Podlifes

Compact and cosy, our Podlifes are self-contained and are perfectly suited for one or two people to enjoy an East Coast experience. Wake up to sea views with a cup of tea on the deck and watch the world’s first rays of light kiss the earth.


  • Accommodates up to 2 people
  • Self-contained with toilet, shower, and kitchenette
  • Cosy queen sized bed
  • Plush, quality linen, duvet, pillows, and towels
  • Includes fridge, kettle, toaster, cutlery, crockery, glassware, and tea facilities
  • Deck with sea views
  • Access to communal laundry nearby

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Facilities

Wi-Fi

If you need to access wi-fi, Tatapouri Bay offers free and unlimited access.

Traditional Finnish sauna

Sauna and a swim for the win. Relieve stress, enjoy a bit of a detox and once you’ve worked up a good sweat, dip into the refreshing sea for some full body invigoration.

Outdoor spa

Facing the water’s edge, our outdoor spa is the perfect place to relax, unwind and soak up the good vibes.

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.

Fish cleaning area

When you’ve reeled in your catch of the day, you can clean kaimoana (seafood) in our designated fish cleaning area.

BBQ facilities

Cook up some local kiwi kai (food) over the barbie and enjoy the beach vibes to the fullest.

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, pots, pans, cutlery, crockery, toasters and kettles. A great place to cook up some good food in great company. Clean up is a whizz with washing liquid and tea towels provided. There’s also a filtered water station 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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The cabin was pleasant and comfortable with great ocean veiws It had a fridge and microwave and electric jug. All facilities we’re clean and tidy and the staff were pleasant and helpful.

Anonymous, October 2020. Booking.com

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Zen cabins

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Log cabins

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A pretty majestic way to start the day watching th A pretty majestic way to start the day watching the world's first sunrise. Thank you for the incredible capture @globaladmirer 🙏
Presenting Miss Retro Caravan 2021 👸 Shanti h Presenting Miss Retro Caravan 2021 👸 Shanti has done some extreme caravan makeover's this summer and her vision/work ethic continue to amaze us. She's well on her way to take out next years pageant at this rate!
A special thanks from us for all the love and supp A special thanks from us for all the love and support at our cafe over this summer! We made it team crikey. Now it's time to recoup, reset and start dreaming up lots of fun and excitement for the next busy season (Re-opening Labour Weekend) 👍 Ps. Ideas are always welcome dear ones.
Where the light first touches 🙌What a privileg Where the light first touches 🙌What a privilege it is to see these magical sunrises on our doorstep, especially now that they aren't so early (got to admit that's a bonus of shorter days).
Important Announcement - This is the last weekend Important Announcement - This is the last weekend of our cafe for the season and we're going out with a community jam session 🤗 We'll have a few musicians holding down the space but we're open to all talent (or lack of) to bring their instruments and join in. So grab your guitar, a couple of spoons or what have you and join us this Sunday 2nd May 🙌
A beautiful full moon moment from a cacao ceremony A beautiful full moon moment from a cacao ceremony held by @inner.vibrance 💫 It's a joy to witness such events where wonderful people come together to celebrate their magic in accordance with the earths.
Candid, crafted, or crafted to look candid? It's a Candid, crafted, or crafted to look candid? It's a real guessing game these days but it's likely Liv told a great joke and Nadine simply captured the moment.  ​ Ps. Our cafe is open this Friday - Sunday for delish coffee, views and candid photo opportunities. Cant wait to see you 🤗
Only two weeks left of our oceanside glamping tent Only two weeks left of our oceanside glamping tents then they'll get a rest until next season.  ​ ​Last date for glamping is 2nd May 😘
Our toilet/shower block is now a work of art thank Our toilet/shower block is now a work of art thanks to the talented @sofiadrescher and her quirky characters 😍 Special shoutout to @leogz__ who helped with a mural magic on this glorious day at Tatapouri 🙌
Join us for our last Sunday Session of the season Join us for our last Sunday Session of the season this weekend 🎉 With live music of the Latin flavour, mural painting by local artists, second-hand clothing and a even a classy bouncy castle! Bring your friends, whānau and people you don't even know because there's going to be fun for all 🙌
Watching waves is one of our favourite activities. Watching waves is one of our favourite activities. Riding them is pretty fun too 🤙 ​ ​Ps. Our cafe is open tomorrow from 8am - 3pm 🙌
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