Ranked position 13 of the World’s Best countries in 2018 and the best in 2014, New Zealand is a must visit country at least once in your lifetime. One of the most astounding outbound travel destinations globally, New Zealand boasts some of the most epic touristic sites including the Milford Track; known as the finest in the world with a perfect fiord and alpine scenery. And don’t we all love the All Blacks and their ever-intriguing haka? From the 90-mile beaches to the indigenous Maori culture, a daily mud-spurting geyser, and mind-blowing landscapes; New Zealand arouses a fine experience of Middle Earth. Discover the scenes of ‘The Lord of the Rings’ in your upcoming globetrot and enjoy elegant luxury camping in some of New Zealand’s best properties across the country.
Glamping Getaway near Waiau
The Canterbury region of New Zealand’s South Island houses a unique and secluded getaway hut, allowing guests to connect with nature while being close to the area’s main attractions such as the popular Hanmer Springs. Its glass doors allow guests to gaze upon the snow-capped alpines or stargaze at night. Privacy and luxury are never compromised at the retreat with a capacity of two, making it the perfect location for couples to reconnect and ignite their love. Wander off the trails through nature on a lazy day, bike the nearby Alpine Pacific Route, or simply relax and breathe in the crisp mountain air enjoying a glass of local Pinot Noir.
Elegant Luxury Camping Tent in Otiake
This luxurious camping tent is located on the South Island of New Zealand in Otiake. Each tent can accommodate two guests with either a king-size bed or two single beds. The en-suite toilet and a cloistered balcony allows for privacy, while the onsite fully equipped purpose-built kitchen is a welcome amenity for guests who prefer exploring the different culinary wonders on their own. Enjoy the beautiful valley views at the private wooden decking area while sipping on a hot coffee during chilly mornings. The nights are even better with bonfires. The whole facility has been built in a sustainable manner and is the perfect way to get closer to nature without sacrificing luxury.
Romantic Glamping Pod near Christchurch, South Island
This eye-catching, uniquely built pod could be your home during your visit to Christchurch , on New Zealand’s South Island. The pod is especially perfect for a glamping romantic getaway such as a honeymoon expedition. Two structures stand adjacent to each other; one for utilities while the other one is for a perfect night sleep. A relaxing bubbling hot bath followed by a cuddle around the fire pit with astounding night views of the surrounding scenery; make for the utmost romantic evening under the stars.
Luxurious Cabin Getaway in Waipara Valley
Imagine a literally transparent night under a glass cabin with the brightly lit sky above and the stars shining down on you. You have the picture? Great, because that is exactly what you get at this luxurious eco-friendly pod rental, nestled high above the Waipara Valley. The studio-like pod provides an all day-night breathtaking view of the world around, creating a perfect connection with nature. Glampers get to marvel at the never-ending rows of neat vineyards characteristic of New Zealand’s premier wine region, enjoy a glass of wine as the sun sets, and star gaze late into the night.
Backcountry Camping in Otago, New Zealand
For glampers who love extreme ice activities such as skiing and ice climbing, head to this outstanding backcountry hut located in the mountains of the Otago region in New Zealand’s South Island; for an experience of a lifetime. You will arrive by helicopter, before embarking on all kinds of outdoor activities, mountain summits and even romantic picnics.
The hut can sleep up to a total of six guests, making it perfect for group of friends vacationing in the region. It has comfortable bunks and a cozy wood-burning fireplace to keep the interior of the glamping accommodation warm and cozy. Enjoy up to three-day trips for up to 10 guests, including guided historic tours of the area. certain conditions apply. Guests are advised that the hut is open to the backcountry public with two bunks always available. This is built into the hosts’ pre-set conditions to operate on public lands.
Credit: Josephine Wawira