There is no place like the Carters Beach in the Buller Region where you can arrive along the Great Coast Road past the Pancake Rocks of Punakaiki, or via the Lower Buller Gorge. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for the Dinosaur Tree!

Our family-friendly Carters Beach holiday park is the relaxing spot to stay so you can make the most of the region’s outdoor activities. You don’t have to go far from our Westport accommodation to explore the Cape Foulwind Seal Colony. Outside our gate, you can jump onto the Kawatiri Coastal Trail to cycle to the Cape. Or leave your bike at the Cape and walk the Lighthouse Walkway. This goes past a working lighthouse and the NZ Fur Seal Colony.

If cycling or hiking is for you, the Buller Region also has the Old Ghost Road and will take you into the heavens, it is truly breathtaking. But, if you are looking for a quieter day, we have a range of different walks  that are available for you.

The local 18-hole golf course is only a good stroll or short drive from our Carters Beach accommodation. Then you can head down to the local Picturesque Café for meal or a drink to make you day. You can sit outside and take in ever-changing ocean views. Donaldos Beach Café is only 400 meters from the Park.

If you enjoy water sports, we have boogie board to use down at our beach. Also bring your surf kite, your Kontiki longline, or Blokart. There is kilometres of beach for everyone.

You can hire surfing equipment from West Coast Surfing at one of New Zealand’s top surfing beaches at Tauranga Bay. We can help you with other epic surfing spots in the area. Westport has a heated indoor swimming pool. We can also point you in the directs for some fishing spots. 

Westport township has some nice little boutique shops, array of cafes, restaurants, supermarkets, op shops, along with a recreation centre and movie theatre.

Our facilities can make it easy to relax with an array of amenities during your stay. Hot Tubs for hire, unlimited hot showers, guest laundry, BBQ area, Sky TV Lounge, Chrome casting in units with LED TV’s.  We make it easy with free unlimited WIFI throughout the Park for every guest.

We have plenty of in-park activities for your younger ones. With a bouncy cushion, playground, fun bike hires and a games room.

We are a dog friendly Carters Beach holiday park (on sites only) with limits over the Christmas/New Year period. If travelling with your pet, we ask that you read our pet policy and contact our park in advance for approval before arriving.

Best of all, unlike the rest of the West Coast, Carters Beach is mostly sandfly free!  With a mild climate it make it easy to have a swim at the beach, or just sit in the sun and read a book. 

So, if you are looking to stay, we have an array of Motels, Self-Contained Units, Cabins Powered or Unpowered Sites, with Park facilities available for a quiet comfortable night. Our staff can help you with the right choice of Westport accommodation or activities for you.

If you are flying, the airport is based at Carters Beach, then Westport Taxi service can drop you to our Carters Beach Holiday Parks' Reception. Or if you like to stretch your legs then we are a 15 min walk away.

Autumn Reception Hours: 9am to 6pm.

Park Features

Free WiFi (Unlimited)

TV/Recreation Room

Jumping Pillow

Pet-friendly (T&C's Apply, Call Park Before Booking)

Sky TV

Spa/Hot Tub


Kids Playground

Communal Kitchen and Bathroom

Dump Station

BBQ Area

Bike Hire

Recreational Gear Hire

Cot Hire Available

Carts Hire

Giant Connect 4

Our Accommodation

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Wonderful site, exceptionally helpful friendly staff. Fantastic, clean facilities, quiet camp and great location- across the road to the beach and right on cycle track. 5 min drive into lovely Westport. Booked in for 1 night ended up staying for 3 and if we could would have stayed longer.

Jacqui P, January 2024
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Great location, clean facilities and great showers. Staff were friendly and helpful. Even in peak season it didn't feel overcrowded. Would highly recommend to anyone, we will definitely be back. The hot tub was awesome.

Nicola T, January 2024
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We've stayed here before and will return. Best TOP 10 bathrooms, almost like your own ensuite! Good quiet location. Clean and well organised. Beautiful beach and stunning sunsets!

Bev B, July 2023
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"34 students and 3 staff all looked after very well for 2 nights. Facilities great and the local restaurant [and owners] were brilliant. If you are looking to stay in the Buller area then I would thoroughly recommend this place as a sensible choice".

Morrie, September 2023

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