Places to Eat and Drink


With a pretty solid selection of places to choose from, we’ve rounded up a few that tick all the boxes. Be sure to visit on your next camping trip of go out on your own food adventures and let us know what treasures you come back with.


Ussco Bar & Bistro

When it comes to “date night” this is our first choice every time. With warm hospitality and an atmosphere to match. The menu is modern and delicious using the best seasonal ingredients, not to mention their classic cocktails. Ps. Save room for dessert.


Zephyr Wainui

A very trendy spot with food as good as their conscience. This plant-based cafe/store is a complete vibe and one you won’t want to miss during your visit. Make sure to take a stroll down Wainui beach after your oat flat white and vegan pie.


Flagship Eatery

Tucked down a side street, this is our go-to for brekky. It’s a beautiful space to relax and enjoy a beautiful breakfast. The menu has all the classics with a few surprises too, we are sure you will be delighted overall.


Sunshine Brewery

You’ll probably catch us here having a craft beer paired with a very tasty pizza. It’s the local watering hole and home of “Gizzy Gold”. This award-winning brewery is not to be missed for a real local experience and thirst quenching session.


Okitu Store

Last but not least on this little list is a real post-surf favourite. This little dairy sits on prime real estate just opposite some pretty pumping surf breaks. Stop in for some hot chips (chicken salt a must) and a selection of pies to fill your hearts desire.



November 21, 2023

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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 😌