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Please read answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" below or for general enquiries use the contact form and we will be in touch soon.
Is there Parking?
Off-road parking is available. For safety reasons, guests and their belongings will be escorted down to from their car on arrival and departure. Each location is a 5 minute 300m walk downhill. Guests must be of reasonable fitness to be able to walk up and down the private track during their stay. We do not permit vehicles to drive down our farm road.
What are the Arrival & Departure Times?
Checkin between 3pm-6pm or other time by arrangement
Checkout between 9am and 10:30 am
To make sure we can be available to welcome and farewell you, and transport your gear to the location we need an eta 24-hours before. If your plans change please notify us asap so we're available when needed.
What is the Minimum Night stay?
There is a minimum 2-night stay off-peak.
Labour Weekend, Auckland Anniversary Weekend, Easter, Christmas and New Year have a 3-night minimum stay.
Is there a minimum stay for public holiday weekends?
The minimum booking period for long weekends such as Labour Weekend, Anniversary Weekend, etc is 3-nights.
The minimum booking period for Easter is 4-nights. There are sometimes longer minimum stay periods across Christmas and New Year and these will be specified in the online calendar.
What do we need to bring?
Toiletries, Sunscreen, and personal items.
Light comfortable clothing for summer days.
Warm clothing so you can enjoy the outdoors and watch the stars at night.
Food and Drinks so you can stay and relax. Or take advantage of our local cafes.
Umbrella in case of rain.
Torches. A head torch is best.
Slippers, Jandals, & tramping shoes.
For winter stays also bring:
Winter thermals including socks, hats, scarves and warm clothing so you can enjoy the outdoors and watch the stars at night.
Gumboots and practical shoes to keep your feet warm, dry and safe.
How far are we from a supermarket and beaches?
Is breakfast provided or do we bring our own?
We can offer a couple of catering options, however these are additional to your stay. Otherwise you need to bring your own food. A few basics are provided complimentary for you, including tea, coffee, milk, salt & pepper, and cooking oil.
Is there Mobile Coverage or Internet Access?
Major networks are available however signal strength may mean you need to stand on a ridge for good coverage depending on your network provider. We strive to provide guests a low EMF site meaning we have our phones on air plane mode. By design we have no TV, WIFI/internet service, or other electronic distractions. Enjoy the peace and quiet, sleep well and notice the world around you.
What do we do with our Recycling ?
Guests are asked to take all recycling material with them at the end of their stay. Being rural we have no collection services. Thank you.
When's high tide?
Can we Swim in the Harbour?
Yes. Ohiwa harbour is tidal so you'll need to time your swim. The water is roughly 1m deep in the area to the front of the campsite and around Uretara Island.
At low tide you can enjoy a beautiful walk around to Gee's Beach which is a 40 minute easy flat return walk. Keep water safe at all times.
What can we do onsite during our stay?
Enjoy a kayak or a swim in the water right on your doorstep.
Enjoy an evening soak in a hot bath under the stars.
Fishing from the kayak. Bring your rod and gear.
Take a walk around the adjoining Ohiwa harbour.
Play board games or read a guest book.
Enjoy the bird life around you.
Or kickback and relax.
A selection of brochures are available for your perusal.
What are the bedding and linen arrangements?
Each private location is perfect for a couple, with a queen-sized bed fitted with commercially laundered linen and towels are provided excluding beach towels.
Can we invite people to visit?
No. To ensure safety and the privacy of guests and the owners we limit access to guests only.
Can we bring our dog?
Yes! by prior arrangement you are welcome to bring your dog as long as the following conditions are adhered to. Click here for Terms and Conditions of Stay.
Let us know during the online booking process if you are bringing your dog.
What are your payment and cancellation policies?
What is your policy for alcohol, smoking/vaping, and party/celebrations?
People come here to relax, breathe the fresh air, and enjoy the peace and quiet, therefore Wainui Seaside Glamping has the following policy:
No vaping or vapor smoking.
No drugs recreational or other.
No excessive drinking.
No parties or excessive noise.