PurePods

The PurePod

When you arrive

  • Each PurePod is located up to 1km from your secure car park.
  • The walk to the PurePod introduces you to the local environment and reinforces the privacy and isolation you will experience.
  • It is only after you make your reservation that you find out exactly how to get to the PurePod.
  • Remember to keep those instructions with you – there are no signs.
  • Checking in is a matter of locking your car (remember it is safe to leave your luggage in the car, so you only need to take a small overnight bag with you) and walking to the PurePod.
  • Check in when you wish after 3pm – but arrive well before dusk as there is no artificial lighting on your walk in.
  • We ask you to leave by midday on your departure date so we have time to make the PurePod perfect for the next guest.
  • If you are staying for multiple days, you won’t be interrupted.

Please note, the PurePod experience is only suitable for non-smokers, as there are STRICT no smoking rules in place on the entire property (inside and outside) due to the potential fire risk in these pristine rural landscapes.

 

The PurePod

  • Has solar electricity powering LED lighting, the fridge and the water system.
  • The bed is the most comfortable we can find!
  • Bio-fuel capable heaters are used to power the heating system and to top up the hot water when there isn’t a lot of solar power available. You’ll be very warm on even the coldest night.
  • An excellent dinner & breakfast food package can be ready and waiting for you at the PurePod – select this option as you make your reservation
  • A cooking hob and outdoor barbeque can be used for cooking – pots, a pan, plates, cutlery, cups and glasses are available
  • Teas, coffee, milk, olive oil and sugar are available, along with a kettle, teapot and coffee plunger
  • There are no power plugs but there is a USB charger for your devices if they need charging
  • There is a bluetooth speaker, so you can bring your own music
  • We apologise if you can get a phone signal – ignore it!
  • The glass floor is toughened, laminated (10mm + 8mm) safety glass and all other glass is double- or triple-glazed
  • A PurePod can get pretty hot in the summer so pull the ceiling shades and open the doors – create your own shady oasis – or take the luxury sun loungers into some nearby shade
  • Quality linen is provided
  • Each PurePod is equipped with either binoculars or a telescope, for bird-watching and star-gazing
  • The PurePod is stocked with organic hand cleanser, body wash, shampoo & conditioner
  • There is clean drinking water. You’ll need to bring any other drinks in with you – you can store them in the fridge
  • Books and other reference material in the PurePod allow you to learn more about the location and its history
  • Bring warm clothing in winter – especially if you want to soak up the evening stars
  • Insect repellent and sunscreen are provided
  • An emergency pack including fire extinguisher, first aid supplies and a torch is available at all times
  • Emergency communications are available at the PurePod
  • No TV, DVD, Wi-Fi, hair dryer, air conditioning (by design!)

 

What to bring

  • Backpack or overnight bag with a few clothes – warm ones in winter
  • Raincoat and good walking shoes
  • Unless you have pre-booked a dinner & breakfast package (you can do this as you book), bring food and drink for your stay
  • Your favourite drinks
  • Lots of books or magazines
  • Music – there is a bluetooth speaker in the Pod
  • Camera – the PurePod is private but you’ll want to tell your friends

 

Safety

  • Some PurePods have information about walking tracks on the property, you are free to follow those marked tracks.
  • Guests who walk away from marked tracks or walk at night do so at their own risk; there may be hazards including steep hillsides, boulders and wetlands.
  • PurePods with walking available are provisioned with a small backpack containing water bottle, first aid kit and an EPIRB (Personal Locator Beacon).
  • Cross waterways only at a bridge or where marked. Waterways can rise quickly.
  • Some natural hazards include Ongaonga (native stinging nettle), stinging nettle, bees and wasps. Anti-histamine cream and pills are provided in the first aid kit.
  • There are no large or dangerous animals. There are lots of gorgeous birds. We trap for predators including possum, stoats and weasels, so that the PurePods are surrounded by a growing population of native birds.
  • Please leave gates as you find them. Where possible, on walking tracks, we have provided a stile or a spring loaded gate to use to make it easier for you to pass through gate ways.