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Barbara T
Wanaka, New Zealand

Just what we wanted

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 May 2024
Ikurangi gave us exactly the experience we were looking for. We loved its ambience, it was comfortable, very well located and had pedal bikes that we used to explore the island. Vicki and Alan were so helpful and friendly. We ended our holiday feeling sad to say goodbye but very satisfied with what we had experienced.
Date of stay: April 2024
Room Tip: Maybe take soap if you don't like body wash. Embrace the early morning call of the roosters 😊
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Reviewed 19 April 2024

Absolutely perfect if you’re after a peaceful getaway full of rest and nature. Fabulous breakfast and hosts too. Thank you very much

Date of stay: March 2024
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 April 2024 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay at Ikurangi very much. The grounds are beautifully kept with a lovely pool area that we used frequently. The tents make a really fun change to the usual resort set up.
Vicki and Alan were super helpful and friendly and the breakfast they produced each morning was delicious as well as different each day. Thanks guys!

Date of stay: April 2024
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 March 2024

We had a wonderful relaxing and re-energising stay in our beautiful glamping tent! We were surrounded by gorgeous scenery of lush garden and mountains in the distance. We loved our outdoor bathroom. Showering in the sunshine is the best!!! Our hosts were so friendly and welcoming, helping us to organise things to do and places to go. They delivered the yummiest breakfast to our tent door each morning❤️ We rode the free bikes and swam each day in the pool which we had practically to ourselves! Loved every moment, would definitely book again!!! 🥰

Room tip: Great to hire a car at the airport and then drop off when you leave- very easy!!!
Date of stay: February 2024
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Reviewed 21 March 2024

We stayed for four nights here. We loved the outdoor bathroom, but hopefully, there were no midnight and dawn rooster crows. The daily breakfasts were different, yummy, fresh, and healthy. Viki and Alan were very kind. Thanks for everything.

Date of stay: March 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 January 2024

We absolutely loved our stay at Ikurangi Eco Retreat. The location was exactly what we wanted - convenient to get the bus / cycle to main areas, but away from the main road and off the beaten track for more of a secluded feel. I grew to enjoy the roosters in the morning!

We stayed in the safari tent which, along with the outdoor bathroom, provided a unique experience - cosy with everything needed for a comfortable stay. We looked forward to the deliciously fresh breakfasts every morning delivered to our deck, perfect start to a day in paradise. Vicki & Alan could not have been more accommodating, even dropping us home from our Christmas day lunch.

We were appreciative of the bikes and got great use of them. Had some minor issues e.g.loose chain, stiff breaks but they are completely free to use, so no complaints. A suggestion could be to have some upgraded bikes available for a rental fee.

Coming from life in a big city, it took us a while to get used to not having the option to 'lock up' when out during the day like you would in a hotel or home. However, the location (and Raro in general) felt super safe so wasn't much of a concern. A small padlock for the zips would have added to sense of security.

You can really feel the love Vicki & Alan put into the retreat and their commitment to sustainable tourism is much appreciated. A wonderful stay and we are already planning a return trip!

Date of stay: December 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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