So on my bucket list for a long time has been clamping. I have seem it adveise numerous times and wonder what it was like. Well, while I was in New Zealand I had the opportunity to try clamping with my daughter and grandchildren. It my sound strange, but my daughter arranged that I had a clamping "yurt" in close proximity to certain things, while her "yurt" with the children were tucked a little further back, I liked that because at times my grandchildren would "come to visit" me in my clamping tent. It's a short walk up a small hill but had some very nice views. Just a few yards away was the tepee tent which the visitors were very quiet there. On one side, just a few yards away were two very large pigs that were well behaved and you didn't hear them until they morning at their…
Our family had an amazing time at Okuti Garden and can't wait to return for more peace, quiet and total relaxation. The garden was gorgeous - with little rooms under trees for relaxing in, fairy lights and lanterns when darkness set in. We slept in a spacious, beautiful yurt which had the most comfortable beds. We were woken by bird song and braying donkeys. Our children spent each day exploring the trees, garden, around the lake, talking to the donkeys, bouncing on the trampoline, playing the piano. Okuti Garden was wonderful, thanks Jane, Jim and James for having us and creating such a beautiful, eco friendly haven.
I am sooo glad we have found this place. It is absolutely awesome. The yurt we stayed in was very spacious, clean and has comfy beds (even warm water bottles were provided). The hosts are very welcoming and helpful and you can tell they put all their love into this place. Their dog is adorable and very playful. We were lucky enough to have two sunny and warm days so we cold experience the outside solar shower, the rustically outside kitchen and other outside seating areas. The place is very handy to start the Little River trail bike ride and if you wish you can book yourself in for a relaxing Hawaiian massage. For sure I will recommend this place to others and I am looking forward to stay there again :)
Wonderful stay in the teepee over the New Years with me and my girlfriend Moya. Such a beuatiful place to be with such beautiful people to accommodate it. Everything is very well set up. Excellent hosts and a very welcoming dog :) HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!
So sad that we only found this on or last night - though fortunate as we may never have left! If you want a truly magical NZ experience where you feel a hobbit might pop up at any minute searching for a ring, then this is it! Scenery is phenomenal, accommodation is such fun and the owners made us feel really welcome. We cannot recommend this highly enough! Thank you so much for a truly memorable experience! X