Pawsome Retreats

Embarking on adventures is always better when you have your pooch by your side. Whether you prefer beachfront bliss or a cosy retreat amidst nature, we've curated a selection of the best dog-friendly stays in the Bay of Plenty.

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Experience beachfront bliss at Bowentown Beach Holiday Park, nestled along nine kilometres of pristine white sand extending to Waihī Beach. Bring your furry friend and enjoy a dog-friendly stay on campsites or in some accommodation units. Dogs are welcome from mid-February to mid-December (excluding Easter & Labour Day long weekends).

510 Seaforth Road, Waihī Beach

Tasman Holiday Park Papamoa Bay of Plenty


Tasman Holiday Parks - Papamoa Beach is the ultimate beachfront oasis. Your well-behaved canine companion is welcome on campsites from 1 March to 10 November (excluding Easter and Labour long weekend). Enjoy a pet-friendly getaway in this coastal haven, with 16 kilometres of white sand beach right on the doorstep. 

535 Papamoa Beach Road, Papamoa Beach

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Wainui Seaside Glamping offers a dog-friendly glamping experience within minutes from Ōhope Beach in the Eastern Bay of Plenty. You can choose between two accommodation options: the glamping tent or the glamping barn. While there, there’s a variety of activities to do, such as kayaking, swimming, fishing, and harbour exploration right from your doorstep. Alternatively, you can simply allow your four-legged friend to frolic on the beach, which is just a short 15-minute drive away.

Ōhope Beach, Whakatāne



Ōmokoroa is the perfect place to unwind by the sea and enjoy the friendly community, beautiful walks and immaculate gardens that grace this peninsula. You and your dog (by prior agreement) can stay at Ōmokoroa Top 10 Holiday Park, where you’ll find motel units, cabins, and powered sites. The holiday park also features a playground, and a thermal hot pool.

165 Ōmokoroa Road, Ōmokoroa

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Just a 10-minute drive from Paengaroa and 40 minutes from Tauranga you’ll find Pikopiko Valley, a dog-friendly glamping spot set in a bush-clad valley. The hut is close to a fresh spring water stream and nestled within beautiful landscaped surroundings. Outside on the deck, you can enjoy a soak in the bath and unwind by the fire pit in the evenings with your preferred fireside beverage and snack. It's an ideal spot for a laid-back stay for both you and your four-legged companion.

667A Maungarangi Road, Paengaroa

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Waihī Beach, just a 40-minute drive north of Tauranga, offers a classic Kiwi beach holiday experience. Whether you're seeking a cosy studio or are travelling in a motorhome, tent, or caravan with your dog, Tasman Holiday Parks - Beachaven offers a diverse range of pet-friendly accommodation options. Situated on four tranquil acres adjacent to Waihī Beach, there are numerous picturesque walks around to enjoy.

21 Leo Street, Waihī Beach

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Blackberry Ridge is a charming glamping spot that welcomes both you and your pooch for a dog-friendly glamping adventure. Just a short 45-drive from Whakatāne in the Eastern Bay of Plenty, the glamping spot is nestled on a picturesque farm and offers breathtaking panoramic views of Mount Tarawera, Mount Putauaki, and Galatea. You can cook over the firepit, using the outdoor wood oven or gas cooker or relax in the outdoor bath. 

3545A Galatea Road, Galatea