A short drive from Auckland, Wainamu Luxury Tents was a very pleasant surprise! We were met at The Bethells Cafe by Anna and Jim and followed them in our car to their secluded hideaway. Nestled behind giant sand dunes and green paddocks, we felt isolated (what we wanted) but with every amenity we could need.
The tent we stayed in was well equipped. The bedroom had an extremely comfortable bed with AMAZING pillows. It was furnished with candles and lanterns, and the sheets were welcoming and high quality. The lounge contained a lounge/futon so families can be accommodated, as well as couples. The "patio" has deck chairs and pantry. The outdoor kitchen has numerous cooking options including a BBQ, campfire or gas hob. Finally the outdoor bath was superb! A DEEP cast iron bath with plenty of hot water. A wonderful way to round off a day after hiking the surrounding area!
The little touches throughout the campsite made the stay even more magical. Chocolates, tea light candles in the trees, fresh herbs and flowers, Kiwi memorabilia scattered around... Anna and Jim have really set up a haven away from the hustle and bustle of city life! We are already looking forward to our next stay... and sharing the experience with family and friends when they visit us in NZ!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- we have a luxury tent /camping business .this is perfect for people walking the hillary trail along aucklands west coast ,or a getaway from city life and time in a magical place called Bethells beach/tehenga the West coast of auckland ,close to lake wainamu , beach ,waterfalls , birdlife and nature. ... more less