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Published on May 1, 2011, by in Pets.

We spent our Easter weekend at Wairoro Park - Beachfront Estate, in Russell.  It was our second time there and this time we asked family and friends to join us. And we all had a great time there.

The forecast was for rain for that weekend. Fortunately, the weather held out till our drive home on Monday.

We (my husband, son, dog and myself) stayed in one of the ‘A-frame chalets’. It was a stand alone, fully equiped two bedroom chalet (sleeps 4), Satellite TV, Spa bath, furnished balcony with barbecue. It had a nice sea view and an easy 50 metres walk private the beach. It accommodation was very clean and surprisingly free any doggie odour. The price tag of $165 per night was pretty good, I thought.

Just before the beach is a large lawn with barbecue, tables & chairs, trampoline, table tennis and badminton. You also have free use of their kayaks. You can also fish off the beach. My folks decided to try and caught a few nice sized Kawhai.

Wairoro Park is definitely pet-friendly. There were apparently nine dogs (including ours, there that weekend). It was relaxing and quiet (most of the time), despite the the amount of dogs and kids. There’s plenty of space for everyone on the 60 ha coastal estate. Frisbee, our dog, ran free with his new found friends for 3 days. He loved it.