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Kissing Gate luxury glamping near Nelson

Bubbles. Bath. Stars above. Serenading frogs from the pond.
10 reviews
Bubbles. Bath. Stars above. Serenading frogs from the pond.
Pearl - winner retro caravan national competition.  Ruby - luxury boudoir. Arty, wow-factor.
7 acres of organic orchards and fields; close to Mapua seaside village and Abel Tasman National Park
Glamping at its best! Quirky style, wonderful facilities. Kitchen/dining area.
kitchen, decks, Ruby, outdoor bath, pond with frogs - fields beyond.
Quirky kitchen and dining.
Pearl - 1967 Jackson. Winner at 2013 Beach Hop (retro caravan festival).
Super-comfortable queen in Ruby. Large luxury caravan. Surrounded by fields, frogs and birdsong.
View over pond and bath on deck to fields beyond. Lovingly restored Ruby.
Minutes from Nelson Tasman's Great Taste Trail - NZ's premier cycle route Nelson to Abel Tasman.
Cape Cod chairs overlook pond.
Set on 7 acres of organic citrus and pipfruit orchards and farm with handfeedable sheep.
Romance-themed Kissing Gate. You WILL gasp with delight when you see this site - all guests have!
Adele's brilliant design skills evident throughout Kissing Gate.
Luxury 2-person shower. Heated bathroom for winter.
Bathroom (heated). 2 person shower. Beautiful accoutrements.
Pantry. Free range eggs and organic fruit available from the 7 acres.
We love the nostalgia of 1960s caravanning! Just add luxury and you've got Kissing Gate.
Yesteryear theme.
Pearl with luxury bathroom kitchen building in background. Art abounds.
Kissing Gate entrance. Love at first site?
Looking over fields to Kissing Gate
Dine at Nelson's best cafes on the Mapua wharf, 4 minutes away. Nelson 25 mins; Abel Tasman 35 mins.
Also check out Copper Gate on the 7 acres - 4 bdrm luxury eco-savvy holiday home
The Paris Suite at Copper Gate can be rented separately, but you retain sole occupancy of building.
Check out Corru Gate. 3 bdrm rural chic cottage also on the same 7 acres.
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1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 3
Ruby Bay, Mapua, Nelson-Tasman Region, South Island
Rated by TripAdvisor in the top 14 glamping sites in the world, Kissing Gate is a luxury romantic escape, staying in lovingly restored vintage caravans and with a quirky cottage. Ruby, a 1964 Classic, is the bedroom caravan - glamorous and gorgeous, a romantic boudoir, complete with super-comfortable queen size bed. Award-winning Pearl is the lounging caravan, like a 1960s milk bar, with a booth style table and comfortable seating - a cheerful space to relax after a day exploring the region. A separate luxury shower/toilet/bathroom/kitchen cottage is for your exclusive use. Mains electricity and wifi makes for up-market 'camping.'

Kissing Gate, part of the Canopy Camping Escapes portfolio of glamping sites, nestles in a glade beside a pond with boat, deck and gorgeous rural views. Lie back in the outside bath admiring the stars...
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About the Owner, Roger W
Languages spoken: German, English, French
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 3 days ago
Listed since : Nov 2013
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 27 reviews and 4 properties
Interaction with guests
Adele and Roger are 150m away, leaving you to enjoy your privacy - or feel free to pop up to chat and seek advice.
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Listing #HL6934557
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Excellent - based on 10 reviews
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English first
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 20 June 2017 for a stay in April 2017

Kissing Gate is a cute collection of well thought-out rooms and spaces nestled between the trees overlooking a frog-filled pond. It was the perfect place for a spot of relaxation while we enjoyed some time in the Nelson region. Close to wineries, the beach, cycle tracks and loads of beautiful scenery, we had a thoroughly good time exploring the local...

Management response:

We are humbled by your comments. The pleasure was all ours, both in creating this quirky, artsy and one-of-a-kind glamping site as well as the pleasure in hosting you. Thanks.


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Nik G
1 review
Reviewed 14 June 2017 for a stay in May 2017

"Wow!! Simply amazing place to stay! From the frog who joined us overnight to the birds who sung us awake. Enjoyed every minute that we had here. Thanks guys so much. A simple way to create a memory of a lifetime!"

Management response:

Thanks! We are humbled by your compliments. We really enjoyed creating this bit of artsy, glamping paradise.


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Jade B
1 review
Reviewed 25 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017

Thank you Roger & Adele for sharing your little piece of paradise! We really enjoyed our "camping/glamping" time here, from cooking breakfast with the sounds of Tui and local birds to falling asleep to the sounds of frogs and possums!! After day trips exploring the Abel Tasman or Takaka, the hot bath and fire under the stars were welcome features....

Management response:

Thanks for your amazing review. We feel humbled by your comments. Kind regards - Roger and Adele.


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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Boat Available
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Fireplace
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Ask about pets
    Smoking not allowed
2 night minimum stay in peak season
    1 Full bath
    1 King
    1 Twin
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night Per week Per month
Default 1 night
17 Jan 2018 -
19 Feb 2018
Summer late 2018
3 nights
20 Feb 2018 -
25 Apr 2018
Summer autumn
1 night
26 Apr 2018 -
15 Oct 2018
Winter 2018
1 night
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to New Zealand Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: $138 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
Rural - it is just possible to see a house or 2 in the distance. Nearby - olive groves, orchards, vineyards. Private and rural yet close to wonderful Mapua seaside village, Abel Tasman National Park and Nelson.
Getting around
We have a fleet of e-bikes for hire or standard bikes for free - explore the famous Great Taste Trail (ranked in the top 3 in NZ).
Public transport is limited but we may be able to pick you up. There is a bus connecting Abel Tasman with Nelson that passes through Mapua, 3 km away.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Nelson: 25.0 km
Railway: Blenheim: 110.0 km
Ferry: Picton: 180.0 km
2km up Seaton Valley Rd, inland from Mapua seaside village. 30km north-west of Nelson (25 min drive or 2hours on Great Taste Cycle Trail from Nelson).
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 3.0 km.
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