Immerse yourself in the beautiful New Zealand landscape
PurePods is a total immersion, totally private experience of your own slice of the beautiful New Zealand landscape. Your PurePod is made of heavy duty glass so you can see everything – from the starry night skies above to the native plants growing beneath your feet. Pull back the sliding doors on all three sides and indulge in the isolation. You will experience nature’s show vividly, utilising all of your senses whilst remaining sheltered in luxury. Imagine watching a winter storm roll in from the warmth and comfort of the PurePod, or basking in the summer sunshine while relaxing on the deck and taking in the stunning views.
The privacy, the isolation of a luxurious glass cabin completely surrounded by nature – the sky, the hills, the sea, the birds, the bush – takes you to another world.
Travel through a delightful nature walk to see your PurePod hovering above the ferns and tussocks. Discover your own isolated slice of Kiwi paradise, revel in the birdsong all day long. At night, explore the stars of the southern sky from the comfort of your luxury bed.
Every PurePod location is distinct, with dramatic landscapes, beautiful views and a compelling story. The PurePods are solar-powered. operating fully off the grid and are deliberately without a wi-fi connection. You can be assured of tranquility and a minimal carbon footprint.
Why is it better than glamping? Because nature doesn’t get shut out. You are safe, dry and warm, you have a flushing toilet, an awesome shower and a kitchen – while totally surrounded by the best of Pure New Zealand.
With five different PurePod locations to select from, how to do you choose?
Good question! Each PurePod is set in a unique and secluded part of the beautiful New Zealand landscape, making it tricky to choose a favourite. Perhaps the answer is to include “PurePod-hopping” on your travel itinerary?
If you are travelling from the north, we recommend starting with 2 or 3 nights at either the Kahutara or Manakau PurePods, so you have plenty of time each day to check out all the wonderful activities available in the stunning Kaikoura region (whale watching, swimming with the seals, kayaking, hiking) before returning to the peace and tranquility of the PurePod each afternoon to enjoy a relaxed evening and a star-filled night.
Then, continue south down State Highway 1 for about 1.5 hours to the Greystone PurePod in Waipara, making sure you arrive before 4pm so you can stop in at the Greystone Cellar Door for a complimentary wine-tasting, before heading up to the PurePod to relax and soak in the sweeping views of the beautiful Waipara Valley. If you have packed your mountain bikes, then head out for a ride along the Waipara Valley Vineyard Trail, or perhaps a more sedate stroll along the walking tracks, or check out some of the local wineries, starting of course, with Greystone Wines!
From Waipara, continue your journey south on State Highway 1, perhaps stopping for a night in Christchurch if you need your fix of city life, before travelling on to the brand new Pōhue PurePod on Banks Peninsula, about an hour from Christchurch (or two hours from Waipara). Enjoy the beautiful views of the historic Port Levy bay, surrounded by rolling hills and magnificent rocky outcrops. You may wish to stay a couple of nights here, so you can include a day trip to the beautiful Akaroa township, a historical French and British settlement nestled in the heart of an extinct volcano. Perhaps, include a harbour cruise or kayak tour to check out the home of the rarest and smallest marine dolphin, the Hector’s dolphins.
Alternatively, head to the Little River PurePod, just 50 minutes from Christchurch and on the way to Akaroa. This PurePod is nestled into regenerating native bush high above the township of Little River/Wairewa. You may want to arrive a little early so you can enjoy a leisurely lunch at the popular Little River cafe and check out the art gallery before heading up to the PurePod.
For more info on the PurePod experience, watch this video or check out the info on the Our Story, Privacy and FAQ pages. And, to hear what others have said about their PurePod experience, you can check out some testimonials and over 100 reviews, as well as stories published in a variety of magazines and newspapers.