About Us



Ian and Vicki Smith have owned Beachaven for now 10 years and all sorts of upgrades have been made over those years. 

During the past decade, Ian & Vicki invested a lot of time and money improving Beachaven to the point where it is now winning awards for customer service and sustainability.

“One of the big attractions about Beachaven for guests is that it’s pet friendly, by negotiation, and we also have a couple of specific motel type units available for such stays.”

The park can accommodate about 500 guests in a mixture of options including more than 50 sites for motorhomes and tents – all with their own grey water waste point, as well as a mix of refurbished fixed roof units. It also has 50 privately owned onsite vans, for which owners pay an annual lease to leave their vans onsite to come and use whenever they choose.

Ian says plans are underway to gradually hard surface Beachaven’s roading and to plant new gardens every year.

“We want to create a park like environment for our guests to enjoy. When we bought the park, there were only two trees in the park and no gardens. We’ve planned and developed a gardening plan to create private space for guests, as well as protection from both the sun and wind. This is on-going and already we are seeing its benefits. Further improvements to the playground are also planned.”

Ian says a great holiday park is dependent on the overall experience that guests have during their stay, including all the touch points along the journey.



We have a great opportunity for an experienced couple or individuals with a can-do attitude that are not afraid of getting stuck in to join the team at Beachaven TOP 10 Holiday Park.


You will be responsible for all areas of the day to day running of this busy holiday park, including reception and reservation duties, grounds, housekeeping/cleaning, shop, laundry, staff training and maintenance of the Holiday Park.

The position is full-time, working 5 days on 2 days off roster of 30 hours. Extended hours through the summer will include 6am morning/9pm night cleans and security night walk of the park.  A minimum 12-month commitment is required. We are looking for a good English-speaking couple or individuals with an amazing can-do attitude.

Experience Preferred Below:

-Exceptional customer service skills

-Ability to multi-task, show good initiative, and a calm demeanour under pressure.

-An outgoing positive personality with strong decision-making skills.

-Excellent oral & written communication skills.

-Have an eye for detail and a high standard of professionalism.

-Excellent computer skills.

-Have a good reliable work ethic ‘can-do’ attitude and the ability to self-manage.

-Willingness to learn and train other staff members if required.

-Accommodation / Tourism industry experience preferred.

-Full driver license or ability to get one.

-Make it to the workplace by having suitable mode of transport

-Able to work weekend and outside normal business hours.

-Must be able to sign a minimum 1-year contract.

-Must pass criminal check on request

We can provide accommodation at a cost if needed.

Applicants for this position should be NZ citizen or resident

Please send your application, cover letter and C.V’s to: manager@beachaven.co.nz