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About Us

Still in the Family

Otorohanga Kiwi Holiday Park has been operating for 24 years. Started from an idea from Mark and Billie-Ann Gadd 30 years ago. Both having worked at New Zealands iconic tourist destinations Milford Sound and Waitomo Caves, they could see the potential for a Holiday Park in the King Country town Otorohanga. In 1998 Mark Passed away and the Holiday Park idea was on hold.  Billie-Ann kept the dream alive and opened as a holiday park in 2000. Kelvin joined Billie-Ann at the park in 2001 and eloped to Las Vegas in 2007.      

Kelvin’s Grandchildren have been part of the holiday park, helping with the big cleaning days and photo models for our marketing. 

Now Billie-Ann’s Grandchildren will be seen around the park. Her son Neville is the maintenance manager and green fingered daughter-in law Jess, will be seen on the mover and is now in the process of changing Billie-Ann’s plain garden shrubs to beautiful roses and flowering hydrangeas.

The Kiwi capital of New Zealand

The Kiwi breading and educational programs at the Otorohanga Kiwi House/Native Bird Park are valued by all New Zealand. A great place to see a Kiwi up close as well as many New Zealand native birds. 

Located just 20 kms to the world famous Waitomo Glow worms. Take a trip underground or do an early evening bush walk to see the amazing glowworms. 

Environment for future generations

  • Provide 4 Water tanks throughout the park.  

  • Solar Panels to heat the swimming pool. 

  • Install low-energy lamps throughout the park.

  • Provide recycling bins for guests to utilise.

  • Use water and energy-efficient laundry machines.

  • Continue to plant large shade trees and hedging. 

Continuing to support our community

  • Sponsoring school events.

  • Supporting The Riding for Disabled.

  • Member of the local business association & development board.

  • Donating no longer fit-for-purpose furniture, appliances etc to the local Lions secondhand shop.

  • Donating clothing to the local church opportunity shop.

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