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Matapouri Glamping is located on the Tutukaka Coast at Tawapou. The Glamping site is nestled in 120 hectares of lovely secluded native bush and rolling coastal farmland.

Guy and Sandra Bowden welcome you to the luxurious tent which sits among revegetating manuka forest right next to their well-known NZ native plant nursery, Tawapou Coastal Natives. The property is three hours north of Auckland, and 35 minutes drive from Whangarei.


Matapouri Glamping


Matapouri Glamping is perfect for couples seeking a luxurious escape with peace and tranquillity. The large safari tent (total area of 60sqm made up of 35sqm tent and 25sqm covered deck) is powered, has hot and cold running water and a fully equipped bathroom and kitchen. Lie on the king size bed and look out over the rolling farmland to the Poor Knights Islands.

Designed to give you the freedom to enjoy your stay. Your safari tent is a delightful home away from home – with secluded living and a spacious covered deck and BBQ. Enjoy a soak in the outdoor bath.

Read more about the tent and how to book.

About Tawapou

Tawapou Farm, owned by the Bowden family since the early 60’s, is the closest mainland point to the Poor Knights Islands.The QE11 Trust covenanted 120 hectare property spreads over 2kms of spectacular coastline. Pest  control, conservation and restoration has been undertaken by the family for many years. For over twenty years Guy and Sandra  have been developing a native plant nursery specialising in plants that grow naturally on the coastal regions of Northland. Tawapou Coastal Natives is a major supplier of native plants from New Zealand's northeast coastline and offshore islands. Visit Tawapou Coastal Natives website.

The Area


The Tutukaka Coast is one of our country’s beautiful holiday destinations, gateway to the famous Poor Knights Islands and to popular beaches for swimming and surfing. This popular destination offers many local attractions to keep you entertained including coastal walks, surfing, fishing, diving and golf. All just just a short drive away. Enjoy licensed restaurants, cafes, gyms and boutique shops. All within a 10 minute drive.

See a full listing of activities

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