Kahikatea Farm

Kahikatea Farm

Bay of Plenty

Kahikatea Farm is a farm and bush block, just outside of Whakatane in the Bay of Plenty. It's a 3.5 hour drive from Auckland, and approximately one hour from Rotorua and Tauranga.

The campsite at Kahikatea Farm is set on an elevated spot amongst the pristine bush on the farm, surrounded by mature manuka trees. It consists of a lotus belle glamping tent and three small timber huts. The tent forms a luxurious master bedroom complete with king sized bed, deluxe linen and comfortable lounging furniture. Each of the huts house the facilities for the campsite - a kitchen and dining hut, a bathroom hut, and finally a lounging or 'second bedroom' hut, depending on requirements. The entire site is only ever booked by one group at a time, so you'll have the whole place to yourself.

There's lots to do on the property and in the surrounding area. A 30-40 minute loop bush walk on the property takes you past huge kahikatea trees and groves of nikau palms. Native birds abound. Spend time enjoying the view over the Bay of Plenty and Te Urewera National Park from the deep outdoor bath at the campsite - big enough for two! 

Kahikatea Farm is unique and special accommodation of the deluxe glamping kind - and the perfect place to base yourself to explore the Bay of Plenty!

FROM $275 p/n

  • Sleeps 4
  • Child Friendly

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Address

639 White Pine Bush Road, Whakatane 3191

Directions

Kahikatea Farm is just under 2.5 hours from Hamilton, approximately 1 hour from Tauranga and Rotorua, and a 3.5 hour drive from Auckland. Google Maps gives accurate directions.

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  • Eating and Drinking

    The campsite at Kahikatea Farm is self-catering. Just bring your own food, and cook meals using the BBQ and facilities provided in your private camp kitchen. You'll find all the cutlery, crockery, pots and pans that you'll need.

    If you want a break from cooking at any stage, Whakatane is just a 15 minute drive away, and there are plenty of cafes and restaurants to choose from.

    The nearest supermarket for supplies is in Whakatane.

  • Things To Do

    There's no shortage of things to do on the property or in the local area. Alan and Merle have created their own 30 - 40 minute bush walk on the farm, featuring one of New Zealand's tallest native trees (a Kahikatea tree that is 60 metres high!). At night, you'll see glow worms on the mossy banks of the track. 

    There are plenty of board games provided, and even an outdoor dart board. At the end of the day, soak in the outdoor bath and enjoy the view of Te Urewera National Park - 'gateway to the valley of the mist'.

    Alan and Merle have plenty of farm animals to see and even a pet deer who wanders the property - and will eat out of your hand.

    The Awakeri Hot Springs is a 10 minute drive away, and another Awakeri attraction, the 'Rail Ride' is just 5 minutes down the road.

    A golf course, stylish shops, cafes, and restaurants can be found in the attractive township of Whakatane, just a 15 minute drive away. Beach lovers will enjoy Ohope beach and the Ohiwa Harbour area, a 20 minute drive from the property.

    For the adventurous, White Island, an active volcano and incredible 'moonscape', is the regions' most famous attraction. Local tour operators offer the choice of boat or helicopter to get there. 

  • Your Hosts

    Alan and Merle Brabant are the owners of Kahikatea Farm, and will be your hosts during your stay. They are two of the hardest working, perfectionists we've ever met! 

    Kahikatea Farm is a 20 hectare property, mainly bush, including QE II protected reserve. The property itself is stunning - and a direct result of their own hard toil over the last 20 years. A baiting programme run in conjunction with the regional council means the bird life and native flora and fauna thrives, and the bush is some of the loveliest we've ever seen.

    The glamping site is a more recent labour-of-love, opening in February 2017. An enormous amount of research, time and effort was spent by Alan and Merle, creating the perfect hilltop glamping retreat.

    Alan and Merle love sharing their unique and beautiful property with others - and what a privilege it is to see and enjoy.