Explore Life Glamping in Wanaka

We offer stunning glamping accommodation in truly unique locations around Wanaka, New Zealand. Our beautifully attired canvas tents are situated on carefully selected platforms with knock out views.

With flush toilets, hot showers, hammocks and natural lounging areas to sit back in, Explore Life Luxury Camping will take the hassle out of tenting and put the ‘relax’ back into your holiday.

Enjoy the views, the experience of sleeping under canvas, the beautiful custom designed interiors and the simple pace of life at ground level.



We also have fully furnished tents available for hire, for your next party or special event.


Our Lotus Belle tents are sourced locally in New Zealand and are a massive 5m round, and stand 3.2m high. Situated on platforms that make the best of the natural views and shelter. We are committed to offer an affordable luxurious retreat in a down to earth setting.

Each tent has a comfy Queen bed dressed in quality linen, quilts and soft furnishings. Our interiors reflect our desire to add not detract from our beautiful natural surrounds. Lanterns, cushions, and throws help create a nest that will keep you cosy and comfortable.

New Zealand is the perfect place for camping. No snakes, bears, wolves, or racoons. In fact there are no dangerous animals at all. This is truely camping at it’s best.

Click on the pictures below for more information on each site and to make an instant booking .

 (Please note our season runs from 1st November – 30th April)

Wilding Pines

(For Small Groups or Families)

Glamping in style in Wanaka

This site is for small groups or families and epitomises the Central Otago landscape, a touch of the natural and a dose of the influence of man. We are nestled in amongst a sheltering grove of wilding pines, typically dry and golden underfoot. From the carpark walk an easy 3-5min up to our wonderfully private glamping site – you can see for miles, but the world can’t spot you. The view here – across the lake to the peninsula and Mt Gold is glorious.

Mt Gold

(For Couples & Honeymoons)

Honeymoon experience

This site is located atop a steep hill where a moderate level of fitness is required, but is well worth the 5-10 minute walk up for the amazing 180 degree views across the lake from Treble Cone to Mt Gold. The beach is about a 20min walk away from here. This site is nestled in amongst wilding pines so it is sheltered but has incredible views and we have decorated the tent in our romantic Otago Safari theme. Perfect for honeymooners.




Not only do we offer our guests the option of Mountain Biking or Kayaking to their glamping site, we can also help to arrange a host of activities in the area or afar. If you are looking for ideas, check out our 'Things To Do' tab on the booking page, let us know what appeals, and we can take care of the rest.



We give all our guests the option of ordering some delicious food hampers when they book, to take the hassle out of your holiday. We have prepared a wonderful choice of hampers that seeks to cater to all appetites.



That's right, it's a hammock, but it's also a hot tub! Lie back and relax, gaze at the stars, sip on wine and unwind with this truly unique experience. Upon booking guests will be given the option to hire one of these beauties, and believe me, it's not something you want to miss out on! Fits 2 adults comfortably.


Explore Life started out of a vision to see others really enjoy the beauty of nature, and experience the wonder of creation, without the dread of sleeping on a little foam mat in a constricting sleeping bag, and forgoing hot showers for days on end.

We love camping, and we love the outdoors. There is nothing like falling to sleep with the sound of Cicadas quietly singing in the background, and the Morepork calling in the distance. Waking up to the birds chirping and knowing that you have fully rested.

We realise that camping is not what it used to be and sometimes it’s hardly a holiday at all!

Our desire is to see the hassle taken out of camping and for it to be a truly memorable, relaxing holiday for the entire family to enjoy.

We would like to see our tents being used for romantic getaways, a time of reconnecting with nature and each other, a time for reflection and meditation.

Let us create a unique experience for your next holiday.

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