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Posh pitches: What are the best glamping places in Auckland?

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In a world where the line between embracing the great outdoors and indulging in luxury is as thin as the canvas of a high-end tent, there exists a magical concept known as “glamping”. 

GLamorous cAMPing allows you to soak up nature’s wonders without having to forsake the creature comforts that make life sweet. And wouldn’t you know it? You can experience this luxurious blend of wilderness and comfort right here in Auckland.

If you’re wondering exactly how to do that, then you’ve come to the right place. Pack your bags (but leave the tent poles behind), because we’re here to guide you to the best glamping getaways in and around Auckland!


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Location: Wainui Road, Raglan 3225, New Zealand

Contact: +64 7 825 8268

Pricing: Price per night starts at $200


Think “boho charm meets eco-conscious living” – that’s the unique spirit of Solscape! This vibrant retreat lets you unplug, recharge, and embrace nature with ease. 

Here, you can choose from funky converted train carriages, and spacious tent-like ‘Belle’ accommodations, or opt for their Earth Domes, crafted from natural materials for a seriously grounding experience. 

Besides kicking back and soaking up those West Coast beach vibes, you can indulge in yoga classes, surfing lessons, massages, and the general soul-reviving energy of this place.  

Hurunui Jacks

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Location: 693 Kaniere Road, Hokitika, New Zealand

Contact: [email protected]

Pricing: Price per night starts at $225


This gem is hidden on the opposite coast, about a 3-hour drive from Christchurch on the stunning South Island. Now, if you’re okay with ditching the big city for a lush West Coast rainforest and a sparkling river, then Hurunui Jacks could be your glamping heaven.

The real magic of this place lies in its setting. Think misty rainforest, the gentle sound of the Kaniere River, and native birdsong as your soundtrack. Here, you can soak in an al fresco bath surrounded by nature and then snuggle up with a good book and a glass of wine.

Seeking adventure? The famous West Coast Wilderness Trail cycle path runs right by the property, offering stunning scenery with every pedal stroke. 

Wharekawa Farm

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Location: 67B Whitipirorua Road, Onemana 3691, New Zealand

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Pricing: Price per night starts at $300


Wharekawa Farm offers a glamping experience that feels a million miles from every day – even though it’s a few hours away from the city! This slice of paradise is tucked away on the Coromandel Peninsula, on a working farm overlooking a lush estuary and the coastline.

Instead of crumpled tents, imagine an airy, stylish Shepherd’s Hut with a queen-sized bed, picture windows, and a rustic-chic vibe. It’s designed to provide all the comforts of home – think fresh linens, snuggly blankets, and even a wood burner for cooler nights.

But the real magic lies outside. Set foot outside and you have an outdoor kitchen and bathroom tucked discreetly away. You can even explore the 125-acre farm and stroll through a dreamy pohutukawa forest or find a secret beach spot and dip your toes in the sand.

Highfield Forest Retreat

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Location: Dargaville, Baker Road, Kaihu 0379, New Zealand

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Pricing: Price per night starts at $350


Highfield Forest Retreat is for adventurers with a sense of romance. Picture a canvas tent tucked within a clearing of old native forest, its deck overlooking a trickling stream and lush rainforest canopy. 

You won’t find Wi-Fi, but you will find a wood-burning stove (perfect for warming toes on chilly nights) and an old kauri hut with your kitchen, dining area, and lounge space. It’s all about embracing the peace of nature. 

Underhill Valley

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Location: Whatawhata Rd 2, Hamilton 3285 New Zealand

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Pricing: Price per night starts at $400


Tucked away in the Waikato region, Underhill Valley is a handcrafted hobbit-hole-meets-rustic cave that promises a cozy and unique getaway. Get ready to ditch screens and say hello to a world of candlelight, a wood-burning coal range, and an outdoor bath just made for stargazing.

While it’s definitely on the rustic side (you may encounter the odd cobweb!), Underhill Valley boasts comfy beds, luxurious linens, and the kind of ambiance you can’t manufacture. 

Plus, the natural surroundings are enchanting. It’s ideal for a romantic escape or simply for anyone seeking to unplug.

Slipper Island Resort

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Location: Slipper Island (Whakahau) 3579, New Zealand

Contact: +64 27 213 4583

Pricing: Price per night starts at $445


Situated just off the coast of the Coromandel Peninsula, this 224-hectare retreat is accessible only by private boat, instantly adding an air of exclusivity and escape. And if the idea of island isolation sounds heavenly, there’s no need to worry –  this venue has various accommodations.

Here, you can choose from luxurious glamping tents complete with king-size beds and ensuite bathrooms, or indulge in self-contained chalets if you want a few more creature comforts. 

They also have impressive amenities too. We’re talking a communal lodge, gorgeous outdoor areas, and fantastic equipment for those ready to explore (think kayaks, snorkel gear, and even paddleboards!).

Wainamu Luxury Tents

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Location: Bethells Rd, Te Henga (Bethells Beach), Auckland 0652 New Zealand

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Pricing: Price per night starts at $500


Think raw West Coast beauty meets secluded luxury: that’s the essence of Wainamy Luxury Tents. Nestled, just a 40-minute drive from Auckland city, it’s hidden at Bethells Beach with its dramatic black sand and powerful surf. 

Yet, within this rugged setting, you’ll find eco-friendly safari tents crafted from canvas and featuring comfy beds, handcrafted furnishings, and private outdoor baths. Picture gazing up at the starry sky from your tub – talk about glamping with a side of stargazing magic!

While beautifully styled, these tents are designed to blend seamlessly with nature. There’s no Wi-Fi and minimal cell reception, leaving you free to simply soak in the surroundings, whether it’s exploring the dunes, walking the coastline, or spotting native birds.

Te Tuhi Dome

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Location: 269 Whakaroa Rd, Kinloch 3377, New Zealand

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Pricing: Price per night starts at $550


Te Tuhi Dome is glamping reimagined – instead of roughing it, picture luxuriously soft beds, a wood burner fireplace, your private outdoor bath, and a dazzling night sky just above your head. Sounds dreamy, right? Te Tuhi Dome isn’t your average getaway.

This secluded spot offers complete privacy: your biggest distraction might be the friendly farm animals casually grazing nearby. There’s even a separate kitchen building that’s fully equipped for whipping up some gourmet outdoor meals. 

Fancy exploring? Kinloch Bay and Taupo are a short drive away, but honestly, you might find it hard to tear yourself away from your serene little bubble of paradise.

Fossil Bay Lodge

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Location: 58 Korora Road, Oneroa, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand

Contact: +64 9 372 8371

Pricing: Price per night starts at $550


Nestled in a secluded bay, this haven boasts just a handful of luxury glamping tents. Think spacious interiors, king-size beds, and stylish ensuite bathrooms – it’s glamping for those who value a little extra sophistication. 

Of course, there’s the rest of the island to explore: vineyards, scenic trails, and of course, those beautiful Waiheke beaches. The Lodge has bikes, kayaks, and paddleboards on hand, so you can work up an appetite for the island’s gourmet delights.

Want to keep things simple? They have an outdoor guest kitchen if you feel like rustling up a picnic or a barbeque feast.

Castaways Resort

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Location: 685 Karioitahi Road, Karioitahi Beach, Waiuku 2341, New Zealand

Contact: +64 9 236 5041

Pricing: Price per night starts at $600


Castaways Resort is where glamping meets untamed coastal beauty. Nestled on Karioitahi Beach, it’s a mere hour’s drive from Auckland, yet feels worlds away from the hustle and bustle.

But Castaways Resort takes glamping to a whole new level. Here, you can choose from their coastal tents or opt for the ‘Totara Rent’ that’s nestled in lush native bush. Expect amenities like gourmet self-cook meals and all the essentials you need for a glamorous experience.

Want activities? Aside from beachcombing and gazing at the view, there’s archery, clay bird shooting, massages, and plenty of nearby walks to enjoy. It’s the perfect balance of ‘getting away from it all’ and indulging in a bit of adventure.