NEW Glamping | First Light Hahei

Spectacular ocean views from the privacy of the Hahei Hills

- Luxury Camping-
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Experience waking up with the warmth of the First Light over Hahei Beach and the islands of Mercury Bay. This new Coromandel glamping site is the ultimate couples off-grid hideaway​, an easy 2.5 hour drive from Auckland​, the Waikato or Bay of Plenty.

Perched on a hilltop at the entrance to the Hahei township, the luxury tent is privately positioned for all day ocean views. Backed by the native bush line and facing East for the​ dreamy sunrise,​​ the ever-changing light and moods of the​ ​ocean vistas provide the ultimate relaxed get-away setting. The tent interior incorporates ​rattan furniture and a king-sized bed with the cosiest luxury of natur​​al bedding​.

With views like this, living on the large terrace ​with all the convenience ​of a​ fully equipped camp kitchen​, it may be hard to leave this spot, yet a world of adventure awaits on the ​Hahei ​beachfront​. It is​ just a 2 minute drive or a ​10​ minute walk to Hahei​ Village, with the white sandy Hahei beach​ and the ​entrance to the Cathedral Cove walkway just beyond.​ For mountain bikers, this is your dream roll down the hill to explore the ​remote ​coastal paths​ and breathtaking panoramas afforded by the clifftops.

An outdoor​ claw foot​ bath is set beside the tent, positioned for taking in the ​stunning rural views.​ ​A​long​ ​a ​solar-lit boardwalk, a separate cabin contains the bathroom with a shower, a basin and​ ​flushing toilet​. Luxury bath towels and beach towels are available too of course.

At night, enjoy a glass of wine, watch the moonrise over the islands, and the night sky light up, ​this ​​is the perfect romantic​ spot for stargazing.​ An experience awaits at First Light Hahei, ​off-grid luxury near Hahei Beach, for that world-away feeling.

Simply Escape

Whilst you are in a completely private and remote location at First Light Hahei, Grant and Cathryn, Managers at nearby Hahei Holiday Resort, will be your on-call hosts.

The tent is accessed through a paddock, ideally suited for a 4WD vehicle, to be parked alongside the tent. Please contact us if you would like to have transport arranged.

First Light Hahei is fully off-grid with a solar system providing electricity on a battery system. The property has mobile and WiFi reception with a battery bank available for your phones and devices.

If you wish to self-cater, the outdoor terrace kitchen has a small fridge and salt ice cooler box fridge, a gas cooktop and Weber BBQ. All the pots, pans and utensils you'll need for cooking and eating are provided. A kettle and coffee plunger are supplied for tea, coffee and milk on arrival. Filtered drinking water is provided for drinking and cooking. There is hot and cold running water at the tent site, however, it is not suitable for drinking. Please bring all your food and other beverages for your stay.

If you don’t feel like cooking, at the bottom of the driveway is the fabulous Church Bistro and in Hahei Village, there is a general store, wine shop, craft brewery and bar, as well as other local eateries and takeaways.

The bathroom has a shower, toilet, basin, and flushing toilet. Complimentary body wash, shampoo, conditioner, and luxury towels are provided.

You are essentially sleeping under the stars, living outdoors as nature intended. Please expect four-seasons-in-one-day! Bring layers of warm clothes, equally, don’t forget the sunscreen.

We invite you to stay awhile, the whole point is you get to relax and feel recharged, there is no need to rush when you’re at First Light Hahei. We want this experience to be special, therefore we do pay a high level of attention to detail and there are minimum night stays, as detailed below:

A few things you need to know:

Booking Season:

First Light Hahei can be booked from 1 September - 22 May.

Weekends and Peak Summer Holidays:

There is a minimum stay period of two nights year-round for weekend stays and during the entire Peak Summer Holiday period (24 December - 10 February).

Single Nights:

Single nights can be booked during the week - from Sunday to Thursday nights - outside the Peak Summer Period above. A Single Night Surcharge of $50 will apply.

Public Holiday Weekends:

For all public holiday weekends, there is a 3 nights minimum stay, except for Easter which is 4 nights minimum.

Our minimum night policies are strictly adhered to. Please click here for full T&C’s. Sorry, First Light Hahei has a strict 'no pet' policy.

If you have any queries, and to book, please email or call Grant or Cathryn on Tel: 07 866 3889​​.



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