How it Started

Lisa and Frank left corporate jobs in London in 2004 and spent three months travelling around New Zealand before moving to Martinborough and leasing the Council campground in 2005. At the time they signed the lease the campground had just six powered sites, some tent pitches and two toilets and showers.

Since then they’ve built new kitchen and bathroom amenities, twenty accommodation units and cabins, manager’s accommodation and a reception building – Frank is the builder and Lisa the painter. The park now has 26 powered and 17 unpowered sites for caravans, motorhomes and tents.  Originally operating as Martinborough Village Camping the Park joined the TOP 10 Holiday Parks Group in 2011 and become Martinborough TOP 10 Holiday Park.

Our People

As the Holiday Park has grown so has the team, from a single cleaner in 2009 we now employ up to seven people over the peak summer period.  

Frank and Lisa recently moved off site but are still active in the holiday park – Lisa has also recently become a registered wedding celebrant. Hilary, a familiar face around the Park, has worked for us since 2010 and is happiest outside gardening. Katie works for us a couple of days a week, if she’s a couple of minutes late opening up you can blame the Kindy and School run. Mel, our lovely Dutch backpacker is sadly leaving us soon to move up to Hawkes Bay with her Kiwi partner. We’re happy to welcome Taneka to the team – she’s a Wairarapa local with great accommodation experience.

Back in 2005 one of the first jobs was to run power and form driveways.
Lisa, Mel, Frank, Hilary and Katie enjoy a team dinner at Circus.