Be surrounded by nature while glamping “off the grid”

Your adventure begins with the journey to your accommodation. Venture across the glistening Lake Tarawera on a water taxi or on foot, via the Tarawera Trail. Discover your glamping tent encircled by native bush, overlooking both Lake Tarawera and Mount Tarawera. A chance to completely switch off, away from your phone and WiFi.

Rich in Maori history and culture

The accommodation is designed to reflect this fascinating culture. Through its interior, values and sustainability. Would you like to learn more about Maori culture? We can organise an exclusive tour that includes a guide that will share stories, history and introduce you to the unique flora and fauna. Hike to Tarawera Falls and witness geothermal activity at Hot Water Beach. Soak in a natural hot pool and enjoy the birdsong.

The remote and rugged beauty of Te Urewera

Home to lakes, waterfalls, mountains and native forest. An impressive protected nature reserve located between Hawkes Bay and the Bay of Plenty. An outdoor playground for hiking, kayaking, fishing and swimming. One of New Zealand’s “Great Walks” - the Waikaremoana Track follows the western side of the lake and can be completed over four days or in smaller sections.

A Journey DownUnder is passionate about protecting and restoring Te Urewera and therefore supports the local tree-planting project. You can plant native trees and be given the status of Kaitiaki Tautoko - a guardian of the rainforest.

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