AROUND old coach oasis

The area is rich in activities, from those into physical challenges, to those wanting to indulge and relax.   

Feel free to email us at before your stay  for more detailed information regarding local   activities and best dining out options.  Also we can provide a welcome basket of nibbles/wine etc if you are organising a surprise.  You will just need to give us a few days notice.

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Massage Available 

Our local and very good Masseuses are called No More Knots - Kirsten does a great job for only $70 an hour.   They are a 5 minute drive away at 32 Arawa Road and may come to the Glamping if you offer to pay extra.  NOTE:  Not always available weekends unless given heaps of warning. 

Tramping/Cycling Adventures

There are so many walks available in this area that you can easily do yourself along beaches, through beautiful bush, up mountains and to waterfalls  from 15 mins to 5 hours.  

Walks: Otanewainuku, Papamoa Hills, Raparapahoe Falls, Kaiate Falls, Pukehina or Rogers Rd Beach, Lake Okataina, Lake Tarawera, Lake Okareka, Blue & Green Lakes and much more.

Cycling: Rotoehu Forest, to Pukehina Beach - maybe grab a tap beer from Lumberjacks on the way home, down to Paengaroa and a coffee at Comvita or The Trading Post.  Also don't forget the Redwood Forest in Rotorua - heaps of beautiful tracks to choose from with bikes and E bikes for hire for every level of fitness.


Lumber Jack Brewing 

Lumberjack Brewing - 5 minutes drive away are at 90 Pukehina Beach Road 

.  They are open from 3pm Fridays and 11am Saturdays for tastings.  Nice little tipple to try.

Trout/Sea Fishing

There are lots of lakes within 20 to 30 minutes of here and beaches 5 to 30 minutes for excellent surf casting, longlining, boat fishing and diving.  Trout fishing is a very relaxing sport to do on our beautiful local lakes also.  Ask Graeme about local fishing spots and trout fishing at lakes.

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Other Activities- that make for great day trips

25 minutes away - White water rafting is available at Okere Falls where there is also a great coffee shop and cafe.  Not much further on is the Hamurana Springs - the deepest natural water spring in the North Island.

30 minutes away - Waitangi Soda Springs, beautiful natural hot pools.  Need to drive from our gate through Rotoehu Forest, gravel road to find your way to this magical little spot. 

45 minutes drive away;  

Rotorua: Skyline Luge & Restaurant at Fairy Springs,  Mt, Treeetop walks, Secret Spot Hot Pools, Forest ziplining, hot geysers and so much more.

Whakatane: Berry farms en route, lovely seaside town with lots to see and maybe pop over to Ohope for a look and do the walk over to another bay or all the way back to Whakatane and loop back 

Mt Maunganui/Tauranga: Mount beach and Mt Maunganui walks, Shops, Restaurants, Hot Pools (lots to choose from) and much more here too.  


March 2019: " Absolute Paradise!!  Amazing what you have done.  So relaxing and a beautiful view to match.  Full advantage of a bubble bath was taken along with marshmallows over the fire.  Thank you for sharing this gem, we will be telling everyone".

Frankie & Liam

"This place is amazing!  We loved everything!  The outdoor bath tub, small details and special touches made our stay even more special.  A very memorable stay as our first night as husband and wife.  Thank you so much.  This is a beautiful place!"  Feb 2020

Canadians on honeymoon:

"This place is the best!  It’s so relaxing!  The highlight is having a glass of wine in the tub.  But there are so many more amazing things like the outdoor living area, beautiful tent, great views and of course the lovely friendly hosts.  Thanks for making our honeymoon so special!"

Heather & Mattson