Topic: Camping round the Rotorua Lakes

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A Table List of Camping Grounds, Caravan Parks and Fishing Lodges from 1922 onward. Information from Rotorua Phone Books, Wises Post Office Guides (via Ancestry.com) ;Rotorua Lakes Council Archives and Papers Past (via National Library of New Zealand); Rotorua Who's Who 1961-1990.

Date  Name Site Proprietors
1907 Te Minenga House Ohau Mrs Rennie
1922 Hamurana Fishing Lodge  On banks of the Hamurana Stream, close to where it enters Lake Rotorua   Major & Mrs E. Meyer 
      Mr S.H. Jolly (c1927) 
       
Name Change c1940 Hamurana Springs Lodge   Mr Kenneth P. Lovat Fraser c1942-1954
Name Change c1963 Hamurana Springs Resort   Richard (Ricky) & Janice Habberfield-Short c1963-1975
1928 Lake Rotoma Tea Room Includes Boarding House at this time  Mr & Mrs Twomey c1928-1936
1928 Okataina Lodge Unknown Dr. R.F. Rayner & Mr N. Cole
      Mrs Keitha Beamish-White c1938-c1968
1929-1953 Municipal Camp Ground Cnr Devon & Ranolf Street  
  Municipal Camp Ground 469 Old Taupo Road  c1953-  Jenkins Holdings Ltd c1953-1976 
Name Change Rotorua Thermal Motor Camp 469 Old Taupo Road Kenneth & Rona Allen c1972
      Bernard & Janke Bartelink c1978
      Brian & Norreen Voyce c1986
1932  Cochrane's Park & Fishing Lodge  Hamurana Road, on the banks of the Ohau Channel  James W & Annie Cochrane c1932-1951
      Joseph M.V. Paterson c1949-c1954
      Arthur S. Buchanan c1956-57
Name Change Ohau Channel Camp & Tourist Cabins Hamurana Road R.J.H. Short (Ricky) c1964-c71
      Donald & Phyllis Malcolm c1972-c1978
      Frederick A. Comfort c1975
      Ina & Robert Sayer c1986-87
1932 Gray's Fishing Lodge & Guest House Ngongotaha, near Railway Line Harry S & Ida M Gray c1928-1949
  also known as Central Fishing Lodge    
  Central House c1928-    
1928 The Bungalow Fishing Lodge Lake Rotoma, (one mile from Soda Spring) Phoebe Atkinson c1928-1944
1935 Parawai Fishing Lodge Parawai Road, Ngongotaha Mr & Mrs J U Collins c1935 
1930-1981? Rainbow Springs & Motor Camp  Fairy Springs Road  Edward (Ted) Bruce c1929- 1940
      Malcolm H Fraser (poss 1949- 
      Gainard & Kathleen Petty c1954-c1962 
      John E & Felecia Mills c1969-c1972 
      Mavis J. Newlands (Camp Manageress) c1969-1981 
c1935 Cottage Motor Camp Whittaker Road F. Oldham
      Robert & Kathleen Lewis c1935-1938
      Frederick L. Bacon (Caretaker) 1943-1946
      John C. Adams (Caretaker) c1946-1949
      Ernest & Marjorie Long c1949-
Name Change Cosy Cottage Motor Camp c1969   David & Patricia Long c1969-1974
      Stewart & Jeanette Couper c1975-c1983
1938 Te Koutu Motor Camp Lake Road, btw Railway & Old Taupo Road Unknown,  c1938-c1949
c1939 Fishing Lodge Okere Falls, location unknown Kingi c1939-1945
c1942- Ideal Motor Camp Unknown - in Electoral Rolls, no street address given Unknown
1942 Dickinson's Auto Park 22 Beaumonts Road, Ngongotaha Alfred S. Dickinson & Charles Dickinson c1942-1954
      Gordon & Nora Brebner c1954-
Name Change Parker's Caravan Park c1974-   William & Dorothy Parker c1972-1978
Name Change  Ngongotaha Caravan & Motor Camp c1978-   Gavin & Raewyn Mexted c1977-80
      Betty & Bill Culver c1981-1983
      John & Vicky Pennington c1984
      Les & Irene Lewis c1985-86
      John & Carmen Caldwell c1990-91
1949- Autohaven Lodge 133 Pukuatua Street Max Yerex c1949-c1968
      Christopher Yerex c1968
      Mr & Mrs Henry Newbrook c1969-1972
      Edward & Lorna Bowring c1972 
      John & Tommie Mullan c1976
1949-? Neilson's Motor Camp Fairy Springs Road, location unknown. Frank & Annie Neilson c1949-1954
1949 Lake Rotoma Camp Main Highway Leigh & Dora Foster
      James & Nancy Burdett (Camp Attendant) c1972-1975
Possible Name Change Rotoma Holiday Park Manawahe Road Karl & June Buscke 1975
      Keith & Avis Niven c1974-1986
      W.D. & M.Y. Eddy c1989
       
1951 Holden's Bay Holiday Park 21 Robinson Ave D.W. Hyde & A.S. Carter c1957-59
      Graham Maplesden c1969-1983
      Eric & Sandra Chatterton c1985-1986
      David & Elspeth Liddle c1986-87
1954 Lodge Motor Court cnr Hall & School Roads, Ngongotaha T. D. Brewer c1954-1972
      Bob Brough c1975-c1978
      John & Judith Gurzinski c1985-86
Name Change Greengrove Holiday Park c1998    
c1954 Merge Lodge S.H. 30, Lake Rotoma T.C. Bell c1954-1961
      R.L.Yates c1968
      Charles E.M. Hyde c1971-1972
      Alan & Meryl Leaning c1978-1981
       
New on same site?c1986- Merge Lodge Camping Ground   Lester & Helen Tapp c1986-87
c1954- Taheke Motor Camp 103 Okere Road, Okere Falls Annie D. Larner c1954-1960
      Gerald & Audrey Allen c1967-1981
      Wayne & Christine Mason c1988
c1954 Golden Springs Motor Camp S.H. 5, Reporoa Frederick & Elizabeth Eaton c1954
      Lloyd & Phyllis Patchett c1954
      L. M. Walker c1957-1959
      Ross & Rayoni Todd c1978
1957 Stowes Beach Chalets 15 Holden's Ave  Leonard C Stowe c1957-c1960
      Eric Emery c1960-1971
Name Change  c1974 Beachcomber Motel & Caravan Park   William & Hannah Dalglish c1975
      Julie D. Woywode c1984-85
      Sibely A.D. Watson c1984-85
      Ian S. Cheater c2008
1957 Lakeside Motor Camp 54 Whittaker Road J.H. & Gladys Smith c1957-1980
      John McKnight Smith c1978
      Richard & Cornelia Bos c1978-1989
      Clinton & Cheryl Kendall c1989-1991
c1957 Waters Motor Camp 91 Old Taupo Road (opp Gilltraps Garage) J.H. Waters 1957-c1961
c1957 Rehutai Motor Camp De Luxe Fairy Springs Road Unknown
c1957 Fairy Springs Motor Camp Fairy Springs Road Unknown
c1957 Pines Motor Camp 71 Fairy Springs Road  
Name change c1969 Pines Auto Lodge    Karl & June Buscke c1969-1974
c1958 Moana Motel 50-58 Lee Road, Hannah's Bay Donald & Corrine Carlson c1958-1963
      Ross Waters c1966-1969
      Mr & Mrs R.H. Deane c1973-1975
      S.P. Groot c1976-1980
1961 Blue Lake Holiday Park Tarawera Road Henry A. Cavanagh c1961-1964
      Colin & Shona Brooke c1975
      Denton & Topham 
1961 Fisherman's Lodge Holiday Park 19 Te Mu Road, Lake Tarawera John L. Wright c1961-1973
      Owners : Lance Winter & Donald Walker c1973-
      Alan Rayner Hodder & Janice Hodder and family c1975-1991
       
1962 Stillwater Motel S.H. 30, Lake Rotoma Leon & Una Stack c1962-c1972
      Desmond & Kathleen Jenkinson c1978
1962 Okawa Bay Boating Camp & Lakeside Cabins RD4 Peter L. Martin c1962
      Michael & Cynthia Williams c1963-c1977
c1968 Parawai Lodge 28 Parawai Road, Ngongotaha L. L. Wither c1968-1972
  Possibly was Parawai Fishing Lodge c1935   Mr & Mrs J.U. Collins
1968 Wishing Tree Tea Rooms Ltd. Tamatea Street, Lake Rotoiti C.C. & E. Garratt c1968 
    included Holiday Accomodation at this time. D. Canty c1976-1980
Name Change Hinehopu Caravan Park    
1974 Redwood Park Motel & Caravan Park 5 Tarawera Road Percy A. Lewis c1974-
   was Country Gardens Motel   Simon J. Meadows c1976-79
c1972 Kettle Kabins Lake Rotoma Florence Crawley
c1973 Waiteti Trout Stream Motor Camp 14 Okona Crescent, Ngongotaha Ian & Vicky Calvert c1973-
c1978 Solitaire Lodge 16 Ronald Road, Lake Tarawera Reginald Turner c1978-1989
c1988 UFCW Motor & Holiday Camp Paradise Valley Road Unknown

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