We had no idea what to expect but absolutely loved our overnight stay. Luckily we had clear sky's so sleeping under the stars was wonderful. The hosts supplied lots of food (we took our own wine). There was supplies for a cheese platter, which we enjoyed while watching the sun go down. We had steak for dinner (optional as you can choose Salmon or Chicken if preferred). There was a salad, potatoes, sweets for desert and condiments. Breakfast supplies were yoghurt, museli, berry compote, croissants, butter, jam, fruit. More than enough for two people.
It's about a 1km tramp (kiwi for trek) from the carpark at the farm to the remote purepod. The pod itself is quite small but quite sufficient for two people. There is hot water, a shower, toilet, fridge, small BBQ, hotplate, cutlery and a very comfortable bed. Even the floor is glass, and there is underfloor heating which we welcomed the next morning as it was quite cold in the morning. Waking up to the sunrise was awesome.
Excellent weekend break away - so peaceful, you feel as if you're in the middle of nowhere and yet you are reasonably close to Kaikoura. Hearing the birds, and the river tumbling past just sets the tone for total relaxation. The booking was easy to make online and communication with directions etc very explicit. The Pod was extremely clean and in pristine condition (no mean feat with all that glass!) Completely recommend this for a weekend in nature. If you're lucky you'll get a clear sky.
We just returned from a 2-week trip to NZ and our stay at the Kahutara PurePod was easily one of the highlights of our trip. The cabin and amenities were lovely and we enjoyed the stunning views and the peaceful quiet... until the sheep woke us up - the best kind of alarm clock! Our only regret was that we only stayed one night and the clouds prevented us from seeing the stars that night. We didn't want to leave!
A special thank you to Tony for getting in his trailer to manage the water in the fords so we could leave safely after our stay.
I can't recommend the PurePod experience enough!
Wow, simplified yet with unmatched elegance and luxury of experiencing nature purely.
A shout out to Tony and Angela for welcoming us on their beautiful farmland that hosts Kahutara PurePod. We enjoyed three incredibly relaxing days removed from the ever-present electronic “noise” of our professional lives. To leave Tony’s farm yearning for ‘just one more day’ is attest to his and Angela’s kind hospitality. Being strong believers of sourcing local knowledge for overall sustainability, we will rally for Tony from afar to continue his efforts on such!
A huge thanks to Ruth of PurePods for an unforgettable experience!!! What an ingenious concept in sustainability, luxury and functionality!
A really unique experience, glamping in a house of glass on top of a hill. Stunning views. We had 2 rainy days which made the stay more challenging and unfortunately no stars at night. A pity was the sound of the power generator which made a noise frequently. Therefore the expected tranquility was a little difficult to achieve.