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Some of our guest reviews
Thank you for the wonderful experience! This place is awesome, from sunset in the evening, gazing at the night sky full of stars to watching the sunrise! Nibbles, dinner & breakfast were divine. Thank you again.
by Jan & Bob, New Zealand
Thank you for an absolutely perfect, relaxing stay in the gorgeous Korimako PurePod! We loved the remote spot, the view over Motunau, the walk up through native bush with piwakawaka alongside us. The space & food was fantastic! Elegant wholesome & understated luxury! We enjoyed the salads full of herbs & delicious fresh flavours, the vegetarian spread, baked seedy crackers & bread. Everything was delicious! We like that PurePods have little impact on the environment & are conscious of all aspects from water/power use & impact on the land. We congratulate you on your thorough commitment to sustainability and will certainly be using PurePods again and spreading the word to others! Korimako is a classy, romantic retreat for nature lovers, a place to enjoy the birdsong & a slower pace. Nga mihi maioha.
by Kate & Blair, New Zealand
This is a very special place & we have loved every minute of our stay here. The stunning views, the absolutely delicious food, the birdsong and the calmness are very meditative for our usual busy lives. We leave here feeling rested and connected. Thank you for a wonderful stay.
by Andrea & Dean, New Zealand
What a stunning place you have here. We've loved Pohue PurePod. This is our 3rd PurePod experience. Yesterday we walked to the summit on the Monument Track; Wednesday drove over to Akaroa. We'll love to come back as there is so much to see. Thank you so much.
by Richard & Enza, Australia
Thank you. This has been one of the most relaxing & tranquil experiences we've ever had. The pod is beautifully appointed & the food package was perfect for the occasion.
by Paul & Deb, Christchurch
Loved the design and comfort of the glass pods. The two pods we stayed at offered different but both amazing landscape and surroundings. We were sad to leave but are already thinking about when we will be back and which pod to choose from.
by Rondell & Diane, New Zealand
Loved every minute of our stay at Kahutara PurePod. The bed was comfy, the facilities were great, but the show stopper was the amazing view. We saw wild deer and goats on the riverbed in the early morning, and the snow-capped hills surrounding the valley were just stunning.
by Pauline & Tony, New Zealand
Atatu Pure Pod exceeded our expectations, was so beautiful, amazing pod, location, views, stargazing at night and seeing the sunset and sunrise was spectacular. The meals provided were fantastic, thank you so much for a truly unforgettable experience!
by Deanna & Mark, New Zealand
This is a must do! What an experience. Cheeseboard and liquid refreshments at Greystone Winery then a leisurely drive and walk to our Pod perched high above Waipara Valley. No neighbours for miles, music on max volume from the supplied Bluetooth speaker. More liquid refreshments and time. Time to catch up with each other. Time to take in the stars through the glass roof. Time to relax. Time to appreciate time. Everything you could possibly need supplied. Midday check out was awesome. Thanks so much.
by Dean & Lisa, New Zealand
This place is amazing! This place is truly special. Such a lovely concept - and lives up to what you read about it. The stars at night were amazing. The sunset. The sunrise. The experience was truly memorable. Loved every second of it. Wished I'd booked for longer.
by Susan, New Zealand
This has been one of the most incredible & rewarding experiences of my life. Incredible location, the food hamper was excellent, and most of all the opportunity to disconnect from work and embrace a simpler life is one I'll remember. Will definitely be back!
by Liam, New Zealand
What an amazing place to stay at! Loved having no cellphone or internet connection, was so good to go off grid if only for a moment. Will definitely be back to enjoy this special place.
by Jeff, Wellington
I loved everything about this place. The walk in through the bush (10mins) was such a good way to get into the vibe of it, being total seclusion and a direct tie to nature, making way for a seriously relaxing stay. The pod was warm at night, sunny and bright during the day, with spectacular views from every angle. Was great to stay Eco friendly too and not harm the surrounding environment. I will make sure I stay for longer next time, as the one night seemed a little too short to fully absorb it all.
by Chris & Jansen, Australia
PurePod Team, thanks a lot for an amazing night we will never forget.
by Ismael & Carolina, Mexico
Thank you for creating such a beautiful, serene place to relax & be outdoors in comfort!!!!! Stars were amazing, too. Perfect in every way. Thank you again.
by Mary & John, United States
We had an incredible stay at the Purepod, it was the perfect way to end our trip in NZ. Looking forward to checking out one of the other locations somewhere in the near future.
by Jenya, Australia
We had an excellent stay! The facilities are top notch and the view is incredible.
by Ching Lam Chan, Hong Kong
Thank you so much for an amazing stay in the PurePod. The scenery has been spectacular – changing every few minutes with the weather throughout the day. Food was amazing and delicious and easy to prepare.
by Gavin, UK
We had a very indulgent and special experience here. It certainly is beautiful. Thank you for all the thoughtful touches included.
by Michele & John, Australia
My wife and I traveled to New Zealand with the goal of staying in one of several Purepods in South Island. We chose Kahutara and the experience was incredible! The views from Kahutara were spectacular with snow-capped mountains in the background. At night, we were able to stargaze and make a delicious dinner from the food provided. We wish we stayed longer and will definitely plan to stay longer next time we are in New Zealand.
by Kevin, United States
Thank you so much! Would highly recommend. Best part of our holiday. Wished we had booked for longer, just amazing, Thanks again!
by Wayne & Karen, Australia
Outstanding stay! Our last night in NZ couldn’t have been more memorable. Extremely well thought out accommodations. Everything we needed was here. Great design. Loved It.
by David & Aileen, United States
This is awesome! The view is epic and the food was delicious! This gives us the best honeymoon experience!
by Lynette, Hong Kong
Thank you for this beautiful gem. There is nothing quite like laying in bed watching the stars. 10/10 for the view, the pod & the hospitality.
by Monique & Chris, Australia
PurePods was an amazing experience! Breathtaking view in the comfort of a luxury shelter. We had fun cooking up a feast, finding stare through the telescope and snuggling up in bed soaking in every moment of this experience. We loved the high quality speakers and deck chairs. Thank you for having us, PurePod highlights mother natures true glory.
by Jordan & Berenice, Singapore
Truly an amazing night. Weren’t sure what to expect and it ended up being very special. The kind of experience we will remember for a long time. Food was excellent, room/space incredible.
by Kevin & Hollice, United States
Absolute loneliness, 360° most beautiful nature. Even the storm was worth seeing. The Pure Pod has taken it. Eat spectacular, sleep amazing.
by Joerg & Renata, Germany
Thanks so much for having us. We had a wonderful night stargazing then got up for the most spectacular sunrise!
by Charmaine & Jack, Australia
This was one of the most unique, exhilarating unprecedented experiences of our lives, and one of the most enjoyable birthdays I have ever had. We love the views, isolation and opportunity. As biologists we love sustainability. Well done you.
by Nicola, United States
Thank you so much for this beautiful experience – a lovely way to connect with the stunning NZ landscape. The pod had everything for a comfortable and simple stay. it is very hard to say goodbye! Thanks again.
by Darren & Kayla, Australia
We have travelled a lot and stayed in luxury hotels, however, this place is by far, the most amazing site where we have been. Simply amazing. Thank you for an incredible day . We will not forget!
by Jaime & Ana, Spain
Breathtaking beauty everywhere you look! Very comfortable accommodations in the middle of no where.
by Beth & Miller, United States
Absolute bliss, an unforgettable experience in a trip packed with adventure!
by Rowan, Australia
We had a wonderful stay at Atatu! Everything was perfect! New way to discover a part of your gorgeous country. Thanks a lot, NB=Your food is excellent
by Bryan & Linsey, Netherlands
Hey! Thank you very much for the wonderful experience! We really enjoyed ourselves very much and it was a dream come true! Love the morning mountain view and really appreciate all the food you have prepared for us too! Love you guys!! THANK YOU!!
by Glenn & Liong, Singapore
Wow! Magnificent views, magnificent slow motion sun rise caressing the landscape! We opened all the doors and experienced bush walking by bed! Thank you for looking after this great piece of our planet.
by David & Sus, Australia
Absolutely perfect. Our experience at the PurePod was everything we could have hoped for and more! It was the perfect place for us to get engaged. The food package is SO worth it – everything was delicious and having it all ready to go allowed us to relax and fully enjoy our experience. Can’t recommend it enough!
by Jenna & Joshua, United States
Thank you for this incredible experience. We had an awesome time and the food was delicious!
by Klemens, Switzerland
Wow, what an incredible two days! We really don’t want to leave – it has been such a unique & special experience & we will have no hesitation in recommending PurePods to all of our friends & family (and anyone else who will listen!)
by Leigh & James, Australia
The most unique, incredible, perfect place we’ve ever stayed! Thank you!
by Jared & Kim, United States
What a wonderful experience. The stars were amazing last night & the sunrise was spectacular!
by Kirsty & Glen, Australia
Spectacular! We leave this amazing place with our batteries full of energy! We will never forget this experience. Thank you.
by Virginia & Miguel, Spain