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Find the answer to everyone’s wish list at Thornton Beach. The spectacularly positioned Holiday Park has a ring side view of ocean swells perfect for surfers, surfcasting fishing and Rangitaiki River mouth calm waters for kayaking, SUP and swimming.


  • Rangitaiki River Mouth fishing for Kahawai as they chase the bait fish on the flowing tide.
  • Julians Berry Farm & Cafe. With farm animals, cafes and picked berries you have elements of a delicious feast.
  • Red Barn Bakery on Thornton Rd means an impromptu beach picnic is sorted.

Thornton Beach accommodation ranges from standard motel units, chalets, and dormitory style cottages for larger groups as well as powered and non-powered sites. There is a play area with a bouncy castle, go karts for hire, SUP and kayaks for hire.

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