Quirky Wagon Accommodation for a Unique Getaway in Omarama, South Island

Omarama, South Island (New Zealand)

Quirky Wagon Accommodation for a Unique Getaway in Omarama, South Island

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1 unit
2 guest capacity

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Description

  • Kid-friendly
  • Barbecue
Travelers looking for a true glamping adventure will love this quirky wagon accommodation, perfect for a unique getaway in Omarama, South Island. The wagon was rebuilt but still maintains its original wheels and chassis from over 100 years ago. Surrounded by sublime mountains and sweeping farmland, this accommodation is the perfect way to get back in touch with nature. The wagon can accommodate two glampers with a set of cozy twin beds. There is a small kitchen with a gas oven and two elements as well as a few essentials needed to make cooking a breeze. Just a short walk away, glampers will find a chemical toilet and an outdoor bathtub, ideal for soaking away the stresses of city living.

Additionally, there is outdoor furniture for al fresco dining and here, glampers will be able to enjoy a cup of coffee with the sunrise. The wagon is surrounded by gorgeous willow trees and wild roses, and those that enjoy fishing can cast a line in the Ahuriri River nearby.

Features

  • Lounge/Living room
  • Toilet
  • Electricity
  • Sink
  • Oven
  • Shared Kitchen
  • Deck/Patio
  • Stove
  • Linens and pillows
  • Tea kettle
  • Twin/Single bed
  • Cooking basics
  • Bathtub
  • Parking
  • Wi-Fi/Internet
  • 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

  • Biking
  • Fishing

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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