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.

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 a king-size bed, deluxe linen and comfortable lounging furniture. Each of the huts contains the facilities for accommodation - a kitchen and dining hut, a bathroom hut, and finally a second bedroom hut for children - or when two couples are travelling together. The entire site is only ever booked by one group at a time, so you'll have the whole place to yourself.

There is a lot to do on the property and in the surrounding area. A 30-40 minute loop bushwalk 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 Park from the deep outdoor bath at the property - big enough for two! 

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

FROM $320 p/n

Children aged 5+ only

  • Sleeps 4
  • 
            Children welcome
      Children welcome

A $40 Single Night Surcharge applies on top of the nightly rate when booking a single night. You will need to add this charge during the booking process. The calendar below will specify where one-night bookings are allowed.

Make sure you download or print this handy info sheet with directions and host contact details prior to your journey. You may not have mobile reception at all times.

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.

Kahikatea Farm

WHAT TIME IS CHECK IN AND CHECK OUT?

WHAT ARE THE BED AND BEDDING ARRANGEMENTS?

WHAT ARE THE KITCHEN AND COOKING FACILITIES?

WHAT ARE THE BATHROOM FACILITIES?

IS THERE POWER?

IS THERE MOBILE PHONE RECEPTION?

WHAT SORT OF HEATING IS THERE?

What is glamping like in winter?

Can children stay at Kahikatea FARM?

CAN I BRING MY DOG OR HORSE?

HOW PRIVATE AND REMOTE IS kahikatea farm?

WHERE DO I PARK MY CAR?

CAN I HAVE A CAMPFIRE?

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

ARE THERE ANY SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS?

CAN I BOOK FOR A ONE NIGHT ONLY?

MINIMUM STAY PERIODS

RATES

Gift Vouchers

2. booking and payments

3. Guest cancellations and date changes

4. Host Cancellations

5. safety and hazards

6. pets

7. GST

8. conditions of occupancy and conduct

9. Complaints

10. Liability

11. Gift vouchers

12. Law

13. Changes to booking conditions

14. Authority to sign

  • 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 bushwalk 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 dartboard. 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'.

    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.

  • 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.

Testimonials

  • "

    Such a beautiful, peaceful place with an incredible location and view. The facilities are excellent, and a lot of thought has been put into the setup, which is user-friendly. We'd be back here for another weekend away in a heartbeat.

    "

    Sam Hastings - 07 May 2024

    1 / 12

  • "

    The setting and atmosphere were superb, and everything was well thought out. A perfect escape with plenty to do.

    "

    - 30 Apr 2024

    2 / 12

  • "

    Absolutely amazing location and hosts.

    "

    - 29 Apr 2024

    3 / 12

  • "

    Really amazing experience!

    "

    - 29 Apr 2024

    4 / 12

  • "

    A beautiful stay, clean, peaceful, and the warmest greeting by our lovely hosts. Al and Merle have done an incredible job to care for and utilise their whenua, and we are so lucky that we got to share time in this haven.

    "

    - 09 Apr 2024

    5 / 12

  • "

    Amazing setting and welcoming hosts. Fully recommend.

    "

    - 09 Apr 2024

    6 / 12

  • "

    As we arrived, Merle was very kind and welcoming. Every area of the camp is stunning and well presented; the whole experience was a 10/10. Cannot wait to be back.

    "

    - 09 Apr 2024

    7 / 12

  • "

    Warm and welcoming hosts, such an amazing place and experience. You can explore or chill depending on what you are looking for. On our bucket list to return.

    "

    - 26 Mar 2024

    8 / 12

  • "

    A slice of paradise, everything we needed, quiet and relaxing. Wonderful hosts who have worked really hard to create a wonderful site and thought of everything! Great bush walk and very comfortable stay.

    "

    - 26 Mar 2024

    9 / 12

  • "

    What a wonderful place to stay! With many cosy spots, peaceful atmosphere, beautiful views, singing birds, and warm, kind, and pleasant hosts.

    "

    - 15 Mar 2024

    10 / 12

  • "

    Attention to detail was second to none.

    "

    - 12 Mar 2024

    11 / 12

  • "

    We just loved staying at Kahikatea Farm. We wanted to escape and unwind for our 10th wedding anniversary, and it totally exceeded our expectations! The outdoor bath was my happy place for relaxing under the stars. Merle was so welcoming and friendly too; it's now our special place to escape.

    "

    - 12 Mar 2024

    12 / 12

Browse the Collection

Beautiful tents surrounded by nature, quirky cabins with packets of personality and secret hideaways that offer something completely unique... Explore the other places in our collection.

Find your escape