Beautifully Crafted Rental Accommodation in the Wilderness of Kairkoura, New Zealand
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This beautifully crafted, seven-meter wide tipi is located on an organic farm near Kaikoura on New Zealand's South Island and can accommodate up to four guests. The rental accommodation has a purpose-built, raised, and insulated wooden floor with 12-meter high internal poles and walls made from a waterproof poly-cotton canvas with a thick second inner layer.
The interior is an open space with a double bed, two single beds, a table and chairs, a cupboard, a blanket box, and a fridge with tea and coffee making facilities. A basic continental breakfast is included at check-in. Guests have access to the outdoor barbecue shelter with a gas barbecue, a gas pizza oven, and a sink. Outside, there is also a purpose-built private hexagonal toilet building, where guests will find a shower, a toilet, and a washbasin.
Linens, towels, and toiletries are provided while bathroom robes and slippers are provided in adult sizes and guests can purchase these from the host if they wish. The electricity is a regular 240V supply with room lighting, a small electric heater, bedside lamps, New Zealand/Australian power points, and USB sockets. The host has a range of wellies for adults and children. Read More
- Lounge/Living room
- Electric blankets
- Running water
- Double bed
- Kitchen equipment
- Shared Barbecue
- Tea kettle
- Twin/Single bed
- Fire pit
Guests staying in this accommodation share certain outdoor facilities with guests staying in other accommodations on the property. These include a fully-equipped outdoor barbecue shelter with a gas barbecue, a gas oven, a hob, a sink, crockery, cutlery, and outdoor tables and chairs. Glampers will have exclusive access to the host's private collection of farm animals including llamas, pigs, an alpaca, sheep, a pony, a donkey, a deer, and chickens. A continental breakfast is left in the fridge for guests to enjoy on the day of their arrival. Guests will find a selection of breakfast cereals, a loaf of bread, butter, milk, tea, coffee, sugar, homemade jam, and seasonal fruit and farm-fresh eggs when available.Read More
For an extra fee, the host offers llama treks. The two-and-a-half-hour guided trek includes one llama per guest with saddle bags, entry to Fyffe House, a visit to Kaikoura Peninsula seal colony, a coastal beach walk in Kaikoura Bay with a spectacular mountain backdrop, and a free picnic with homemade cakes and drinks. There is also a one-hour trek along the banks of the nearby Kowhai River. Read More
Location + Surroundings
This unique rental accommodation is located on a farm four kilometers from the town of Kaikoura on the spectacular east coast of the South Island of New Zealand. The town has incredible scenery, as the Seaward Kaikoura mountains nearly come to the sea at this point on the coast. Due to this coastal setting, there are many walking tracks up and through the mountains, as well as a wide range of land and sea based activities. The property is near State Highway 1, making it about two hours south of Blenheim, and two and a half hours north of Christchurch. Read More
- Feeding animals
- Horseback riding
Glampers can book a llama trek from their accommodation or venture beyond the property to enjoy the amazing scenery of this spectacular location. The nearby Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway is a beautiful three-hour walk along this stunning coastline with unforgettable mountain views. The area is known for its mountain biking trails and the most popular of these are from Half Moon Bay to Okiwi Bay, The Kowhai River Trail, and The Mount Fyffe Track.
Guests can enjoy an unforgettable experience swimming with New Zealand fur seals in the shallow bays of the beautiful Kaikoura Peninsula where no experience is necessary and all equipment is supplied. Glampers can also try swimming with dolphins in the bay and go whale watching. The Kaikoura coastline is the perfect place for diving, with Dive Kaikoura offering tuition and guided tours as well as equipment sales, rental, and servicing. Kaikoura Kayaks offer guided kayak tours for guests to catch a glimpse of fur seals, blue penguins, and dusky dolphins.
- Infants allowed Under 2 years old
- Children allowed 2-12 years old
- No smoking
- No parties
- Some spaces are shared
- You will receive a 50% refund when you cancel at least 30 days prior to check in.
Recycling bins are provided in support of Kaikoura's 100% recycling ambition. The host asks that guests recycle as much as possible, and help wash, separate and recycle all waste produced.
Smoking is not allowed in the accommodation and guests are advised to contact the host about bringing pets along to stay. Read More