Hananui PurePod is nestled amongst native bush behind a predator-proof fence in an eco-sanctuary on the stunning Rakiura Stewart Island, part of the southern-most Dark Sky Reserve.
You will have absolutely stunning views northwest across Lee Bay to the highest peak on the island. From beautiful sunsets, to kiwi spotting in the evening, star-gazing at night and waking to the sunshine twinkling on the sea below and a gentle chorus of birdsong, this is the perfect setting for you to relax in privacy and tranquillity.
Your journey to the Hananui PurePod starts with either a scenic 15 minute flight from Invercargill, or a 60 minute ferry ride from Bluff. On arrival on the island, walk, hire a bike or get a taxi the remaining 4km to the entrance to the Mamaku Point Conservation Reserve.
Native Bush Walk To Your PurePod
It is a short 350m nature walk to the PurePod – you’ll pass through the predator-proof fence so make sure to take note of the signage to ensure you do your part to ensure the safety of the bird life in the reserve.
A Secluded Setting
Privacy is assured at the Hananui PurePod. From the moment you arrive, you’ll be surrounded by birdsong and captivating natural scenery that make total relaxation a compelling prospect!
With no one nearby, you can sit back, relax and soak in the views and spectacular sunsets and keep a look out for kiwi.
Things to do
If you are able to tear yourself away from the luxurious comforts of Hananui PurePod, there’s so much to enjoy on Rakiura, Stewart Island. Such as exploring the vast island by foot or water taxi, kayak or bike. The local quizz night is world famous, and if you want to meet the locals this is where they will be.
Of course, if such exploration is not quite what you desire, stretch out on the deck, enjoy a glass of wine and embrace the complete absence of people and traffic.
The PurePod has all the facilities you require including a fabulous shower, flush toilet, crisp linen, cooking and eating equipment including a gas hob and barbecue, tea, coffee and milk; as well as an assortment of games, local reference books, a telescope and a whole lot of nothing to do!
So sit back, relax in the luxury camp chairs out on the deck, or laze about in the super comfortable bed and watch nature put on a show.
Dinner and Breakfast Package
You can either bring your own supplies or pre-order a delicious breakfast and dinner food hamper when you make your reservation.
The dinner & breakfast hamper contains delicious fresh food grown, harvested, made and reared as locally as possible. You’ll start the evening fare with a scrumptious snack platter of cheese, olives, sundried tomatoes, hummus, dukkah and crackers. For the main course enjoy the chef’s selection (ready for you to cook on either the gas cooktop or BBQ) accompanied by gourmet potatoes and seasonal vegetables or fresh salad.
Breakfast is granola accompanied with seasonal fruit and yoghurt.
Vegetarian and gluten free options are available on request.
Check in and Check Out
Check-in is from 3 pm (but please make sure you arrive in plenty of time to walk to the PurePod before dark). Check-out is by 12 pm on the day of departure.
Once you have confirmed your booking, you will receive special instructions on how to find your secret slice of paradise.