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, and loads of adventure activities. It's one of the most popular wedding and conference destinations in the Greater Auckland region.
Castaways already have romantic 'couples' glamping in the form of their Coastal Tents and Totara Tree Tent - and now they've added a group glamping option - the Glam Camping Village.
Sleeping up to 24 in their own rooms or 48 twin share, this is the perfect, unique group accommodation option. Whether it's a work team getaway, family reunion or special birthday celebration - the Glam Camping Village has the right vibe and atmosphere to create an event to remember.
Each tent has two bedrooms with super king-sized beds. Each bedroom has its own ensuite, complete with flushing toilet and steaming hot shower. Hotel quality linen, bedding and towels are provided, meaning all you need to do is pack a suitcase.
Meals can be arranged with the team to your requirements. You can have your own chef preparing a delicious meal for your group in the camp kitchen.
The rustic outdoor setting comes complete with fire-pit for socialising and star-gazing. Other facilities include the outside bar, wood fire pizza oven, expansive outdoor kitchen with spit roast, extensive lounging area with plasma television, and a large dining area that sneaks hidden views towards the crashing waves and setting sun.
If you're looking for a unique and interesting way to celebrate a large special occasion - this is it!
Min. 12 ppl.
Rates and Extras
685 Karioitahi Rd, Waiuku 2683
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 Glam Camping Village.
If you need to get in touch with Castaways prior to your arrival, give them a call directly on 09 236 5041.
There are 12 tents, each with 2 bedrooms. Each bedroom has an ensuite bathroom. There is a super king-size bed in each bedroom. This can be split into two single beds if twin share is required. Hotel quality linen, bedding and towels are all provided.
The total capacity is 24 people with their own bedroom, or 48 people (twin share).
The village is the ideal overnight venue for large family gatherings, or work conferences. It's designed for year round use, with heating in the large conference marquee. Lighting and power are supplied by mains electricity. There is no mobile phone reception at the campsite - but you can get reception at the top of the hill - 50 - 100m away. The facilities include:
Large conference room marquee
Large lounge/dining marquee
Outdoor kitchen with pizza oven, three plate BBQ, spit roast and gas elements (note there is no BYO food - food packages can be arranged with the team at Castaways)
The Castaways village is for adults only. If you're looking for a safe and family friendly glamping site, check out some of our other Canopy Camping Escapes campsites that are super-safe and fun for kids.
If you'd like to book one of the below 'extras' - just make a note in the comments box when booking and someone will get in touch with you to arrange directly.
Archery - $45 per person (min 2 people)
Grab your bow and arrow, take aim and see if you're a hot shot or and outside chance! Enjoy the tranquility of our hillside archery site and recieve expert instruction to improve your score. Allow 1 - 1/2 hours.
Clay Target Shooting - $85 per person (min 2 people)
Ready...aim...fire! Take your best shot. Test your aim at our very own target range set in the cliff tops of Karioitahi Beach. Enjoy the satisfaction of blasting a clay and improving your skills. Includes all equipment, fully facilited and anyone can do it! Allow 1 - 1/2 hours. May not be suitable or pregnant women.
Give the gift of glamping! Gift Vouchers are available for Castaways or any Canopy Camping Escapes glamping site. These are provided in electronic format, for you to print out and pop in a greeting card for the lucky recipient. Read more about our gift vouchers, including how to purchase one, here.
1.1 A deposit of 10% is required to confirm your booking and secure the property. This will be charged to your credit card at the time of booking. A 2.5% credit card payment surcharge will be applied to this payment.
1.2 On receipt of the deposit, you will receive an email confirming both the payment and your booking details.
1.3 The remaining balance will be due 4 weeks in advance of your arrival date. An email reminder will be sent to you 3 days prior to this date, where an outstanding balance remains. The reminder email gives you the option to pay the remaining balance by internet banking or, if your internet banking payment has not been received within 48 hours, the remaining balance will automatically be charged to the credit card used at the time of booking. Please note: a 2.5% credit card payment surcharge is applied to all payments made by credit card. Credit card data is held in a secure and encrypted environment.
1.4 Bookings made within 4 weeks in advance of your arrival date will be charged the full balance at the time of booking (this may be processed in two payments).
1.5 If you are unable to pay the balance before the stated due date, you will forfeit your deposit and your booking will be cancelled.
1.6 Bookings made online within 48 hours of arrival will not be confirmed immediately. Once the campsite has agreed that the booking can be honoured, the guest will be informed by Canopy Camping Escapes and the credit card used for the online booking will be charged the full balance of the stay (note that there is a 2.5% credit card fee).
2.1 Some campsites may have limitations due to weather. If severe weather is forecast we will call you as soon as possible prior to your scheduled arrival date to advise you and cancel your booking. You can choose whether to defer your holiday to a later date subject to availability or receive a full refund.
2.2 Your 10% deposit is non-refundable, however, it can be transferred to another booking made within a 12 month period, if your stay is cancelled more than 3 weeks prior to your arrival.
2.3 Cancellation or date changes by you within 4-21 days of your arrival date will result in 50% of the total cost of your stay being charged. Cancellation or date changes within 3 days of your arrival date will result in 100% of the total cost of your stay being charged.
2.4 Date changes made more than 21 days prior to your original arrival date are allowed without penalty.
3.1 Campsites are often situated on working farms and there are hazards both natural and man-made. You accept that you enter the property at your own risk to participate in a glamping holiday.
3.2 Participation in activities such as, outdoor baths, climbing trees, walking on the property and any other activity on the property is the responsibility of the Guest and is done so at their own risk.
3.3 Canopy Camping Escapes accept no liability for accident, loss of property or personal injury whilst on your stay.
6.1 The Guests have the right to occupy the Property for the paid holiday period only.
6.2 Guests are required to observe the rules and familiarise themselves with the procedures contained in the information folder provided in the tent.
6.3 Guests shall take all reasonable and proper care of the property and its furniture, fittings and effects in or on the property and leave them in the same state of repair, condition, cleanliness and tidiness as at the commencement of the rental period.
6.4 Guests are required to inform the owner of any damage or breakage in or around the property promptly so that it can be repaired and replaced for the next guests. Guests are bound to reimburse the owners for replacement, repair or extra cleaning costs where reasonably demanded by the owners for damage caused by the guests.
6.5 Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the property.
6.6 Guests undertake to behave in a proper, appropriate and legal manner with due respect to the Owner, the Property and other guests and their property. If any guest behaves inappropriately or improperly (of which the Owner will be the final judge on their Property), or illegally, the Owner reserves the right to ask the guest and their party (at their discretion) to leave the Property before the end of the holiday period. Any refund for so doing will be at the entire discretion of the Owner in consulation with Canopy Camping Escapes.
The person who completes the Booking Form certifies that: he or she is authorised to agree the Booking Conditions on behalf of all persons included in the Booking Form, including those substituted or added at a later date; the signatory is over eighteen years of age; they agree to take responsibility for the party occupying the Property, and to notify Canopy Camping Escapes if they are not a member of the holiday party.
When you book a group stay at Castaways Glam Camping Village, you can tailor your meal and snack requirements with the team. An onsite host/chef is available to prepare and manage meals, and you can even take part in the cooking and preparation process if you like.
An outdoor kitchen with a pizza oven, three plate BBQ and spit roast offer plenty of options for some fantastic group meals, and the team at Castaways will work with you to come up with a menu that suits.
Drinks are available to purchase separately at the onsite outdoor bar.
Things To Do
The Glam Camping Village has been set up for easy group socialising and bonding in mind. Sit around the fire-pit at night and enjoy the stars and sound of the surf, find the musical talents in your group and give the piano and guitars supplied a whirl, or even challenge your friends or colleagues to a game of table tennis or table soccer.
Castaways Resort also offer a range of paid activities that you can book directly with Castaways once you've made your booking. Just make a comment in the comments box during the booking process, and someone from Castaways will be in touch directly to organise the activities with you. Two of the most popular activities on offer are archery and clay Target Shooting.
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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