Auckland’s most affordable glamping

With summer on the horizon, Auckland’s newest glamping spot as come at just the right time.

There’s something a little different about our newest eco-camping setup though… this one is run by the Auckland Council and it’s an absolute bargain!

Haere Mai Piwakawaka: Meet Auckland’s Most Affordable Glamping

Named after New Zealand’s native fantail (the piwakawaka), you’ll find this new eco-friendly glamping tent beside the Puhoi Revier within the Wenderholm Regional Park.

Suitable for year-round camping, this affordable setup can accommodate up to 4 people. It comes complete with a proper queen-sized bed, two bunk beds, a barbecue and also a gas hob kettle.

Beside the tent, you’ll also find a solar shower and a compositing toilet.

Where else can you stay with up to four others in a furnished glamping tent right on the water from only $150 a night?

That’s just a touch over $35 each. What a bargain!

Piwakawaka is now open for bookings

How Much Does a Stay at Piwakawaka Cost?

Each stay is based on a flat fee per night – it is charged regardless of how many guests you book in.

Summer, Weekend and Public Holidays

$180.00 (including GST)

Winter Weekdays

$150.00 (including GST)

Prices were correct at the time of writing – please check they are still current.

Important Information About Staying at Piwakawaka

Maximum Stay

Guests are able to stay for a maximum of 7 nights. There is a minimum stay of only 1 night.


Check-in is from 2 pm, whilst check-out is required by 11 am.

What Do I Need to Supply for My Stay?

In a bid to keep costs down, visitors are required to bring a fair bit of their own gear, but we think that’s a small price to pay.

Be sure to pack the following items as you require them:

  • chilly bin
  • pots and pans
  • cooking utentils
  • cutlery and crockery
  • linen (including pillows)
  • towels.

Of course, that is in addition to all of your personal items, toiletries and creature comforts.

To book a stay in Piwakawaka, you can do so via the Auckland Council.

Wenderholm Regional Park, 37 Schischka Road, Waiwera

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