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Manakau PurePod - luxurious glass eco-cabin in stunning & remote location

Light dusting of snow in early winter
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Cabin -
1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 2
Kaikoura, Canterbury Region, South Island
Every day nature puts on a show and you are invited to participate in a way that even when the doors are shut you are not shut out. Your PurePod is total surround glass – that's right – roof and floor too! At night you sleep with the Southern Cross and millions of other stars, by day you are surrounded by dramatic natural landscapes with you own slice of pure New Zealand native bush literally at the back door. Relax, let nature refuel your soul.

PurePods are designed to ensure that you experience nature's show vividly, utilising all of your senses whilst remaining sheltered in luxury. The effect is incredible. The stress of life disappears, the wonder at nature’s power and subtlety reconnects us with ourselves – and our partners.

The privacy, the isolation of a tiny glass hut completely surrounded by nature – the sky, the hills,...
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Listing #FKN8559625
About the Owner
Stephanie H
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:92%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2014
Interaction with guests
Because we are providing privacy and isolation in a spectacular space - we won't interrupt you during your stay. If there is an emergency you can contact us on the emergency satellite phone at the PurePod.
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Reviewed 24 May 2018

It is a perfect example of luxury glamping at its finest. Surrounded by trees and mountains, it is a perfect place to fully immerse in nature. What I liked the most about it is its privacy. Upon arriving at the farmland, no need to check...More

Thank iamasdf
Management response:Responded 10 June 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review, it sounds like you had a amazing relaxing stay in solitude! I will pass on your comments to Bevan as well.

Reviewed 10 February 2018

I have been off TA for some time now but decided to re-activate my account to write a review for PurePod Manakau. We stayed for 2 nights, early June, so the mountains were covered in just enough snow which gave us a picture perfect view....More

Thank carla018
Management response:Responded 12 February 2018

What an awesome way to describe the views from the PurePod "our own live screensaver". Thank you so much for reactivating your TripAdvisor account to write this review. We absolutely loved hearing about your PurePod experience.

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Reviewed 9 March 2017

I can't find any TripAdvisor on Manaku PurePod so putting it here. Arrived at the farm in torrential rain and luckily there was a shed with wellies and waterproofs to borrow. It was about 800metres to our pod through the fields, then through small groves...More

2  Thank Moosie57
Management response:Responded 24 May 2017

We are really happy to hear you enjoyed your stay! It's one of those locations that no matter what the weather conditions mother natures provides an awesome display!

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (2)
  • Grill
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Mountain Views
  • Refrigerator
  • Towels Provided
  • Unknown type bathrooms (1)
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
Not suitable for pets or children. No shoes inside on the glass floor and strictly no smoking. Your PurePod is set in a beautiful part of the New Zealand landscape, and we are...
    1 Unknown type
    1 King
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About the neighbourhood
The PurePods is designed as a place to relax and re-connect. It is purposely isolated but there are walks around the property to allow you to explore the natural setting. Kaikoura is 20 minutes drive away, where you can participate in a number of activities, from whale watching, swimming with the seals, kayaking or get some exercise on the spectacular 3 hour Kaikoura Peninsula walk.
Getting around
If you want to explore the wider Kaikoura region during your stay, it's best to bring your own vehicle.
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How to get there
The Manakau PurePod is 20 minutes inland from Kaikoura, and 2.5 hours drive north of the Christchurch International Airport.

The best option is to self-drive to our secluded and safe car park. You'll be sent directions after you book.

Alternatively, you could catch a bus into Kaikoura and book a ride with Kaikoura Shuttles to the PurePod carpark or we can provide you with contact details for a door-to-door transfer service from Christchurch Airport.
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Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby.
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