Go off-the-grid in the Bay

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.



Organic huts, glamping getaways in organic orchards and seaside retreats – it's all here in the Bay!


By Car (to Tauranga):
From Auckland: 2 hours and 45 minutes
From Hamilton: 1 hour and 30 minutes
From New Plymouth: 4 hours and 15 minutes
From Napier: 3 hours and 45 minutes
From Wellington: 6 hours and 30 minutes

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River Oaks Glamping

The Moroccan Tent River Oaks

Experience the ultimate glamping retreat at River Oaks Retreat's Moroccan Tent, located just a scenic 30-minute drive from Tauranga in the stunning Bay of Plenty and 2 hours and 20 minutes from Auckland.

Nestled amidst the lush native bush and picturesque farmland, this luxurious tent provides everything you need to unwind and recharge. Step inside the artistically designed Moroccan-themed interior and be transported to a magical world of pure relaxation.

Accommodating up to five guests, the tent is perfect for families or two couples. Enjoy a comfortable night's sleep on two cozy queen-sized beds, one with a single top bunk.

A well-equipped kitchen area within the tent and an outdoor BBQ make meal preparation a breeze. When the evening chill sets in, turn on the heating, choose from a variety of board games, and settle in for a cozy night in. Or, sink into the outdoor hot tub and bask in the beauty of the night sky as the sun fades away.

Reconnect with nature and the surrounding wildlife. Listen to the soothing sound of the river and the calls of the native moreporks at night. Wake up to the delightful chirping of birds and take a break from the stresses of everyday life. It's hard to find a more tranquil escape than this.

Please note that as of February 2023, the Zen Den has been damaged due to recent flooding, and the hosts are waiting for a replacement.


Outdoor bath, Serene New Zealand bush and river.

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Ataahua Ruru Glamping

Ōhiwa Harbour

Ataahua Ruru is located just 10 minutes from Ōhope Beach and 20 minutes from Whakatāne on the shores of the beautiful Ōhiwa Harbour. The 14 acres of land is largely planted with native bush and is home to an abundance of native birds. The owners protect the waterways and the health of the environment for the people and animals who share them. As a result, the organic paradise is teeming with life.

Ataahua Ruru is secretly located in a hidden valley offering guests complete privacy with modern luxuries including a queen-sized bed, rustic kitchen with full-sized fridge and microwave run by solar, a pleasant-to-use composting toilet and hot water basin, and the much loved outdoor bath with sea views.


Outdoor bath, views, native birds in a tranquil location overlooking the Ōhiwa Harbour.

Ataahua Ruru Glamping
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Old Coach Oasis Glamping


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. 

Image credit: Le Roex Media


Scenery, seclusion, an outdoor claw foot bath, all set in a gorgeous organic orchard.

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Phoenix Valley

Pyes Pā

Phoenix Valley is a pocket of pure tranquillity located just 15-minutes inland from downtown Tauranga. Set amongst a fir tree forest, this luxury camping site is the ideal place to sit back, relax and take in the scenery! The campsite consists of a beautifully decorated luxury tent, cleverly designed camp kitchen and a large deck with a viewing platform. A luxurious outdoor shower and bath set into the trees, complete what is a truly unique outdoor experience.


A tranquil setting, luxury tent and an outdoor shower set amongst the trees.

Phoenix Valley