Our Tipi Hire Story

Welcome to Maka Tipi. We are a boutique tipi, bell tent and stretch tent hire company that create amazing spaces and events with our alternative structures. We specialise in tipi weddings, corporate or brand events, birthdays and special occasions and festivals. With our stunning and unique structures, we can help you make your event the most memorable and inspiring experience it could ever be.

Now, you may be wondering what the word Maka actually means, or is it something we've just made up! Well it's actually a Native American word from the Sioux language and it means Earth. So, you could call us Earth Tipi too!

Even though the tipi's we use are Nordic in origin, tipis are linked to many cultures across the world that have an affinity to the land and their environment. That belief sits well with our own ethos and our desire for an outdoor events company that delivers the highest quality structures and interiors, incorporates as many natural elements into its design as possible and that's as kind on the environment as can be. This means using lots of rustic, handmade and vintage elements for our interiors and looking for ways to recycle and re-purpose objects to fit in with our designs.


Inspirational Tipi Rental

We first came across the amazing Stratus Tipis at a team building event in Cornwall, in the UK, and were totally blown away by them, both visually and by their versatility. It really fired our imagination and several years later our love of everything rustic, heritage and re-cycled was married with our love of the outdoors, and those magical tipis, to create Maka Tipi. 

We are a family run business with a strong team that has over 30 years experience within the events industry supporting us. We've worked for several event companies, including one of the largest Tipi providers in Europe, and found that they didn't really deliver that personal or intimate level of service that we believe every customer should receive and also lacked a more refined service for those looking for a little bit of luxury. We felt that the one-size fits all approach didn't work for us and so took the decision to create Maka Tipi to provide clients with a totally bespoke tipi hire and tent hire service, inspired by their imagination, and devise the events that they truly wanted. Not something bought off the shelf. As well as our stunning and unique white tipis, we have beautiful Bedouin tents and gorgeous bell tents as part of our collection, which adds that extra dimension of flexibility and class to what we can offer our clients and differentiate us from other providers.


We think of ourselves as a little family, all pulling together to make Maka Tipi a special and vibrant business and a great place to work. We all want your event to be the most amazing, special and memorable experience for you, and that comes from our belief that every event should be extraordinary and put together with a mix of love and attention to detail.

From our main base on the Gold Coast, we cover most parts of the East Coast of Australia, particularly Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Byron Bay, Sydney, Hunter Valley, Blue Mountains and surrounding areas. However we have ample resources, are very flexible and more than capable of servicing events further afield. If you would like to know more on how we can help you create the most amazing and memorable day for you and your guests and to discuss your wedding tipi rental, stretch tent rental or bell tent rental requirements, please get in touch with one of our friendly team.