Riverside Farm's Safari Tent

Your luxurious retreat starts here.

Experience the exquisiteness of nature.


Disconnect from the hustle and bustle of life and reconnect with your special people in your own private sanctuary with views of native bush and farmlands.

Get back to basics with cards, board games, and books from our hand-picked library.

Spend time lazing in the sun on the deck or wandering down to recharge by the river.


Relax in the comfort of two luxurious double beds and a single bunk bed all dressed in Sheraton linen.

Experience the calming effect of your private, fully tiled indoor bathroom with a dump shower and the silky lustre of our bamboo and cotton bath towels.

Your bathroom is stocked with exquisite, locally made, environmentally-friendly toiletries.


Your kitchenette has a small fridge for you to keep your food and refreshments cool and offers a selection of delicious teas, coffee, and homemade muesli. Outside there is a barbeque available for you to make your own meal creations.

If you would like to take a break from deciding what to cook, a variety of self-cook gourmet food packages are available to order in advance. See below for more information.

Enhance Your Stay

Pick Up and Drop Off

Why drive when you can fly? We offer a pre-booked return shuttle service from Tauranga airport or anywhere in the central city to Riverside Farm.

$95 for pick up and drop off

Cooked Breakfast

Local bacon, Riverside Farm eggs, homemade bread and a side (creamed spinach, sauteed mushrooms etc. as available)

$15 per person

Antipasto Platter

A selection of Riverside Farm meats and/or locally sourced meats and produce.

$45 per platter

Pre-prepared Meals

A three-course dinner for two using seasonal produce sourced from Riverside Farm where possible, salad or soup entree, bbq finished main course and dessert.

$95 for two people

House Rules

Check-in is between 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm unless by prior arrangement, 
and check out is 11:00 am.

Two parking spaces are available at the safari tent. Additional parking may be available by prior arrangement.

Riverside Farm is a rural environment with hazards, including banks and waterways, which need to be treated with caution.

People visiting guests at the property are only allowed on a pre-arranged pre-paid basis. A day pass entry to Riverside farm is $40 per person.

Riverside Farm is a working farm. As such, please enjoy the animals from a distance and do not approach them or wander through the farm paddocks. This is for the welfare of our animals and to minimise the risk of diseases being transmitted between farms. If you are interested in learning about any of our animals, you are very welcome to talk to your host to find out more. Do not touch the fences as they are electric.