Ataahua Ruru

Ataahua Ruru

Ohope, Bay of Plenty

Ataahua Ruru is located just 10 minutes from Ohope Beach and 20 minutes from Whakatane - on the shores of the beautiful Ohiwa Harbour. 

Sitting on a peaceful spot on 14 acres of harbourside, bush-covered land, the setting of this glamping site is exquisite. A large luxury canvas tent, complete with wood-burner has views over stunning Ohiwa Harbour. Two small buildings - connected by decks, contain a kitchenette in one, and a bathroom in the other.

The glass sliding door at the front of the tent allows uninterrupted views of Ohiwa Harbour to Ohope Spit from inside the tent. You can watch the changing tides and sun glimmer off the water from the comfort of your bed.

A luxurious outdoor bath is carefully positioned with views out to the harbour. 

This lush, organic property is home to an abundance of native birds including Tui, White Eye, Weka, Wood Pigeon, Morepork (Ruru), Falcon, Pheasant, Duck, Fantail, Pukeko and more. Each night you'll hear the beautiful sound of Ruru and awaken to bird song.

The stars are truly amazing in this environment. The birdlife, the peacefulness and the way in which nature, water, land and fresh air embrace this paradise - is priceless.

FROM $350 p/n

Includes breakfast & Kayaks

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            Dog Friendly
      Dog Friendly
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            Winter Escape
      Winter Escape

Ataahua Ruru is located in Wainui, near Whakatane in the Bay of Plenty. It's 19km from Whakatane and 12km from Ohope Beach. 

Directions for getting to Ataahua Ruru are provided in a pre-arrival email that we send you approximately five days prior to your arrival. Let us know if you would like us to supply you with the directions prior to that time.

Please Note: If you have booked within 5 days and haven't received a pre-arrival email shortly after booking, please email us at hello@canopycamping.co.nz.

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            Eating and Drinking

    Eating and Drinking

    A delicious breakfast is complimentary when you stay at Ataahua Ruru, and host Aleisha also offers a selection of delectable cakes, a fruit and cheese board and nourishing picnic lunch hamper as optional extras that you can order during the online booking process.

    If you're keen to self-cater, the kitchen has everything you need. Just bring your own food, and prepare meals in the kitchenette. There is a gas element for cooking and you'll find all the cutlery, crockery, pots and pans that you'll need. 

    If you want a break from cooking, Ohope is just a 12km drive and Whakatane just 19km drive - and both have a selection of fantastic cafes and restaurants. 

    If you need to pop out for supplies, you'll find supermarkets in Whakatane and a 4-Square in Ohope.

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            Things to do

    Things to do

    You'll find plenty to keep you entertained at Ataahua Ruru!

    Enjoy an evening soak in a hot bath under the stars. Take a walk around the property and adjoining harbour and enjoy the abundant birdlife. Two kayaks are provided so you can enjoy the water right on your doorstep.

    There are plenty of board games provided, as well as petanque - a great game to enjoy at the end of the day with a glass of wine. You'll also find a selection of Readers Digest short storybooks if you just feel like lazing the day away with a good book.

    If you're keen to get active and explore the region, hit the surf at Ohope or Ohiwa Beach, both just 10 minutes away. If you're into biking, bring the bikes and ride the popular Motu Bike Trail near Opotiki, 20 minutes away. There are lots of beautiful bush walks to enjoy in the surrounding area too.

     

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            Your Hosts

    Your Hosts

    Tony and Aleisha are both Kiwi's (of New Zealand). Tony is from Auckland and is a descendent of the Ngapuhi tribe up North of Auckland. Aleisha's family are from the East Coast and are of Ngati Porou affiliation.

    Prior to being an Optometrist for more than 20-years, Tony was involved in Cancer research and a research scientist following his MSc in Organic Chemistry.  Aleisha has a varied background having worked in the corporate, public and service industry following her BECom from Waikato University. For several years she managed their optometry practice in Rotorua, and is the author of the Life is Great! A cookbook containing plant-based whole food recipes.