Top glamping spots in New Zealand

From outdoor bathtubs to spectacular views, cosy fires to spacious decks, find your special glamping spot in New Zealand.

What is glamping? It's just like camping but with the comforts of home; it's 'glamorous camping'.

1. Stay at Hurunui Jacks, a West Coast wonder

Rest and recharge at The Nest at Hurunui Jacks(opens in new window), one of the most tranquil glamping spots in the South Island. The property is surrounded by National Park and Department of Conservation land so make the most of the peaceful surroundings with bush walks, easy cycling, and kayaking on the lake. Awaken to the delicate sounds of the dawn chorus from native birds. 

2. Hide in an enchanting Hobbit hole at Underhill Valley

Built into the hillside, Underhill Valley was a hidden family secret for many years until it began opening it's doors to the public. Fit for a Hobbit, this enchanting little abode has been a labour of love for the Waikato family who designed and crafted it by hand with native timbers and interesting ironwork. Inside is equipped with life's comforts including heating from an old coal range, comfortable bedding and quirky furniture. You'll find this unique place located just 40 minutes from Hamilton Airport. 

3. Experience glamping in a wine region at Clifton Glamping

Expect fresh coastal air and pure relaxation at Clifton Glamping in Hawke's Bay. The tents are placed atop a sunny hilltop with outdoor baths and luxurious furnishings inside. This is your chance to step away from the daily stresses of life. Self-catering is easy with the fully equipped kitchen and barbeque. Or you can let your hosts take care of catering with a private chef or check out the many cellar doors in the Napier region.

4. Go off-grid with your mates at Valley Views

For the ultimate getaway, get a group of mates together and stay at Valley Views Glamping(opens in new window). There are six off-grid, solar-powered dome tents and a large communal kitchen with a potbelly stove. Take turns soaking in the outdoor twin baths with epic views of the Waitaki Valley then hang out together with a guitar and marshmallows in front of the fire pit. 

5. Stay in a tipi or earth dome at a glamping eco-retreat in Raglan

Sun, surf and soul searching make Solscape the ultimate place to go glamping in Raglan. Fresh produce is grown onsite in the permaculture garden and is part of delicious plant-based cuisine at The Conscious Kitchen cafe. Reconnect with nature in the Tipi Forest Retreat, belle tents and earth domes. Indulge in daily yoga, surf lessons, and holistic treatments and you'll leave feeling rejuvenated and zen. 

6. Go glamping in Auckland without even leaving the city

See Eden Park come to life from the comfort of your private glamping dome at Staydium Glamping in Auckland. There are two elevated domes inside the stadium, each with private facilities, a small fridge and basic kitchen items. Complimentary car parking, wifi, and a behind the scenes Eden Park tour are all included in your stay. Prove you are the ultimate rugby fan and be the envy of your mates. 

7. The perfect blend of luxury and nature at Castaways

Head for the hills and go off-grid at Glam Camping at Castaways Resort, located just 50 minutes from Auckland central. There are two glamping spots to choose from, the Totara Tree accommodation which is nestled amongst native forest or the coastal experience with ocean views and amazing sunsets. Upgrade your stay with a gourmet dinner and breakfast pack, wine and sweet treats, or head to the main Castaways resort for a spa treatment. 

8. Get views for days glamping near Lake Wanaka

Your adventure to Glamping Mt Gold(opens in new window) near Wanaka begins with a rugged drive through a pine forest, followed by a short uphill walk to your secluded camping spot. There you will be greeted by the unbeatable sight of Lake Wanaka, panoramic mountain views and your own private accommodation looking over it all. Spend your days swimming in the lake, walking nearby or simply relaxing at camp. You'll feel like you're in a remote wilderness - yet this glamping spot is only ten minutes drive from Wanaka.   

9. Go glamping near dolphins, penguins and alpacas near Akaroa

Next time you're swimming with dolphins or hanging out with penguins and alpacas in Akaroa, take the 25-minute drive to Te Wepu pod for a couple of nights. Each pod sleeps two people and there is another pod for changing and utility. Explore the Banks Peninsula by day and soak into the private wood-fired hot tub at night. This is pure uninterrupted bliss.

10. Relax at your own private glamping lake at Manutuke Eco Retreat

Just 15 minutes from Gisborne you'll find Manutuke Eco Retreat(opens in new window). Sneak away to your very own yoga spot or chill out in the hammock at sunset. You'll have the safari tent, bell tent and your own private lake all to yourselves. Step away from the beanbags and clawfoot bath on the deck and walk to your own private lakefront, and stand up paddleboard until your heart is content. One night isn't enough. 

11. Glam up your next holiday park trip at Pakiri Beach

Step inside your home away from home at Pakiri Beach Holiday Park which is just 90-minutes from Auckland. The onsite glamping tent is complete with a four-posted bed, bunk room and alfresco bathroom. You can lounge away on the covered deck and admire the sea views in comfort. Fishing, swimming and boating are just some of the activities in the area, and with nine-kilometres of white sandy beach on your doorstep, you will want to stay awhile. 

BONUS - create your own glamping adventure

Rent a Landrover, a tipi and all the camping gear you need for a glamping getaway with Landroamer(opens in new window).

Work with the team at Explore Life Glamping(opens in new window) to create your own glamping event whenever and wherever you like. 

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