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.

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“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

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It's such a treat to have @zephyr.wainui down the It's such a treat to have @zephyr.wainui down the road when we need a change of scenery. Their smoothie bowls will take you straight to Bali and back again 🙌  ​ ​Ft. Tatapouri residents Jack and Liv 🌸
Just like that the festive season is finito! The g Just like that the festive season is finito! The good news is our glamping tents have become more available 🙏 So if you fancy a wee escape to the East Cape, we've got just the place 🌊
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Happy 2021, may it be a good one with lots of fun 🙌 No doubt more challenges await us but we're staying positive because it's better than the other option let's be honest. Creating a space to foster a strong, connected and happy community is our main focus and we're always looking for ways to make this vision more of a reality.  ​ ​Thank you for your incredible support as always, much beauty awaits on the horizon 😌
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Who needs Reindeer when you have a John Deere aye? Who needs Reindeer when you have a John Deere aye?! Our camp Kaumātua Matt makes it always feel like Christmas with his weekly fry bread deliveries 🙌 Sorry Santa but you have been replaced mate. Happy Holidays
Gizzy has been giving Hawaii a run for it's money! Gizzy has been giving Hawaii a run for it's money! With temperatures hitting 30 degrees and unreal water clarity it's been an idyllic week to say the least 👌