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Motorhome and Campervan Adventures: Why Belt Road Seaside Holiday Park is the Perfect Stop

Exploring New Zealand’s Taranaki region by motorhome or campervan is an unparalleled adventure, offering the freedom to discover hidden gems and scenic landscapes at your own pace. One of the best places to base your travels is Belt Road Seaside Holiday Park in New Plymouth. With top-notch facilities and an ideal location, it’s the perfect stop for motorhome and campervan travellers.

Here’s why our Park is your ideal home base and tips for making the most of your journey around Taranaki.

Belt Road Seaside Holiday Park: Facilities and Services


Prime Coastal Location 

Belt Road Seaside Holiday Park is perched on a cliff overlooking the Tasman Sea, offering stunning panoramic views and easy access to the beach. Its proximity to New Plymouth’s city centre makes it convenient for accessing local shops, restaurants, and attractions while providing a tranquil retreat.

Excellent Motorhome and Campervan Facilities

The Park is equipped with spacious powered and non-powered sites designed to accommodate motorhomes and campervans of all sizes. Each site is thoughtfully laid out to ensure privacy and comfort, with many offering spectacular sea views.

Modern Amenities 

Guests at Belt Road can enjoy a range of modern amenities, including clean and well-maintained communal kitchens, BBQ areas, laundry facilities, and modern bathrooms with hot showers. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the park, ensuring you can stay connected during your travels.

Dump Station 

For those travelling in self-contained motorhomes or campervans, the park provides a convenient dump station for waste disposal, making it easy to maintain your vehicle during your stay.

Top-Class Facilities 

The holiday park is perfect for a wide range of holiday-seekers - local and international. The safe, relaxed environment ensures that everyone is in the right frame of mind to have a great time.

Attractions and Scenic Drives Outside of New Plymouth


The Forgotten World Highway (State Highway 43) 

This 155-kilometre route takes you through some of New Zealand’s most remote and rugged landscapes. Starting from Stratford, the highway winds through historic sites, including the Whangamomona Republic, a quirky village that declared itself a republic in 1989. Along the way, you’ll encounter stunning scenery, including lush forests, deep gorges, and rolling farmland.


Opunake is a charming coastal town known for its beautiful beaches and vibrant arts scene. Take a stroll along the walkway, which offers stunning views of the coastline and Mount Taranaki. The town also hosts a variety of art galleries and craft shops, making it a great place to explore local creativity.

Patea and the Patea Dam 

Patea, a small town with a rich Maori and European history, is home to the Patea Historical Society Museum, which offers insights into the region’s past. Nearby, the Patea Dam and Lake Rotorangi provide opportunities for boating, fishing, and picnicking in a serene setting.

Cape Egmont Lighthouse 

For a touch of history and stunning coastal views, visit the Cape Egmont Lighthouse. Located on the westernmost point of Taranaki, this historic lighthouse offers breathtaking views of the Tasman Sea and is a great spot for photography and picnicking.

Lake Mangamahoe 

Just a short drive from New Plymouth, Lake Mangamahoe is a picturesque spot perfect for a leisurely day out. Enjoy walking and cycling trails around the lake, or simply relax and take in the stunning views of Mount Taranaki reflected in the water.


Eltham is a vibrant town full of attractions and rich history. As the second-largest town in Taranaki, Eltham is known for its charming Victorian buildings and its reputation as a "town of firsts." Historically, Eltham was an industrial powerhouse, notably shipping New Zealand’s first butter exports. Today, the town offers a unique shopping experience with vintage and retro shops housed in old banks and other historic buildings.

Eltham's eclectic art scene makes it a must-visit for those interested in exploring the Taranaki art community. Just a short drive from New Plymouth, it's perfect for a day trip. Wander through the streets and immerse yourself in the town's distinctive charm and creativity. Eltham is a delightful destination for history buffs and art lovers alike, and is also noted for its annual “Great Downhill Cheese-Rolling Run”. It is located only 10km down the road from Stratford - another town worth a visit. 

We’ll See You Soon!

Belt Road Seaside Holiday Park is the perfect base for exploring the Taranaki region by motorhome or campervan. With its excellent facilities, stunning views, and convenient location, it offers everything you need for a comfortable and memorable stay. By following some of these tips and exploring the attractions and scenic drives, you’ll make the most of your motorhome or campervan adventure in this beautiful part of New Zealand.

So pack your bags, hit the road, and discover the wonders of Taranaki from the comfort of your home away from home, on wheels!


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