River Oaks - Jungle Den

River Oaks - Jungle Den

Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

Jungle Den at River Oaks is 2 hours and 20 minutes drive from Auckland - and a 30-minute drive from Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty. It's set on the same property as River Oaks Cabin and River Oaks Moroccan Tent.

Set close to the river, amongst native bush and beautiful farmland, this beautiful couples' accommodation has everything you need to relax and unwind.

The luxury tent has a large bedroom, beautifully styled, with a king-sized bed. A bathroom at the back of the tent has a luxurious rain head shower. At the front, is a large deck with comfortable seating and a covered semi-outdoor kitchenette.

Soak in the luxurious outdoor bath with a view - or enjoy a stroll along your own private access to the river for a dip... With birdsong, bush views, and the sound and sights of the river - you really can’t get more peaceful than this. Every guest is also treated to a gift from your lovely host - a bottle of sparkling bubbles accompanied by a selection of beautiful handmade soaps to take home with you.

FROM $450 p/n

  • Sleeps 2

232 Wainui South Road, Whakamarama 3181


Jungle Den at River Oaks is 2 hours and 20 minutes drive from Auckland - and a 30-minute drive from Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty.

Follow the Google Maps directions to the address.

You will receive a pre-arrival email with detailed arrival instructions and your host's details 5-days prior to your stay.

Note: If you have booked within 5 days and haven't received a pre-arrival email shortly after booking, please email us at [email protected].

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  • eating and drinking

    Jungle Den is self-catering. Just bring your own food, and cook meals using the facilities provided in your kitchen. All the utensils you'll need for cooking and eating are provided.

    If you want a break from cooking at any stage, Clarence Bistro is a top-rated restaurant just 25 minutes away. White House Te Puna is a cosy and relaxed restaurant that caters to all ages (18 minutes drive away).

  • things to do

    Jungle Den at River Oaks is perfect for couples wanting to reconnect and relax together. Enjoy board games inside the cosy tent or a variety of lawn games outside (badminton, hoops and cricket). 

    If it is a warmer day, cool off with a refreshing swim in the river. Take refreshments and chill in the 'Zen Den' - a purpose-built relaxation haven for guests staying on the property (note that this is shared with the guests staying in the River Oaks Cabin and Moroccan Tent on the property).

    On a winter's evening, soak away your troubles in the outdoor bath.

    If you’re keen to explore the local region, there are plenty of places to go. You can visit the nearby beach and hikes or walk through the beautiful The Redwoods Wharekawa Forest (a 1.5-hour drive away). 

    The nearest town is Katikati, only 15 minutes drive away. Tauranga town is a 30-minute drive away.

  • your hosts

    Your hosts at River Oaks are Melissa and Richard, with a bit of help from their two dogs Badger and Siena.

    After living in the city for many years the couple decided to get back in touch with mother nature - and settle down in the country. They've lived on the farm for four years now and haven't looked back. They love the river, the peaceful setting - and the accessibility to nearby towns. 

    Having been glamping at different places all over the world, Melissa became inspired to set up her own. The River Oaks Cabin, River Oaks Moroccan Tent and Jungle Den are the results of that inspiration!

    River Oaks is named for the river which runs through the property and the 150 oak trees Richard has planted along the driveway - a nod to the UK, where Melissa is originally from.

    Every guest is treated to a delightful surprise. A bottle of sparkling bubbles accompanied by a selection of beautiful handmade soaps - from your lovely host.

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