Top 6 Glamping Spots In Rotorua, New Zealand

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When a city shares its boundary with not one but four lakes and there are nature reserves within city limits, you know you are in absolute paradise. Rotorua offers visitors a chance to not only explore its unbelievable beauty but also explore the rich Maori culture with guided tours through living villages. Take a boat ride on Lake Rotorua and definitely stop by the many geothermal pools the city is famous for. If you are traveling with children, take them to visit Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre where they can see rare birds up close. When you are in a place as scenic as Rotorua, you have to make the most of the outdoors. Forget hotels and choose to stay in uber-luxurious glamping sites that will give competition to the best hotels. Continue reading to select from one of the top glamping spots in Rotorua, New Zealand.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status. recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on January 26, 2024.

1. Glamping tent with views of Lake Tarawera

This glamping tent was built for romance, with a native ponga forest in the background and uninterrupted scenic views all around. Walk from the bed directly onto the deck for your morning cup of coffee, after which you can walk down to the lake to enjoy the many activities offered there. When you get hungry, you can easily whip up a quick meal in the kitchen.

Evenings are for hot tub soaks under the stars with a glass of champagne in hand. The tent is spread across 50 sq m (538.19 sq ft) and comes with a separate bathroom block right next door.

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Lake Tarawera, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
10.91 km (6.8 mi) from Redwoods Treewalk
28 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Tent 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
the hosts were very great and very accommodating
awesome spot to stay and great hosts
dave and angela were friendly and provided detailed information for the area on what to see/do/eat
amazing location peaceful and private
absolutely fantastic cannot recommend this place enough the aesthetic created here is incredible
the place was close to great places to eat and had plenty of activities to do nearby
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2. Gorgeous tent in a scenic location; Ngongotaha Valley (from USD 186)

Surrounded by 4,000 ac (1,618.74 ha) of farm and bushland, this is the place to pick when you want to get away from it all. Visitors can even bring their own horses to gallop across the land. You can go trout fishing in the river on the property and on bush walks when you are not relaxing in your hot tub or lounging on the deck.

The bathroom is a separate building just a few steps away from the glamping tent. The hosts also live on the property but given the size of the estate, you will unlikely to come across them if you don’t want to.

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Ngongotaha Valley, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand
11.21 km (7.0 mi) from Redwoods Treewalk
310 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire townhouse 4 Beds 2 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the place was the best of glamping—stylish comfortable digs in a nature setting
the bed was amazingly comfortable
beautiful spot private and quiet very warm and cozy
very clean and surprisingly well insulated tent kept us warm all night
awesome place off the grid and very clean
and great correspondence with host
thank you for hosting such an amazing spot
beautiful location definitely more of a summer stay
the location was absolutely stunning
loved being away from the rat race but close enough if we needed anything
this was such an incredible getaway super secluded location
great if you want to get away from everything a beautiful place to stay
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3. Oakridge Glamping; Ngongotaha (from USD 180)

After visiting the attractions in Rotorua and sampling its adventure sports, take a couple of relaxing days off to enjoy the lush nature surrounding the city. This glamping experience is set a few minutes from the city but you can still expect to vacation peacefully.

The glamping unit features an indoor-outdoor layout on an elevated deck. While the bedroom is in a tent, the top-of-the-line kitchen and dining area are in a semi-open shack. The deck also includes a hot tub, sun loungers, and bean bags around the fireplace.

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Oakridge Glamping

Address: 276 Dansey Road Ngongotaha RD2
12.42 km (7.8 mi) from Redwoods Treewalk

Parking Pets allowed Free parking Sun terrace Parking on site Private parking Open-air bath Pet bowls

4. Off-the-grid glamping site; Pukehina (from USD 139)

Wake up to the chirping of birds and as you step out of the bedroom tent, be greeted with views that will make you want to pinch yourself to make sure they are real. This luxurious glamping experience is set on a fenced property and includes a bedroom tent along with a separate kitchen and bathroom space. They are separated by a manicured lawn with a fire pit and a swing set around it.

Read your favorite book on the hammock or take a romantic evening soak in the outdoor bathtub as you see the sunset over the horizon.

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Pukehina, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand
40.0 km (24.9 mi) from Redwoods Treewalk
110 reviews   Wifi Available
Tent 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
excellent views and facilities makes for a very relaxing stay
back at the oasis we loved the kombucha the outdoor bath with bubbles and superb beds
the kitchen is nicely organised
it has a good little kitchen and the outdoor bath was the highlight for me
tracey and graeme helped us with whatever we needed and made our stay very comfortable
the place was very clean and neat
clean spacious easy to navigate around the heater etc
fantastic hosts and somewhere we will always remember
the hosts are extremely welcoming and helpful
tracey & graeme deserve the status of "super hosts"
they are amazing hosts and so welcoming we loved every moment while staying at this place
all that plus lovely hosts
an amazing location and setup
if you want a quiet break away then this spot is perfect
beautiful accommodation great location been here a twice now
such a great stay really enjoyed this relaxing getaway close to the beach
baths under the stars wonderful hospitality and the location was really great
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5. Rural glamping experience; Papamoa (from USD 115)

Drive down to this middle-of-nowhere setting, and you are in for a treat. The glamping tent is set apart from the main house and is separated by fencing so you enjoy your own private oasis. Rock and foliage landscaping offers additional privacy to the glamping site. The host is a mirimiri practitioner and guests can request a paid session during their stay. They are quite popular so it is best to book in advance.

The tent is part of a sprawling estate that guests can walk and explore, and when you want to head to the water, both the Kaituna River and Pacific Ocean are close by.

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Papamoa, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
46.96 km (29.2 mi) from Redwoods Treewalk
34 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Tent 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
shiree was an extremely friendly and welcoming host
shiree was very kind and welcoming
shiree was so kind and accommodating
incredible little hidden gem shiree is an exceptional host and made us feel home and very accommodative as well
thanks again shiree for being an incredible host
lovely location peaceful waking up to the sound of nature and the ocean highly recommend staying here couples retreat
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6. Kinloch Glamping; Marotiri (from USD 268)

Although this glamping tent is located on a 500-ha (1,235.53-ac) family farm, you will enjoy complete privacy with the hilltop location. Bring your bicycles along and you can ride and explore well-marked trails around the property. The tent is 5 m (16.40 ft) by 7 m (22.97 ft) and comes with two bedrooms which you don’t often come across in glamping sites. The outdoor deck includes two baths, an outdoor kitchen as well as a barbecue grill.

The tent does not include any electricity but comes with battery-operated lanterns for the perfect soothing vibe. The host provides farm-fresh goods for breakfast, including farm fresh eggs and milk. As for any other meals, you can drive to the closest town to bring groceries and enjoy cooking and dining with unbelievable views.

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Marotiri, Waikato, New Zealand
61.71 km (38.4 mi) from Redwoods Treewalk
96 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Tent 4 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
kitchen was amazing beds were super comfy
and the room bathroom toilet were very clean and stylish
lovely hosts recommend 10/10
one of a kind simply amazing place
best thoughtful and caring host
terri is also a friendly and great host too
terri is the best owner i have ever met the unique one
we had the privilege of seeing in a memorable 2020 at this amazing location
amazing location with everything you need - a must stay if you need to unwind in a tranquil setting
there are so many opportunities to create long lasting memories in a special place like this
amazing place to wind down and put your phones away to enjoy the moment
it’s a perfect place to unwind and i couldn’t recommend it more
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Come visit Rotorua for a holiday like no other

Rotorua is surrounded by scenic landscapes - from lakes to rolling hills. The best way to make the most of this beauty is to explore it from secluded spots around the city. Hurry and book yourself a stay at one of these top glamping spots in Rotorua, New Zealand.

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