Wharekawa Farm

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Wharekawa Farm


Wharekawa Farm is 2 hours drive from Auckland and just 15 minutes from Whangamata on the Coromandel Peninsula.

Set beneath the shade of an ancient pohutukawa on an elevated and private spot, the campsite includes a beautiful Shepherd's Hut and covered outdoor kitchen and bathroom.

The hut is stylishly decorated, and pleasantly airy and spacious. Perfectly framed views from the windows look over the countryside to the Wharekawa estuary and ocean beyond. With every detail thought out, this is glamping at it's finest.

The property itself is stunning and includes 125 acres of mixed native bush and pasture. A 1km estuary walk goes through a gorgeous pohutukawa forest. Mao Mao Bay is a white sand private beach that can be accessed via a bush track and steps from the property. The walk up to the pa site at the tip of the property offers sensational ocean views.

Aside from exploring the property, you'll find lots of other activities! Kayaks and boogie boards are provided for your entertainment. The adventurous can even cross the river and ride the surf at Opoutere Beach. 

In the evening, enjoy an outdoor bath while soaking up the view and the stars above. Then sleep with the sound of the ocean - and wake to a beautiful sunrise.

FROM $295 p/n

Adults Only

  • Sleeps 2

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.


Whitipirorua Road, Onemana 3691


Wharekawa Farm is a 2-hour drive from Auckland and 15 minutes from Whangamata.

Follow the Google Maps directions to get to Whitipirorua Road (the road leading to Onemana off SH 25. Once you get to Whitipirorua Road, follow the instructions below to get you to Wharakawa Farm:

  • Travel for 400 meters along Whitipirorua Road, then take a hard left onto a forestry road just as Whitipirorua road bends to the left and rises sharply towards Onemana.
  • This forestry road is called Norman’s Access Road. You'll see a sign with this road name, a red letterbox marked 67B and a forestry gate. Go through the gate which is unlocked. Please close it behind you at all times. (Note that this road is marked on google maps as Rangipo Road but this is incorrect).
  • Travel for 6km on Norman's Access Road with lights on at a maximum speed of 50km. Be prepared to meet oncoming traffic.
  • When you enter Wharekawa Farm, pass the large barn and carry on a short distance towards a smaller dark grey shed. Opposite this shed and yard is a track marked ‘HUT’. Enter and park beside the beautiful pohutukawa tree. 

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Minimum Stay Periods


2. cancellation, date changes and severe weather warnings

3. safety and hazards

4. pets

5. GST

6. conditions of occupancy and conduct

7. authority to sign

  • Eating and Drinking

    Wharekawa Farm is self-catering. Bring your own food, and cook meals using the facilities provided in the carefully thought-out outdoor kitchen. You'll find all the cutlery, crockery, pots and pans that you'll need. 

    If you need to stock up on supplies, a supermarket is a 10km drive away in Whangamata.

    If you want a break from cooking at any stage, head into Whangamata where there are plenty of cafes and eateries to choose from. Nero's Restaurant comes recommended!

  • Things to do

    If you just want to take time out to relax, you'll enjoy all the property has to offer - walks around the estuary and through the pohutukawa forest, soaking up the views from the Pa site, kayaking the estuary, or swimming in the waves at the private beach on the property.

    Wharekawa Farm is set on the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula - so if you want to explore a bit further - there's plenty to do! Take a tour to Whenuakura or 'Donut Island' - a secret cove with hidden wonders... Explore the gold coal mine where you can view old mining relics or hire a SUP board to explore on water. Fishing charters, dive trips and surf lessons are all activities you can enjoy in this part of the country!

  • Your Hosts

    Chris Parry is the owner of Wharekawa Farm and the force behind the creation of the Shepherd's Hut.  Chris spends Summer in New Zealand and the cooler months in Europe and the UK. His property manager, Desiree, helps him with managing the accommodation on the property and she will be your main contact during your stay. 

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