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glamping north island

Kōwhai Tent

Our cozy Kōwhai tent is an ideal glamping retreat for couples seeking a romantic getaway. The tent boasts a spacious living and sleeping area along with an ensuite bathroom complete with a flushing toilet, shower and basin.

Experience ultimate relaxation in our two outdoor bathtubs with panoramic 360-degree views of the stunning surroundings. You can also create a culinary masterpiece in the pizza oven, BBQ or gas cooker,  gather around the fire pits, or snuggle up for a movie night outdoors or indoors with the projector.

Nestled in the heart of Waitomo, New Zealand, the Kōwhai tent offers an enchanting escape for couples seeking a unique and memorable adventure.


Experience the ultimate in glamping luxury with our custom-made safari tent, crafted by world-renowned experts in South Africa. Perfectly insulated for added warmth in the cooler months, the tent features large windows, curtains, and fly nets that offer stunning views of the surrounding nature. You can unwind and relax in our en suite bathroom that is stocked with eco-friendly toiletries, including soap, body wash, shampoo and conditioner. Enjoy the best of both worlds with top-notch amenities and the beauty of the great outdoors.


There is no electricty at the Kōwhai Tent. The water in the bathroom, kitchen and outdoor baths are heated by gas. There are power-packs to charge your small devices. 

There is great mobile phone and 4G coverage.


We take your comfort seriously, which is why we've equipped the bed with a queen-size mattress, a 100% wool underlay, and a 100% cotton mattress protector. To ensure a good night's sleep, we provide Hungarian goose down pillows and duvets, and 100% linen sheets, pillow and duvet covers. You'll find the thick, fluffy towels in the bathroom are made of luxurious Egyptian cotton.

In the kitchen, you'll find a Buschbeck wood fired BBQ and pizza oven, a Weber gas BBQ, as well as a gas hob to cook on. 

We've added some complimentary items to the kitchen to make your stay even more enjoyable - including fresh organic herbs, condiments such as oil, salt and pepper. You'll also find marshmallows and biscuits for toasting on the fire pit, butter, 750ml milk from Puhoi Valley, organic eggs from our farm, and a freshly baked loaf of homemade bread.

Please bring your own food, but if you prefer not to cook, we have catering options available at an additional cost.

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