If it’s time to power down your devices and get some well-deserved R&R, the Bay of Plenty has all the natural goodness you need.

Be inspired by our gorgeous glamping and tech-free boltholes designed to leave you restored and reconnected with nature.

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Ataahua is nestled on the shores of the beautiful Ohiwa Harbour (20 minutes from Whakatāne) on a peaceful spot on 14 acres of harbourside, bush-covered land.

A large luxury canvas tent, complete with wood-burner, has a glass sliding door allowing uninterrupted views of Ohiwa Harbour to Ōhope Spit from inside the tent. You can watch the changing tides and sun glimmer off the water from the comfort of your bed. A luxurious outdoor bath is carefully positioned with views out to the harbour.

This organic property is home to an abundance of native birds, so you’ll hear the beautiful sound of bird song during your stay.

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Old Coach Oasis tent


The rustic and romantic beauty of Old Coach Oasis is an excellent spot to base yourself when exploring the Bay of Plenty region. Spend the night in a luxurious glamping tent, relax in the outdoor claw foot bath and take in the stunning views. Totally off-the-grid and set in an organic orchard, this private spot includes hot and cold running water, a full gas oven, and a BBQ so you can relax in style and comfort. Old Coach Oasis is wonderful for couples, but it also has a gypsy caravan that can be booked with the tent if you’d like to visit with friends.

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Whakatau Rainforest Retreat


Set deep in Te Urewera forest, the Whakatau Rainforest Retreat is one of the most secluded and special glamping retreats in the Bay of Plenty. Apart from the showers and toilet, the retreat is open air, with no physical walls to disrupt your connection with the environment. You’ll find comfortable cooking and sleeping quarters – but no cellphone coverage or internet. And the stargazing under the wide Te Urewera skies is unbeatable. The camp can be self-catering, or you can select the Manaaki package that includes a local to host you and provide and cook meals.

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Just 15 minutes’ drive from Tauranga is Phoenix Valley, a luxury camp nestled in a fir tree forest. Relax in the outdoor shower or bath set into the trees and drink the water harnessed from the spring’s cliffs – crystal clear and delicious. Fall asleep immersed in nature and wake up to the sounds of the nearby river and abundant natural bird life. Phoenix Valley has all the amenities for a fully self-catered stay so you can make the most of this natural wonderland. Explore the nearby bush walks, swimming hole and glowworm caves in this little pocket of pure tranquillity.

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Set on glorious farmland with native bush and a serene river running through it, River Oaks Retreat is the perfect destination for people wanting an escape in a stunning location. Located 20 minutes from Tauranga, you can book your stay in either the luxury Moroccan Tent or in an idyllic cabin in its own private clearing. Sleeping up to five, the tent includes hot and cold running water, a small kitchen, a BBQ and an outdoor hot tub so you can relax and unwind in style and comfort. The cabin is ideal for both individuals and couples and includes an outdoor bath, a small kitchenette with a fridge, comfortable patio seating and a covered BBQ area. In summer, you can cool off with a refreshing swim in the river.

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Located 15 minutes from Tauranga, Watercliff is nestled on the banks of the Omanawa River. Sophisticated and sustainably built solar-powered cabins surrounded by native bush and fern-clad gullies await you here. Relax on spacious timber decks and listen to the river rush by. Spectacular cliffs and gorgeous sunsets provide the ultimate place to relax.

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The Redwood Farm Tiny House is located 15 minutes from Te Puke, and 40 minutes from Tauranga. This glass-fronted cabin is designed to maximise the view. Lie in bed and look out over rolling green farmland to the coastline beyond. On a clear day you can see Whakaari (White Island) and Mount Tarawera. Soak in the outdoor hot tub and light the fire pit after dark.

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