Kaikoura PurePods

Embark on a unique adventure in the picturesque mountain ranges of New Zealand's South Island. Stay in a perfectly placed, PurePod that's equipped with everything you need for an unforgettable outdoor adventure.

Why you'll love it here

  • Soak up spectacular views from your private, glass pod
  • Enjoy the serenity of an off-the-grid location
  • Dine on an indulgent breakfast and dinners package or choose to supply your own meals
  • Access your pod on a short, scenic hike or a helicopter breathtaking ride in and out from Kaikoura Airport

Best For

  • Adults Only, Honeymoon,


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Sitting alone in the vast landscape of the Seaward Kaikoura Mountain Range are the eco-friendly, secure glass pods, Manakau and Kahutara PurePods. Carefully designed to boast panoramic views of the stunning surroundings and offering a real sense of being off-the-grid, this unique stay in New Zealand is perfect for those seeking a bit of outdoor adventure but not full-on camping.

The glass pods are located on secluded, private land. Surrounded by the striking beauty of New Zealand’s mountains, you can sit back and relax in the heart of nature whilst feeling completely safe and in total privacy. Your journey starts from the moment you park your car in the secluded parking bay; be sure to pack lightly, because you’ll be hiking for around 15-20 minutes through the scenic native bush to make it to your pod. Alternatively, you can opt for a breathtaking helicopter ride from Kaikoura with the option of whale watching from above. Either way, you’re treated to some of New Zealand’s most picturesque sites.

The pods are the perfect option to add to a busy itinerary or an adventurous honeymoon – spend a couple of nights here to stop, switch off and rejuvenate. Although you’ll feel immersed in a luxurious sense of isolation, the pods are located just 20 minutes from Kaikoura, perfect for venturing out in search of a restaurant, shopping or exploration of a scenic, coastal town. However, if you choose to stay put, your pod is equipped with everything you might need during your stay.

If you choose the self-catering option, you can make your favourite meals on the small hob and gas barbecue. Or, you can pre-book a breakfast and dinner package for ease. Sitting high on the mountainside, you can soak up the most spectacular views whilst dining on your meals.

Both PurePods include everything you can think of to keep you comfortable and entertain during your stay. With full bathroom and kitchen facilities, as well as a cosy bed and fun games and telescope, being in a remote pod has never been more exciting.

Kahutara PurePod

Kahutara PurePod

Perched high above the Kahutara River, opt for this enclosed, outdoor haven for incredible views of rolling mountains and jagged mountains in the distance. Wake up each morning to dreamy landscapes and spend your days hiking through groves of trees and exploring the nearby town, Kaikoura, just 20 minutes away.
Manakau PurePod

Manakau PurePod

Manakau PurePod is an eco-friendly cabin, located in the perfect position to boast breathtaking views of the Seaward Kaikoura Mountain Range. Its secluded position in the mountains allows you to relax in the remote landscapes of New Zealand, hike the scenic trails and even enjoy a picnic in some of the picturesque spots in the mountains.
  • Small kitchen facilities
  • Full toilet and shower facilities
  • Coffee and tea station

Nature walks and hikes

The cabins are perfectly placed in the mountain ranges for you to easily access numerous hiking trails, all boasting breathtaking views of the rugged landscape. Pack a picnic and perch for a spot of lunch in the mountains, far from the bustle of crowds.

Exploring Kaikoura

Just 20 minutes from your PurePod is Kaikoura, a stunning coastal town on the South Island of New Zealand. Kaikoura is mostly known for the sightings of marine life including the majestic sperm whale and fur seals.

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