Castaways Resort,  Karioitahi Beach | Source: Facebook

The Best Glamping Spots in Auckland

New Zealand is renowned for its spectacular natural landscapes and getting outdoors is one of the best ways to experience the country. But if camping is a little too close to nature for your liking then glamping might be more of your thing. Complete with all the luxuries of a five-star hotel room, these Auckland glamping experiences might just change your mind about spending the night in the outdoors.

Castaways Resort,  Karioitahi Beach

Castaways Resort’s luxurious glamping tents are nestled into Auckland’s wild southwest coastal clifftops. With hotel-style linen, heating and gourmet breakfast packages, you can spend your day taking in the views of the rugged coastline from one of the deep outdoor baths or head to the Balinese inspired day spa for a rejuvenating treatment. Located just 50 minutes away from Auckland, you don’t need to travel far to enjoy a truly remote escape.

Image: Castaway Resort’s glamping tents Source: provided

Tepee, Matakana

Set amongst pine trees and peaceful native forests, these luxury tepees merge nature and comfort in a true one-of-a-kind experience. Set on their own large circular platforms, the tepees are fitted with quality beds, duvets and pillows, cotton linen and shower towels, with their own private balconies to truly enjoy the natural surroundings. Being just ten minutes from Omaha Beach, the tepees are an indulgent place to unwind after a day in the surf.

Image: Luxury tepee style glamping tents Source: provided

Wainamu Luxury Tents

This off-grid glamping experience is located on Auckland’s rugged west coast, on a working farm. Soak in the spectacular natural surroundings from a luxe safari-style tent that’s inspired by traditional Maori whare. Complete with recycled wooden floors, handmade soft floral quilts, sheepskin rugs, a cosy sofa and a viewing porch, this is the ultimate place to recharge from modern life. Spend your days exploring the farm’s streams, dunes and nearby sea and enjoy evenings cooking at the outdoor kitchen’s open wood fire. Don’t forget to take a long soak in the cast-iron bath while you watch the stars.

Image: a romantic night under the stars in Wainamu Luxury Tents Source: provided

Fossil Bay Lodge, Waiheke Island

Take a short 40-minute ferry ride from downtown Auckland to the scenic Waiheke Island. Here, you can enjoy the island’s vineyards, olive groves and quiet beaches from a luxurious bell tent at Fossil Bay Lodge. Complete with a sumptuous queen bed, carpeted flooring, comfy chairs and private bathrooms with steamy rain head showers, you aren’t going to want to leave. Plus, the bell tents even come with their own battery packs to keep your devices charged so that you can take those Instagram snaps.

Image: A luxe bell tent at Fossil Bay Lodge, Waiheke Island Source: provided

Read about the best glamping experiences in Red Bluff, Western Australia and Antarctica while you’re here.

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