Deluxe Wheel House and Caravan Snuggled in Kerikeri, Bay of Islands, New Zealand

Kerikeri, North Island (New Zealand)

Deluxe Wheel House and Caravan Snuggled in Kerikeri, Bay of Islands, New Zealand

Book this unique caravan: Bay of Islands rustic holiday homes for NZ holidays in the great outdoors

2 units
4 guest capacity
Shared Bathroom
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  • Joined in 2014
  • More than 20 bookings


  • Kid-friendly
  • Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
  • Barbecue
  • Swimming pool
The silver fern caravan is a fully restored, iconic model and has been elegantly furnished with native wood finishes and lined with Japanese cedar. It is equipped with a double and single bed, a fridge, and a tea and coffee maker. It is located amid luscious plum trees with impressive tropical gardens and water views. Showers, toilets, the fully-equipped kitchen, and laundromat are located only a few steps away from the caravan. Bay of Islands makes for a stunning getaway destination and this rental is the ideal way to experience a simple and stress-free holiday.

The renovated cabin boat, part of the historic steamboat 'The Minerva', is lined with Japanese Cedar and French doors. Inside glampers will find a double bed, tea/coffee maker, kettle, fridge, and romantic furnishings. Showers, toilets, fully-equipped kitchen and laundromat are located only a few steps away. The wheel house offers beautiful views of the surrounding tropical gardens.


  • Double bed
  • Electricity
  • Water
  • Wi-Fi/Internet
  • Cell service
  • Heating
  • Linens and pillows
  • Washing machine
  • Dining table
  • Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Sink
  • Towels
  • Shared Kitchen
  • Cooking basics
  • Fridge
  • Coffeemaker
  • Lounge/Living room
  • Shared Jacuzzi/Hot tub
  • Outdoor pool
  • Shared Barbecue
  • Deck/Patio
The lodge includes fully-equipped bathhouses featuring toilets, hot showers. There is also a laundromat and a kitchen with electric hot plates, microwave, oven, pans, crockery and cutlery. Moreover, outside glampers will find a patio with gas barbecue, a gazebo with roof and river view, shaded entertainment deck with cafe-style seating, bike and kayak rental, boating and swimming facilities.

Guest Services

  • Bicycle rental

Location + Surroundings

Nearby local services
  • Supermarket
  • Shopping
Kerikeri, set on the edge of the Bay of Islands, combines modern lifestyle with a historic past. The native Maori settled in these temperate and pleasant surroundings even before the Europeans set foot in New Zealand in 1642. The lovely town of Kerikeri has built on its original Maori past and has grown into a vibrant, modern community. Due to its geographical isolation, New Zealand has a district diversity of plant and animal life and Kerikeri is particularly renowned for its art and crafts galleries, chocolate, music and theater, and exciting adventures. This luxury glamping site sits within two acres of beautiful waterfront tropical gardens in KeriKeri, New Zealand. It boasts rich birdlife and beautiful surroundings like a gentle flowing river, wide, open views and tranquil, quiet spots. This glamping site in New Zealand is also surrounded by luxury properties, historic reserves, and horses. A beautiful river flows down the property to meet the Kerikeri Sea Inlet.


  • Horseback riding
  • Biking
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Scuba diving
  • Climbing
  • Fishing
  • ATV/Quads/4x4
  • Wine tasting
  • Wildlife watching

The lodge and Kerikeri itself offer visitors a large variety of activities. Visit the famous Palmco and Wharepuke gardens and explore the amazing fauna. The area has great walking and hiking paths: Follow the bush trip of Charles Darwin and see the same waterfall (Rainbow Falls) and walk the same track as he did. Check out the imposing kauri's at Puketi Forest with access to the Kerikeri Inlet and the Bay of Islands. Take a steamboat at the historic Stone Store Basin and pass New Zealand's oldest buildings. Rewa's village will take glampers on a trip back to the time before the European settlers.

Other outdoor activities include tree climbing (courses for each level available), golf, horse trekking, boat trips and island cruises, scuba and wreck diving, swimming with dolphins, kayaking, sailing, therapeutic hot pools, cultural visits to traditional Maori villages and other archaeological and historic sites such as the Pa-site of the famous warrior chief Hongi Hika. Don't forget to check out the vibrant town itself with its excellent restaurants, famous farmer's market, cafes and shops, vineyard trails, arts centers and chocolate factory.

Glampers can wake to town through the woods—it’s just a 20 minute scenic walk. There are also good taxi and bus services.

Those who enjoy walking will also like the trail that starts at the glamping site and leads to two waterfalls.

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Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: From 02:00 PM
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • No smoking
  • No parties
  • Some spaces are shared

Cancellation policy

24-hour free cancellation
Fifteen: Cancellation is free up to 24 hours after your booking is confirmed and at least 15 days before check-in.

Additional Information

Please keep in mind that the river is fish reserve, so fishing is not allowed. Children are not allowed in the boat shed, and there is no swimming without supervision of parents.

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