Story: Beach culture

Kai Iwi motor camp, 1950s (1st of 3)

Kai Iwi motor camp, 1950s

For over a century the beach has been a favourite place for a New Zealand holiday. Many motor camps were established close to beaches, such as this one at Kai Iwi beach, north-west of Whanganui, where tents would suddenly appear in the few short weeks over the Christmas break.

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How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'Beach culture - The Kiwi dream', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 July 2024)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 12 Jun 2006