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a fresh and unique approach to event design...

At Gold Coast Tipis, we are deeply passionate about creating beautiful events which are one of a kind.

And we are so excited to offer  people of the Gold Coast and surrounding areas, a very unique experience in outdoor events. Whether it be an elaborate Wedding in the Hinterland, or a Corporate Function in the city, we will work together with you in building an extraordinary event which will WOW your guests and create an ever-lasting impression.

We are proud to be suppliers of the original nordic tipis, which boast over 30 years industry experience and the best quality tipis on the market.

Our large kata tipis are not only alluring in aesthetics, they also create the most magnificent ambience, not rivalled by any other event tent structure on the market.

Originating from Sweden, and  inspired by the Sami people, our teepee marquees are made from a sustainable nordic pine, and a durable waterproof canvas, which when all erected, can handle extreme weather conditions.

Their unique design allows us to lift the sides in the warmer months offering 360 degree views of the gorgeous scenery,  or we can leave the sides down during Winter, add in an open fireplace, and create a more traditional tipi experience.



We partner with the Gold Coast’s finest vendors in creating exceptional events, which are as individual as you are. We love nothing more than working with clients who like to think ‘outside of the box’  – if you can dream it, we can do it.

Before, during and after an event, we will be very conscious in leaving minimal impact on the environment. We take extra measures when working with the elements in ensuring that your tipi event will be safe, well-maintained and ethical.

We also have a hire range of timber furniture and wine barrels which are available with or without our tipis.

Residing in beautiful Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast, we draw inspiration from our worldly travels, our passion for life, and our tenacity in building a friendly, professional and successful business. We are committed to making your next event spectacular, unforgettable and stress-free.

Thank you so much for your support, we are eternally grateful, and we look forward to working with you in the future.

Benn & Hannah

A league of their own...

The unique flexibility of the Kata (pronounced Koor-ta) tipis makes them an inspiring choice for all types and sizes of event. Solid wooden poles and a light tan-coloured canvas produce a natural ambience that’s really like nothing else. Dress it up, or keep it simple, either way you can be sure to create an exciting alternative to a typical white box marquee.


When planning the most incredible day of your life, you can not go past our Tipis, whether it be for an intimate gathering of 40 guests, or an elaborate wedfest for 200. We work closely with local vendors in helping to create your perfect day. We are passionate about unique Weddings and incorporating your personal flavour into the design of your love celebration. If you can dream it, we can do it.

Corporate Functions

Organising a Corporate event and want to make a lasting impression? Our majestic tipis will do just that. Whether you are catering for a formal business meeting, team building days, momentous sporting event or an associate luncheon, we are certain that your event will not only be a huge success, it will be highly memorable and will set yourselves apart from the rest of the crowd.


Our stunning tipis will add atmosphere and beauty to any festival. Ideal for displaying a product, promoting a charity or even used as a main stage tent in a small festival, or VIP area at a large festival, the tipis will certainly attract attention and create diversity amongst the standard marquee and tents which are commonly used at these types of occasion. Be daring, be different with our unique and exclusive tipis.

Party Tipis

Engagement party’s, New Years Eve party’s, 21st’s, 50th’s, 80th’s, whatever the occasion, there is always something to celebrate in our lives, and what better way to do this than in the beautiful space of a nordic tipi. Creating an iconic festivity inside one of our awe-inspiring kata’s will ingrain wonderful memories into yours and your guests hearts forever. Celebrate your life in opulent style.

The finer details

The number of guests you are hosting, and whether you are having a seated or cocktail style event will help determine how many tipis you will need. To see specific details please click on the number of tipis which suits your requirements.

Canopy Tipi

Our Canopy tipi will provide the perfect place for a bar and lounge area at any size event. Also, compact enough for the casual backyard bbq.

Diameter: 5.5m
Height: 3.6m
Covered area: 24sqm
up to 30 people standing
up to 16 people  seated
Price includes gst, installation and fairylights

Kung Tipi

Our new kung is a welcome addition to our tipi family, it can be linked to a kata tipi, or it can stand alone, providing a perfect lounge bar area, or band and dance floor. You can even set the kids up in there to dine and relax throughout the event.

Diameter: 8.25m
Height: 6.1m
Covered area: 49sqm
Standing: Up to 50 guests
Seated: Up to 40 guests
(please note only front panel of tipi can be lifted up)
Price includes gst and set up, pack down.
Interior festoon lighting included.
Delivery fees may apply.

Single Kata

One kata tipi with the sides down is an ideal space for up to 70 seated guests, or 80 standing guests, and with the sides raised, you can entertain up t0 100 guests. Available in a tan or off-white coloured canvas.

Sides down: 10.3m x 10.3m, 7.4m high, covered area 83sqm

All sides up: 13m x 13m, 7.4m high,  covered area 132sqm

Price includes interior festoon lighting and fairylights along the tipi rim

Floorplan is an example only, and can be personalised to your event.

Price includes GST and all setting up and dismantling of the tipi.

Delivery fees may apply.


Double Kata

When  2 kata tipis are linked together, the space underneath allows up to about 120 seated guests, or 150 standing. With the sides raised you can cater for up to 200 people.

10.3m x 20.4m (sides down)
13m x 23.1m (sides up)

Price includes interior festoon lighting and fairylights along the tipi rim

Floorplan is an example only, and can be personalised to your event.

Price includes GST and all setting up and dismantling of the tipi’s

Delivery fees may apply.


Triple Kata

When we link 3 kata tipis together, the styling options are absolutely endless. We can cater up to approximately 200 seated guests, with options for stage, dance floor, bar and lounge area as well.

11m x 30.3m (sides down)
13m x 33.1m (sides up)

Price includes interior festoon lighting and fairylights along the tipi rim

Floorplans are an example only, and can be personalized to your event.

Price includes GST and all setting up and dismantling of the tipi’s.

Delivery fees may apply.


Extra bits & pieces…

We can provide a beautiful range of rustic timber furnishings, plus we can offer extra festoon lighting, a cosy fireplace and wine barrels.

Rustic timber table and 2 bench seats

Approx 2.4m x 0.8m (ideal for 8-10 guests)

$100 per set

Exterior Lighting Package

Festoon lighting from tipi rim linked to poles

$300 per tipi

Open firepit

Includes Firewood



Woven floor matting

$350 per tipi

Wine Barrels


$60 each

Don't have a venue in mind?

No problem! We’ve scouted the Gold Coast, Tweed Coast and surrounds,  and have sourced a fantastic range of property’s which are suitable for your Tipi Event. Whether it be a Corporate Function in Surfers Paradise, or a Wedfest in the Hinterland, we’ve got your covered…

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How big are the tipis?

With the sides down, one kata tipi is approximately 80sqm, which allows for up to 70 seated guests and up to 90 standing guests, taking into account having a fireplace or bar inside as well. Once we link the tipis together, creating a larger entertaining space, you can add more people, and more features such as a dance floor, and lounge area too. When the weather is great, we can raise the tipi sides, and this again can create a wonderful opportunity for inside and outside styling options.

Are the tipis waterproof?

Yes, we are pleased to confirm they are! Our tipis are custom made using traditional methods with modern day materials, giving them a very sturdy frame and waterproof covering. We can assure you that your guests will remain cosy and dry in the event of a storm, unless the grounds are prone to flooding, which would unfortunately allow the rain to come in from underneath. Please keep this in mind when choosing a patch of land to create your event.  We watch the weather very carefully, and will do the absolute best we can in ensuring an incident-free occasion . The tipis can also handle up to 60knot winds, so unless there is a cyclone about to hit, your event will still go ahead as planned. Also, please be aware of imitation tipi company’s who are providing an inferior product, with the potential of leaks.

What is the rental duration?

The standard hire duration is for 2 nights. For example, if your event is on a Saturday, we will usually set the tipis up on the Friday, and pack down on the Sunday. Occasionally these days will change depending on other events we have on during the same week. We confirm the ‘bump in’ times one week prior to your event.

Do we have a venue?

We have an amazing list of stunning venues which we recommend throughout South-East QLD and Northern NSW. There is an option for all budgets and styles of event.

Where can we set the tipis up?

The preferred option here is a well manicured, grassed area. We can also set up on sand, however this needs to be advised at time of booking so we can bring the required hardware for this.

Do we offer furniture to hire?

We do offer a simple range of timber furnishings, however as we are passionate about creating truly unique events, we love nothing more than working with local hire company’s who are always on trend and trying new concepts with their hire range. We do not want each of our weddings to be a carbon copy of each other, which is why we have chosen not to include an extensive hire range to our business, and we encourage you to find a supplier who resonates with your theming and personal style.

Do we offer styling packages?

We are surrounded by extremely talented Stylist’s in Queensland, and we work very closely with them in the design and build of your event. If you would like a recommendation, please let me know. We’ve handpicked our faves. Alternatively, we have some great advice if you are opting for a DIY Wedding and plan to let your creative juices flow, we have a checklist custom made just for you.

Do we have catering? 

South-east QLD is a plethora of international cuisine and dining options, and has some seriously impressive caterers offering their services to you. I can suggest a diverse mix of options for you from Cocktail Food, Fine Dining, Food Trucks and Mobile Bars, you will be spoilt for choice.

Why choose Gold Coast Tipis?

With 3 years industry experience on the Gold Coast and surrounding areas, we pride ourselves on providing an exceptionally high level of service, from the initial contact right through to the set-up and pack down of the tipis. Our crew are all well trained and will go above and beyond to ensure your event is seamless.  We have established working relationships with the best vendors in the area, and having now been a part of several different styles of events, we are only too happy to share our knowledge with you.

Do we travel outside of the Gold Coast for events?

We are based in Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast, however we are more than happy to travel for events as well. Delivery fees will apply.

Do we need Security at our event?

Yes, there needs to be responsible people with the tipis throughout the entire hire duration. If your event is on a Private Property, generally speaking you will not require a Security Guard, however if your event is on open/public land, you will definitely need to hire security to watch over the tipis and other styling items for the hire period.

Why choose a tipi marquee over a standard white marquee?

We believe that both event tent structures hold their place in the Events industry, however our teepee marquees are a very unique alternative and cater towards people looking for something completely different. The ambience our tipi’s create, is not rivalled by any other tent structure, it is simply awe-inspiring and enchanting.

What time of year best suits a tipi event?

With their unique design, our tipis are suitable for all year round. During Summer we can raise all of the sides, creating a wonderful ‘al fresco’ venue and 360 degree views, or in Winter we simply leave most of the sides down and light the fireplace, which creates an authentic and cosy atmosphere. Wedding season’s are usually Autumn and Spring, however Winter is also a great time to tie the knot with the clear days and usually less rainfall.

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