Sandy Bay Retreat - Sandy Bay Cabins
- Your selected dates
Easter Weekends - minimum stay 4 nights
High Peak - minimum stay 7 nights
Peak Seasons - minimum stay 4 nights
Statutory Holidays minimum 3 nights (excluding Easter- minimum stay 4 nights)
All other periods - minimum stay 2 nights
Please note a bond will be required.
Glamping Style – This is a young retreat forever growing. Sandy Bay Retreat is a family orientated camping retreat situated 3.5km from Sandy Bay on the Tutukaka Coast, home of the famous Poor Knights Islands and the largest sea cave in the world! Situated in a scenic valley of lush green hills just 20km from Whangarei or 10km to Matapouri Bay. With spectacular beaches and coastal walks nearby there is always something to do. Sheep, tadpoles and frogs, dragonflies and butterflies: Sandy Bay Retreat offers a unique New Zealand camping experience. There is a strip of beautiful native bush which children love to play in, fresh drinking water and stream, BBQ and BBQ tables and two outside toilets. A small bridge over the stream into the bush is where you will find an open air hot water bush bath with shower. The water slide and pond are great entertainment making it run for the adults and children. In season herbs from the veggie garden. Ideal for families and friends, surfers, divers, children’s’ camps, weddings and special events. Stay at Sandy Bay Retreat for a truly New Zealand experience. The powered self-contained cabin (sleeps 2) has a hot shower, toilet, king bed, x2 gas hobs, microwave, fridge/freezer, cutlery, gas hot-water, fresh drinking water, additional BBQ, BBQ table and a sunny deck. The cabin is set on a flat grassed site with a native bush front-drop. There is also two separate sleepouts with a two double beds in each (please bring own bedding, a mattress protector and pillows with protectors will be provided. NB no power so please use a torch. Relax at night with the fire pit and cook up your catch of the day and roast marshmallows yum yum. Ideal for couples, surfers, divers. Stay at Sandy Bay Retreat for a true kiwi glamping experience.
- Boat Parking
- CD player
- Cell phone reception
- Cell phone reception - limited
- Cleaning supplies
- Coffee Maker | Plunger
- Electric Blankets
- Fenced section
- Fridge | Freezer
- Linen By Request
- Outdoor Furniture
- Outdoor shower
- Special Events Venue
- Bring Your Own Linen
- Limited Vodafone Coverage
- Arts and Crafts
- Boat Hire
- Cafes/ Restaurants
- Diving and snorkelling
- Historical Sites
- Horse Riding and Treks
- Mountain Biking
- Natural attractions
"Sally was a lovely host, very welcoming and the property was beautiful - the photos didn't do justice."
Lucy - Mar, 2016
"Great and easy communication."
Gabriela - Feb, 2016
"Prompt and very helpful, thank you!"
Sarah - Feb, 2016
Straight forward booking with clear instructions. Nil problems. We camped with a large group of extended family. Great setup for a large group in a lovely setting. The kids loved exploring the bush and climbing the banks. Much larger area and more spread out then the pictures suggested. Would love to return with hopefully better weather next time!
Kara - Jan, 2016
We booked super last minute with our plans changing and the property manager at Coastal Holiday Homes went out of their way on the Sunday to ensure that we were processed quickly. Thank you
Kate - Jan, 2016
Great for a group of people and great to deal with
Candice - Dec, 2015
Beautiful place will definately be back soon. The bonfire area was beautiful. Easy and very friendly.
Andy - Dec, 2015
Always replied to my emails in a good amount of time, helpful and informative.
Sian - Nov, 2015
Well organised and easy to book, plenty of information provided.
Bianca - May, 2015
Great little super private cabin, amazing area and some pretty entertaining poultry!
Sam - Mar, 2015
Such a great place to stay for our large extended family and friends, more than enough room and fantastic service when needed. Our children of all ages were entertain by this place and its enchanting beauty alone. Amazing beaches where ever you go and so much to do but best of all was the peace this place offered. Cant wait to come back!
Sarah - Jan, 2015
We used Sandy Bay Retreat to accommodate our quests for our wedding at Sandy bay. What a fun place for everyone to camp. There was heaps of room for lots of tents. The bush for the kids to run around in and explore was gorgeous. The highlight for every kid was definately the water-slide. What a unique and fantastic idea. There is a real farm feel to the camp with free-range friendly turkeys and vege/herb garden. At night the solar-powered laterns light up along the paths and gives the place a mystical magical feel. Nestled in a sheltered valley a great place to be when its blowing on shore and you need a camp-site out of the elements. Everything was there for camping-fresh water,showers, toilets, even a fish smoker. For something a bit different, I would recommend giving Sandy Bay Retreat a go. I'm sure you will love it as we did. Thanks Sally and the Team.
Gretchen - Apr, 2013