The SpaceWe have created a camping experience which is unique and fun, a true small scale house bus living experience. If you fancy living in a tiny home or off the grid, start with a weekend away in Lady our 1950's Bedford House Bus. She has great bones and the beds are comfy, there is electric and internet and little extras to make your stay feel like home from home - although please expect an eclectic mix of fabrics, appliances and decor - we upcycle, recycle and reuse good quality vintage products.
Lady is a rough old diamond, full of History, character, and flaws. She is eclectic, quirky, boho, retro, vintage and gypsy all rolled into one.
Ideal for people who enjoy the outdoor lifestyle and want to upgrade from camping to glamping. We have endeavoured to make this an affordable delightful and unique experience for you.
We live on 8 acres of native bush, right opposite the river and with easy Coromandel walks and lots of nooks and crannies to enjoy. The Tapu Valley has a wonderful Cafe at the Rapaura Watergardens and the food is divine. We have the best of both worlds here, the stunning coast road half way to Coromandel Town from Thames, and over the gravel road to Hot water Beach and Cathedral Cove. We are just 2km to the beach for fish and chips and the local pub and store and last fuel before Coromandel. So much to see and do on your doorstep. We love this untouched valley full of artists and fishermen, Beautiful Native bush and swimming holes in the River. Guest AccessThe Bus is cosy but can
- sleep five in three separate areas, but better suited to couples or friends and small families of three/four although seem to be have squuezed in five alot this summer!!
- An extra two caravans can also available for three more people or bigger groups - this is located higher up on the land in its own site as photos show.
- Has a separate outside hot shower, bush bath and compost loo
- Is totally private in a stunning valley native bush location opposite the river
- Close to many of Coromandels best attractions
- Warm and cosy in the winter, hot and toasty in the summer (fan provided)
- Just opposite a great swimming hole in the Tapu River
- Linen provided as is cleaning
-Large Camp Kitchen Available to use
-Pizza oven available for stays of 3 nights or more. I Make you all the dough and sauce and fire up the oven. We enjoy pizzas galore and the kids LOVE making their own. ! You just bring toppings along. We are now into sweet pizzas too. Apple chocolate and cinnamon is a favourite and we are the proud inventors of Ice Cream Pizza! Interaction with GuestsWe live higher up on the property in a private location. Tony can take out experienced people for fishing and kayaking trips. Also can make your fire bath while you are out to enjoy on your return, or just leave you totally alone for that romantic break. For stays of 3 nights or longer we fire up the pizza oven and make you dough and sauce so bring some toppings and enjoy endless types of amazing woodfired pizza with us! The NeighborhoodThe Tapu Coroglen Road is an artists Haven with lots of attractions at your doorstep and within an hours drive in any direction.
Cafe and water gardens 5 minutes drive
Mahara Sculpture garden, shop, gallery and walk 5 minutes drive
Beach 2 minutes drive
River 2 minutes walk
Shop, takeaway fish and chips 5 minues drive
Pub and off licence 5 minutes drive
Fuel in the village aswell.
The Mussell Kitchen
Castle Rock Winery
New Chums Beach Getting AroundThames is the nearest town 20 minutes drive along one of the most stunning coast roads in New Zealand. The Town has everything you would need and Grahamstown is the Vintage part of town gorgeous for roaming and having lunch. Full of character and unique shops. The Saturday farmers market is a wonderful attraction in the Grahamstown area also. Other Things to NoteThe house truck has a steep narrow entrance up to the king bedroom area not suitable for disabled people, although sleeping downstairs in the double bed would work fine.
Toilet - The Humanure toilet (compost ) may be a new experience for you, please follow the instructions and we will empty for you regularly. Its a really clean and non smelly eco system. Please dont expect hotel luxury, this is a back to basics experience.
NOTE : On Occasion we are open to one night stays mid week $120 For two people. Increased price due to cleaning. Please email about this - not instant book. Also over holidays and Christmas we ask a 3 night minimum stay.