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Located in a lush green setting of over 60 acres, El Rancho is located right alongside the Waikanae River and just a short walk from Waikanae Beach. 

They have a range of onsite activities, including horse riding, waterslide, rockwall, archery, go karts and loads more.  Just make sure you call first to check on availability of activities before you visit. You can also bike or walk along the river tracks and make your way to the impressive local beach cafes for a coffee or bite to eat.

Whether you’re keen to pitch a tent in true camping style, or if a fully equipped Villa motel room is more to your liking, they have a variety of accommodation options. 


  • Chapel
  • Swimming pool
  • Mini putt
  • Tennis
  • Waterslide
  • Free parking
  • Laundry
  • Dump station

Business accommodation:

El Rancho offers conference, accommodation and catering options for groups of 20-500+ people. Their business accommodation options include:

  • Elm Complex- motel style accommodation for up to 120 people
  • Villas- motel style accommodation units x5 (each sleeping 5 people)
  • Baker Lodge- motel style accommodation units x6 (each sleeping 6 people)
  • Studios- motel style accommodation units x4 (each sleeping up to 3 people)

They also offer cabins, bunk rooms and tent sites across their large site. 

Services & facilities

  • Free parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Waste station

Rooms available