Explore Life Glamping in Wanaka

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Glamping Events

the perfect wedding

We can literally pop up a hotel wherever it suits you. Whether you want your guests to stay on after the wedding, looking to plan a corporate retreat, or filming in a remote location, we are here to help.

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Glamping In Wanaka


We have two semi permanent sites located in Wanaka overlooking the lake and mountains beyond. Each campsite, which you will have completely to yourselves, is secluded and remote, with the most outstanding views.

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Tent Hire


We have two lotus belle tents available for hire which can come fully furnished for your next event. There are even lots of little extras which may really help the party to come alive.

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Luxury Bathroom Hire

luxury bathrooms for any event

Who likes portoloo’s really? How about making your next event a little more comfortable and adding one of our luxury bathrooms. We can deliver anywhere in Central Otago and are competitively priced.

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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.

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

Wilding Pines

(For Small Groups or Families)

glamping tent in Wanaka NZ

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

(For Couples & Honeymoons)

Honeymoon experience

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.

Each campsite is fitted 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. We designed our own high quality canvas tents and had them made here in New Zealand. The toilet is a odourless composting loo and the shower is powered by gas hot water and flows at a rate of 10L per minute. No solar showers here!

In keeping with the landscape we decided that in amongst all the glamor we would keep some things rustic, therefore we have chosen a site which has had little influence from man. The land is typically dry and golden underfoot and native scrub abounds. The rabbits have really taken to the area and will be frequently seen nibbling the grass nearby. The land is by no means flat, which is why we recommend good footwear, but it’s the ideal place to come glamping.

Please note you will need to walk 5-10 minutes up-hill to your campsite. We recommend good footwear and a small backpack packed with only your overnight essentials. 




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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