The first time I got to experience glamping was in the Maasai Mara in Kenya, a small canvas hotel located on the edge of the national park, and I fell in love! It was the coolest places I had ever stayed and the only accommodation I still vividly remember from my travels. Accommodation is often seen as a necessity, but I realised it could also be an amazing experience and I wanted to recreate that feeling I had in Kenya, back here in New Zealand as much as I could.
Growing up my husband and I both went camping during the holidays. It was always so much fun, getting out of the four walls of a building, cooking outside, gazing at the stars late into the night and sitting around a fire telling stories. It’s so liberating, nothing quite compares. But when I discovered glamping and I realised I could have all the fun of camping but with a comfortable bed and real bedding I was sold!
So in 2015 we started our glamping business. We’ve experimented with different types of tents and sourced gorgeous and comfortable furniture that we could easily transport all over the country for any event and now have a premium package to offer. We grew organically and over the last 6 years we have had the pleasure of hosting approximately 2700 people who have all loved every moment of their experience. It’s been such a joy to see the smiles on everyone’s face as they see their camp for the first time and completely humbling reading their reviews. We are just so delighted to share our love for camping with everyone who comes through our door.
Over the years we have set up remote corporate events, accommodation for weddings in backcountry stations, and cute little romantic escapes that have enabled us to travel to some outstanding places. We love adventure and now consider ourselves as experts in the glamping industry, so if someone has a crazy idea of where they want to go glamping, we love working with them to make it happen.
We wanted to create something special which will live on in the minds of those who experience it, long after it’s over. We hope you get the chance to experience it’s magic too!