frequently asked questions
How many guests can Sea Esta accommodate?
We can comfortably accommodate up to 111 guests. Our Main Camp sleeps 87, Our Lodge sleeps 16 and our Chalet sleeps up to 8 adults. For those of you that book the entire property, we also offer four mobile home sites and plenty of space for you to pitch a tent.
How close is Sea Esta to the beach and shops?
We are just a 2 minute walk to the beach and a short 10 minute walk to Waihi Beach's local cafes,shops and Four Square.
Are pets permitted at Sea Esta?
In consideration of other guests, we do not allow pets to stay at Sea Esta Camp & Lodge.
Do you offer children's discounts?
Yes, Under 5s stay for free in our Lodge and Chalet in existing bedding.
What is the minimum stay?
A minimum stay of 2 nights is required in the Main Camp year round. Our Chalet and Lodge can be hired for 1 night stays during Low Season only (01 APR-30 OCT)
Is linen supplied?
Linen is supplied with Chalet and Lodge bookings. You must supply your own linen in the Main Camp. Mattress protectors are provided.
Do you offer late check out and early check in?
Late check out or early check in can be requested subject to availability.
Do you provide packages for Weddings?
Waihi Beach is the perfect location for a wedding. Our hall can be used for a smaller reception, and our large field is perfect for setting up a marquee. With a range of accommodation options available, why not choose Sea Esta Camp & Lodge as the venue for your special date. Site visits are welcome, for more information and pricing, email us at
Is the Chapel for hire?
Yes, our chapel is available for hire. Just $50 per day along with your Camp booking.
If you would like to hire our Chapel or Recreation Hall for an event or community run class, please contact us via email for more information
how do we check in?
As we do not live on site, please make sure you send a txt to Sandra on 027 4387084 to advise your arrival time.
what are the payment terms?
A 25% deposit is required at the time of booking. This may be paid through the website using credit card or via internet banking within seven days of booking.
All remaining balances are due 30 days prior to arrival.
what if we need to cancel?
All deposits are non refundable. All cancellations must be received in writing via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Cancellation fees are as follows;
Cancellations received more than 30 days prior to arrival: 25%
Cancellations received 15-29 days prior to arrival : 50%
Cancellations withing 14 days prior to arrival : 100%
what is the alcohol policy?
Groups bringing alcohol on site is by special dispensation and prior arrangement only and is at the camp managers discretion. We are a family orientated camp offering a safe and friendly environment for people of all ages to be able to enjoy themselves. Our policy does not support any youth gatherings consuming alcohol.
quiet time & behavior
We ask that all people respect others on site, refrain from using profanities or rude & abusive language. Under no circumstances will drunkenness, fighting or disorderly behavior be tolerated.
No loud noise is permitted between 11pm and 7am. Any noise complaints, noise control call outs or fines will be the responsibility of the group.
what if we would like to light a fire?
Please contact camp management to check on the fire season requirements. A permit may be required.
Final cleanup of the facilities used by a group is the responsibility of the group and must be completed prior to departure. The facilities used will be inspected by the camp manager or delegated person. If extra cleaning is required it will be charged to your final invoice. Rates are dependent on the areas involved and the amount of work or type of cleaning required. If you prefer not to do the final cleanup yourself, please discuss available options with the camp manager at the time of booking.