Pet Friendly Travel in the North Island

There’s no reason why your faithful companion should miss out on an epic vacation. So we’ve listed 5 of our favourite places to take your pooch in the North Island:


Planning ahead is key when it comes to a successful camping trip. Here are a few quick tips to ensure everyone is happy and well equipped:

  • Create a gear list so nothing is missed. 
  • Having a leash and bedding for your dog is very important when communal camping. 
  • Know your dog’s comfort levels when it comes to socialising as campgrounds can be very busy and overwhelming for pets that aren’t used to company. 
  • Research walks and parks in the area to ensure you get out for some fun adventures!

Speaking of walks, here are a few of our fave little jaunts in the local region that are pet friendly:

  1. Makorori Beach, just over the hill, is a long stretch of beautiful coastline perfect for you and your canine.
  2. Gisborne Riverbank & Town Beach Walkway (Up to 1 Hour One Way). Flat and easy walkway with a stunning view the entire way
  3. Wainui Beach, just a short distance from the campground there’s plenty of space to run around. 

We pride ourselves in being a top choice when it comes to a pet friendly accommodation provider. There’s nothing better than seeing pets and their owners lap up the beautiful surroundings and enjoy each other’s company on holiday. We’ve got plenty of shady trees and a safe beach for walkies out by the reef. You can rest assured that you and your furry friend will make some cherished memories here at Tatapouri.

October 19, 2023

Stay connected with us #TatapouriBay

Celebrating the amazing Ying and her retirement 🎉 Her work ethic has been nothing short of an inspiration as a core part of our team for ages. She's been keeping Tatapouri squeaky clean and even smiling while she is at it. It's been a privilege for all of us to work with her over the years and we wish her nothing but the most relaxing, enjoyable future. Love from us all 💕
Our Zen Cabins are the perfect place for a yoga filled weekend as shown by the lovely, Tati 🥰 Ps. A friendly reminder that there will be no yoga tomorrow (Saturday) so we can save ourselves for Sunday 😊
It was a summer to remember with people travelling from near and far to see the sunrise Gisborne is famous for 🌞 Ps. Happy Easter Weekend friends 🐣
There's plenty to smile about with these surroundings! Fields of gold to your right and a big blue ocean out front. Our Tiny home is the perfect place to make some unforgettable memories 🤗
New Shirt Alert 🤩 As shown by the lovely Tati, we have fresh Tatapouri merch in two new colours. Available for purchase from our reception.
Become part of the Tatapouri Team 🙌 Seeking a wonderful human to come be a part of the magic. 🌟 The Opportunity: We are currently seeking a part-time Cleaning/Reception Superstar to join our team for 24-26 hours per week, with increased hours during the summer and coverage for staff leave. The role is weekend and mid-week shifts, allowing you to maintain your side hustle/additional job while enjoying some financial stability. 💰 What We Offer: Living wage Exciting staff benefits Free on-site yoga classes over the summer A supportive workplace 🌈 Your Responsibilities: As a crucial member of our team, you'll collaborate with our Housekeeping & Ops Manager to ensure accommodations are ready for daily guest check-ins. Your tasks will include cleaning various areas such as accommodation and facility buildings, long-term units, and occasional weeding/light ground work. While in the reception you will be checking guest, answering emails and helping with guest enquiries. 👍 Ideal Candiate Attributes A positive can-do attitude Openness to perform a variety of cleaning tasks with care and high standards Previous customer service and computer experience Prior cleaning experience 📧 How to Apply: If you're feeling excited about this new prospect, please send your resume along with a brief introduction about yourself to:
Ready, shreddy, go! Okay that was cringe... Feel free to come up with a better caption 😂
International Women's Day is on the horizon 🌅 To celebrate, the wonderful @tatiadiass is offering a Gentle Vinyasa Yoga Class here at Tatapouri for all you amazing ladies 🧘‍♂️ Join us beachfront on the Friday 8th March at 9am for this magical (and free) event ✨
Gaze upon fields of gold from the comfort of our Tiny Home 🙌 The perfect oasis for a relaxing vacation 😌