Fun for all the family...
Huge outdoor experience in the suburbs; fantastic value - perfect for families with children aged 7 to 13. Bring togs - the pool's great and the water-slide should not be missed
El Rancho is a peaceful and safe family holiday park bordering the Waikanae River and a short walk to Waikanae Beach, on the Kapiti Coast north of Wellington.
We offer comfortable family budget accommodation from tent and caravan sites to cabins and lodges. Most of our accommodation is self serviced leaving you more dollars to enjoy your holiday.
We offer a range of motel units depending on your budget and preference. There are units suitable for individuals, couples and families at a very competitive price.
Recreation and Activities
Camping at El Rancho is a relaxed and laid back affair perfect for families with small children.
Our location is ideal for walking and cycling with tracks bordering the Waikanae River and around the estuary to Waikanae Beach.
Kapiti has an amazing shared pathway stretching from Peka Peka right down to Paekakariki, that runs right past El Rancho. It is the perfect way to discover the area either by bike or on foot. Check out the 'Stride n Ride' map here
There are also plenty of other activities to keep the family entertained including the swimming pools, water slide, tennis courts, mini putt, petanque, trampolines and more!
During the Christmas/New Year season (last week of December/first week of January), daily instructed activities are available and include horse treks, rockwall, go karts, archery, kayaks, paddle boats and air rifles.
This is a great opportunity to try out some of our onsite activities for a special summer holiday price of as little as $3 per person.
At other times of the year, most of our activities need to booked in advance. Activities that are readily available without prior booking are Swimming Pool (in season), Mini Golf, Tennis, Petanque and Trampolines.
If changing the environment and getting away for a quiet weekend of relaxation and leisure is your preference you will not be disappointed with Waikanae as a getaway destination. We boast some of the finest Cafe's and Eateries on the Kapiti Coast. Whether your like pizza, fine dining, Indian or oriental cuisine we have it all within a 5 minute drive from township to beach.
WiFi vouchers and Washer/Drier tokens can be purchased from the Office.
Our showers do not require tokens and do not have time limits, what they do have is excellent water pressure for you to enjoy!
Please note to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all our guests, our site is PET and ALCOHOL free.
My family had a fantastic time. We stayed in Baker Lodge which we found well equipped and clean and spacious, the shower pressure was wonderful 😊 our 13 year old had a blast enjoying the activities on site and meeting lots of kids, we barely saw him during the day. We loved the peace and quiet of the camp, the birds. We liked the fact that it is alcohol free makes it more appealing for families. The instructors and staff are friendly and accommodating and a credit to El Rancho.
Thank you once again for letting us stay in your little slice of heaven.