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SOLSCAPE ECO RETREAT - Raglan

Location: Waikato - Raglan

Contemporary eco baches, high in style and low in environmental impact. Experience eco living nestled amongst the native bush in our "off the grid" Tipi Retreat or stay in one of our recycled New Zealand railway carriages or self-contained cottages. Ideal for surfers, backpackers, family holidays and romantic escapes...(more)

SILOSTAY - Little River

Location: Christchurch

If you're looking for an accommodation complex like no other, go no further than SiloStay. They're situated in the heart of the beautiful township of Little River, adjacent to the Christchurch to Little River Rail Trail. Just forty minutes from Christchurch City and the International Airport, and en-route to picturesque Akaroa...(more)

CANOPY CAMPING ESCAPES - Honeywell Hut - Motueka

Location: Nelson

Take time out from the hustle and bustle of real life and step into a fairytale when you stay at the enchanting 'Underhill' house. Part of Canopy Camping Escapes, a network of luxury camping style accommodation in New Zealand, 'Underhill' offers a unique camping experience where you can relax, unplug, and reconnect with friends and family...(more)

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PURANGI GARDEN ACCOMMODATION - Hahei, Coromandel Peninsula

Location: Coromandel

Well located waterfront cottages and beach houses, all surrounded by well established gardens. Only minutes from Hahei's cafes, restaurants and shops, with Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach both nearby. A perfect retreat and a ideal spot for family holidays as safe swimming and fishing beaches nearby. Kayaks and dinghy available...(more)

TUSSOCK COUNTRY - Glamping in Style

Location: Otago

Simply sit back, relax and enjoy the stunning scenery with the team at Tussock Country. They offer a Glamping service that provides luxury and style in the great outdoors. A range of locations with an endless list of activities are on offer, and all tents are fully furnished with comfortable beds and ensuite facilities provided...(more)

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EXPERIENCE CAPE CAMPBELL - Marlborough

Location: Cape Campbell

Nestled under the iconic Cape Campbell Lighthouse lies accommodation in our cosy cottages. Suitable for small groups with four buildings available, sleeping a total of 12 people. Relax on the verandah of the cottage - the site of the filming of "The Light Between Oceans". A sheltered haven beneath the unique white cliffs and rolling hill country of Clifford Bay...(more)

PUREPODS - Canterbury / Kaikoura

Location: Christchurch - Akaroa and Banks Peninsula

PurePods is a nature immersion experience. Your own totally private slice of beauty. Your PurePod is made of heavy duty glass so you can see everything - from the sky above to the native plants growing beneath your feet. Pull back the sliding doors on all three sides and indulge the isolation...(more)

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CENTABAY LODGE - Paihia

Location: Northland - Bay of Islands

BBH Centabay Lodge has a great central location on the shores of Paihia Beach, close to all local tourist attractions. Budget accommodation to suit all types of travellers. Room options include twin and double rooms with en suite, dormitory rooms and studio rooms with many features. Helpful staff and a relaxed atmosphere await your arrival. FREE kayaks and bikes available...(more)

WAITOMO FARMSTAY - Waitomo, Waikato

Location: Waikato - Waitomo

Waitomo Farmstay and Gardens offer self-contained & self-catering farmstay accommodation in our rustic 100-year-old cottages. Plus Powered-sites for campervans. Ideally located in beautiful valley 8km from Otorohanga, nestled amongst 20 fertile acres used to rear calves, graze horses, and sheep. It's an easy drive to either Rotorua or Hamilton, making us an excellent base from which to explore the Waikato...(more)

WACKY STAYS - Kaikoura

Location: Canterbury - Kaikoura

Proudly offering a new and unique range of rental properties that consists of a Colonial Wagon, House Truck, Yurt/Ger, Tipi/Teepee, and Farmers Cottage, are Wacky Stays. Fitted out to a high standard, these options include a range of modern comforts and conveniences. All include free entry to the Kaikoura Farm Park and exclusive access to our early morning animal feeding...(more)

WAIRORO PARK - Bay of Islands

Location: Northland - Bay of Islands

Wairoro Park is a unique holiday experience with affordable rates for you in a peaceful, tranquil location. With an absolute private beach front, native bush walks through kiwi habitat, on a 60-hectare coastal estate in near Russell, you'll enjoy luxurious holiday home accommodation. Dogs are allowed off leash on the premises and on the beach, but under positive control...(more)

CANOPY CAMPING ESCAPES Birch Hill Station - Hawkes Bay

Location: Hawkes Bay - Waipukurau

This luxury campsite is set on a sheltered and picturesque corner of a Central Hawkes Bay sheep and beef farm with beautiful views over the countryside. The site can accommodate up to 9 people, in one large wooden-framed tent and two smaller 'sleeper' tents. A fantastic fully-enclosed kitchen, dining and camp lounge provides a communal gathering area...(more)

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TARARUA CONFERENCE & EVENTS CENTRE AT MASTERS HALL - Pahiatua, Manawatu

Location: Manawatu - Pahiatua

This icon of a bygone error has been tastefully renovated to create a comfortable and versatile facility. We can cater for large groups of up to 66 people. Ask us about creating packages for conferences, sports-teams or school-groups, equestrian events, training camps, business, social, political, craft/hobby groups or even family get togethers, to meet your requirements...(more)

CANOPY CAMPING ESCAPES - Lavericks Bay - Banks Peninsula

Location: Christchurch - Akaroa and Banks Peninsula

Canopy Camping Escapes is a network of luxury camping style accommodation in New Zealand. Our first two sites are up and running in the Wairarapa and Waikato. If you're looking for a unique outdoor experience, or a chance to relax, unplug, and reconnect with your family and friends, then look no further. Go glamping!..(more)

CANOPY CAMPING ESCAPES - Ridge Top Farm - Manawatu

Location: Wanganui

Ridge Top Farm offers peaceful luxury camping as well as a true 'Kiwi farm' experience. As part of the Canopy Camping Escapes network of luxury campsites throughout New Zealand, glamping at Ridge Top Farm features stunning views of farmland scenery and many activities to keep you entertained during your stay...(more)

ALL STARS INN - Bealey Ave, Christchurch

Location: Christchurch

Welcome to All Stars Inn on Bealey, a new purpose built budget hotel / backpacker complex boasting over 40 private rooms, plus a large range of 4, 6 and 8 bed dorms there is a room type to meet every demand. Centrally located on the same site as the Bealey Speights Ale House a great time is assured...(more)

BURKES PASS MOTELS Accommodation and Gallery - Fairlie-Tekapo

Location: Tekapo

Nestled under Mt Burgess and just 15 minutes drive to either Lake Tekapo or Fairlie, is Burkes Pass Motels. They offer cosy & clean retro accommodation on the main road to Christchurch, Mt Cook, & Queenstown. A great base for fishing, hunting, horse trekking, skiing, or just a good nights sleep on your journey north or south...(more)

WARWICKZ FARM - Dunsandel, Canterbury

Location: Christchurch

Nestled under the Southern Alps, only 40 minutes away from Christchurch. Enjoy friendly Kiwi hospitality at our popular bed and breakfast. Our comfortable rustic barn is designed to enhance your stay with all the conveniences of home, blended with the flavour of the country. Perfect stopover on your way South to Lake Tekapo, Dunedin, Queenstown and Wanaka. Relax and unwind...(more)

RUSSELL-ORONGO BAY HOLIDAY PARK - Russell, Bay Of Islands

Location: Northland - Bay of Islands

Picturesque award-winning Holiday Park with affordable Enviro-Gold accommodation. Spacious powered/unpowered sites. Self-contained bungalows and cabins for families/couples all with decks. 3 bedroom holiday home. Glamping options available for a real eco and nature experience. Close encounters with rare North Island Weka and Kiwi. Close to Russell walkway, Bay of Islands Full Circle Day Walk, Cape Brett Track, and rail trail...(more)

WILD COAST RUAPUKE - Ruapuke, Waikato

Location: Waikato

Journey 30 minutes south of Raglan's famous surf breaks to discover WildCoast Ruapuke, nestled in the foothills of Mount Karioi. Our secluded cabins offer spectacular views of the rugged coastline, rolling farm hills, and beautiful native bush. Remote and tranquil setting. Experience the majestic surroundings of Ruapuke on one of our horse adventures...(more)

CANOPY CAMPING ESCAPES - River's Edge - Martinborough

Location: Wairarapa

Canopy Camping Escapes is a network of NZ luxury camping style accommodation - with our first two up and running in the Wairarapa and Waikato. So if you’re looking for a unique outdoor experience, or a chance to relax, unplug, and reconnect with family and friends, look no further. Go glamping..(more)

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CANOPY CAMPING ESCAPES - Chattan Farm - Bay of Plenty

Location: Bay of Plenty - Whakatane

Canopy Camping Escapes is a network of luxury camping style accommodation in New Zealand. Our first two sites are up and running in the Wairarapa and Waikato. If you're looking for a unique outdoor experience, or a chance to relax, unplug, and reconnect with your family and friends, then look no further. Go glamping!..(more)

ARDEN STREET HOUSE - Dunedin

Location: Dunedin - Dunedin City

LONELY PLANET 2013 EDITION EDITORS CHOICE. "An organic garden and a very welcoming host. With a recurring leopard theme, crazy artworks and porthole in the bathroom. Several readers raved about fabulous dinners (NZ$12-15) with neighbours, artists, woofers and guests." This Dunedin B&B has large spacious character bedrooms with lovely views. 10-minutes to the rugby grounds, 3-minutes to Botanical Gardens...(more)

CANOPY CAMPING ESCAPES - Highfield Forest Retreat - Northland

Location: Northland

Canopy Camping Escapes is a network of NZ luxury camping style accommodation - with our first two up and running in the Wairarapa and Waikato. So if you’re looking for a unique outdoor experience, or a chance to relax, unplug, and reconnect with family and friends, look no further. Go glamping! id#09p07c18..(more)

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DUSKY LODGE AND BACKPACKERS - Kaikoura

Location: Canterbury

Clean homely environment with bunk rooms, doubles, twins, ensuite rooms and heating for all rooms. Wifi available for all guests. 3 large kitchen's fully equipped as well as BBQ's on the decks free to use. Bed linen and pillows are provided. A large heated salt water pool, spa and sauna is available to enjoy while staying with us...(more)

CANOPY CAMPING ESCAPES - Slipper Island - Coromandel

Location: Coromandel

Take time out from the hustle and bustle of real life and step into a fairytale when you stay at the enchanting 'Underhill' house. Part of Canopy Camping Escapes, a network of luxury camping style accommodation in New Zealand, 'Underhill' offers a unique camping experience where you can relax, unplug, and reconnect with friends and family...(more)

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THE HOLLOWS - Te Anau

Location: Fiordland - Te Anau

The Hollows Luxury Log Cabin offers completely self contained and secluded accommodation. This two bedroom luxury log cabin is located at the foot of beautiful Lake Te Anau. Breakfast supplies are provided to guests daily and include fresh farm eggs, bacon, sausages, croissants, fresh seasonal fruit and home made muesli...(more)

CANOPY CAMPING ESCAPES - Fossickers Hut, Marlborough

Location: Marlborough - Havelock

Canopy Camping Escapes is a network of luxury camping style accommodation in New Zealand. Our first two sites are up and running in the Wairarapa and Waikato. If you're looking for a unique outdoor experience, or a chance to relax, unplug, and reconnect with your family and friends, then look no further. Go glamping!..(more)

CASTAWAYS RESORT - Waiuku, Auckland

Location: Auckland - South

Set on the cliff tops of Karioitahi Beach, Auckland, Castaways Resort offers stunning ocean front views, onsite accommodation for up to 80 guests, a cliff top restaurant, gorgeous Day Spa, onsite activities, multiple function venues and friendly professional service. Wonderful for weekend escapes, group getaways, celebrations, classic or boutique weddings and successful corporate events...(more)

CANOPY CAMPING ESCAPES - Camp Kekerengu, Kaikoura Coast

Location: Canterbury

Hurunui Jacks is located on the West Coast and is only metres from the stunning West Coast Wilderness Cycle Trail. Surrounded by National Park, we're 30 acres of total peace and tranquility. Your luxury canvas tent with a cosy woodburning tent stove, is situated on a private spot amongst ancient virgin forest on the banks of the Kaniere River...(more)

HUNUA HOMESTEAD - Hunua, Auckland, New Zealand

Location: Auckland - East

Hunua Homestead is a working farm that offers the chance to relax and unwind within a quiet rural location. Situated 35mins from Auckland Airport and less than an hour's drive from Auckland City is, choose from private self-contained Glamping railway cabin or the main house. Hunua Regional Park is full of natural wonders, native wildlife, gushing waterfalls and tranquil streams...(more)

TRIPLE TUI - Nelson Lakes

Location: Nelson

Unique bed and breakfast accommodation within a beautiful, self-contained log cottage, described by past guests as rustic luxury. Completely private, totally peaceful, suitable for children over five years. River and bush walks, guided fly-fishing and deer hunting available. Suitable for bed and breakfast stays, or long-term self-contained holiday stays. 50 acres of peaceful bush located near Nelson Lakes and Murchison...(more)

WETLAND VIEW PARK CHALETS - Mangarakau

Location: Nelson - Collingwood

At Wetland View Park we offer quality accommodation if you want a break in Golden Bay that is right away from it all. If you are on honeymoon, holiday or celebrating a birthday or anniversary, our accommodation offers total peace and privacy interrupted only by the birdsong. Our chalets sleep up to 5 people...(more)

CANOPY CAMPING ESCAPES - Hurunui Jacks, West Coast

Location: West Coast

Hurunui Jacks is located on the West Coast and is only metres from the stunning West Coast Wilderness Cycle Trail. Surrounded by National Park, we're 30 acres of total peace and tranquility. Your luxury canvas tent with a cosy woodburning tent stove, is situated on a private spot amongst ancient virgin forest on the banks of the Kaniere River...(more)

PUNAKAIKI BEACH CAMP - Punakaiki

Location: West Coast

Located an easy 45 min drive from Westport or Greymouth in a picturesque beachside setting adjoining Paparoa National Park. Entrance on Owen Street, off SH 6, 1km north of Pancake Rocks. Perfect for overnight or extended stay, the Punakaiki Beach Camp is a great location to explore Pancake Rocks, bushwalks, beaches and the limestone gorges...(more)

WATERFALL LODGE at WAINUI COUNTRY RETREAT - Kaukapakapa

Location: Auckland - Hibiscus Coast

A luxurious cottage where you can treat yourself to that country holiday. Stylishly rustic and romantic, your weekend getaway is privately positioned in a tree-lined valley, overlooking a waterfall on our 45-acre (almost self-sufficient) farmstay. Only 30-minutes from the Auckland CBD. Fully self-contained. Relax in front of the outdoor wood burning fire and pizza oven with views to the waterfall...(more)

WILDERNEST - Nationwide Mobile Glamping

Location: New Zealand

The team at Wildernest are renown for creating innovative events in beautiful locations. Uniquely styled events where guests can enjoy the great outdoors in deluxe bell tents with comfy beds and full facilities are our speciality. Every Wildernest set-up is bespoke and attention to detail paramount to customer's satisfaction. Wildernest has creative solutions to make your event exclusive and special...(more)

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FITZROY BEACH HOLIDAY PARK - New Plymouth

Location: Taranaki

New Plymouth’s only beachfront Holiday Park. Running alongside the beachfront is a flax shelter belt and coastal walkway meandering alongside our peaceful, family friendly park. Top-rated on Trip-Adviser. Accommodation options available for everyone. Great camping facilities, all cabins have ensuites. Try ‘Glamping@Fitzroy’. Great hosts, Wi-Fi, 18-hole golf course, swimming pool and adjacent playground. Click to our website for best dels...(more)

WAYNE'S WORLD - Westport

Location: West Coast - Westport

Wayne's World Westport offers budget accommodation with good facilities and good lock up garage for motorbikes and bikes. We have a variety of accommodation options and will help to make your stay in Westport most excellent! Wi-Fi included. All budgets catered for, with weekly rates available...(more)

THE NEST - Russell

Location: Northland - Bay of Islands

If you are looking for compact self-contained accommodation in Russell then The Nest is for you! Perfect for couples, overlooking the stunning bay. One double bedroom plus shower room with laundry. Kitchen is fully equipped and open plan lounge dining area with french doors onto a patio over looking the bay. Just 2 minutes walk to the wharf and cafes...(more)

BURNS LODGE - Mosgiel, Dunedin

Location: Dunedin - Mosgiel

Located in sunny Mosgiel is Burns Lodge at Holy Cross, an ideal venue for groups, gatherings, weddings, large meetings, school groups or corporate conventions. A variety of options are offered, from budget-conscious to premium, including 3 conference rooms, 2 dining-rooms, multi-purpose hall, 2 common-rooms, a 250 seat lecture theatre and chapel. All room rates come with full continental breakfast...(more)

ISLAND VIEW HOLIDAY PARK - Opotiki

Location: Eastland

Situated on stunning Waiotahi Beach, with unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean and White Island. Absolute beachfront location with popular activities include water sports, big-game fishing, diving, and safe swimming. Located at the western end of the scenic East Cape section of the 'Pacific Coast Highway', five minutes drive to Opotiki and 20 to 30 minutes to Whakatane...(more)

CANOPY CAMPING ESCAPES - Maunga Iti Luxury Tent - Tutukaka Coast

Location: Northland - Tutukaka Coast

Canopy Camping Escapes is a network of luxury camping style accommodation in New Zealand. Our first two sites are up and running in the Wairarapa and Waikato. If you're looking for a unique outdoor experience, or a chance to relax, unplug, and reconnect with your family and friends, then look no further. Go glamping!..(more)

TAHUNA POD HOSTEL - Queenstown

Location: Queenstown

Queenstown's Tahuna Pod Hostel is the very first Pod Hostel to open in New Zealand. Merging Maori heritage and traditional values into the fabric of the hostel. We share insights into the beautiful culture through art, music, movies, food, entertainment. Enjoy the fuss-free and modern features of Pod style accommodation. Free breakfast free soup free parking and free wifi...(more)

MUSTERER'S HIGH COUNTRY ACCOMMODATION - Fairlie

Location: Canterbury - Fairlie

Purposely designed with families and couples in mind, Musterer's High Country Accommodation is a boutique development set within 6 acres in the heart of the Southern Alps. Luxury and natural splendour come together to form what one international guest described as "a whole other world of peacefulness & serenity." All units are separate with stunning views of the mountains ahead...(more)

THE FACTORY - Hapuku

Location: Marlborough

10 minutes' north of Kaikoura, The Factory in Hapuku is on the beachfront and offers luxury accommodation in the 100-year-old Hapuku Dairy Factory with dramatic views of snow-covered mountains on one side and the ocean on the other. Your stay at The Factory is exclusive, with only one party booked at a time, ensuring you are guaranteed privacy and peace...(more)

CANOPY CAMPING ESCAPES - Castaways Glam Camping - Karioitahi Beach

Location: Auckland

Canopy Camping Escapes is a network of luxury camping style accommodation in New Zealand. Our first two sites are up and running in the Wairarapa and Waikato. If you're looking for a unique outdoor experience, or a chance to relax, unplug, and reconnect with your family and friends, then look no further. Go glamping!..(more)

CANOPY CAMPING ESCAPES - The Hexagon - West Coast

Location: West Coast

The Hexagon is an off-the-grid, atmospheric and rustic hut, built by an astrologer over 30 years ago. Stunning coastal views, fantastic glam camping facilities, and just 10 minutes from the famous 'Pancake Rocks', The Hexagon on New Zealand's beautiful West Coast is the ideal holiday location...(more)

CANOPY CAMPING ESCAPES - Nationwide

Location: New Zealand

Canopy Camping Escapes is a network of luxury camping style accommodation in New Zealand. Our first two sites are up and running in the Wairarapa and Waikato. If you're looking for a unique outdoor experience, or a chance to relax, unplug, and reconnect with your family and friends, then look no further. Go glamping!..(more)

ECO VILLA - Christchurch Central

Location: Christchurch East

Welcome to Eco Villa, a centrally-located boutique hotel in Christchurch with a twist. You'll have access to the dining area, lounge fully, a equipped shared kitchen, and edible garden. All rooms come with complimentary unlimited high speed internet access and air conditioning. The property is a beautifully renovated 1910 character residence with individually-crafted rooms with their own unique features...(more)

KATIKATI NATURIST PARK - Katikati

Location: Bay of Plenty - Katikati

Katikati Naturist Park, an excellent modern holiday park set in a beautiful riverside location. Offering a wide range of accommodation options. The camping site fee gives you free access to showers, spas, sauna, pool table, mini-putt, and more. Experience a little adventure while on holiday. Enjoy the total naturalness of being naked in the warming sunshine and fresh air...(more)

CANOPY CAMPING ESCAPES - Tuki Tuki Valley, Hawkes Bay

Location: Hawkes Bay - Havelock North

Canopy Camping Escapes is a network of luxury camping style accommodation in New Zealand. Our first two sites are up and running in the Wairarapa and Waikato. If you're looking for a unique outdoor experience, or a chance to relax, unplug, and reconnect with your family and friends, then look no further. Go glamping!..(more)

MUSEUM LODGE - Dannevirke

Location: Hawkes Bay

Located above and alongside the International Police Museum is the Museum Lodge, and it's the latest Dannevirke accommodation option. Ideal for those looking for a touch of luxury combined with a fascinating history. This tasteful B&B exudes quality and a high standard to meet discerning requirements and for those looking for something above the ordinary overnight stay...(more)

CANOPY CAMPING ESCAPES - Underhill Valley Earth House

Location: Waikato - Hamilton

Take time out from the hustle and bustle of real life and step into a fairytale when you stay at the enchanting 'Underhill' house. Part of Canopy Camping Escapes, a network of luxury camping style accommodation in New Zealand, 'Underhill' offers a unique camping experience where you can relax, unplug, and reconnect with friends and family...(more)

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DRIFTWOOD RETREAT - Blenheim, Marlborough

Location: Marlborough

Come and enjoy our new architecturally designed retreat situated near Blenheim offering views over our wetland and surrounding hills. Stroll around our eight-hectare wetland with the chance of spotting birds. Trout fishing is only a stone throw away on the Opawa River. We also operate kayak tours on the river and nearby estuary and 4x4 tours in the High Country...(more)

CANOPY CAMPING ESCAPES - Top Hut, Coromandel

Location: Coromandel

Canopy Camping Escapes is a network of luxury camping style accommodation in New Zealand. Our first two sites are up and running in the Wairarapa and Waikato. If you're looking for a unique outdoor experience, or a chance to relax, unplug, and reconnect with your family and friends, then look no further. Go glamping!..(more)

THE OLD COUNTRYHOUSE BACKPACKERS - Christchurch

Location: Christchurch

The Old Countryhouse is our traveller's hostel in Christchurch where you can enjoy the comforts of home. Authentic colonial villas with warm, spacious bedrooms, spotlessly clean with hotel standard beds. If privacy is important, stay in your own room with en suite bathroom. Small dormitories also available. Relax with fellow travellers in our dedicated TV lounge with DVD player...(more)

THE BLACKHOUSE - Wainui Beach, Gisborne

Location: Eastland

Located on 1000 acre working station with beautiful 360 degree views of ocean and farm land. Spend just minutes at this lodge and the worries and stresses of everyday life soon disappear. With a wide selection of outdoor activities at your fingertips the biggest challenge for our guest is leaving this beautiful setting. Accommodates up to 10 guests...(more)

CANOPY CAMPING ESCAPES - Te Rata - Rotorua

Location: Rotorua - Lake Tarawera

Canopy Camping Escapes is a network of NZ luxury camping style accommodation - with our first two up and running in the Wairarapa and Waikato. So if you’re looking for a unique outdoor experience, or a chance to relax, unplug, and reconnect with family and friends, look no further. Go glamping!..(more)

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