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frequently asked questions


How many guests can Sea Esta accommodate?

We can comfortably accommodate up to 114 guests. Our Main Camp sleeps 86, Our Lodge sleeps 16 and our Chalet sleeps up to 8 adults. We also have 2x ensuite cabins which are not listed on our website which are available when booking one of our accommodations.

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.

What is the minimum stay?  

A minimum stay of 2 nights is required year round. 

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. Beach towels must be bought with you.

Do you offer late check out and early check in?

Late check out or early check in can be requested subject to availability. 

can we camp in tents?

We do not encourage tenting on the property and can recommend camp grounds at Waihi Beach if this is your preferred way of holidaying.

can we have a party at sea esta?

Any events need to be discussed prior to booking. We do not permit parties with excessive noise or alcohol and you will be asked to leave immediately if any disruption is caused. 

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.

how do we check in?

For Main Camp bookings, please phone or txt Colin on 022 462 0798 the day before you arrive to arrange a time to meet to check in. Check in is between 2pm and 8pm. 

For Lodge and Chalet bookings, you will be emailed a Lock Box code seven days prior to arrival.

what if we need to cancel?

All deposits are non refundable. Cancellations must be received in writing via email: Cancellation fees are as follows and apply to reduction in total guests also;          

•Cancellations received more than 30 days prior to arrival: Loss of Deposit.

•Cancellations received 15-29 days prior to arrival : 50% Fees 

•Cancellations within 14 days of arrival : 100% Fees

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. 


Unfortunately we do not allow pets to stay at Sea Esta.



Final clean up of the facilities used by a group in the Main Camp 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. Rates are dependent on the areas involved and the amount of work or type of cleaning required.

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