Secluded Cabin Retreat near Wellington, New Zealand

Paraparaumu, North Island (New Zealand)
5 units
5 guest capacity

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Accommodation Description

· Kid-friendly

This secluded cabin retreat is located near Wellington, New Zealand and resides on an island nature reserve. The cabin can accommodate up to four guests. When guests walk inside, they will feel immediately welcomed by a comfortable and warm cabin lined with native timber. The cabin can be configured to accommodate anywhere from one single bed to two sets of bunk beds. Guests should contact host with desired sleeping arrangements. There is a shared toilet and shower facility located nearby for the glamper's convenience. Linens and towels are provided.

Outside, guests can find a large private porch to soak up the unique views that only a handful have seen from this island. Relax and enjoy the sounds of diverse bird species on one of the oldest nature reserves in the world—and it can all be experienced right outside your cabin's doors! This glamping property is very exclusive because it is the only spot on the island where guests can stay overnight. A lounge and dining room is also located about 50 meters from the cabins, which also includes a small library and conference room to socialize with other guests. All of the delicious meals prepared by the chef are included in the booking. Read More

Accommodation Features

  • Towels
  • Lounge/Living room
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Parking
  • Double bed
  • Bunk bed
  • Linens
  • Twin/Single bed

The entire island is for the Glamper's enjoyment - free of crowded areas and the hustle and bustle of day to day life. Relax on this oasis with only the birds chirping, other friendly guests eager to take in the sights, and the incredible mountains towering over the sea that formed this island long ago.

Guests can also take advantage of the divine dishes prepared at the island by the chef of the property.
A lounge and dining room is located 50 meters from the bunk rooms, which also includes a small library and conference room. All meals prepared by the chef are included in the booking. A free tour of the pristine island is included in the booking, along with a guided walk and ferry transportation.

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Guest Services

This unique glamping spot offers many native bird tours and kiwi wildlife experiences. One is the overnight Kiwi spotting tour which occurs within the most profound population of Little Spotted Kiwi to be found on the globe. Guests can spend the night enjoying delicious food, surrounded by stunning native bush, and taking note of this incredible species around them. Read More

Location + Surroundings

  • Bus station
  • Supermarket
  • Health facility
  • Town/City
  • Tourism office
  • Fuel station
  • Airport
  • Train station
  • Antiquing
  • Amusement park
  • Bowling
  • Movie theater
  • Museums
  • Shopping
  • Clubs/Nightclubs/Bars

This property is located about five kilometers off the west coast of the North Island in New Zealand. The closest town is just an hours drive north to Wellington, New Zealand from where the ferry leaves the main island. This spectacular glamping site resides on a peaceful island all of its own that is 10 kilometers long and two kilometers wide. The island itself is a nature reserve, meaning human influence is kept at a bare minimum, guaranteeing incredible bird and plant diversity throughout the island. The island is also rich with history to explore, due to locals living on the island for over 800 years.

Guests will be awed by this world-renowned bird sanctuary with an abundance of native and endangered species. This glamping site is one of the oldest nature reserves in the world. There is a marine reserve on either side of the island to further protect this incredible part of the world. Read More


  • Bird watching
  • Boating/Sailing
  • Biking
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Winter sports

Guests can enjoy many activities on this island such as bird watching, capturing incredible photos of the native land, and roaming the quiet and secluded beaches of the island with its diverse bird population. A 15-minute ferry ride brings glampers to Paraparaumu Beach. This beach is quite spectacular, boasting mountains ranges in the distance, native coastal plants, and bright blue water.

Take a drive into Wellington, New Zealand for attractions such as wine tasting in the renowned Martinborough wine region, touring the spots where the trilogy 'The Lord of the Rings' was filmed, and enjoy locally made craft beer from the Garage Project. The Wellington Zoo is also a popular spot with attractions such as red pandas, lions, and a great gift shop.

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Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: 08:30 a.m.
  • Check-out: 03:00 p.m.
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • No smoking
  • No parties

Cancellation policy

  • As long as you cancel at least 15 days before check-in, you will receive a 50% refund.
  • If you cancel within 15 days of check-in, the host does not offer a refund.
  • If you cancel after check-in, any refund will be at the host's discretion.
  • Refund does not include Glamping Hub service fee.
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Additional Information

The island is only accessible by ferry. When booking, glampers will receive further information by the host about ferry times, departure, etc. Parking is available at the boating club before boarding. This site is family friendly, non-smoking, and pets are not allowed. Ask host about different rates for guests under 18 years old. Read more

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