Secluded Accommodation for Glamping Getaway in Mt. Lyford near Waiau, New Zealand

Waiau, South Island (New Zealand)

Secluded Accommodation for Glamping Getaway in Mt. Lyford near Waiau, New Zealand

1 unit
2 guest capacity
Shared Bathroom

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Accommodation Description

  • Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
This secluded getaway hut is a truly unique way to experience the Canterbury region of New Zealand’s South Island. Situated near the popular Hanmer Springs, this escape allows guests to connect with nature while being close to the area’s main attractions. Sleeping up to two guests, this cozy wooden hut boasts a comfy queen-size bed, glass doors that allow guests to gaze upon the snow-capped alpines, and a small deck with two lounge chairs. Right next door, there is a shared lounge hut that contains a flat-screen television, a dining table for four, a full bathroom, and a fully-equipped kitchen, which has a stove, a refrigerator, a microwave, and a sink. The bathroom features a shower basin and a toilet. Outside, guests can wander the trails through nature, bike the nearby Alpine Pacific Route, or simply relax and breathe in the crisp mountain air.

Accommodation Features

  • Towels
  • Bathroom
  • Lounge/Living room
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Electricity
  • Running water
  • Sink
  • Queen-size bed
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Shared Kitchen
  • Heating
  • Stove
  • Television
  • Dining table
  • Linens and pillows
  • Cooking basics
  • Parking
  • Jacuzzi/Hot tub additional charge
This retreat has a focus on comfort to glamping so that guests can get in touch with the incredible natural surrounds without compromising convenience and luxury. A separate building is equipped with facilities that are shared between the two huts on the property. There is a kitchen, a flat screen television, a dining table, and a full bathroom with a shower, a toilet, and a sink. Heating and electric blankets are provided during the winter months to keep guests warm. The private hut also features a small wooden deck with two chairs, the perfect spot to enjoy a glass of local Pinot Noir, admire the alpine views, or stargaze at night.

Guest Services

  • Kayak/Canoe rental

Location + Surroundings

A spectacular alpine getaway any time of the year, this glamping hut is located on the outskirts of Lyford, a small village in the Canterbury region of New Zealand’s South Island. Lyford is about 85 miles north of Christchurch, 30 miles southwest of Kaikoura, and 40 miles east of Hanmer Springs, a stunning resort town. The closest larger town where guests can find gas stations, groceries, shops, and a golf club is Waiau, situated about 20 minutes to the south. This glamping site sits right on the Alpine Pacific Triangle Route, making it the perfect stop for cyclists.

Guests can also come just to experience the local culture. The Canterbury region, especially the Waipara Valley, is known for its superb wines, so wine aficionados will want to schedule a tasting at one of the many nearby vineyards, such as the Waipara vineyards and Marble Point Winery in Hanmer Springs, to try the unique Pinot Noirs and Rieslings. This area is also known for its skiing during the winter months with various resorts in the area, like the Mount Lyford and Hanmer Springs Ski Areas. Other outdoor attractions include the Waiau River, natural hot springs, and Lake Sumner Forest Park.


General activities
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Meditation
  • Wildlife watching
Adventures and sports
  • Biking
  • Kayaking/Canoeing on-site
  • Winter sports
  • Climbing

This glamping site’s rural setting invites guests to take walks along the trails, bike part of the Alpine Pacific Route, admire the incredible mountain views, swim in the mountain lake, kayak in the pond, and explore all that Canterbury has to offer. The ideal location of this getaway allows glampers to visit places like the Waipara Valley to try award winning wines, the hot springs in Hanmer Springs, the Waiau River for a fun afternoon of whitewater rafting, and Mount Lyford to ski the scenic slopes. The beautiful Lake Sumner is also close by, and is a popular area for hunting, trout fishing, mountain biking, and kayaking. If guests want to see some incredible marine life, they can take a day trip to the cozy coastal town of Kaikoura, where whale watching is a major tourist attraction. With so much to do ranging from relaxing to adventurous, this escape is sure not to disappoint.

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Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: 2:00 p.m. early check-in allowed additional charge
  • Check-out: 10:00 a.m. late check-out allowed additional charge
  • No Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • No Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • No parties
  • Events allowed
  • Some spaces are shared

Cancellation policy


You will receive a 50% refund when you cancel at least 15 days prior to check-in.

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Additional Information

This glamping site is for guests ages 20 or older.

This is not a pet-friendly accommodation.

Glampers are asked to leave the accommodation as clean as when they arrived. If guests would prefer, a cleaner can be arranged for an extra fee.

Shoes are not allowed inside the hut. Quiet time starts at 10:00 pm.

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