Luxury Yurt Accommodation   


The Grove Farm Stay is a luxurious, glamping experience, with two self-contained luxury yurts, 'The Grove' and 'Still Waters', nestled among mature avocado trees on an idyllic coastal property. Situated just 10 minutes drive west of Whakatane township and an easy stroll through the property to the idyllic white sand of Thornton Beach.

The Grove Farm Stay's central location ensures you are conveniently close to all that the beautiful Eastern Bay of Plenty has to offer. From crystal clear bush fringed lakes to the rugged and majestic White Island. The area literally has it all!

After returning from your day adventuring, enjoy the sheltered serenity of the grove. Relax in the spa, kick back on the deck and soak in the ambiance of the enchanted forest like setting. 

At night you can light up the brazier and/or pizza oven, enjoy a meal cooked outdoors or in the conventional kitchen. But if you feel like a night off cooking then choose from a great selection of local cafes and restaurants.

Rate per night for 2 adults:  The Grove  - $295 |  Still Waters  - $320

Check In: 2:00 pm | Check Out: 11:00am


We also offer various Platters and Breakfast options - please go to Menu options at the top of the page to view the various selections



Our Yurts are  large, durable canvas tents with design roots in Mongolian nomadic culture.

Fully insulated, the Yurts are designed with every season in mind. Covered walkways lead you from the sleeping area to the  kitchen/bathroom space. An air conditioning unit will keep you cool in the heat of summer and warm in the winter months.

Both Yurts are beautifully laid out, each boasting a king sized bed and bunk beds discreetly hidden behind a screen.

All the luxuries can be supplied including Sky TV, a record player and Wifi.

Our newest Yurt, 'Still Waters', is idyllically situated over the water offering a unique accommodation experience.

Whatever the occasion... a weekend away with a friend, the ultimate date night, fun family experience, fishing weekend, wedding elopement, honeymoon destination, gift for a loved one... we would love to share our piece of paradise with you!





'Cook your own' breakfast ingredients  can be supplied for your enjoyment. Request this option when booking.

Please refer to Menu options

Dinner & Drinks

Relax and unwind with a grazing platter and bottle of wine for an additional fee. Request this option when booking.

Please refer to menu options

Beach Access


Private beach access is available from the property to a beautiful, often deserted, white sand beach. 

Free Wifi

Enjoy free WiFi

Spa Pool


Your own private spa pool



Enjoy  access to your own private herb garden.



Beautiful couple or single's massage is available on request.



The Grove


Still Waters





From salt water to fresh, fishing around Whakatane is some of the best in the world and we can recommend our favourite charters, or spots if you want to take your own boat out. 



This region has some unique kayaking experiences. Explore beautiful and sheltered Ohiwa Harbour where you can paddle to deserted islands for a picnic. Or enjoy our favourite kayak to Moutohora Island Sanctuary

(Whale Island). This is a double experience with a Catamaran boat ride out to the Island and then

into your kayaks to explore. You can also do moonlight kayaking in the area.

Visit White Island


Climb aboard for a 3 - 4 hour adventure around White Island. As New Zealand's only active marine 

volcano. it is truly unique and an experience that is not to be missed especially if you encounter dolphins and other marine life.

Leisure Activities

Whether it be surfing, swimming, walking or cycling Whakatane has it covered. 

Dolphin Watching

For a unique experience, join a dolphin watching boat tour to see these incredible creatures in their natural environment. Whales, seabirds, seals and other wildlife are also sometimes seen.

Awakeri Rail Adventure


Trail along a piece of New Zealand's rich rail history and experience the natural beauty from the comfort of a rail-cart, cleverly adapted to be self-driven along the rail tracks. Enjoy numerous bush and farming scenes along the track.


BOOK WITH US  and inquire about availability 

Call Sonya  on 021 160 3087  for  Reservations

Your Host Sandy  Peet

will meet and greet you on arrival

910 Thornton Rd, R.D4,

Whakatane 3120

Bay of Plenty

New Zealand

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