SkyScape

SkyScape, Twizel: Hours, Address, SkyScape Reviews: 5/5

12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
This distinctive accommodation is designed to maximise the extraordinary views of the Mackenzie Country both day and night, with a bedroom built predominantly of glass. This unique building comprises a glass-roofed bedroom, as well as a grass roofed kitchenette and bathroom and is located on a farm, within the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve.
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More than 3 hours
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stephen s
Christchurch, New Zealand2 contributions
May 2022
Fabulous stay despite the weather. So no, we didn't see lots of stars but the location, build quality, finishing touches and the purity of the peace and quiet were so special. We felt recharged, reconnected and refreshed - best night's sleep for a long time. Outdoor bath that was actually more than comfortably big enough for the both of us and just jaw dropping setting and views. Very special place.
Written 22 May 2022
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265kirstyb
1 contribution
May 2022
We stayed for 1 night in Skyscape 2 & it was incredible. The place is beautiful & well done to blend into the scenary. Great communication with the hosts & instructions to find the place were easy! You seem so far away from everything but only a 10min drive to town. The outdoor bath tub was lovely & luckily the sky cleared enough so we could watch the stars come out! Highly recommend for a special experience :)
Written 3 May 2022
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Carrie W
3 contributions
Apr 2022
Skyscape was SUCH an experience! We stayed in Skyscape 2, which I think was the best (but could be biased here)
The hosts were incredible to deal with and very accommodating after Covid put changes to our plans 3 times!
After so many attempts to get there, I must have not checked the moon phases for this last time lucky trip!
It is said that the new moon is the best (eg no moon) and yet we got the FULL MOON! I have to say that although we didnt get to see any stars, sleeping underneath the moon all night felt incredibly special and powerfully fitting. We got up at 2am to have a cuppa and marvel at it. Where else in the world can you do something like this from the comfort of your bed?
The room itself was beautifully decorated, with everything you need for a few relaxing days. The Hot bath outside was a real highlight. It felt like we were in the middle of nowhere. Very relaxing peaceful and romantic.
Cant wait to go back.
Written 21 April 2022
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Tony H
Palmerston North, New Zealand14 contributions
Mar 2022
Stayed in SkyScape 3, The place is really amazing, Great facilities and really well thought out. The Tub is really nice. So relaxing, We are really glad we chose to stay 2 nights so we had a whole day to relax and enjoy the surroundings. So peaceful. The weather was kind so the sky was really clear. Also opted for the delivered platter on the second night. This was really nice as it meant we never had to leave the whole time we stayed.
Written 19 March 2022
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John G
Timaru, New Zealand1 contribution
Feb 2022
The house itself is so well designed and fits in perfectly with the land scape. I live on a beautiful farm away from anywhere myself so wasn't expecting to be so impressed by the stunning views and feeling of solitude.
The wonderful bath and outside chairs everything had been so well thought out A magical night away for me and my wife
Written 23 February 2022
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Leanne B
Dunedin, New Zealand16 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
We had an amazing stay, it as so peaceful with just the odd moo from a cow to break the silence the unit was very clean the bed was comfortable, the Breakfast was great , the hosts were lovely, we only got one night of clear skies but that did not dampen the weekend
The outside bath was a real bonus, we were even visited by a very curious stoat one night
Written 9 February 2022
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Anwil51
Queenstown, New Zealand495 contributions
Jan 2022
The experience is great! Glass roof and open windows to the sky to sleep under the stars with comfort. There is not much else to do except this but it's a stunning location so take a nice bottle of wine and platter to sit outside through sunset then use the big outdoor bath to soak and watch stars appear. The bed is comfortable, room temp was fine with the air-con running during the day while sun is on the solar panels, then the night air is cool.
Written 17 January 2022
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Sue
1 contribution
Jan 2022
Wow! What an experience and place to stay! We thoroughly enjoyed our overnight stay here. Every little detail was thought of by the hosts to ensure that we had a very comfortable and luxurious stay. The design of the cabin enabled us to enjoy the stunning scenery at every angle and view point ... and as for the outdoor bath!!! Luxury indeed :-) We got to experience the amazing night sky and stars while lying in bed which was such indulgence! We will highly recommend to our family and friends to stay at SkyScape and hope to return ourselves.
Written 10 January 2022
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Amrita Shinde
Auckland, New Zealand3 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Our stay at Skyscape was wonderful. Thanks to the location and design of the cabin, we were able to immerse in tranquility and feel at home at the same time. We were lucky to have clear skies and enjoyed the spectacular view of the stars from the bed. The sunset from the bathtub was also a memorable moment. The bed was very comfortable and the kitchen facilities were more than adequate. We were blown away by the attention to detail and how well the property blends in with nature. We were particularly impressed by the fact that everything was solar powered, eco centric without compromising on comfort or quality of experience.

Thank you, Bevan and Bridget for a wonderful stay. We will be back :)
Written 10 January 2022
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Alice T
2 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
Skyscape was the highlight of our trip. The scenery is absolutely stunning! The cabin is really well laid out, with everything you could possibly think of to enhance your stay. Very comfy beds and robes. We particularly enjoyed the binoculars but the outside bath was the best bit of all!
Written 23 November 2021
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