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Best Spots for Glamping in Rotorua

3 August 2023




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If you’d like to spend your next New Zealand holiday in a beautiful setting, why not try glamping in Rotorua? Our favourite glamping sites are designed to provide the comforts of home while showcasing the great atmosphere of New Zealand’s natural beauty. A glamorous step up from tent camping, you’ll want to book more than one night at these sites!

Why Rotorua is a Great Place for Glamping

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Whether you’re travelling with the whole family or want a romantic holiday, Rotorua is a lovely place for glamping. Home to geothermal activity and beautiful native forest, the region is ideal for mountain biking, trout fishing, trail walking, and of course, outdoor baths!

Top Glamping Sites in Rotorua

The Bay of Plenty has plenty of glamping spots in New Zealand’s native bush. Find a spot suitable for couples, pets, or kids, and start planning your relaxing holiday.

Canopy Camping Escapes – Kokako Retreat

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Pricing: from $350/night
Location: 851 Kapukapu Road

Nestled in the forest-clad New Zealand hills, this luxurious child-friendly camping retreat features an outdoor bath on the deck and self-catering facilities. Explore the host’s property and feed the farm animals or go bird watching.

Oakridge Glamping

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Pricing: from $295/night
Location: 276 Dansey Road Ngongotaha Rd 2

Oakridge Glamping luxury accommodation features a bell tent, outdoor cooking facilities, an outdoor bathroom and shower, and a fireplace for roasting marshmallows overlooking the Oakridge Glamping property. Oakridge glamping can sleep four guests and is pet friendly.

Totally Tarawera Glamping Rotorua

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Pricing: $320/night
Location: Lake Tarawera (tent site accessible by water taxi from Tarawera Landing)

This luxury campsite on the shores of Lake Tarawera is surrounded by nature. Enjoy the tranquil atmosphere by walking through the New Zealand native forest or kayaking on the lake. Then sink into the tent’s queen-sized bed, which will certainly ensure a comfortable stay.

Finesse Luxury Glamping Rotorua

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Pricing: $290/night or $560 for two nights
Location: 53 Endean Road

Finesse Luxury Glamping features kitchen facilities for self-catering, an outdoor hot tub, and a fire pit amongst the beautiful native forest. Enjoy the absence of noise and light pollution as you rest from a day exploring Rotorua in the spacious safari-style tent.

Pod Paradise in Hamurana

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Pricing: from $150/night
Location: Hamurana

Looking for a budget-friendly option? Relax on this beautiful lifestyle property, equipped with a tiny house-style sleeping pod, an outdoor dining area, and an amazing wood-fired hot tub on your doorstep.

Jacks Hut

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Pricing: from $324/night
Location: 144 Spencer Road

Hear the sound of New Zealand native birds and soak in the amazing views surrounding this authentic shepherd’s hut located on a hill overlooking Lake Tarawera. If you’re in need of a refreshing dip, Stoney Point Beach is just a short walk away.

Tips for a Successful Glamping Experience in Rotorua

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Before you book your Bay of Plenty glamping accommodation, make sure you consider any booking conditions, where it’s located in proximity to Rotorua and its attractions or the nearest airport, how many guests the tents can accommodate, and check-in time. You’ll be spending lots of time outdoors, so make sure you pack sunscreen, bug spray, and clothing to account for New Zealand’s variable weather.

Discover More Spectacular Things to Do and See in Rotorua

Whether you decide to stay at Jack’s Hut, Pod Paradise, or Oakridge Glamping, organising your accommodation bookings is only the first step in planning your Rotorua holiday! Upon arrival, you can visit the Gondola and Stratosfare Restaurant to take in the spectacular views, or ride the Luge to get your heart racing. Take your family for a walk around Te Puia, or check out the best white water rafting in Rotorua to add some adventure to your day. Want to explore more of New Zealand? Read about things to do on a Hamilton to Rotorua road trip and the best things to do in the Queenstown gardens.


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