Rustic Accommodation with a Fire Pit near Mackenzie Basin on South Island

Omarama, South Island (New Zealand)

Rustic Accommodation with a Fire Pit near Mackenzie Basin on South Island

Cottages
1 unit
10 guest capacity

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Accommodation Description

  • Kid-friendly
  • Barbecue
Located on a working, high country sheep farm, this property boasts 30,000 acres for guests to explore. Here, glampers can disconnect for a few days and explore the unrivaled region of the Lindis Pass in the South Island. On the property, there are three rural vacation rentals. The first accommodation is in the host's home and has a queen-size room with an ensuite bathroom, a twin room, and a single room with shared family bathroom. Breakfast is included in the daily rate for these rooms.

The second accommodation is a self-contained rental that is perfect for backpackers. There are five rooms with single beds in each room: one room with two beds, three rooms with three beds, one room with four beds, and one room with a queen-size bed. All linens are provided, and guests will have access to a shared kitchen, two shared shower rooms, two toilets, and an outhouse.

The third option is Tim's Wagon, which is a rebuilt wagon down near the river. The wagon is fully contained and has two single beds, linens provided, a kitchen, and all others comforts guests could need. In addition, there is an old cast iron bathtub to soak in and enjoy the stars.

Accommodation Features

  • Lounge/Living room
  • Double bed
  • Bunk bed
  • Shared Kitchen
  • Deck/Patio
  • Fire pit
  • Cooking basics
  • Parking
  • Shared Barbecue
This rural getaway is ideal for couples, families, friends, and solo travelers looking to reconnect with the great outdoors of the Mackenzie region. Here, amenities such as free parking, Wi-Fi, a self-service laundry facility, and linen and towels are provided to ensure the comfort of glampers all year round.

Guest Services

  • Electric car charger

Location + Surroundings

This unique accommodation is nestled on a 30,000-acre working farm in the heart of New Zealand’s South Island. The township of Omarama lies at the southern point of the Mackenzie Basin and boasts a rural setting that is ideal for nature enthusiasts. The township spoils its residents, which is mostly made of local farmers, with the lush countryside, stunning mountain ranges, crisp air, and rapid rivers. Nearby natural attractions include Ahuriri River, Lake Ohau Forest, Mount Cook National Forest, which is an hour away, and clear skies that beckon glider pilots.

Queenstown is two hours from Omarama, and here glampers will find the nearest airport for domestic and international flights.

Activities

General activities
  • Fishing
Adventures and sports
  • Biking

Glampers staying here will enjoy an incredible outdoor adventure without having to travel too far. The 30,000 acre, merino sheep farm boasts rugged yet breathtaking landscape and ample hiking, biking, and walking trails that are ideal for those seeking a thrill or to simply reconnect with nature. This region of New Zealand is famous for its cycling trails and Omarama lies on the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail. There are trails for all skill levels and those looking for a bit more action will love the off-road trails that cut through the backcountry, offering up amazing vistas, fauna, and flora.

For a unique perspective, the clear skies beckon glider pilots to soar through the open airspace while be treated to the best views in the region. Anglers can make their way to the Ahuriri River where glampers can fly fish while enjoying incredible views of the surrounding mountains. The river is home to trophy trout and flows for about 70 kilometres through part of the Mackenzie Basin. Lake Tekapo sits on a lake of the same name and is part of a UNESCO Day Sky Reserve, offering up clear skies with limited light pollution, and unique to the Mackenzie region. This makes Lake Tekapo the perfect for spot for stargazing.

Outdoor hot tubs in the heart of nature invite glampers to soak away the stresses in fresh mountain water, heated by a wood fire. Here, glampers can sit back and relax while taking in the sublime landscape beneath an immaculate sky.

Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: 2:00 p.m.
  • Check-out: 10:00 a.m.
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • No smoking
  • No parties
  • Some spaces are shared

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days
Moderate: You will receive a full refund if you cancel at least 7 days prior to check-in.
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Additional Information

Pets and smoking are not permitted.

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