) 60 metre Bethany Park waterslide!
In Camp One is the very popular free-standing 60 metre water slide. All ages take to the slide and enjoy the freedom of speeding downhill in cool stream fed water! It is only for Bethany Park guests from mid-December to late January.
Kaiteriteri Beach – one of the top ten beaches in New Zealand
Just a ten-minute stroll along the road or through the bush estuary walkway leads you to the beautiful golden sands of Kaiteriteri Beach. It is perfect for families of all ages as well as room for kayaking, water skiing and stand up paddle boarding. Best time is February, less people warmer waters!
BMX track for our young campers (5-10 years)
For our younger campers there is a BMX TRACK. With 60 metres of track and 6 jumps, this is definitely a firm favourite with our younger campers.
Playgrounds and outdoor table tennis
We have two playgrounds and outdoor table tennis, bats are provided and you can purchase your own ping pong ball for a dollar at the office! It is concrete, so good in all weather!
Not your average 18-hole golf course! For a start it is just 9 holes, in a paddock, up a hill and you use tennis balls and golf clubs. We do however have a score card for the competitive golfer among you. See the office staff for cost and collection of balls and clubs.
Summer movie nights – free for Bethany Park guests
During the busy weeks of summer, we run children’s movies every second evening in our Main Hall on Camp One. They are free for our Bethany Park families.
Glow worm bush walk, The Loop Track and Estuary Walkway
It is an easy ten minute walk along the Estuary to the beach, cafes and store, avoiding the busy road. The Loop Track is on Bethany property and takes you around the perimetre of Camp Two. In the evenings just on dark you can walk through the bush to an amazing glow worm grotto. Only ten minutes of easy walking, so ideal for families, check at Office for directions. Take a torch!
The Green – for cricket, petanque, volleyball and other team activities
In Camp Two, the Holiday Park we have a large open space which is set aside exclusively for family fun. Throughout summer we have our mobile coffee cart for those morning lattes and fresh whitebait sandwiches!
Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park
Spread over the low hills above Kaiteriteri beach is the Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park. Fifteen kilometres of bike trails on our doorstep. Designed and built by riders for riders, it has more than 25 trails weaving through both native forest and open terrain. There are adventures for everyone, from family groups looking for holiday fun, to more advanced mountain bikers after meatier treats including steep climbs, swift descents and testing surprises.
The Great Taste Trail
This is a New Zealand Great Ride, 174km long, with two thirds being off-road trails. It is a scenic cycle trail that takes you past breweries, vineyards, orchards, artists, cafes, from Nelson airport through Mapua and Motueka, arriving in Kaiteriteri where you can spend a night or two in one of our family cabins! You can choose a section or two and head out for a couple of hours, take the whole day, or enjoy a multi-day biking adventure.