I just want to give a big shout out to all our guests for coming and staying with us this past summer. We have had so much positive feedback and incredible reviews, we are truly humbled.
To say thank you we have decided to donate a part of our guest fees to a cause we feel very passionate about – ‘Anti-trafficking’.
Tear Fund NZ does some incredible work around the world protecting and rescuing young men and women who are the target of human trafficking. We are honoured to support the work they and their partner organisations do.
Did you know….
Human trafficking is the illegal trade of human beings, mainly for the purposes of forced labor and sex trafficking. As the world’s fastest growing criminal industry, it affects every nation across the globe. Every 30 seconds, someone becomes a victim of modern-day slavery.
There are more slaves in the world today than at any other point in human history, with an estimated 27 million in bondage across the globe. Men, women, and children are being exploited for manual and sexual labor against their will.
Let’s be part of the solution… Thank you
Well for our first season I have been stoked at how busy we have been. The three weeks over Christmas and New Years we were totally booked solid and now these three weeks over the Chinese New Year have produced the same results. It’s been keeping me on my toes and we are learning a lot… fast!
We have had so many wonderful guests come and stay from all corners of the globe and each one has left us a glowing review. Thank you so much to all of you!!!
Here’s what some of our guests had to say:
“This glamp site was an experience! Coming from Melbourne in Australia, we were taken back by Wanakas beauty right outside our doorstep! The view was spectacular. The facilities and amenities were spot on. Just like a camp site but ‘premium’! Amy was really nice to speak with when she greeted us at the beginning! Would definitely recommend this glamp site 100%!!” Jessica
“An unforgettable experience sleeping under canvas. The location was incredible giving a feeling of seclusion and uninterrupted views across to mystical mountains which changed colour as the sun set. I can’t recommend this enough.” Michael
“This was truly an experience. Amy and Mikey considered each and every detail that would impact someone’s experience which has resulted in a truly impressive glamping experience. The attention to detail was amazing and our entire experience was seem less and beyond enjoyable because of this.” Alexandra
“Remote yet close to Wanaka, an amazing getaway – a kiwi style camping experience with a twist. Everything was provided to make us feel at home while we were camping there, so you can truly get away and just forget about everything. Really convenient to bike riding at Deans Bank track and swimming at Dublin Bay. Our only regret was that we couldn’t stay for longer.” Rebekah
We were also delighted to appear on Tourism New Zealand’s media page under the title of ‘One of New Zealand’s Most Secluded Love Nests’.
Check out the article here: http://media.newzealand.com/en/story-ideas/romance-in-new-zealands-most-secluded-love-nests/
Our guests Nic and Hannah have told us they will definitely be back! That’s what we love to hear, Thanks Nic and Hannah!
They have some left some great feedback and we are stoked they had such a good time, and such amazing weather. Read what they had to say below…
“Our experience with Amy and Mikey’s Glamping was incredible. When we arrived at the hilly site, Amy showed us around and gave us a little brief about how things worked. She was very friendly and engaging and made us feel very welcome and comfortable. The tent was incredibly set up with a very comfortable double/queen size bed with lovely soft bedding, we had chairs and board games and a little table with water and all the camping essentials plus more. The shower was terrific with very good water pressure and a nice and toasty set temperature. The toilet setup was great – clean and easy to use. There was also a sink and a barbecue to cook on, which would be easy to figure out if you aren’t familiar with them. She also showed us a little surprise chill out area with bench seats and a hammock overlooking the breath taking views of the lake and mountains surrounding the campsite. It got quite cold at night, though we were very comfortable and warm inside the tent. There are also hot water bottles and extra blankets for when it gets very chilly. Overall, we had a wonderful experience and would recommend this to anyone looking to stay here. We will definitely be back!” Nic and Hannah
This is definitely the busy season for glamping, not only are we fully booked over Christmas and New Years but we have madly been getting our most recent site, Mt Gold, ready to go.
Toilet and shower tents up, check
Toilet has incredible view? Check
BBQ and Sink on site? Check
Outside table set up? Check
Everything ready for tent for tent to be set up tomorrow? Check
We’re a go!
Well Christmas is all about family and we have been seeing plenty of that up at our Wilding Pines site this festive season. We have just welcomed our third family in a row to experience the wonder of glamping.
I have had fun decorating the tent too, to host three instead of two 🙂
So if you are thinking of getting away with the family this holiday season come talk to us. We are more than happy to help make your holiday one to remember.
It is always a delight having guests that have never gone camping before. Our desire in starting this business is to get people outdoors, into nature and experience sleeping under the stars, who otherwise would never do it. Our latest guests Toby and Yibing where delighted by their experience.
“Amy is a really nice host. The Glamping experience is awesome! The instruction provided by Amy is very detailed and make it easy to get that secret gorgeous place with stunning view. We recommend all Airbnb traveller to stay at this fantastic place if you want to have a special special experience in Wanaka.” Yibing
It is so great receiving our guests reviews, knowing that everyone is having a great time and finding our accommodation exceeds their expectations. We couldn’t have wished for better. This lovely couple decided to come glamping as a compromise to camping. The husband was keen on camping, the wife… well not so much :-). This way however they both got their wish and both loved every moment of it.
Here is what they had to say:
“What a cool and fun experience staying at Amy and Mike’s glamping site. Th accommodation, facilities and location were beyond what we expected. Our hosts were very welcoming and responsive as well. I definitely recommend having them do some pre-arrival grocery shopping. It’s nice to have food and provisions ready for arrival. We hope to be back for another visit.” Cathy & Mike
We had another lovely review from Jennifer who came to us through Airbnb.
“The glamping site was better than we could have imagined. Every detail was thought through and we were very comfortable throughout our stay. It is about 15 minutes drive from Wanaka to get to the site, but we didn’t find it was a problem getting there in our car (a little bumpy ride, but totally safe). Amy was really helpful in showing us the site and how everything was set up. We had a lovely bed, hot shower, and cooking facilities. The sunset view over Lake Wanaka while we were sitting outside enjoying some bubbles is hard to beat”
It is so great to know all our hard work is being well received and everyone loves the experience as much as we hoped.
We had a fabulous couple from Australia stay right after the hen’s party. They booked via our Airbnb listing and where fantastic guests. I just loved the expression from Bridie when I showed her inside the tent, it was priceless.
They left us a great review too 🙂
“This was an absolutely lovely experience – something very different, but very comfortable and relaxing. Amy went above and beyond to make our stay great – her eye for detail was present right through the site. She was very easy to communicate with in the lead up to our stay. The shower was great and hot, the toilet clean, the bed really comfy and the view speculator.” (Bridie)
Thanks guys, you are welcome back any time!