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

Light dusting of snow in early winter
Stunning summertime views
Manuka in flower in early summer
All glass shower, provides stunning views
As day turns to night, time to turn on the underfloor lighting
There is a beautiful 10-15 minute nature walk from the carpark to the PurePod
Immerse yourself in the landscape, far away from all other human activities
Every day nature puts on a show
Watch the clouds float past as the sunsets
Spectacular sunsets
Sheep roam freely in the paddocks near the PurePod
1 of 14Light dusting of snow in early winter
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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About the Owner, Stephanie H
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 92 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 2 days ago
Listed since : Oct 2014
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 14 reviews and 4 properties
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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Copenhagen, Denmark
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2018 for a stay in June 2016

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. What we didn't expect however was the colours of the landscape to change as the sun moved through the hills. It was like we had our own live screensaver. Truly, truly magnificent!
We ordered the food package (vegetarian & non-vegetarian) and the food was just delicious and satisfied both dietary requirements. The cabin itself is beautifully designed with great attention to detail. We didn't want for anything.

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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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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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825 reviews
87 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 334 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 for a stay in March 2017
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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 of trees with a stream running through it. It was steep in parts particularly when climbing up to reach the pod. The pod stood majestically above surrounded by incredible countryside. There was a large double bed, a glass table with two chairs, a kitchen area with hob, fridge, sink, kettle and a pull out wooden top for preparation. There were cupboards and drawers containing cutlery, crockery, glasses, games, Bluetooth speaker, olive oil, salt, pepper, tea, coffee, etc
The shower was all glass so you had a fab view of the surroundings but there was a shower curtain. The WC was also all glass with a blind and the sink was large with loads of towels.
While we were there it was cold and the bio fuel heating system was...

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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!


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  • 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 Super 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.
Car advised
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.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby.
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