SkyScape

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

12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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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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amandaharrex
La Paz, Bolivia1 contribution
Lush romantic getaway
Feb 2021 • Couples
When we walked in we felt instantly relaxed. What a lush little hidden gem (and great place to pop the question💍💕)! Thank you so much Bridget and Bevan
Written 8 June 2021
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SkylarkCreative
Twizel, New Zealand9 contributions
Truly unforgettable and highly recommended!
Apr 2021
Truly unforgettable and highly recommended!

My husband and I stayed at Skyscape in April 2021 and it was an amazing experience. The creators/owners of Skyscape, Bridget and Bevan, are lovely people, very friendly and welcoming. They've crafted an eco-friendly yet luxurious space in the wilderness that is beautiful inside and out. We loved the comfortable bed and little kitchenette with yummy continental breakfast supplies. The shower was divine and top marks for the lovely robes and slippers.

Our absolute favourite part of our stay was soaking in the gorgeous outdoor tub watching the stars. We literally saw the Milky Way reflected in the pure spring water!
We woke up to blue skies and birds above us, and golden high country views stretching out for miles. It was so relaxing, we didn't want to leave!

Thank you again for a wonderful stay and keep up the amazing work!
Written 5 June 2021
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Rosie
Hamilton, New Zealand2 contributions
Incredible Place
Apr 2021
Skyscape is STUNNING, it exceeded our expectations, the landscape is incredible. we had around 45 mins of clear sky which we were disappointed about, but then the sunrise made up for it. just beautiful! would love to come back for two nights and explore more of Mt Cook etc next time.
Written 2 May 2021
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Thank you Rochelle for your review. Yes, mother nature doesn't always play its part for perfectly clear skies. Glad the sunrise made up for it, there is so much more to SkyScape than just the star gazing. We are thrilled you enjoyed your SkyScape experience. Bevan
Written 23 May 2021
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Chris L
Titirangi, New Zealand11 contributions
Stunning colours
Mar 2021 • Couples
Every bit as beautiful as we hoped for. Exceptionally comfortable accommodation perfectly built to maximise the sweeping views and big sky. Whilst the high cloud obscured the stars, it gave us the most stunning sunset and sunrise. Would love to come back and spend 2 nights here next time. The platter was delicious and easily enough for dinner for 2.
Written 30 April 2021
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Thank you for the review. I am pleased you got to experience a stunning sunrise after the high cloud. We look forward to welcoming you back for two nights. Bevan.
Written 23 May 2021
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Glenda A
Auckland, New Zealand9 contributions
BEYOND BEAUTIFUL
Apr 2021 • Couples
Skyscape was the only accomodation we had booked for our whole holiday. This was the one experience I had on my wish list. Bevan & Bridget had a vision and have created the most beautiful hideaway for you to enjoy. On arrival we asked Bevan to please remember to turn on the stars. He said he’d do his best. We had been blessed with beautiful weather for the first few days of our mini vacation but had driven through rain that day so weren’t very hopeful. On arrival the setting was so picturesque I knew we’d arrived at something special. Nestled amongst the scrub and tussocks our private little glass cabin awaited. Floor to ceiling (including the ceiling) glass with clever windows coverings if u wanted them meant you could lie on your bed and stargaze then watch the sun rise. A beautifully presented complimentary breakfast was left for us with delicious local jam/honey fresh bread, juice, cereal, yoghurt and more. Early in the evening we filled the hot tub and were happy with the 3 stars we saw. Within an hour the sky was an ink carpet with thousands of diamonds sparkling. The most beautiful sight. I only hope when I close my eyes now I can see the same gorgeous night sky. I luv taking photos but no photo I took was close to what was infront of us.
My wish is everyone gets to experience this beautiful McKenzie Country and enjoy Bridget and Bevan’s hospitality. BEYOND BEAUTIFUL!!
Written 3 April 2021
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Thanks Glenda. Thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay. People tell us time and time again that photos don't do justice to this beautiful landscape.
Written 28 April 2021
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Nicky Hansen
2 contributions
Weekend away
Mar 2021 • Couples
We stayed here to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. What an absolute gem in our own little country. An amazing place in an amazing setting with amazing hosts. I don't think that there is not enough words to describe the tranquility, the absolute beauty of sky scape nz. You have to go there to experience it yourself
Written 29 March 2021
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Thanks for your review.
Written 28 April 2021
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Colleen W
Auckland, New Zealand110 contributions
Spectacular
Mar 2021 • Couples
Such an unexpected delight! Everything was perfect. Amazing lodge and hot tub with the stars. Unsurpassed Peace and quiet. The platter was also excellent
Written 21 March 2021
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Thanks Colleen for the review
Written 28 April 2021
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FoodieGregs
Hamilton, New Zealand108 contributions
Just perfect!
Mar 2021 • Couples
Can only echo previous reviews. Booked our whole trip around two nights here to see the stars without moonlight and Bevan/Bridget and Mother Nature didn’t disappoint. Two clear nights with just an amazing, spectacular night sky, together with awesome sunrises and views from the bed to die for. It is off grid and solar power only so no TV or hairdryer but if you can’t survive without those probably not the place for you. WiFi good though if you really do need to connect.

But even if the weather is not perfect for stargazing everything else is - from the friendly welcome (thanks for the lift up the hill) and the high quality accommodation which makes you feel wrapped in luxury. It’s worth staying here just for the views. And then there is the private outdoor hot tub.... what else is there to say? Can’t recommend highly enough.
Written 19 March 2021
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Thanks for the review. Thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay.
Written 28 April 2021
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Daryl
4 contributions
Paradise in the middle of Mackenzie country.
Feb 2021 • Solo
Bevan and Bridget have created a wee slice of paradise in the middle of Mackenzie Country.
Fantastic accommodation, so well presented and thoughtful, with the eco-friendly design of the room.
Peaceful and isolated, it was the perfect place to relax and unwind with views looking out over the the land and of course, billions of stars once the sun sets, either from the outdoor bath or the comfort of the roomy bed. The magical sight of seeing stars drifting across the glass ceiling as you lay in bed is an experience like no other.
I will definitely be back and highly recommend Skyscape for anyone looking to experience something special.
Written 26 February 2021
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Thanks for the review. Hope to welcome you back to SkyScape in the future. Perhaps a winter escape, with the snow on the mountains next time?
Written 28 April 2021
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Murray F
Dunedin, New Zealand49 contributions
A Spectacular experience!
Feb 2021
Bridget and Bevan have created a really special space which connects you to both the landscape and the night sky. Even if the cloudy night prevents the visual display of the heavens, the experience of being with one with the sky is a spiritual one. The setting, the accommodation touches and the hospitality provided make this a unique experience; one worth repeating!
Written 17 February 2021
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Thanks for the review. We hope to welcome you back to experience SkyScape again. Perhaps a winter escape this this to see the snow on the mountains?
Written 28 April 2021
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