Reviews

The Ultimate Off-Grid Sanctuary | Good Magazine

For a life-enhancing experience unlike any other, New Zealand now offers a off-grid sanctuary retreat that will leave visitors spellbound. Tucked away in secluded pockets of paradise, a PurePod is much more just than a special place to stay. Imagine an abode so still and beautiful, where it’s quiet, private and spacious enough to tune into your own rhythms and desires. Picture too,...

Waipara Valley, Greystone PurePod | Avenues Magazine

By Alastair Paulin, Avenues Magazine Leave the trappings of civilisation behind, relax and drink wine – that's the mantra at Canterbury's latest glass pod in the Waipara Valley. We left the city behind, we left the kids behind, and – as it was midweek – we even left work behind. But it was not enough. We left the car behind and hiked the final half kilometre to the PurePod bach at Greystone...

Waipara: PurePod and wine region | Prairie Girl Musings

For those hoping to escape the chaos and construction of Christchurch, Waipara offers ample opportunities for solace. A relatively new wine region, Waipara’s microclimate produces some of New Zealand’s best wine and food. After a particularly busy week, Nick and I were ready to spend quality time doing nothing, and where better than at a PurePod? If you haven’t yet heard of the PurePod concept,...

Kahutara PurePod: Room with a View | Avenues Magazine

We haven't even arrived at our Kahutara PurePod and my friend is already marvelling at the silence. "It's just so quiet," she says, as we amble along a dusty path through paddocks and bush to get to our destination. Our home for the night is the Kahutara PurePod, one of two PurePods near Kaikoura. Featuring a glass floor, ceiling and walls, these eco-friendly pods allow guests to get as close to nature...

Secluded Bungalows Made Entirely of Glass | ModernMet

In need of an off-the-grid getaway? Look no further than PurePods. These tiny and tranquil vacation homes are located in Tourism New Zealand idyllic countryside. Far from ordinary cabins, the beautiful bungalows are raised on stilts and made entirely of glass. This daring design provides picture-perfect panoramic views of the surrounding landscape, the open skies, and even the plants below. Intended as an...

Road tripping around Banks Peninsula | Stuff.co.nz

Road tripping around Banks Peninsula is a must-do. Nothing grabs my attention more than a place that's full of character and unique things to see and do. I'm determined to get to know more of my own backyard, here on the South Island, so I decided to spend some time around Banks Peninsula, a place that I have always enjoyed visiting but haven't properly exploredi. I skipped Akaroa, the most...

Will your next holiday be in a perfect glass PurePod? | The Memo

As our lives become more and more hectic, the idea of taking breaks away from our bustling cities is increasingly appealing. But back-to-basics camping doesn’t appear to everyone, especially if you like your home comforts. Now you can get closer to nature than ever before – without having to build a bivouac. On your next trip, why not book into an upmarket glass PurePod – and gaze through the glass...

Sustainable Hotels in New Zealand | The Wayward Post

Little River PurePod From the mysterious foliage-draped approach (exact location revealed upon booking) to the unplugged, invisible oasis-in-the-wilderness vibe the PurePod emits, this property is a unique destination that will enchant and beguile even the most hardened travel connoisseur. Constructed so unobtrusively into the surrounding 17 acres of natural bush, totara and kahikatea forest that the...

PurePod’s latest luxury accommodation | The Adventure Is Calling

'A completely glass eco-pod immersed in the foothills of the Kaikoura Ranges'. About a year ago, we were fortunate enough to have stumbled upon one of New Zealand's most innovative developments in luxury accommodation, ‘PurePods’. Through a unique fusion of predominantly glass paneling complimented by timber and steel, PurePods allows the outdoors to meet the indoors, revolutionizing a stay into an...

Uncovering New Zealand’s most unique getaway | The Adventure Is Calling

On the walk up a short wilderness trail in a remote little Canterbury town it was clear we had uncovered one of New Zealand's most unique getaway. The look on Emma's face said it all. You know that look when someones expression just beams with disbelief; this was splendid isolation in complete privacy. As we approached our PurePod, we could not believe our next 24 hours would be spent in our own isolated...

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