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Kia Ora

Just 40 minutes drive north of Auckland’s harbour bridge (60 mins from the airport), Waha Ridge is a steep, seaward sloping landscape. Poplars line the western slopes softening the slope to Huawai Bay. The sun rises on the eastern side of the farm, and then casts many a glorious sunset as it dips behind the hills to the west. From The Forest tent, uninterrupted water views of Pukapuka Inlet, frame our own “little bay of islands!”

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Forest Tent

Cocooned by forest, sea and mountains, the Forest Tent sits seamlessly in its stunning rural setting, surrounded by natural New Zealand bush, sea and rolling hills.

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Waha Ridge

Waha Ridge is a steep, seaward sloping landscape, and a small working farm encompassing cattle, sheep and chooks. Poplars line the western slopes softening the slope to Huawai Bay. The sun rises on the eastern side of the farm, and then casts many a glorious sunset as it dips behind the hills to the west.

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Explore

The picturesque Matakana region is a foodie’s heaven known for its weekend farmers market, boutique food shops and spectacular vineyards, while out on the coast you can enjoy pristine beaches offering world class surfing and snorkling.

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AN AREA OF OUTSTANDING BEAUTY

Welcome to Waha Ridge

There is no compromise on comfort in a true luxe glamping experience. Stunning, spacious, and luxuriously appointed safari tents are set into the landscape. In the East, Oyster Cove, and in the West, The Forest, both tents enjoy total privacy and breath-taking views. Relax in the deep comfort of the king bed or watch the sunrise or sunset from an outdoor bath, or sink into bean bags and roast marshmallows over the fire pit.

Little Luxuries

Enjoy the great outdoors with all the creature comforts that make for a truly indulgent escape. There is no compromise on comfort in a true luxe glamping experience.

Ashley & Co toiletries

Wine glasses

Seasonal lemons

iPhone charger

Fire brazier

King Bed with luxury linen

Nespresso

Outdoor bath

Picnic basket

Fresh eggs

LUXURY GLAMPING EXPERIENCES

Stay at Waha

Forest Tent

Nestled by forest, sea and mountains, the Forest Tent sits seamlessly into its stunning rural setting, surrounded by natural forest, sea and rolling hills. You will have an unforgettable stay as you soak in the uninterrupted views from the outdoor tub, the porch and your luxurious bed. In contrast to the raw rural setting, you […]

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Prices start at: $490 per night


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Oyster Tent

Perched on the ridge, commanding eye watering views of the Mahurangi Harbour, sits the Oyster Tent. This is a truly beautiful dwelling, inside and out and is the first of its kind in New Zealand. Whether you want to revel in the beauty of your situation with some R & R or explore the area […]

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YOUR LUXE GLAMPING ESCAPE

Relax. Unwind. Refresh. Breathe.

“We love this land and will do our best to be good stewards. We want to honour those who went before us and those who are to follow. We share the ethos that like the land, we can heal, regenerate and flourish. Our hope and prayer is that our guests will be nourished in body, soul and spirit and will leave fully refreshed.”

ROGER AND BETHOWNERS

Local Attractions

Waha Ridge is an ideal sanctuary from which to explore the Mahurangi Coast and local area. Picturesque swimming and surfing beaches, world-class vineyards, the charming Matakana village with farmers’ markets, boutique retail stores, eateries and art galleries, and Warkworth with a selection of restaurants and cafe’s.

Leave the mall behind and go shopping on the Matakana Coast. Fashion, design, homewares, vintage collectables. Beautiful things, presented with care.

Explore the shady shoreline at Snells Beach, Scott’s Landing, or Whangateau, where the clear, calm waters are perfect for paddleboarding, kayaking and splashing about.

Alongside exceptional white wines including chardonnay, pinot gris and albariño, you’ll find classic reds such as merlot, cabernet sauvignon, syrah, pinotage, pinot noir and sangiovese, all hand-picked and tended with care.  

From fine dining in vineyard restaurants to village cafés, gastropubs and funky food trucks, you’ll find creative chefs serving up mouthwatering dishes crafted from scratch and made from the highest quality local ingredients.

RELAX. UNWIND. REFRESH. BREATHE.

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Relax. Unwind. Refresh. Breathe.

Treat yourself to a little forest bathing.