Castaways Tree Tent

Castaways Tree Tent

Inland from Kariotahi Beach

Castaways Resort is a spectacular North Island coastal property in the South Western corner of Auckland, just 50 minutes drive from the CBD.

The well known resort offers guest accommodation, a tranquil new day spa, beautiful restaurant - Agave, adventure activities, and now - glamping. 

Castaways' Tree Tent is suspended between two mighty totara trees - and located a 10 minute drive inland from the resort. It's surrounded by pristine, mature bush, and offers a completely different experience to the three Castaways Coastal Tents, located on the cliffs above Karioitahi Beach.

Central heating makes this the perfect city escape year round. With your gourmet self-cook dinner and breakfast included in the package, all you need to think about is getting yourself there - the rest is taken care of.

The tree tent is the ultimate in 5 star glamping. Although completely off-grid, solar power produces electricity for lighting, stereo, even an espresso machine and refrigerator - which you'll find stocked full with all the food you'll need to create delicious, gourmet meals on the BBQ.

FROM $430 p/n

Incl. Meals

  • Sleeps 2
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            Winter Escape
      Winter Escape
address
 

685 Karioitahi Rd, Waiuku 2683

Note: the Totara Tree Tent is set a short drive inland from the resort but check in is at the main Castaways reception.

directions
 

Castaways is about a 50 minute drive from the centre of Auckland. Google Maps gives accurate directions to get to there. 

Once you arrive at Castaways, you'll need to check in to reception. Once checked in, the team will give you instructions on how to get to the Totara Tree Tent, which is a short drive inland from the resort. Make sure you arrive before dark so you can see clearly to walk the short distance through the bush to the tent.

If you need to get in touch with Castaways prior to your arrival, give them a call directly on 09 236 5041.

Castaways Tree Tent

Castaways Tree Tent Location

What time is Check in and Check out?

WHAT ARE THE BED AND BEDDING ARRANGEMENTS?

WHAT ARE THE KITCHEN AND COOKING FACILITIES?

WHAT ARE THE BATHROOM FACILITIES?

IS THERE POWER?

WHAT SORT OF HEATING IS THERE?

IS CASTAWAYS CHILD FRIENDLY?

CAN I BRING MY DOG OR HORSE?

HOW PRIVATE AND REMOTE IS THE CAMPSITE?

WHERE DO I PARK MY CAR?

CAN I HAVE A CAMPFIRE?

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

ARE THERE ANY SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS?

RATES

DAY SPA AND ACTIVITIES

GIFT VOUCHERS

1. BOOKING AND PAYMENTS

2. CANCELLATION AND SEVERE WEATHER WARNINGS

3. SAFETY AND HAZARDS

4. PETS

5. GST

6. THE HOLIDAY - GUEST CONDITIONS OF OCCUPANCY AND CONDUCT

7. AUTHORITY TO SIGN

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            Eating and Drinking

    Eating and Drinking

    A gourmet dinner and breakfast package, complete with cooking instructions is included in the price of your stay. You'll enjoy a 3 course, easy self-cook dinner, and continental and cooked breakfast. You'll also be provided with plenty of snacks and a selection of drinks.

    During the booking process we'll ask you to select either steak, salmon, chicken or vegetarian, and either red or white wine.

    Tea, coffee, milo, and even a coffee machine to make a decent espresso, are all provided.

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            Things to do

    Things to do

    Castaways is a great place to completely unplug and reconnect. Read, relax, and soak in the outdoor tub. Cosy up in bed with a good book and listen to the sound of the birds as they flit through the trees.

    Back at the resort, Castaways' offers a range of activities, such as archery and clay target shooting. These activities can be booked directly with Castaways once you've made your booking. You can also book into Bersantai (Castaways day spa) for a hot stone massage or one of the many other tempting treatments available. Just make a comment in the comments box while you're booking online, and one of the team from Castaways will be in touch to arrange your appointment.

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            Your Hosts

    Your Hosts

    Castaways is set on a recreation reserve in the most south western corner of Auckland City.

    In 2002 Gavin & Raewyn Shine purchased the property and existing business (KP's) and after extensive renovations to the restaurant, reopened as Castaways, a Wedding, Conference and Dining destination.

    Over the years Castaways has grown and expanded to include 25 chalets and studio units, a day spa, beautiful new restaurant - Agave, and loads of adventure activities. It's now one of the most popular wedding and conference destinations in the Greater Auckland region.

    In 2013, Gavin and Raewyn started a whole new Castaways experience with Castaways Glam Camping. They started with just one, and now have the three coastal tents and the Totara tree tent to offer guests. Their latest glamping endeavour is the brand new Glam Camping Village. Serena Shine, Gavin's daughter has taken over management of the glam camping for Castaways and is supported by a number of friendly and helpful staff, including live-in resort managers. 

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            Rates and Extras

    2-Night Ultimate Relaxation Package

    October to April: Package price - $1220 per couple 
    May to September: Friday - Saturday - $1220 per couple
    Sunday to Thursday - $1120 per couple

    • One night in the Coastal Tent
    • One night in the Totara Tree Tent, Castaways forest based glam camping tent located inland from the coast
    • A 60min relaxation massage or facial per person in Bersantai, Castaway's unique Bali inspired day spa
    • A late lunch at the Castaway's onsite Agave Restaurant with a Day Tripper’s meal (eight scrumptious options to choose from)

     

    Castaways Glam Camping Packages

    Complete the form below to enquire about either our Two-Night Ultimate Relaxation Glam Camping Experience or our Three Night Great Escape Glam Camping Experience. We'll get back to you as soon as possible to confirm the dates you want are available, and complete your booking.

    Would you prefer to travel to/from the Totara Tree Glam Camp using the electric bikes or your own car?
    Select your self-cook meal and wine choice for first night
    Select your self-cook meal and wine choice for second night