Luxury Glamping Bay of Plenty

Luxury Glamping Bay of Plenty

This list of Luxury Glamping – Bay of Plenty includes an idyllic selection of tents in heavenly natural locations. If you’ve ever wanted to try glamping then the sunny Bay of Plenty climate is perfect for this style of holiday.

The region has a variety of landscapes, beautiful beaches, forest parks, cute villages, thermal wonderlands, lots of sun and a chance to experience the art and tikanga (culture) of the Māori ‘Te Arawa’ tribe in Rotorua…So pack your bags (no sleeping bags needed) and head off for a luxury adventure under canvas…

Type of Accommodation: Glamping and Yurts
Location: Bay of Plenty | North Island | New Zealand

Price Range: $ – Cabin/Hostel | $$ – Budget | $$$ – Mid-range | $$$$ – Luxury | $$$$$ – Super Luxe
Links are to: Booking.com | Prices can vary depending on the season.

1. Luxurious Moroccan Glamping Tent with Outdoor Hot Tub – Whakamarama

Glamping Bay of Plenty Moroccan Tent Whakamarama

Best for: High-End Glamping, River Setting, Hot Tub, Tranquil, 5 Guests, $$$

Escape the crowds at this glamping sanctuary in a peaceful river and bush setting in Whakamarama. You’re only 20 minutes north from the centre of Tauranga but a world away. With nature all around why not settle into one of the outdoor beanbags and watch deer amble by as you listen to the birds singing.

The Space:

This flash safari tent is spacious and exquisitely designed with Moroccan-style interiors, lighting and décor to create a welcoming, cosy space. The beds are extra-large with top-notch linen, the bathroom is tiled, and you have a rustic kitchen with fridge and a dining setting.

The laid-back sofas in the lounge are ideal for reading and playing with the board games and puzzles. A large BBQ and outdoor furniture are perfect for al-fresco dining.

Good to Know:

  • 2 extra-large double beds, and 1 set of bunk beds
  • The continental breakfast is excellent (charges apply)
  • Linen, towels and locally made toiletries are supplied

2. Riverside Luxurious Farm Cabin with Outdoor Bath – Whakamarama

This cabin is on the same farm as the Moroccan Glamping Tent and is adults-only. This is a cosy farmstay for two guests designed for romantic weekends. Includes a large double bed, kitchenette, bathroom with shower, TV, outdoor dining, and the pièce de résistance is the outdoor bath. Your only neighbours – the friendly cows!

Glamping Bay of Plenty: Riverside Farm Cabin Whakamarama
Riverside Farm Cabin

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3. Belle Glamping by the Sea – Katikati

Belle Glamping by the Sea Bay of Plenty

Best for: Beach Glamping, Hot Springs Pool, Kayaking, Breakfast, Pet-friendly, Swimming, Romantic, 2 Guests, $$$

This gorgeous glamping retreat is an enchanting bush and beach stay for romantics. You won’t want to leave, with sea views from your bed, an amazing tropical pool, free use of kayaks and paddleboards, thermal hot springs pool, a larger pool and an outdoor fireplace for evening stargazing. What a slice of paradise!

Happy Guest!

Amazing escape. All of the facilities and added extras were so special. Private and delightful. The pool area was a real treat. Breakfast was lovely. Plenty of food and yummy fruit.

Belle Glamping by the Sea Pool

Good to Know:

  • Free WIFI
  • Children are welcome – you can bring your own tent for them or a tent can be supplied
  • Parking on site

4. Oakridge Glamping – Rotorua

Best for: Bell Tents, Outdoor Fireplace, Horses, Pet-friendly, Outdoor Bath, Up to 4 Guests, $$$

Five minutes from Ngongotaha Village, in rolling Rotorua farmland, you’ll find two contemporary Bell Tents for a perfect glamping getaway.

Each tent accommodates two guests with a king-size bed, heating and hotel-style interiors surrounded by landscaped grounds. You can rent one or both tents (the price for two is discounted) but whichever you choose you’ll have the place to yourself.

The rustic outdoor covered kitchen comes with a large BBQ and gas hobs for casual cooking, while the decked dining and entertaining area are stylish and relaxing with beanbags and lounging chairs.

Good to Know at this Bay of Plenty Glamping Spot:

  • Ngongotaha Village has shops, cafes, Four Square Supermarket, and bakeries
  • Rotorua CBD is 15 minutes drive away
  • Parking on site

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