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Coastal Glamping & Farmstays

Only minutes to the beach with great horse riding & walking tracks right on your doorstep

Enjoy unique luxury glamping & farmstay experiences at sandy bay. Great surf and beach access, with 9 beautiful horses grazing the 25 acre coastal property, along with a friendly dog or two. A real chance to get away from the city, unwind and connect with nature and animals.


Located right on the famous Te Araroa Route (Great New Zealand walk). Book one of our unique horse rides on offer, like the beginners Native Tuna Trail where you can view and learn about endemic long fin eels, or try the all in one 2 night Luxury Glamping & Riding Tour for advanced riders. The valley nestles only 300m from stunning surf beach Sandy Bay, bring your surf board and enjoy some fun east coast waves.


Check out the amazing Tutukaka Coast area, some of the best beaches in NZ right on your doorstep, Whale bay & Matapouri bay, the famous Poor Knight Islands marine reserve also a must see for snorkelling and diving. Fishing, surfing, biking and walking are popular activities.


Awatuna Yurt



Awatuna Yurt Luxury Accommodation

Relax in bliss, and immerse yourself in nature. The perfect getaway for couples.
Awatuna Yurt

Awatuna Yurt is located on the beautiful Tutukaka coastline, about a 40-minute drive from Whangarei.


The yurt is set near a stream, amongst some mature Totara trees on a 25-acre property. Decking and boardwalks connect the kitchen, bathhouse and outdoor bath.


The interior of the yurt is stylish and restful. The timber latticework and creamy canvas cocooning its inhabitants ignite a warm glow feeling. The king-sized bed, along with a sofa, armchair and large jute rug create a spacious and comfortable sleeping and living space.


From the yurt, you'll hear the trickle of water over rocks from the pretty stream nearby, fringed by native bush and inhabited by tame and treasured tuna kuwharuwharu (long-fin eels). Rest in the shade of the Totaras, listen to the birds and enjoy the gentle breeze coming down the valley. And when you're ready, head to the beach. Beautiful, pohutukawa-fringed, Sandy Bay Beach is just an easy 10-minute walk away. 


King-sized Bed

100% Cotton/linen Sheets

Feather & Down Duvet

Feather & Wool Pillows

Wool Blankets



Under Cover Shower

Outdoor Bath

Bath Towels

Bath Salts

Cooking basics

Dishes and cutlery

Awatuna Yurt is available to book via Canopy Camping Escapes here. Simply click the link below to book your stay. For the Luxury riding package please follow the details on the trails menu.

Our FarmStay

Only minutes to the surf beach with great walking tracks right on your doorstep. 

Farmstay includes self contained studio for couples, comfy king bed and attached out side bathroom.


For more than couples, include our cute rustic renovated kingfisher Caravan set up for 2pp (1 king single and 1 small single bed).


Enjoy the best of both worlds at our farmstay located on a horse farm & a surf beach! Horse trail riding & east coast waves on your doorstep... Only a quick 2min walk to the popular surf beach Sandy Bay plus great walking tracks.

Our Farmstay is available to book via Airbnb. Simply click the link below to book your stay.



Cooking basics

Dishes and cutlery

Hair dryer


Linen & bath towels


Fire extinguisher

First aid kit

Smoke alarm




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