guest reviews


June 2024

Absolutely perfect. Jo’s styling of the yurt, it’s immaculate upkeep, the thoughtful details, stunning location & helpful local tips made for a dream of a stay. It made the final weekend of a friend’s visit to NZ absolutely perfect & we’re v grateful :)

Lyndsey Fineran


Mar 2024

The Green Tent was a lovely Airbnb that my partner and I visited for a two-night getaway. It had all the amenities we needed for a comfortable and relaxing stay. The place was warm and impeccably clean, and the additional touches were well thought of - marshmallows for the fire, granola, and a few snacks and drinks that were thoughtfully left out for us. The location was peaceful and conveniently close to Tawharanui and Omaha, and walking distance to Matakana

Lou McKenna


Feb 2024

Jo’s place was a little slice of heaven. It was so beautiful and well done, we only wish we could’ve stayed longer! It was close enough to town for us to walk and enjoy the surroundings.

Kevin Stewart


Jan 2024

Had an amazing time glamping. Rode our bikes to the village pub for dinner, rode via the bike trail to Omaha beach stopping along the way for a swim and visited a winery. Perfect set up, highly recommend

Emma Gardiner


Jan 2024

Wow wow wow, this property is absolutely incredible, by a long shot it’s the best airbnb we have ever stayed at, clearly there was a vision of how they wanted to deliver this experience, and what an experience it is. There was not a stone left unturned, the concept is absolutely outstanding, the execution of the concept faultless, there is everything you need for an incredible couple of nights and the quality of fixtures and fittings and kitchen/bathroom etc is bang on. The location is only a couple a minutes drive from Matakana Village where there is some outstanding amenities to enjoy. But lets not forget the location of The Green Tent, omg so peaceful, quiet and incredibly relaxing. Jo is a fantastic host, she is there is assist if required or as distant as you may want. Honestly I couldn’t talk more highly of this property, it’s quite something, it’s a MUST stay, You will love everything about it. We will most certainly be back

Matt & Penny


Jan 2024

We had an amazing time glamping. Rode our bikes to the village pub for dinner, rode via the bike trail to Omaha beach stopping along the way for a swim and at a winery. Perfect set up, highly recommend.



Dec 2023

This place was an amazing find. So many thoughtful details. It was perfect for a relaxing stay and easy to get to the town by walking to go to the market. Highly recommended, one of the best Airbnb's we have stayed in.

Greg & Nat, Sweden


Oct 2023

Dear Jo and family,
WOW! What an absolute pleasure to have shared your so thoughtfully composed and luxurious retreat.
An unexpected weekend away that most definitely turned out to be one of our best.
So cosy and warm was the Mongolian tent yet spacious and oh so much better in life.
With everything you need, well executed indoor/outdoor flow, so beautifully set amongst the rolling hills with picture perfect scenery.
All your little sweet personal touches made us feel so spoilt, we really didn’t want to leave.
Thank you again 🙏🏻🦋🦄🧚‍♂️🌹❤️



Oct 2023

Stayed here after my wedding as a little mini honeymoon - absolutely amazing! Such a private, beautiful space. Couldn’t have dreamed up a more tranquil place to chill out and get away for a few days.
Jo was also incredibly helpful and accommodating. So 5 stars for both accommodation and host!



Sept 2023

Thank you so much Jo! Our stay in the yurt was wonderful, it was set up with everything we needed to relax and enjoy. Jo thought of everything, we loved roasting marshmallows on the fire. Clear instructions for everything, easy trip into town and quick walk to the markets. The yurt was stunning, I am definitely hoping to come back again! Jo also kindly let us bring in a masseuse to celebrate my birthday, was overall an amazing experience!



Aug 2023

Magical stay in this gorgeous yurt! Beautiful bathroom and kitchen, super comfy and warm yurt, outdoor bath was divine and loved the outdoor fireplace! Great amenities and very well appointed. Loved it so much!!! Best 6 night stay ever! Can’t wait to come back!



July 2023

My husband and I had such a wonderful experience at The Green Tent! We arrived on a very wet evening, but the instructions to get inside were super clear and easy to follow. Once we entered the tent, it was so lovely and warm with Jo having put the heater on for our arrival - a welcome reprieve from the weather outside. We found everything was tidy, clean, and beautifully presented; with everything we'd need for a relaxing and peaceful weekend getaway. There were lots of small touches that were so thoughtful that we appreciated very much too. The kitchen, bathroom, and outdoor area were beautifully coordinated with the whole olive-green theme. We loved the festoon lights and the outdoor bathtub. Jo was easy to communicate with and very responsive. We can't recommend this accommodation enough!!



June 2023

Words really cannot describe how wonderful this amazing little getaway is. It truly is a unique experience, and we thoroughly enjoyed every moment of our stay. The location is just perfect, delightfully nestled in a charming rural setting. The Green Tent is spacious, comfy and warm, even on a chilly winter evening. And the outside fireplace and bath, not to mention the well-equipped kitchen and bathroom make for a truly enjoyable stay. Jo’s an amazing host and happily shared her local knowledge to make our trip even better. We wouldn’t hesitate to stay again!



June 2023

Had such a wonderful stay. The place was not only beautifully designed and decorated but everything was well thought out. The cleanest Airbnb I’ve ever stayed in. Would stay again and recommend to all! Thank you :)



Apr 2023

Wow. What a beautiful stay. We loved every minute of our stay and can’t wait to come back! Jo’s place is pristine - so clean and tidy, and everything seems brand new - from the cutlery to the linen. Stunningly designed interior and exterior. The yurt was beautiful. It’s larger on the inside than it looks on the outside.
There were great amenities in the yurt, the kitchen and the bathroom.
Everything was considered! Want to make s ’mores? Marshmallows and chocolate available. Want to have a warm, quiet stay in? Games are under the TV. We couldn’t recommend the stay more. Thanks Jo!



Apr 2023

Absolutely stunning place! We spent two nights here for our mini-moon and enjoyed every minute, we didn't want to leave. The attention to detail Jo puts in is amazing, we didn't want for anything, nor would we have changed a single thing. We have been to many glamping spots around the country, and this was hands down the best. We explored the many gorgeous beaches, wine tasting at local vineyards, had the most delicious lunch at Rothko and walked through the Sculptureum, movies at the local cinema and dined out at JinJin and other local cafes. Thank you, Jo for the best little getaway we've ever had 😊



Mar 2023

Boyfriend surprised me with a lovely stay here for my birthday. Honestly, this is the nicest Airbnb that we have ever stayed in. All of my friends have asked what the place is called! Attention to detail & interior design is impeccable.

F & T xx


Mar 2023

20 year wedding anniversary…couldn’t be better. Beautiful yurt, such a peaceful setting. We had full night star-scapes. Beautiful fire, food, location. Even a friendly Piwakawaka flew in to say goodbye!! Love this place, so inspiring and well thought out. Congrats…

Iain & Tee


Mar 2023

Wow what a wonderful place to stay! We came here for our honeymoon and couldn’t have asked for anything better. We will definitely be back to stay. Thanks so much Jo!

Jody & Clarke


Feb 2023

The most magical weekend away to celebrate a 30th…with a surprise engagement too! We have thoroughly enjoyed a weekend away at this beautiful yurt. And NZ is a small world, Vish (below) and I (Lucy) used to work together!

Thank you for sharing this wonderful place with us.

Lucy & Mike


Feb 2023

The Green Tent is such an amazing place and one we will remember forever. My partner organised this entire surprise trip and after a long 6 years finally popped the question. It was the perfect place for our engagement. Jo, you really think of all the comforts and the small touches really make a difference. Thank you so much and I am sure we will be back!

Visheshta & David x


Feb 2023

This was a birthday gift from our daughter and son in law and wow, wow, wow, Jo you have created a magical place! The yurt is so tastefully furnished with such attention to detail. The minute we arrived relaxation set in immediately. All of the little touches have truly made our stay amazing. The outdoor area being weatherproof and sheltered really adds to the ambience. To top off this piece of paradise, the outdoor bath with lovely little lanterns, looking out onto the empty fields and totally relaxing was the icing on the cake!

Thank you so, so much, The Green Tent really is a credit to you. We don’t want to leave and will definitely be back in the future.

Sue & Paul


Feb 2023

What an amazing find this place was! We have loved every minute of being here. So many thoughtful touches that made it just perfect. Thanks for the well needed break!

Kay & Richard


Jan 2023

Thank you so much for such an incredible stay. The unique facilities are amazing and your focus on the detail that makes a real difference is amazing!! I don’t think we have stayed anywhere as relaxing, accommodating and pampering before. Thank you also for being so flexible with dates too. We will be back!!

Grant & Vicki


Jan 2023

The photos do not do this place justice…. It is simply amazing and without any doubt the best AirBnB we have ever stayed in NZ. It feels like being on safari, the yurt is amazing, Jo has thought through everything, the fridge was stocked perfectly, put simply, if you are looking at this review, book now and stop looking anywhere else…. You will not be disappointed and will regret it if you don’t stay…. 😊

Ben & Melissa, UK


Jan 2023

Jo’s place was probably the most beautiful airbnb we’ve ever been to and we’ve been to many. Every tiny detail and personal touch made us feel incredibly special. The green tent provides everything you need for a secluded get away. Lots of local treats as well, which are more than generous. Jo had so many great suggestions of places to eat and visit.

Thank you Jo. This part of our trip was the most memorable for us.

Pippa & John, Switzerland


Dec 2022

This place was gorgeous! Every little thing had been thought of! Sparkly clean, beautiful, great host who couldn’t do enough for us, and plenty of amenities Absolutely loved our stay here

Natasha Holloway, Auckland


Dec 2022

Kia Ora Jo, Thank you for the amazing opportunity to stay here at The Green Tent! This has been the escape from my day to day life that I craved – I loved every part of our stay here in Matakana.  I loved the outdoor living here, the simplicity and the relaxed environment. Thank you for this generous gift!

Blessings for you and your whanau

Arohanui, Martha & Taru, KeriKeri


Dec 2022

Lost for words! Absolutely amazing place. Peaceful, well thought out and beautiful. Just like a fairy-tale. It was great to switch off and enjoy the moment. Thank you Jo, we will definitely return.

Monica & Sin


Dec 2022

We had our ten year anniversary here! Thank you for such a unique and comfortable experience. Five stars!

Hajar & Jason


Nov 2022

What a beautiful place!!! I lived like a king and slept like a baby!! Plus the best bath ever.

Best wishes & much love, Jimmy Doherty xx

Jimmy’s Farm, Suffolk, UK

Jimmy Doherty


Nov 2022

Wow! This place is absolutely stunning! Such a beautiful set up. We couldn’t believe all the awesome details Love the marshmallows & fire all ready to go. Loved the accessibility for myself in a wheelchair. It was all perfect. We will be back!

Sal & Evan


Nov 2022

Thank you Jo, we had the most amazing, special time away to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Jo what you have here is just truly wonderful. Everything that one could need is provided. We enjoyed the peaceful and relaxing surrounds, the bird songs in the morning were a delight. The yurt is beautifully decorated with just every little detail there. The outdoor bath was simply divine, and we did manage to light the fire in between the rain showers.

Thank you for again for making The Green Tent such an amazing, tranquil and beautiful escape. We will certainly come back again, and we will sure to be recommending this stunning spot.

Rebecca & Brett


Oct 2022

My husband and I work for an airline and travel for our daily career. We had 37 hours in Auckland and decided to make the most of our extended stay and getaway for an experience. From the moment we contacted Jo hosting The Green Tent our adventure began.

The Green Tent surpassed our expectations in so many ways. The location, unique setup and enormous tent had all the luxurious a couple could ask for. Tucked away in the tent was even a bunk where you could hide two little one and you would not know they were even there.

From the fire pit to the large outside bath and all the beautiful treats left by Jo, The Green Tent was spectacular!

We will certainly let our airline friends know and thank you Jo.

Vinka & Marcus


Oct 2022

My partner and I spend the long weekend here in the green tent.
And we loved our stay and it was hard for us to leave this gorgeous place.It has everything we needed.To top it off the weather was lovely the whole.
It was hard for us to leave but we needed to go back to reality. Would highly recommend this lovely Airbnb.
We will definitely come back. Once again thank you for having us Jo & Green tent.



Sep 2022

I HIGHLY recommend staying at the Green Tent! My husband and I stayed there for two nights on a little getaway before welcoming our first baby. It was sooo relaxing and a perfect way to reset before our lives change. Jo's place has everything you could need and her communication makes the experience easy. Also, Matakana is just as relaxing and beautiful! If you stay here, you should definitely check out Matakana Market breakfast ever!



Sep 2022

I couldn't recommend a stay at The Green Tent any more. The yurt and adjacent facilities were perfect. Its a great location that is quite an serene yet so close to so many things to do. Overall the stay was a flawless experience - it was really hard to leave - but we will be back!



Aug 2022

Absolutely amazing 1st class accommodation. Peaceful, stress free, a great way to spend a relaxing weekend. Highly recommend.



Aug 2022

Perfect in every way, Jo really went above and beyond to make this spot the place to propose to my long term girlfriend.

We will most definitely be back!



Aug 2022

Such a beautiful spot for a luxury getaway in beautiful Matakana. We loved everything about our stay - Jo is an incredible host



May 2022

Our stay couldn’t have been more perfect. Everything you need has been taken care of, right down to details we didn’t even think of until we came across them! This is such a gem, so peaceful, quiet - exactly what we needed. Can’t wait to come back! Thank you so, so much Jo!



May 2022

Jo’s The Green Tent is a wonderful stay, so much so that we struggled to leave the cosiness of the yurt.

Everything needed for a night in was provided, and is situated very closely to Matakana Village which gave us a great opportunity to explore.

Highly recommend if you’re wanting a unique experience, or just a nice getaway.



May 2022

A perfect private retreat that feels remote, but is still so close to the village.
Very warm & cosy and everything you would need has been thought of and provided.
If you haven’t stayed in a yurt before, try this one you will not regret it.



May 2022

Highly recommended. Something different. warm, cosy and an amazing experience staying in a yurt. Don’t hesitate booking this place as it is much better in person :)



May 2022

The Green Tent is an awesome, unique experience in a tranquil setting yet still walkable to the Matakana village. Everything is thoughtfully set out and prepared. Perfect for an anniversary getaway!



Apr 2022

The most beautiful oasis in a stunning setting. Jo’s property is exceptional. So close to the village and the perfect spot to unwind and look at the stars. Everything down to the accessories is stunning, she has done the most amazing job creating a perfect place to getaway for a weekend



Apr 2022

Wow, what a lovely experience we had staying at The Green Tent. Jo has done a wonderful job at creating the perfect relaxing space, just what we needed for our anniversary/baby moon getaway.

Jo has thought of every little detail to make sure our stay was comfortable. From the beautiful natural/boho style decor to things like extra blankets, the super comfy bed with plugs on both sides, lamps in all the right places for ambience, bluetooth speaker, coffee machine, outdoor bath with robes and even nice local treats to only name a few!

We had rain so didn't get to use the outdoor fireplace but that just added to the atmosphere with the rain sounds on the roof.

I especially enjoyed a morning cuppa on the deck with the beautiful country view and sounds of nature.

I highly recommend The Green Tent and would love to come back and stay again.



Mar 2022

Wonderful place! Very romantic and a great escape from the real world! We loved every moment of our stay and Jo was the perfect host. We can’t wait to return!



Mar 2022

Absolutely incredible you won’t regret it - ticks every box!!

Jason & Jayna, Auckland


Feb 2022

The Green Tent absolutely blew us away from the moment we arrived. The pictures look beautiful, but once you see it in person, it's on a whole other level. Every single piece of furniture, decor, and hardware, right down to the cutting boards, has been so carefully curated by Jo, resulting in the most aesthetically pleasing experience! There's also a sense of local pride, with Jo kindly leaving us some goodies to try from local places in Matakana, which really was the cherry on top! The yurt is warm and cosy and feels like home. The indoor/outdoor flow is so wonderful as well. We easily worked from the yurt remotely during the day and stargazed from the fire pit at night, it was wonderful! Amazing location, whether you want to grab dinner in the village, or drive to Omaha for a beach day, it's too easy! Jo and Matt are so friendly, and you can really tell they put a lot of love into their property. We will 100% be back, over and over again!

Katie Wilson, Auckland

Feb 2022

The Green Tent is the dreamiest, most epic place we’ve ever stayed. All the amazing details and treats, comfiest everything, clean, cosy, tranquil, yet still so close to the village. I couldn’t recommend this place enough. Thank you for creating this magical space.

Tasha Impey, Waiheke

Feb 2022

An awesome stay at Jo’s place! So clean and so well equipped! A beautifully designed spot perfect for a couples get away 💜💜💜

Jade Carter

Feb 2022

This place is absolutely 10/10 in all ways. The yurt is fantastic and has everything you need, including a decent sized TV for wet days like we had. The surroundings are so so well thought out with so many nooks and spaces to enjoy. Excellent bathroom, especially the heavenly bath. Kitchen so well equiped and those personal touches with a few drinks and nibbles were so appreciated. Every detail has been so well thought of here, and more! There are items and spaces I would never have thought of but they all work perfectly creating a sublime space for relaxing, rejuvenating and enjoying. We will definitely be returning here

Roxy & Jason Baty

23rd Jan 2022

Thank you so much for creating such a luxurious, relaxing and comfortable haven. We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend. Every small detail has been thought of. We will be back! 

Emma, Annie & Jude

16th Jan 2022

What a fabulous place to spend our anniversary! The attention to detail was amazing and this space you have created is unique and well thought out. We loved moving from space to space and having so much to do without leaving. We will be back! Thanks again!

Sally & Paul 

14th Jan 2022 

Thank you so much for an inspiring, invigorating and necessary holiday for us gals! We’ll certainly be back again! ????

Romy & Reb

7th Jan 2022

What a beautiful spot – we felt incredibly lucky to have booked accommodation here. Thank you! Absolutely no detail missing, we wish you all the best of luck. We will be back.Thanks

Kieran Barakat & Rhian Collings

5th Jan 2022

Thanks for such an amazing stay. We really enjoyed The New Green Tent! The hospitality was awesome and the accommodation was fab! We especially enjoyed the comfy bed, the powerful shower and the great entertainment area. See you next time. 

The Ladbrook’s, Taupo 

3rd Jan 2022

We had an absolutely incredible stay in The GreenTent! The amount of care that went into every aspect of the accommodation was clear and every personal touch helped make the stay even more special. We will definitely be recommending The Green Tent to our friends and coming to stay again!


1st Jan 2022

What an amazing way to end 2021 & start off 2022 here, in your truly gorgeous accommodation.
I have loved everything about it. And laugh!! We have laughed and relaxed and felt so spoilt.Thank you Jo. We will be back for sure x

Deirdre, Devonport

1st Jan 2022

Wow! Wow! Wow! What a beautiful yurt – the attention to detail is amazing and your welcoming hospitality outstanding. We loved everything about your ‘special’ place and yes, we will be back for sure! Happy New year.

Rebekah, Devonport