Te Hāpua Wetlands

Te Hāpua Wetlands

Kapiti Coast

Te Hāpua Glamping is set on the coastal dune zone on the Kapiti Coast, close to Te Horo Beach, and just 1 hour from Wellington City.

Perfect for a couples escape, the Te Hāpua Wetlands Tent, sleeping up to five, is also the ideal family or group accommodation in a very special setting. The tent sits next to a wetland lake - one of New Zealand's most rare and precious ecosystems and recognised locally as an area of special significance. 

Decked out with a luxurious 4-poster queen bed, a bunk room containing 3 single beds, and lots of comfortable seating - everything has been thought of for comfortable glamping. A spacious verandah to the front of the tent is a great gathering space for socialising and watching the wetland wildlife in comfort.

The property is 700 m from the beach access and 1 km from the water's edge. Head down for a swim and some beach action or enjoy a gentle walk at sunset. If you want to go further afield check out some of the local activities - there's horse riding, bush walking at Otaki Forks, or bird-watching at the Nga Manu Nature Reserve.

In the evening kick back, relax, and jump in the hot tub (big enough for the whole family) for some soaking and star-gazing.

FROM $310 p/n

  • Sleeps 5
            Children welcome
      Children welcome
            Dogs welcome
      Dogs welcome

A $50 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. 


227 Te Hapua Rd Te Horo Waikanae 5581


Use the Google Maps directions to get to the property. On arrival turn into the driveway and follow the signs to Te Hapua Wetlands Tent. When you arrive at the tent, just text or ring your hosts Kelly and Charlie and they will come down and greet you.

Te Hāpua Wetlands

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Hot Tub Lighting

Breakfast Box

Pizza Box

Chilly-bin with ice

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  • Eating and Drinking

    Te Hapua Glamping is self-catering. Just bring your own food and cook meals using the BBQ and equipment provided in your private camp kitchen. You'll find all the cutlery, crockery, pots and pans, and utensils that you'll need. There is a Nespresso machine so if you like a good coffee bring som Nespresso pods along with you.

    If you want a break from cooking at any stage and feel like a meal out, check out The Salt and Wood Collective (great craft beer) or The Front Room in nearby Waikanae (6 minutes drive or a 20-minute cycle down the beach).

    The Bus Stop Cafe at Te Horo beach is a great place to grab a coffee and a scone.

    The nearest supermarket is in Waikanae, 6-minutes drive away.

  • Things to do

    Te Hāpua Glamping offers plenty of fun to keep you entertained during your stay. From soaking in the hot tub and taking in the Kapiti Island sunset view to toasting marshmallows on the brazier in the evening - you'll find it hard to tear yourselves away. 

    The beach access is just a 10-minute walk down a safe country road - great for swimming and walking the dog.

    The local area has plenty to keep you busy too! Swim at the nearby beaches, check out the outlet shops in Otaki - or get into nature. Nga Manu Nature Reserve is just down the road in Waikanae and Otaki Forks has some great short bush walks to enjoy. 

  • Your Hosts

    Your Hosts at Te Hāpua, Charlie and Kelly Meyer and their three kids George, Harvey and Rosa have lived on their coastal property for three years, and have been on the Kapiti Coast since 2006.

    Charlie was formally in the sports retail industry and Kelly is a Registered nurse. The boys are both at secondary school and Rosa goes to the local primary school in Te Horo.

    The whole family love the outdoors and all five have contributed to the ideas and concepts that have now become Te Hāpua Glamping.

    They are very proud of what they have created on their land on the Kapiti Coast and look forward to sharing their unique piece of paradise with you.


  • "

    I highly recommend this tent for anyone looking for a comfortable and memorable stay. The accommodations were immaculate and well-appointed, with every detail thoughtfully considered to ensure a pleasant experience. The location is ideal, offering easy access to local attractions and amenities. The host was exceptionally welcoming and attentive, providing helpful tips and promptly addressing any needs we had. Overall, this place exceeded our expectations and provided a perfect home away from home. We will definitely be returning on our next visit!


    Sandra Geng - 20 May 2024

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  • "

    Awesome place! We had such a fun time, and the hot tub was a hit with the kids. The covered deck makes it easy to chill outside even if the weather isn’t 100%. Charlie was super friendly and hospitable. Fantastic place and would love to stay again.


    - 03 May 2024

    2 / 12

  • "

    We loved the stay. A lot of thought and care has obviously been put into the guests' stay, for example having two sets of towels, one for the hot tub and one for a shower. I initially worried the hot plate provided might not cook well, but it heats up super quickly and works better than our stove! The place is beautiful looking out onto the wetland and makes it a great place to escape the city stressors. To top it off, a hot soak under stars definitely ends the day on a very high note.


    - 12 Apr 2024

    3 / 12

  • "

    Exactly what we needed for a relaxing getaway. Highly recommend.


    - 09 Apr 2024

    4 / 12

  • "

    Stunning!! So relaxing, beautiful and perfect.


    - 09 Apr 2024

    5 / 12

  • "

    Te Hāpua Wetlands is a little slice of paradise just a stone's throw from Wellington City. Kelly and Charlie were lovely, welcoming hosts; the place had everything I needed. The wetlands provided endless watching of nature's TV, and my pooch loved exploring. I could have stayed several more nights easily and plan on returning to enjoy the place again.


    - 18 Mar 2024

    6 / 12

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    Tranquil stay that’s nice and easy to travel to.


    - 17 Mar 2024

    7 / 12

  • "

    We had an amazing stay and will definitely be back.


    - 22 Feb 2024

    8 / 12

  • "

    A fantastic spot! Friendly and helpful hosts, a beautiful location and excellent facilities. Highly recommend!


    - 29 Jan 2024

    9 / 12

  • "

    Such an amazing relaxing and beautiful place to go. Felt like a million miles away from anywhere, despite being less than an hour from Wellington.


    - 29 Jan 2024

    10 / 12

  • "

    A wonderful setting looking into the wetland with many birds and farm animals around. Very comfortable beds. Just a short walk to the beach. Like a dreamworld only one hour from Wellington.


    - 14 Dec 2023

    11 / 12

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    We loved our stay! Such a beautiful spot, so well set up and with great access to the beach. A perfect weekend getaway.


    - 06 Dec 2023

    12 / 12

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