Our popular addition to our park is our Heated Swimming Pool and Splash Zone which has been a huge hit so far. With a purpose-built toddler waddle pool, safe for the little ones, and our main pool which slopes down to 1.9 metres in the deep end.
The pool is solar heated all year round by the sun (renewable energy – so the less sun we see the cooler it is), and temperature is topped up by heat pumps* (usually heated to around 28 – 30 degrees) so makes an easy and refreshing dip! During off-peak we have turned off units to reduce our Carbon Footprint.
* Update August 2023: Due to demand pool is now heated by Solar & Heat Pump all year round.
Right on our front doorstep is the beautiful Kikowhakarere Bay – perfect for exploring, gathering Kai Moana (Seafood) and swimming.
The tidal bay is best to swim at high tide and is usually very warm due to its depth. Very safe for swimming with kids, or exploring with kayak or paddleboards.
At low tide, you can walk around to Tucks Bay and complete the Shelly Beach Kauri Walkway Loop (approx. 90 minutes return). If you are a fan of Cockles or Pipi’s – the bay has an abundance of shellfish – we kindly ask you to respect limits and legal limits so it can be enjoyed by future generations.
Located on the western side of the Coromandel peninsula we are in the best spot to watch the sun slowly set across the Hauraki Gulf, we are treated to beautiful islands out from the park which make for picture-perfect sunsets.
The beachfront area is often a central meeting spot at sunset for our guests. The best way to end a day with beautiful views and company!
We are in a prime location with minimal light pollution to experience some of the best stargazing you can get. After you experience a Shelly Beach sunset, watch the skies light up and the constellations appear.
In June-July – experiencing the reappearance of the Matariki stars signals the beginning of the Māori New Year.
Fishing and boating are a big part of the Coromandel experience – we have the Hauraki Gulf right on our doorstep. Bring your boat or jetski, our closest boat ramp is 2-minutes around the corner at Oamaru Bay.
If you are successful on the water we have a dedicated fish filleting area for your use. We do ask that frames are returned back to the ocean.
Boats or Jetski can also have a quick flush of salt water at our boat flush area – please note, due to our water supply we encourage to reduce water usage and limit washing whole vessels but a spray over is fine.
Sadly there is no escaping washing, even when on holiday. We have a dedicated guest laundry with coin-operated top loader and front loader washing machines plus electric dryers available for your use. Also, there are large outdoor clothes lines available outside the laundry.
Bring your own coins, or we can exchange notes or do cash out at reception during office hours.
Our friendly team offer bookings for your next TOP 10 Holiday Park, Interisland Ferry crossing and local attractions like Driving Creek Railway, Coromandel Zipline Adventures, The Waterworks, and Glass Bottom Boat Tours.
Just visit our reception team during your stay and we will be happy to assist.
During peak periods, we set up our outdoor movies on the beachfront. As the sunsets over the bay, the projector and sound system fire up to screen family friend classics. Memory-making stuff, as you watch something on the big screen with the stars in the sky.
Bring something warm, a blanket, a chair and some snacks to make this extra memorable.
Follow our Facebook Page to see when we have the projector screens.