Our Story

Hi, we’re Amy and Mikey, the creative brains and the feet on the ground behind Explore Life Glamping. We started this venture in 2015 with one tent on a little piece of farmland overlooking Lake Wanaka. After this proved popular we expanded and created two campsites, one for couples and one for families, adding a few more tents, updating the facilities and creating a very special place for locals, and visitors to New Zealand, to enjoy the outdoors camping experience without the hassle and without have to forgo all luxuries.

In 2017 we then purchased 20 bell tents to start our pop up glamping/hotel venture. We imported beautiful teak and leather furniture and folding bed frames, brought a heap of deluxe foam mattresses, cut carpet rounds and created a hotel we could take anywhere for any event. Within a few months we had 3 large events booked all on the same weekend! We pulled it off without a hitch and we then knew we had a really neat, unique product.


In 2018 we decided to seperate our two ventures out. We purchased 2 geodesic domes for our two permanent glamping sites and rebranded to Mt Gold Glamping. Our star domes are extremely popular now and it is a brand we are very proud of.

Then we began dreaming up more luxury products to offer out customers. This is when the glamping picnics came about, which are perfect for hens parties or birthdays and the like.

During all that time we have also been building up a portfolio of venues to work with so we can create memorable events for our guests.

We love creating something special which will live on in the minds of those who experience it for long after the event is over.

owners story