Situated on a private farm ten minutes from Wanaka, each campsite is carefully hidden to make the best of the magnificant lake and mountain views.

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.

Your campsite comes fully equipped with everything you need for a relaxing holiday. We have decorated them with solar fairy lights that will magically light up as dusk approaches and our eccentric mix of LED candles, lanterns and solar lights work together seamlessly to create an ambient, romantic and fun atmosphere.

We have paid very close attention to detail and ensured our guests are provided with everything they need to make this holiday truly hassle free. You will have a bbq in which you can cook on, all the utensils you need to whip up a terrific meal, drinking water, and the basic necessities such as oil, salt & pepper & spices. There is even a cool box with ice to keep your food and beverages cold. Our bathroom facilities are very cute and comfortable and the shower is powered by gas hot water

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.


Please note we will be exchanging 2 of our tents with GEODESIC DOMES this summer. These have a huge bay window and skylight!

Wilding Pines Camp

(For Small Groups or Families)

Our Wilding Pines campsite is located part way up a hill (3-5min walk from your car), and nestled in amongst a sheltering grove of wilding pines, it’s an idyllic setting. The views from the campsite and even from your bed are stunning – across the lake to the peninsula with the glorious, dramatic Mt Gold in the background. At Wilding Pines we have fitted out two luxury glamping tents so this site is perfect for 2-3 couples or one or two small families. One tent is fitted out in our Summer Art Deco theme; Bright cheerful colours, fun patterns, pineapples and parrots, it’s all here. It’s a fun environment to kick back and relax in. The second tent is decorated in our Aztec Indian Theme; Warm colours, feathers and dream catchers,  and fun patterns abound. There is also a hammock tree tent which sits approx. 1.4 meters off the ground between three trees and is a great place to relax.

Mt Gold Camp

(For Couples & Honeymoons)

Our Mt Gold campsite is located on the top of a hill where you are rewarded with fantastic 180 degree views over Lake Wanaka. The site is nestled in amongst some pine trees, so it’s nice and sheltered and well hidden from public view. At Mt Gold we have decorated the tent in our Otago Safari Theme. Soft colours, sheepskin rugs, mink throws, antique furniture mixed in with stylish modern decor. It’s adorable and very cosy.

Please note the walk in is steep, approx. ten minutes up-hill and we do not recommend trying to navigate in the dark.

Please note the road in to our farm is rough and you will need to walk 5-10 minutes up-hill to your campsite. We recommend a car with good ground clearance, suitable footwear and a small backpack packed with only your overnight essentials. 

Camp Open Between 1st November – 30th April

Book Direct and Receive Breakfast Free

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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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