Chattan Farm

Chattan Farm

Bay of Plenty

Chattan Farm is a 780-hectare sheep and beef farm in the beautiful Bay of Plenty. Three hundred hectares of this amazing property are covered in native bush, protected under a QE II covenant. Almost predator-free, the bush is teeming with native bird life, including the rare and protected kokako.

The glamping accommodation consists of a large wooden framed luxury tent with a wood-burning stove, and a quirky camp kitchen and bathroom - all created from timber milled on the property. Sleeping up to five, the tent is the perfect size for a family, couple or group of friends.

The campsite is tucked into a protected spot next to the pristine native bush - bathing the area in the deliciously cool shade for the hot days of the Bay of Plenty summer. Serene and peaceful, you’ll wake up to the gentle sound of the dawn chorus rising from the bush canopy.

So gather the family or rally your friends, and go glamping in the lush bush surrounds of Chattan Farm. What better way to enjoy the stunning Bay of Plenty scenery, and make the most of its balmy, sub-tropical climate.

FROM $250 p/n

  • Sleeps 5
            Children welcome
      Children welcome
            Horses welcome
      Horses welcome


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  • Eating and Drinking

    Chattan Farm is self-catering. Just bring your own food and chilly-bin 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.

    The nearest shop selling food and alcohol is in Matata, a 20-minute drive from the campsite. The nearest supermarket is in Rotorua, 40 minutes away or Whakatane, 30 minutes away. If you need a break from cooking, you will find a great selection of cafes and restaurants in Rotorua and Whakatane.

  • Things To Do

    There's plenty to do at Chattan Farm!

    Keen walkers could walk all day on this property through miles of marked (and mapped) bush tracks. Bird watchers will love the prolific and varied bird life. Families will find plenty to do – exploring the property with its trees to climb and streams to splash around in. 

    You'll find games and jigsaw puzzles in the tent, and your pick of the hammock or outdoor bath for some quiet contemplation time.

    Horse riders can bring their own horses and ride the many trails around the property - through the pristine bush and many hectares of beautiful farmland.

    You'll have fun exploring the local area too! The property is just 40 minutes from the thermal wonderland, Rotorua and Tauranga, and Whakatane is just 30 minutes away. Lake Rotomā is just a short 17km drive in one direction with the Matata beach a similar distance in the other.

  • Your Hosts

    Chattan Farm has been in the Mackintosh family for over forty years. Three generations live on the property, with son Tim, and his wife Jo, currently farming the land.

    Tim and Jo's children, Alice and George, attend the local primary school at Matata and like nothing better than riding their motorbikes, having pet lambs and enjoying the other benefits that growing up on a farm offers.

    The property is run as a sheep and beef farm and has a large proportion of native bush and forestry on it - home to the rare kokako and other native birds.

    Tim and Jo have created a tranquil glamping escape on their patch of Kiwi paradise. They love sharing it with guests from all over the world!


  • "

    Amazing place to stay, in the middle of nowhere! Absolute bliss.


    - 15 Apr 2024

    1 / 12

  • "

    Great family vacation, awesome hosts. Off-grid but still the luxury of a hot shower and bath. Would recommend to anyone.


    - 01 Apr 2024

    2 / 12

  • "

    My children and I had a great time glamping at Chattan Farm. It was filled with adventure and fun in the well-set-up tent, and the kitchen was excellent too. The hot bathtub was amazing, and the walks were wonderful. We just loved it. We would love to come again.


    - 29 Jan 2024

    3 / 12

  • "

    We loved our stay at Chattan Farm. Lovely host, beautiful remote spot. Great facilities with nice touches. Will definitely be back.


    - 14 Nov 2023

    4 / 12

  • "

    It was a fantastic, peaceful and private location. The hosts were lovely, and the set up was great.


    - 01 May 2023

    5 / 12

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    We absolutely loved our stay here, it was above and beyond our expectations. The bird life, nature and farm animals were spectacular. The complete peace and quiet of your own private camping experience is very special. We can't wait to return.


    - 29 Apr 2023

    6 / 12

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    Great rural break. It's a top spot with great hosts and ideal for families.


    - 15 Mar 2023

    7 / 12

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    This was our seventh year staying at this fabulous location. It is our yearly chill out time and even though it didn't stop raining, we had a blast. Tim is an awesome host. We will be returning again next year.


    - 11 Feb 2023

    8 / 12

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    A wonderful experience. Completely magical. Thank you.


    - 15 Nov 2022

    9 / 12

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    One of the best places we have stayed at. Kiwis calling, wallabies running around, deer in the bush, and the bird life is so loud with their morning songs!


    - 25 Oct 2022

    10 / 12

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    Awesome location for a getaway, loved it.


    - 13 Oct 2022

    11 / 12

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    We loved staying at Chattan farm with our kids. Even in the rain, we were cosy and the setting is beautiful.


    - 12 Oct 2022

    12 / 12

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