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Tatapouri Bay Oceanside Accommodation

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4.0
#2 of 4 campsites in Gisborne
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Value
Tatapouri Seaside Retreat is a laid-back beachfront holiday park with beautiful surroundings for surfing, boating, fishing, and diving. It has multiple accommodation options which include, beachfront self-contained units, cabins, powered /non-powered sites and glamping tents. The communal kitchen is equipped with cookware, gas hobs, fridge/freezers, jug, toaster, and a microwave. There is clean hot showers and toilets, along with a coin-operated laundry. Tatapouri is only 12 minutes from Gisborne giving you the convenience of this vibrant city, its shops and attractions; yet when you stay at Tatapouri Seaside Retreat, you'll feel like you're a million miles from anywhere. We are just next to the Dive Tatapouri.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Beach
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Picnic area
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Room types
Family rooms

Location

516 Whangara Road, Gisborne 4073 New Zealand
53Reviews1Q+A8Room tips

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Skelfy wrote a review Jan 2021
Hamilton, New Zealand13 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Think I’ve found my new favourite camping spot! Fab location next to a beautiful beach. The facilities were clean, tidy and I felt extremely safe throughout my stay. The staff are super friendly, helpful (and never seem to stop working!) Dog friendly, free wifi and even an on-site cafe for those early morning coffee fixes (also add that the coffee was so, so good!) - what more can you want?! A true gem of a place! Can’t wait to come back ❤️
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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NewZealandChevgurl wrote a review Oct 2021
Hastings, New Zealand331 contributions38 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a wonderful nights stay at one of the three Zen Cabins!
We arrived at about 3pm to a lovely greeting and were given our site map and password to the lockbox on our cabin. The cabin is sublime!! A beautiful warm cabin with our bed looking out onto a huge picture window looking directly out onto the beachfront (a matter of a few steps away)! A fully functional kitchen (NOT kitchenette!) and great bathroom. There is also a small table to dine at if you fancy cooking for yourself and an amazing window seat to chill out and gaze out to sea. The weather was stormy and cool but it only made the cabin feel cosier. We booked an hour in the spa that night during the storm (complimentary with the Zen Cabin) which was also lovely!
In the morning we drew up the blind and watched the sunrise over the water whilst snuggled up in bed with a cuppa. I can’t wait to go back!!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Brightsidejon wrote a review Feb 2020
Palmerston North, New Zealand55 contributions22 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We've been around a lot of campsites in Aotearoa and this is one of the best. The amenities are clean and well kept and the views out to sea are sublime. What makes it even better is the coffee container offering hot drinks in the morning, but also the outdoor lounge suites dotted about nearby, and on top of the container offering even better views. Wifi is also superb across the campground.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Haydee-NZ wrote a review May 2022
Auckland, New Zealand78 contributions46 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing cabin at this beautiful beach. We stayed in Zen Cabin #1. Fabulous huge window, with lovely window seat that meant you could stay warm and dry indoors while absorbing the view directly onto the beach and ocean. Private and quiet. Comfortable bed and very clean facilities in the cabin. Well appointed with everything you could possibly need for a self-catering stay (full kitchen, washing machine, good bathroom with powerful shower, small table/chairs and good wifi). Friendly reception team. Complimentary (need to book a time) spa/sauna with the zen cabin. Close to Gisborne (10 minutes) and helpful recommendations for brunch/dinner.
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Date of stay: May 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Zen #1 was lovely, private and peaceful - although expect each of the three zen cabins are the same!
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SleepySteven wrote a review Feb 2024
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia107 contributions86 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Check in was easy and quick and plenty of parking infront of your cabin.

Location is wonderful with beautiful beachfront and private garden with table and bench.

Weekend market is a great choice for simple breakfast and coffee.

Room size will be small but with some great amenities on the kitchen ware.

Water pressure is low and hot water is not consistent.

Overall is a good stay for a short trip to the beach.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Amy Clarke wrote a review Jan 2023
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand7 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Friendly, helpful staff. Chilled out vibes. We stayed in a glamping tent (or as the kids called it ‘a dumping’), was really cosy and comfy. Loved the ‘hang out’ spot. Kids had fun on the aerial silks hanging from a tree. Would definitely visit again.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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M & M wrote a review May 2023
Tauranga, New Zealand50 contributions52 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great location by the beach and a well contained pod accommodation. Bonus of a beautiful sunrise and dog friendly. Would definitely stay again. Was a little noisy but ear plugs supplied. Very friendly staff and helpful. We were off-peak so not amenity’s we’re available however suitable for our 1 night stay.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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Abi J wrote a review Jan 2022
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great set up! Showers newly renovated and beautiful! Good kitchen, eating area, beach front area for everyone. Secure phone charging station, playgrounds for kids. No noise from the road and nice being tucked away from the city. Great surf beaches nearby and town is not far away. Wish I had my bicycle for the lovely cycle trails!!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Stay more than one night! If you want an up close experience with Sting Rays definitely book the...
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NZFamilyTravellers5 wrote a review Dec 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand141 contributions141 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had a great time here. Lovely good sized spot to park our motorhome. Relaxed vibes. Great public seating areas by the beach. Facilities rustic and a bit dated but really clean, and friendly people l, and pets allowed so our small dog came with us. Lovely breeze at the campsite which made the Gizzy heat more bearable 😉. We all enjoyed ourselves and hope to come back!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sam C wrote a review Oct 2023
Tauranga, New Zealand2 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
A stunning location, accentuated by the thought and care that has gone into creating Tatapouri Bay.
The Zen Cabins are an absolute delight. Beachfront, well styled, and amazingly comfortable. I could almost live here.
Highly recommend for a long weekend, or even a night away to relax and unwind.
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Zen cabins have great cooking facilities. Bring a picnic or something to cook up.
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Gisborne, New Zealand
Hi Wdo not have any availability for accommodation until 2nd January so your booking request would have been declined. Please check your junk mail as it maybe has gone to that. No monies have been taken as this has been declined.
Sam C wrote a tip Oct 2023
Tauranga, New Zealand2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Zen cabins have great cooking facilities. Bring a picnic or something to cook up. "
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Haydee-NZ wrote a tip May 2022
Auckland, New Zealand78 contributions46 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Zen #1 was lovely, private and peaceful - although expect each of the three zen cabins are the same!"
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Tawhitokino wrote a tip Apr 2022
Lyndhurst45 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Beachfront location"
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Abi J wrote a tip Jan 2022
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stay more than one night! If you want an up close experience with Sting Rays definitely book the tour next door!! "
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GypsyJeanette wrote a tip Sept 2017
Rotorua, New Zealand10 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Further away from the road might be best"
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PRICE RANGE
$135 - $152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandGisborne RegionGisborne
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tatapouri Bay Oceanside Accommodation
Which popular attractions are close to Tatapouri Bay Oceanside Accommodation?
Nearby attractions include Oneroa cycleway/ walkway (7.7 km) and Makorori Beach (1.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Tatapouri Bay Oceanside Accommodation?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and self serve laundry.
Is parking available at Tatapouri Bay Oceanside Accommodation?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are pets allowed at Tatapouri Bay Oceanside Accommodation?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
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