Chattan Farm

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Please rest assured that if you do book a stay and a move back to a higher Alert Level means we have to close, we will postpone or refund your stay.

Chattan Farm

Bay of Plenty

Chattan Farm is a 780 hectare sheep and beef farm in the beautiful Bay of Plenty. Three hundred hectares of this amazing property is covered in native bush, protected under a QE II covenant. Almost predator-free, the bush is teeming with native bird-life, including the rare and protected kokako.

The glamping accommodation consists of a large wooden framed luxury tent with wood burning stove, and a quirky camp kitchen and bathroom - all created from timber milled on the property. Sleeping up to five, the tent is the perfect size for a family, couple or group of friends.

The campsite is tucked into a protected spot next to pristine native bush - bathing the area in deliciously cool shade for the hot days of the Bay of Plenty summer. Serene and peaceful, you’ll wake up to the gentle sound of the dawn chorus rising from the bush canopy.

So gather the family or rally your friends, and go glamping in the lush bush surrounds of Chattan Farm. What better way to enjoy the stunning Bay of Plenty scenery, and make the most of its balmy, sub-tropical climate.

FROM $250 p/n

  • Sleeps 5
            Child Friendly
      Child Friendly
            Horse Friendly
      Horse Friendly

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1755 Manawahe Road, Whakatane 3194


Chattan Farm is a 3.5 hour drive from Auckland city and just over 2 hours from Hamilton city. It's situated 45 kms from Whakatane and 55 kms from Rotorua. Google Maps gives accurate directions.

Note: Don't use Sat Nav to get to Chattan Farm from Rotorua. It will take you the long way.


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  • Eating and Drinking

    Chattan Farm is self-catering. Just bring your own food and chilly-bin and cook meals using the BBQ and facilities provided in your private camp kitchen. You'll find all the cutlery, crockery, pots and pans that you'll need.

    The nearest shop selling food and alcohol is in Matata, a 20-minute drive from the campsite. The nearest supermarket is in Rotorua, 40 minutes away or Whakatane, 30 minutes away.

  • Things To Do

    There's heaps to do at Chattan Farm!

    Keen walkers could walk all day on this property through miles of marked (and mapped) bush tracks. Bird-watchers will love the prolific and varied bird life. Families will find plenty to do – exploring the property with its trees to climb and streams to splash around in. 

    You'll find games and jigsaw puzzles in the tent, and your pick of the hammock or outbath for some quiet contemplation time.

    Horse riders can bring their own horses and ride the many trails around the property - through pristine bush and many hectares of beautiful farmland.

    You'll have fun exploring the local area too! The property is just 40 minutes to thermal wonderland, Rotorua and Tauranga, and Whakatane are just 35 minutes away. Lake Rotoma is just a short 17km drive in one direction with the Matata beach a similar distance in the other.

  • Your Hosts

    Chattan Farm has been in the Mackintosh family for over forty years. Three generations live on the property, with son Tim, and his wife Jo, currently farming the land.

    Tim and Jo's children, Alice and George, attend the local primary school at Matata and like nothing better than riding their motorbikes, having pet lambs and enjoying the other benefits that growing up on a farm offers.

    The property is run as a sheep and beef farm and has a large proportion of native bush and forestry on it - home to the rare kokako and other native birds.

    Tim and Jo have created a tranquil glamping escape on their patch of Kiwi paradise. They love sharing it with guests from all over the world!

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