Aotea has an abundance of self-sufficient, sustainable eco accommodation options across the island, all producing their own power and collecting their own water, helping you to minimise your carbon footprint.

TIP: Over the peak Summer months accommodation options are limited due to high demand. Bookings are essential and it is advisable to book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Options range from backpackers and campgrounds, to cute cabins nestled in the bush, up to award winning, beachfront, architectural masterpieces. We encourage people to check several things you might not think to normally.

1. Check if it is 2WD or 4WD access, if you’ve booked a car or transport it pays to check you’ll be able to get to the property you are staying at- or at least close!

2. If you book on Airbnb or another online travel agent, download or screenshot all the details before you arrive. There is limited reception for some networks so you may not be able to access this information easily when you arrive. If you’ve got this to hand when you arrive, you’ll be able to relax as soon as you touch down.

3. Remember we are also off grid, which means you’ll need to leave some electrical appliances at home you might normally take on holiday. If in doubt, check with the accommodation owner.

For accommodation advice and bookings, please send an enquiry. The visitor Information centre can offer local tips and help you with your booking at no extra cost to you.

Email us on or phone 09 4290 033

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