River Oaks - Moroccan Tent

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River Oaks - Moroccan Tent

Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

The Moroccan Tent at River Oaks Retreat is 2 hours and 20 minutes drive from Auckland and a 30-minute drive from Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty.

Nestled amongst the native bush and beautiful farmland, this luxurious tent has everything you need to relax and unwind. The artistically designed Moroccan themed interior adds a bit of magic and authenticity to your stay.

Sleeping up to five, the tent is ideal for either a family or two couples. It has two cosy queen-sized beds, one with a single top bunk.

There is a small kitchen area within the tent and a BBQ just outside. For the cooler evenings, flick on the heating, pick and choose from the variety of board games and relax. Soaking in the outdoor hot tub and watching the sun fade into the night sky is the perfect way to finish the day.

Reconnect with mother nature and nearby wildlife. Hear the moreporks calling at night, and the rush of the river in the background. Listen to the chirping birdsong and switch off from the world. You really can’t get more peaceful than this.

FROM $330 p/n

Children aged 7+ only

  • Sleeps 5
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A $50 Single Night Surcharge applies on top of the nightly rate when booking a single night. You will need to add this charge during the booking process. The calendar below will specify where one-night bookings are allowed.


232 Wainui South Road, Whakamarama 3181


River Oaks - Morocco Tent is 2 hours and 20 minutes drive from Auckland - and a 30-minute drive from Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty.

Follow the Google Maps directions to the address.

You will receive a pre-arrival email with detailed arrival instructions and your host's details 5-days prior to your stay.

Note: If you have booked within 5 days and haven't received a pre-arrival email shortly after booking, please email us at [email protected].

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  • Eating and Drinking

    The Moroccan Tent is self-catering. Just bring your own food, and cook meals using the facilities provided in your camp kitchen. All the utensils you'll need for cooking and eating are provided.

    If you want a break from cooking at any stage, Clarence Bistro is a top-rated restaurant just 25-minutes away. White House Te Puna is a cosy and relaxed restaurant that caters to all ages (18-minutes drive away).

  • Things to do

    The Moroccan Tent at River Oaks is perfect for families, two couples or a group of friends wanting to reconnect and relax together. Enjoy board games inside the cosy tent or a variety of lawn games outside (badminton, hoops and cricket). 

    If it is a warmer day, cool off with a refreshing swim in the river. Take refreshments and chill in the 'Zen Den' - a purpose-built relaxation haven for guests staying on the property (note that this is shared with the guests staying in the River Oaks Cabin, the other accommodation on the property).

    On a winter's evening, soak away your troubles in the hot tub. A UE boom is provided so you can enjoy your own music.

    If you’re keen to explore the local region, there are plenty of places to go. You can visit the nearby beach and hikes or walk through the beautiful The Redwoods Wharekawa Forest (a 1.5-hour drive away). 

    The nearest town is Katikati, only 15 minutes drive away. Tauranga town is a 30-minute drive away.

  • Your hosts

    Your hosts at River Oaks are Melissa and Richard, with a bit of help from their two dogs Badger and Siena.

    After living in the city for many years the couple decided to get back in touch with mother nature - and settle down in the country. They've lived on the farm for four years now and haven't looked back. They love the river, the peaceful setting - and the accessibility to nearby towns. 

    Having been glamping at different places all over the world, Melissa became inspired to set up her own. The River Oaks Cabin and River Oaks Moroccan Tent are the results of that inspiration!

    River Oaks is named for the river which runs through the property and the 150 oak trees Richard has planted along the driveway - a nod to the UK, where Melissa is originally from.

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