Aotearoa Surf Eco Pods

2.5 star property
No-frills Te Arai guesthouse with 24-hour fitness

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Aotearoa Surf Eco Pods

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Surfing/boogie boarding
Kentia Teepee (Quadruple) Sea View
Breakfast meal
Full-sized fridge, microwave, stovetop, toaster

Overview of Aotearoa Surf Eco Pods

8.8 out of 10 Fabulous
8.8/10 Fabulous

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Pet-friendly
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
11 Te Arai Point Rd, Te Arai, Northland, 0975
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Free beach shuttle
  • 24-hour fitness centre
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Spa services
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Fridge in a common area
  • Water dispenser
  • Gift shops/newsstands
  • Picnic area
Feel at home
  • Cookware, dishware and utensils
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate sitting area
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Blackout curtains

Room options

Barrier - Double or Twin Room, Ocean View

  • 15 sq m
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Family Quadruple Room, Ocean View

  • 15 sq m
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed and 2 Single Bunk Beds

Nikau Teepee (Quadruple) Sea View

  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed and 2 Large Single Beds

Deluxe Double or Twin Room, Ocean View

  • 15 sq m
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Kentia Teepee (Quadruple) Sea View

  • 24 sq m
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed and 2 Large Single Beds

Fern Teepee (Quadruple) Sea View

  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed and 2 Large Single Beds

About this area

Getting around

  • Whangarei (WRE) - 79 min drive
  • Auckland (AKL-Auckland Intl.) - 93 min drive
  • Free beach shuttle


  • Mangawhai Tavern - 6 min drive
  • Wood Street Freehouse - 11 min drive
  • Brewed As Collective - 10 min drive
  • Bennetts Cafe - 5 min drive
  • The Dune - 5 min drive

About this property

Aotearoa Surf Eco Pods

Adjacent to a golf course, Aotearoa Surf Eco Pods is a great choice for a stay in Te Arai. Guests can indulge in deep-tissue massages, aromatherapy or reflexology. A 24-hour fitness centre and a beach shuttle are offered, and in-room conveniences include fridges and microwaves.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 7 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until anytime
  • Minimum check-in age – 16
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • The check-in location differs from the property location; to check in, go to Aotearoa Surf Shop
  • Guests will receive an email 48 hours before arrival with check-in instructions and key retrieval information; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 16


  • Pets allowed*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms (speed: 50+ Mbps)


  • On-site parking only available on request
  • Free uncovered on-site self-parking


  • Free beach shuttle

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Gas grills
  • Free daily reception
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge
  • Water dispenser

Travelling with children

  • Paddleboard on site
  • Bodyboard on site

What to do

  • Free beach shuttle
  • Beach yoga
  • Volleyball
  • Ecotours
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkelling
  • Surfing/body boarding
  • Surfing lessons
  • Private winery tours
  • Shopping
  • Bodyboard on-site
  • Paddleboard on-site
  • Discount at nearby fitness centre
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Whale watching nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Free beach shuttle
  • Bike hire
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Golf caddy on-site
  • Golf cart on-site
  • Golf clubs on-site
  • Pool loungers
  • Water sports equipment
  • Bodyboard on-site
  • Paddleboard on-site


  • Built in 2020
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour fitness centre
  • 18 holes of golf
  • Spa services
  • Golf clubhouse on-site
  • Humane treatment of captive wild animals
  • Locally owned and organised tours and activities
  • Local culture and ecosystem education
  • At least 80% of lighting from LEDs
  • Comprehensive food waste policy
  • Comprehensive recycling policy
  • No plastic soft drinks bottles
  • No plastic water bottles
  • Water dispenser
  • Reusable cups only
  • Reusable tableware only
  • Reception hall


  • No lift (single-level property)

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Portable fan
  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Memory-foam mattress

What to enjoy

  • Deck or patio
  • Garden
  • Individually furnished and decorated
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Complimentary wireless Internet access (speed of 50+ Mbps)

Food and drink

  • Full-sized fridge/freezer
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Stovetop
  • Toaster
  • Cookware, dishes and utensils


  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Eco-friendly cleaning products provided
  • Energy-saving switches
  • LED light bulbs
  • Water-efficient showers only
  • Water-efficient toilets only
  • Guidebooks/recommendations

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. There are couples treatment room(s) available. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge of NZD 70 (subject to availability)


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of NZD 30 per accommodation, per night


  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve on-site parking

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Staff at the property wear personal protective equipment and guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


This property does not have lifts.
This property uses solar energy, plus a grey water recycling system and eco-friendly cleaning products.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Aotearoa Surf Eco Pods Te Arai
Aotearoa Surf Eco Pods Guesthouse
Aotearoa Surf Eco Pods Guesthouse Te Arai

Frequently asked questions

Does Aotearoa Surf Eco Pods offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Aotearoa Surf Eco Pods does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Aotearoa Surf Eco Pods?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Aotearoa Surf Eco Pods?
Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of NZD 30 per accommodation, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees. Food and water bowls are available.
Is parking offered on site at Aotearoa Surf Eco Pods?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Aotearoa Surf Eco Pods?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of NZD 70 (subject to availability). Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Aotearoa Surf Eco Pods and nearby?
Have fun with on-site activities such as kayaking, snorkelling and surfing. Additional recreation on-site includes ecotours, volleyball and yoga. Enjoy amenities such as a 24-hour fitness centre, spa services and a picnic area. Aotearoa Surf Eco Pods also has a garden.
Does Aotearoa Surf Eco Pods have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a deck or patio and a garden.







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8/10 Very good

It was a fun experience and definitely worth a visit.
Alisha, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing view
Sharon, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Brian, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Although it's not really I expecting, still a good experience.
Monique, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Matthew, 2-night trip
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