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Solar-Powered Bell Tent in a Majestic Forest near Waipoua Forest, North Island

4.4 7 Reviews

"It was an amazing experience. We really enjoyed our stay. It is extremely private and close to nature. Outdoor tub was an experience in itself. Bed w…"

Sandeep, guest in Jan. 12, 2020.
  • Entire accommodation to yourself

    Enjoy having the accommodation to yourself; with all facilities for exclusive and private use

  • Perfect for hiking

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  • Free cancellation if cancelled at least 7 days before check-in

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Entire Bell tent

Bell tent • 2 guests • 1 Private Bathroom • Private Kitchen

About this place

This incredible, off-the-grid bell tent is set in 20 acres of bush surrounded by two major forests, including the Waipoua Forest, North Island, and can accommodate two guests. The spacious bell tent features a queen-size bed with comfortable bed linens and pillows.

The interior of the tent features vibrant decor and has two nightstands, a lantern light, and multiple chairs. The bell tent, the bathroom, and the kitchen facilities are all situated on a smooth wooden deck. The detached indoor bathroom is very clean and has a flushing toilet, a hot water shower, a hot outdoor bath, a sink, and a towel rack with fresh towels.

The roofed kitchen features a four-burner stovetop, a sink, condiments, and a propane BBQ for grilling delicious glamping style meals while listening to the magical birdsong and reveling in the soothing bliss of nature. There is a dining table right next to the kitchen on the deck to enjoy meals under the natural umbrella of the lush green forest.

This stunningly scenic property offers eco-friendly luxury in the midst of unrivaled scenery, offering a unique opportunity to take in Mother Nature’s raw majesty. These solar-powered glamping sites operate fully off-the-grid and deliberately without a Wi-Fi connection in order to assure tranquility and a minimized carbon footprint.

This property and its facilities were designed to provide the basics while blending in with nature and providing all of the comforting amenities any glamper could wish for in order to enjoy a pleasant stay.

Other amenities include free parking in front of the glamping site, hot water, bed linens and towels, and a bedside lantern light.

Book your dream holiday glamping rental near Donnellys Crossing today!

1 bed

  • 1 Queen-size bed

Features and services

  • Private Kitchen

  • Bathtub

  • Hiking

  • River, stream or creek

  • Swimming

  • Fishing

  • Lake

  • Beach

  • Waterfall

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Property reviews

4.4 - 7 Reviews

Accommodation rules

  • Check-in: 03:00 PM - 08:00 PM
  • Check out: 10:00 AM
  • No Infants allowed Under 2 years old

  • No Children allowed 2-12 years old

  • No Pets allowed

  • No smoking

  • No parties

  • No events

Guests are advised to bring a pair of gumboots or sturdy old shoes as the glamping site is just like visiting a farm. Warm clothes and a raincoat are also strongly advised for nighttime stargazing and kiwi spotting

This property is located in the country with no shops nearby. The nearest town for stocking up on required food and beverages is Dargaville, about 30 minutes away.

There is no cell phone coverage or power points for appliances so guests should plan accordingly.

New Zealand is snake free and there are no large threatening wild animals anywhere within the vicinity of the property.

Be kind to the environment and take care of the surroundings.

Cancellation policy: Flexible

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Free cancellation before .

After that, cancel before and get a Full refund (minus the first night).

If you cancel before check in day get a Full refund (minus the first night).

It is at the discretion of each individual host as to whether or not the booking can be rescheduled to another available date. Should you cancel at any time, you will not receive a refund.


Location and surroundings

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Donnellys Crossing, North Island (New Zealand)

Detailed location provided after booking

  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Forest
  • Lake

Activities near Donnellys Crossing, North Island

  • Swimming on-site

  • Hiking

  • Water sports on-site

  • Horseback riding

  • Surfing on-site

  • Biking on-site

  • kayak

    Kayaking/Canoeing on-site

  • scuba

    Scuba diving on-site

  • Fishing on-site

  • Boating/Sailing on-site

  • Wine tasting on-site

  • Meditation on-site

  • Wildlife watching on-site

  • Golfing on-site

Glampers will enjoy total serenity and the bliss of having nowhere to rush to but instead just relax and be present with their incredible surroundings. For those interested in venturing beyond their glamping oasis to explore, there is an abundance of easily accessible natural attractions to visit, including wonderful stretches of pristine beaches offering every activity under the sun, mystical clear water swimming lakes, a kauri park, a kiwi sanctuary, wine tasting, eco-tours of the ancient forests, and much more.

The Trounson Kauri Park is just five minutes away from the property, a mainland island and 586-hectare reserve featuring an impressive stand of kauri trees. The Tane Mahuta, or “Lord of the Forest,” is an iconic giant kauri tree in the Waipoua Forest, just 20 minutes away from the property. There are also guided eco-tours of the giant trees in the forest, highlighting the fascinating ancient history of the Waipoua Forest and its earliest inhabitants.

Guests are a 20-minute drive from Kai Iwi Lakes, part of a recreational reserve, with their crystal clear freshwater and dramatic scenery. These lakes are great for all ages to spend fun-filled days swimming, kayaking, windsurfing, fishing, diving, boating, water skiing, wakeboarding, and more. The deep dune lakes are rimmed by warm shallow water making it pleasant for a lazy afternoon float and safe for kids to run and splash around. Those more inclined to get some exercise on land can cycle or hike around the lake perimeter over farmland to the ocean. The lakes are a fisherman’s dream, teeming with rainbow trout, kōura, crab, freshwater mussels, native, and exotic fish.

Guests can travel about one hour and 15 minutes to Whangarei to visit the breathtaking Whangarei Falls, which tumble over a cliff into a natural pool, or check out the volcanic Mount Parihaka, a war memorial overlooking the city and showcasing the remains of the Maori villages.

Beach lovers will be pleased by the exquisite coastline that awaits just a short drive away from the property. Baylys Beach, about 35 minutes away, is a highly coveted beach for swimming, sunbathing, walking, surfing, golfing, and horseback riding. Baylys is also the gateway to Ripiro Beach, New Zealand’s longest driveable beach, spanning 112 kilometers.