Unusual Handcrafted Vacation Caravan in the Wilderness of Kaikoura, New Zealand

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Kaikoura, South Island (New Zealand)
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1 unit
3 guest capacity

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Accommodation Description

· Kid-friendly · Barbecue

This unusual vacation caravan is permanently parked on an organic farm on the outskirts of the town of Kaikoura, New Zealand, and sleeps two guests. The caravan was handcrafted onto a 1940’s Bedford K series over an 11-year period. There is a double bed over the driver's seat. At either side of the entrance, there are two rooms, one has a toilet and the other has a shower. Linens, towels, and toiletries are provided. A basic continental breakfast is included. Bathroom robes and slippers are provided in adult sizes and guests can purchase these from the host if they wish.

There is a compact kitchen in the center of the truck with a gas hob, an oven, a microwave, a rice cooker, and a fridge. The small lounge area in the center of the truck features a bench, a table, seat, a widescreen TV with a CD/DVD player, and a wood-burning fire with free firewood during the winter. Other amenities include two electric heaters and hot water bottles. Outside, guests have access to a fully-equipped shared outdoor barbecue shelter with a pizza oven. Read More

Accommodation Features

  • Towels
  • Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Electricity
  • Lounge/Living room
  • Running water
  • Parking
  • Shower
  • Sink
  • Hairdryer
  • Double bed
  • Wi-Fi/Internet
  • Fridge
  • Coffeemaker
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Toaster
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Shared Barbecue
  • Dining table
  • Air conditioning
  • Toiletries
  • Tea kettle
  • Fan
  • Fire pit
  • Television
  • BR/DVD player
  • Movie library

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.

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Guest Services

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

Activities

  • 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.

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Accommodation Rules

  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • No smoking
  • No parties
  • Some spaces are shared

Cancellation policy

  • You will receive a 50% refund when you cancel at least 30 days prior to check in.
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Additional Information

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

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