Glamp up your Kauri Coast holiday

Glamping, or "glamorous camping", is a trend that it's easy to get on board with.
Liz Carlson

Glamping, or "glamorous camping", is a trend that it's easy to get on board with.

As much as I love escaping into the New Zealand bush, with just me and my tent, as I grow older I've grown to love the comforts of home.

With the growing trend of glamping or "glamorous camping" around the world, I'm happy to exchange my leaky single tent for a luxury canvas tent.

What more could you ask for than being off the grid and comfortable at the same time?

Highfield River Retreat on the Kauri Coast, in Northland, is a great place to relax and recharge the batteries.
Liz Carlson

Highfield River Retreat on the Kauri Coast, in Northland, is a great place to relax and recharge the batteries.

Tucked away on a farm on the Kauri Coast in Northland, Highfield River Retreat is a luxury campsite where you can get away for a couple of days to reset the batteries.  

Beside a little river and some amazing totara trees, Highfield  away from towns and phone reception, so it's exactly the kind of place to escape to to enjoy being in a beautiful solitude.

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It's hard to beat a steamy bath under the stars, with nothing to disturb your peace and quiet except the sound of the ...
Liz Carlson

It's hard to beat a steamy bath under the stars, with nothing to disturb your peace and quiet except the sound of the bubbling river.

The outdoor bath at Highfield River Retreat is definitely a highlight.

Nothing beats a steamy outdoor soak under the stars, surrounded by candles while listening to the river bubbling next to you.

That's until you try to fall asleep and hear kiwi calling in the distance – they are loud, you can't miss them!

The Kauri Coast has some of the most beautiful, lush forest in New Zealand.
Liz Carlson

The Kauri Coast has some of the most beautiful, lush forest in New Zealand.

Highfield is in the perfect position to holiday along the Kauri Coast.

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Two-and-a-half hours from Auckland, and only 20 minutes from the famous Kauri trees and incredible beaches.

There's so much to see and plenty to do in the area, and the forest couldn't be more stunning or lush.

Tane Mahuta is the largest kauri tree in New Zealand and is estimated to be between 1250 and 2500 years old.
Liz Carlson

Tane Mahuta is the largest kauri tree in New Zealand and is estimated to be between 1250 and 2500 years old.

If you do find yourself on the Kauri Coast, it would be rude indeed not to say hello to Tane Mahuta, the oldest and mightiest of the Kauri trees.

New Zealand's largest living Kauri tree, it is a wonder to behold and visiting is quite a powerful experience, and a definite must-do on any trip to Northland.

 - Stuff

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