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Drive in and pull up to beachfront paradise at Tatapouri Bay. A place of community, natural beauty and personal touches to help you feel at home. Where you can sit back, relax and savour the day your way.

  • Location is absolute beachfront
  • Flat, grassy, spacious area to park campervan, RV or caravan
  • 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.

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, toasters and kettles. A great place to cook up some good food in great company. Clean up is a whizz with washing liquid provided. There’s also a filtered water tap 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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Zen cabins

Awaken to the beauty of the big blue from the comfort of your bed. Our self-contained Zen Cabins are a luxury escape for those wanting a truly unique experience of the East Cape.


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Glamping Tents

Slow down and sink in to the beauty of nature in our cosy Lotus Belle tent. Resting right on the water’s edge, you’ll have front row seats to the first sunrise on earth.

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Already cooking up some ideas for Summer Sunday Sessions, if you have any please drop them in the comments 😍 Bands you'd like to see, food you'd like to eat, activites etc. We're all ears 🙌
The East Cape of New Zealand continues to amaze us 😍 Very lucky we are just a short drive from this absolute sight. #travelnz #nzmustdo
This is our friend Arna 💜 We just want to aknowldege her as a wonderful, kind-hearted being that is brimming with talent. Looking forward to gather once the sun gets closer to earth 🙌
Sunrise watch party 👀 Grab your friends and plan a trip you won't forget to beautiful Gisborne ✨
We're still offering 20% off our Zen Cabins using the code WINTER20* 😍 Your winter mini break awaits with full insulation, double glazing, your own heat pump and spa/sauna access included. *For stays Monday - Thursday
The gals enjoying a lovely afternoon as Miso (the resident hamu) hopes for some food 😂 We will give plenty of notice when our cafe reopens next summer 🙌
Glamping at its finest 💁‍♀️ One of our @lotusbelletents sleeps 4 people so it's even more cosy than usual. #glampingnz #nztravel #nzmustdo
A seagulls perspective of our beautiful campground. Tatapouri Bay is situated just 15 mins our of the heart of Gisborne, the "gateway to the East Cape" as some may call it. We look forward to your visit 🤗
More magical markets and Sunday Sessions await us! Pictured - two wonderful darlings that made our summer much brighter 🙌
Enjoy 20% off our Zen Cabins using the code WINTER20* 🙌 You'll be plenty cosy with full insulation, double glazing, your own heat pump and spa/sauna access included 🤗 *For stays Monday - Thursday
Serving DIY cowgirl realness 💅 Natalie enjoys hardly working, strawberry real-fruit ice cream and posing with power tools for the gram. Ps. Excited to announce we will have retro caravan accomodation availble next summer 😍