-we are a NZ site and you don't pay booking fees when you book direct.

**We now have an onsite shop**

COVID-19  We do not discriminate.  Vaccine free and vaccinated guests are all welcome!



   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 Farm Stay. 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.



The Grove Yurt  - $340 

Still Waters Yurt - $370

Additional guests over 5 years old - $55

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


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  The Grove has bunk beds discreetly hidden behind a screen and Still Waters has a single bed also hidden behind a screen,

All the luxuries are supplied including Sky TV,  Neon and Netflix, music and  free 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 also have vouchers) we would love to share our piece of paradise with you!

We are now excited to also offer guests our on site shop!  We have noted  that when guests come to our remote area they may have to travel to buy food and drinks before they can relax and enjoy  their stay.  Our shop has pizza bases and toppings (to use in the pizza ovens), platter nibbles, breakfast options, chips & dips and more. If you have any requests that you would like to have supplied during your stay - please send us a message on  and we will take care of it.

Also in our shop we have SmASH natural products and Trade Aid items - as well as local artists work for you have have a look at!

The Grove

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Still Waters

Still Waters over-water yurt

The Grove Reception & Shop





'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 platter and  a bottle of wine or craft beers of your choice for an additional fee. Request this option when booking.

Please refer to our 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

Evening beauty
Evening beauty
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Amongst the avocado orchard
Amongst the avocado orchard
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Luxury king bed
Luxury king bed
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Still Waters

Still Waters over-water yurt
Still Waters over-water yurt
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King size bed and TV
King size bed and TV
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Al Fresco living
Al Fresco living
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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.

Whakatane Walking Tracks


Whakatane has several walking tracks and bush walks which explore the history of Whakatane and its unquie forna and bird life. These walks  include the Nga Tapuwae o Toi, Whakatane Heritage Trail, River Walk and Puketapu Lookout & Papaka Redoubt walks.  Details can be found at

Leisure Activities

Whether it be surfing, swimming, walking or cycling Whakatane has a diverse range of things to do.

A short drive away, we also have the Awakeri Hot Springs which are  natural spring  fed mineral hot pools.

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.