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Aotearoa Surf School & Camp

11 Te Arai Point Rd, Mangawhai - Whangamata, New Zealand
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Surf Camp

Private & Shared room options

Couples

Families

Groups

Solo travellers

Nearest Wave
2-5km

Aotearoa Surf School & Eco Pods make an impact from the moment you step onto the property.
Enjoy the fresh air with unparalleled panoramic ocean views that will bring an instant sense of relaxation.

The Aotearoa Surf property hosts 3x Private Eco Pods, 1x Glamping Teepees, and all cooking and bathroom facilities
All on 5 acres of landscaped subtropical gardens. With panoramic ocean views!

We have the largest selection of hire boards and wetsuits on the east coast and are excellent quality

Surf lessons run daily with camps & programs available also

Operating since 2001
Aotearoa Surf is rated #1 Surf School in New Zealand both on Trip Advisor and Google!

Location

Aotearoa Surf operate lessons all over Auckland and Northland, however the most consistent waves are at our home beach, Te Arai Beach.
Known in the surfing community as Auckland's most dependable east coast surf beach, you will be stunned by the white sand, clear blue waters, wave selection and space to share!

We have 5 different breaks and beaches all within 5 to 10 min drive from camp, which means we can pick the best break based on swells, winds & tides.

Local shops, supermarket, pharmacy, restaurants, bars and eateries are also a quick 5 min drive in Mangawhai Village.

  • Facilities
  • Room types
  • Getting there
  • Surf Lessons
  • Waves
  • Terms
Number of people: 11
24-Hour reception
Air Conditioning
Bath Towels
Beach Towels
Heating
Kitchen
Parking (free)
TV
WIFI (free)
Free shuttle bus to town centre
Gift shop
Massage
Pets allowed
Sundeck
Surfboard hire
Surfboard Storage Area
Westuit storage area
Wetsuit hire
BBQ Facilities
Breakfast (included)
Bicycle rental
Canoeing
Hiking
Mountain biking
Skateboard hire
Snorkeling
SUP
Surf school
Volleyball
Yoga
Barrier Eco Pod
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

Brand new, private, modern eco pod for 1 or 2 people

Perfect for: Couples or friends or the solo traveler
Beds: King double or 2x king singles
Features: Smart TV with Netflix, Youtube & 4x NZ TV Channels
Wifi, sun deck & ocean views.
Facilities: Shared kitchen (inc. kettle, toaster, microwave, stove, fridge & freezer) & entertainment area
2x Shared bathrooms (inc. showers, toilets, hand basin, towel racks) & extra 2x hot outdoor showers

Pacific Eco Pod
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

Brand new, private, modern eco pod for 1 or 2 people

Perfect for: Couples or friends or the solo traveler
Beds: King double or 2x king singles
Features: Smart TV with Netflix, Youtube & 4x NZ TV Channels
Wifi, sun deck & ocean views.
Facilities: Shared kitchen (inc. kettle, toaster, microwave, stove, fridge & freezer) & entertainment area
2x Shared bathrooms (inc. showers, toilets, hand basin, towel racks) & extra 2x hot outdoor showers

Heads Eco Pod
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 3

Brand new, shared, modern eco pod for 1 to 3 people

Perfect for: Kids only, family of 3, friends, or the solo traveler
Beds: 3x king singles
Features: Smart TV with Netflix, Youtube & 4x NZ TV Channels
Wifi, sun deck & ocean views.
Facilities: Shared kitchen (inc. kettle, toaster, microwave, stove, fridge & freezer) & entertainment area
2x Shared bathrooms (inc. showers, toilets, hand basin, towel racks) & extra 2x hot outdoor showers

Kentia - Glamping Teepee
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 4

Stylish, new and luxurious glamping experience for 1 to 4 people

Perfect for: Couples, friends, solo traveler or a family of 4
Beds: Mix of King doubles or king singles
Features: Wifi, sun deck & ocean views.
Facilities: Shared kitchen (inc. kettle, toaster, microwave, stove, fridge & freezer) & entertainment area
2x Shared bathrooms (inc. showers, toilets, hand basin, towel racks) & extra 2x hot outdoor showers

You can never get lost

When you book you will receive our confirmation email with full travel directions of how to get to us.

We provide Airport Transfers from and to Auckland Airport and they can be booked in the booking steps.

  • Price for 1-4 people: NZD190
  • Price for more than 4: NZD190
  • - Nearest Airport: Auckland Airport
  • - Distance from Airport in kms: 100 km
  • - Time from Airport in a car: 90 min
  • - There is no train from the airport
  • - There is a bus from the airport

Come Surf With Us

Surf Lessons can be added in the booking steps if they are not already included in a package.

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20°

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19°

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14°

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11°

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13°

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19°

PAYMENT

  • A small deposit is required to secure your booking.
  • Your balance is due to the property 28 days before arrival. The Property will contact you to collect payment. If you book within this 28 days then the property will contact you shortly after you book to collect the balance.

CANCELLING YOUR BOOKING

  • To cancel go to the MyAccount section and log in or register and you can cancel from within your account.
  • Your deposit is non refundable but can be used for the same property/surf school within one year of your original booking.
  • We understand that sometimes things need to change! Aotearoa Surf's maximum accommodation is for 11 surfers. We provide nothing but the best quality and experience tailored for every surfer. This means cancellations and rescheduling has a big impact on our ability to remain viable. It is essential that any remaining balance is first cleared within 28 days of your stay to secure you spot. If we do not receive we will release your space for resale Any cancellation at anytime within 28 days before arrival will be charged 1 nights accommodation, and the remaining balance can be transferred / refunded back to you. Less than 10 days notice will be charged at 2 nights accommodation Less than 5 days notice will be charged at 3 nights accommodation Alternatively you still can reschedule your stay or camp to dates of your choice, which will be charged at 1 nights accommodation. Thank you for your understanding and get ready for the #1 Surf School in NZ to deliver the stoke every day!

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