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Takahe 15 Family Dome Tent

RRP $1,699.00


Our largest premier dome tent, with higher vertical walls provides greater usable space than traditional domes with the added benefit of a second living area.

  • Features Video
  • Pitching Video
3 year warranty

The basics – Takahe 15

  • 150D silver coated polyester fly and breathable inner with heavy duty PE floor
  • Capacity: Sleeps 15 people
  • 4 Rooms: Two bedrooms + two large living areas
  • 2 Entrances: Main double entrance + rear entrance
  • 4000mm double-coated aqua rating with fire retardant and SPF50 UV coating
  • 6 Windows: All have 'no-see-um' mesh, privacy screens or clear PVC storm flaps
  • 360° inner doors with pockets for neat storage
  • 4 air ventilation ports
  • Bug screened fold away doors
  • Accessory pockets and power cord entry
  • Colour coded frame for easy assembly
Takahe 15 Family Dome Tent plan view Takahe 15 Family Dome Tent cross section view
  • Features
  • Specifications
  • Instructions
  • 150 denier fabric We use a high density/high thread count (Denier) polyester PU coated fabric for the fly, which we have developed over many years. This fabric has superior tensile strength and is 8 times more durable than nylon. It doesn't stretch or sag when wet like nylon does and is a heavier quality than comparable fabrics.
  • 4000mm aqua rated The waterproofness of polyester is rated in mm which refers to water column height in millimetres. This fabric will withstand a 4000mm column of water for more than one minute before a single drop might appear through the fabric. The thicker the coating the longer the aqua rating lasts so Kiwi Camping double-coat our polyester, meaning our aqua rating is the minimum waterproofness, rather than the maximum.
  • Seam sealed The seams of your dome tent or shelter are the most vulnerable for water leakage. We use a custom-developed method of heat-sealing tape over the seams to maintain waterproofing, resulting in maximum protection against the elements at all points.
  • Twin stitched seams Lap felled seam construction (doubling seams around on each other) with twin stitching ensures maximum strength around the seams of your canvas tent.
  • UV protection For added safety and comfort the fabric has UPF 50+UV protection.
  • Fire retardant The fabric has also been treated with a fire retardant solution. Even with this protection, ensure you take particular care around heat and flames. Avoid using open flame, heating or cooking appliances in or around your tent.
  • Heavy duty PE floor Heavy duty PE fabric is used to withstand foot traffic for many years.
  • Fibreglass poles Our StructureFlex fibreglass poles are the largest diameter possible, relative to the size of the tent. This ensures you get maximum strength at minimum weight. They are also coloured to match the coloured pole sleeves.
  • Hybrid frame Our premium dome tents have a combination steel and fibreglass frame to provide superior wind stability. This system also allows greater volume (usable space) within the tent as it hold the walls out more vertically and makes them easier to erect.
  • Extra wall and peak height This tent has a very high peak and wall height giving more head room and more internal air volume ensuring a cooler tent over the hot summer.
  • Air flow system In NZ the temperature variance from day to night can be extreme. With this in mind we include vents that are positioned to provide the greatest air flow through the tent during the day. At night they can be closed to contain valuable warmth.
  • Power mesh pole sleeves Our Takahe and Kea dome tents use power mesh for the pole sleeves which make it easier to feed the poles through. If you were to cause a rip in the material it will not tear like a polyester pole sleeve would.
  • Pin and ring pole attachment Quick and easy pole assembly and dismantling system.
  • Guy rope attachment This guy rope attachment spreads the tension evenly and pulls from the frame giving more support.
  • Quality zips, ropes and poles All our tents use heavy duty coil zips, guy ropes and poles so you can be assured your tent will last for many years of exciting family camping holidays.
  • Tri-tensioners We use triangle-shaped guy rope tensioners rather than in-line tensioners to ensure the ropes do not slip.
  • Speedhook clips Fast and efficient for erecting the tent. Flexibility allows for movement in windy conditions.
  • No-see-um mesh Even small bugs can't get through our no-see-um-mesh. Enjoy insect free living with ample air circulation.
  • 3-way windows The windows are clear PVC zipped on the outside, with no-see-um mesh sewn in the middle and an internally zipped 'privacy' window on the inside. Both inside and outside flaps can be opened to allow a flow of air through the tent.
  • Accessory pockets Accessory pockets provide handy storage for smaller items and valuables.
  • Door storage pockets Clean and neat storage for the doors when they are fully zipped open.
  • Storage pockets Handy storage to easily locate important items and to minimise clutter.
  • Lantern hanging points Conveniently located tabs to hang LED lanterns.
  • Power cord entry Power cord entry makes it easy to plug in appliances or charge your phone when on a powered tent site.
  • Size: 800 x 615 (cm)
  • Floor Area: 31.6m²
  • Bedrooms: 240 x 305 (cm)
  • Living: 305 x 305 (cm) and 305 x 250 (cm)
  • Packed size: 90 W x 44 H x 44 D (cm)
  • Weight: 45.5kg
  • Great Tent :-) Steve Murray

    Hi my wife and I just bought the 15 person Takahe. Just wanted to say big thank you for taking the time to put pitching instructions & general information on You Tube, so helpful. Great tent :-)
  • mr Bruno Geraghty

    We have used the Takahe 15 Tent over two seasons now. A duration of about 4 weeks and are very happy with the easy setup required. Certainly not hard work. Plenty of room internally and as im over 6 foot tall, I can stand up without a stoop. Stands up to the wind and the rain easily as we found out in Taupo this Feb. Our one gripe is that the front door although great when the sun is out, is a real pain when it pouring with rain. Because it is a sloped door, every time someone un zips it to either enter or exit, the flap will go to the vertical. ie let all the water in. An easy solution would be to have a vertical door. With four days of constant rain, i had to put a gazebo over the front door to keep it dry. Apart from the rain, a really good tent with plenty of room and easy to erect.
The Takahe

The Takahe

Another endemic bird, the takahe looks like an overweight pukeko. However, unlike the pukeko, takahes are extremely rare with only about 200 left now. It is a flightless bird, leaving it at the mercy of predators.

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Takahe 15 Family Dome Tent

North Island



Bay of Plenty


  • Easts Outdoor Work & Leisure
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    Gisborne 3821
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  • Pack & Pedal – Porirua
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    2 Titahi Bay Road
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South Island


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    Remarkables Park Town Centre
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  • E Hayes & Sons – Invercargill
    168 Dee Street
    P: 03 218 2059
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    27 Tay Street
    P: 03 214 2052
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