Non-powered Campsite

Back to nature, back to basics. Enjoy the fun and freedom of a non-powered campsite for a magical night under the stars. Wake up to the magnificence of Rā, the rising sun emerging from the horizon.

  • Absolute beachfront campground
  • Spacious sites
  • Situated on flat, grassy area
  • Access to communal bathrooms, kitchen, and laundry
  • BBQ area nearby
  • Pets, extra vehicles, trailers or boats by arrangement




If you need to access wi-fi, Tatapouri Bay offers free and unlimited access.

Oceanfront café

Open during the spring and summer season, enjoy a taste of Tatapouri Bay with great coffee and treats.

Children’s playground

Tatapouri Bay is a natural playground for all ages to enjoy but littlies can also discover swings and slides at our children’s playground.

Disability access

There is a shower and toilet available with disability access.

Recycling station

We are strong believers in doing our part to protect our beautiful whenua (land). You can help us by recycling paper, plastic, glass and aluminium at our on-site recycling station.

Boat ramp

Launch ready and anchors aweigh. Boaties headed out for some offshore fun have access to an on-site boat ramp. Just remember to have your safety gear and life vests on board.

Fish cleaning area

When you’ve reeled in your catch of the day, you can clean kaimoana (seafood) in our designated fish cleaning area.

BBQ facilities

Cook up some local kiwi kai (food) over the barbie and enjoy the beach vibes to the fullest.

Toilet & Showers

You’ll be stoked to know hot showers come at no additional cost. That being said, we trust you’ll remain conservative in your precious water usage.

Communal kitchen

Situated about 100 metres away from the glamping tents is a fully equipped communal kitchen complete with gas hobs, microwave, fridge, freezers, pots, pans, cutlery, crockery, toasters and kettles. A great place to cook up some good food in great company. Clean up is a whizz with washing liquid and tea towels provided. There’s also a filtered water station handy to help you keep hydrated and a compost bin that we use for gardening.

Laundry room

Two coin-operated commercial washing machines are available. A laundry line with pegs is available to hang washing outside –for the love of crisp, sun-kissed washing.

View Faq View Park Map

“Great guys running this family friendly, casual motorcamp. Good facilities and right on the beach. I appreciate the hard work that has gone into upgrading recently.”

Michelle Hewson, Google

More Rooms

Zen Cabin-1

Zen cabins

Comming soon! These newly built self-contained cabins, situated on the waters edge are the perfect place to watch the world’s first rays of light kiss the earth from the comfort of your own bed.



Log cabins

Our sweet little log cabins by the beach are both quaint and cosy. Perfectly suited for one or two people to enjoy an East Coast experience.

View Accommodation

Stay connected with us #TatapouriBay

People are pretty pumped when they hear their pooc People are pretty pumped when they hear their pooches are allowed to join them on their holiday! We pride ourselves in being a dog-friendly campground because we know they are an integral part of the whānau 🐩🐕‍🐕‍🦺
Like giant glowing garlic/onions in the dark of ni Like giant glowing garlic/onions in the dark of night. At least, that's how more than a few of our guests have described our @lotusbelle tents. Whelp, the more garlic the better we say so we'll take the compliment thank you! 🙏
Let us sing for it is finally spring! 🌸🌸🌸 Bring on beach picnics and longer days to enjoy our beautiful surroundings 🙌
Ooh the sweet memories of summer still linger, (be Ooh the sweet memories of summer still linger, (before the global pandemic of course). We recognise how lucky we are to be safe and healthy in this wondrous country. There's never been a better time to explore your our own backyard and get that sense of wanderlust close to home 🌅 Here's a wee video to hopefully spark inspiration for an NZ vacation 🙌 ​ ​🎵 - Braces, @goodspacemusic
The gateway to the East Cape, beyond these bends a The gateway to the East Cape, beyond these bends are many treasures we're continuing to discover 🙌
This error message is only visible to WordPress admins

Error: API requests are being delayed. New posts will not be retrieved for at least 5 minutes.