Kanuka, Lake Tarawera

SPRING SPECIAL - Book a stay for September, October or November and only pay $210 per night ($40 per night off the standard rate).

Glamping at Te Kanuka

From $210 p/n
Sleeps 2

Kanuka, on Lake Tarawera in the Rotorua region, is the second of David and Karen's beautiful lake side campsites. Along with sister site, Te Rata, it is accessed by water taxi or walking track only, making it one of the most off-the-beaten-path campsites in our collection.

Set on Maori land, in a mystery location on the lake edge, Kanuka is secluded and peaceful with a style that reflects the rich Maori history of this area. Beautiful native bush surrounds the glamping site, with the large, comfortable tent enjoying direct access to the lake. 

The campsite consists of one large tent with a queen-sized bed, tastefully decorated and featuring elements of Maori design - beautiful natural materials and traditional flax weaving. A solid camp kitchen, dining area and camp bathroom are set a short distance from the tents, providing everything you need for comfortable camping.

Your stay at Kanuka can be as relaxing or action packed as you want it to be. A beautiful, private, safe and sandy beach is 50m from your tent. Explore the lake edge on the kayak provided, discovering untouched bays and magical natural springs. Or walk the Tarawera Trail to Hot Water Beach, a 1.5 hour walk from the site, to enjoy a soak in the warm thermal water at the lake edge. You'll pass historic sites and past settlements and cross spring-fed streams teaming with trout in the spawning season.

A stay at Kanuka, set in the discrete lake-edge, native bush location, under towering Pohutukawa is something very special. Surround yourself with nature, and appreciate the magic of a truly amazing place, filled with the sense of stories untold and steeped in history.


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