Where it all began
A story of travel and falling in love
It started with our adventurous fathers and our childhood camping trips.
It started around the campfire and exploring nature.
It started in the Masai Mara in a simple but beautiful glamping village
It started when we fell in love
It started with a bell tent by the lake.
It started with all the above
Explore Life has developed organically from childhoods spent toasting marshmallows. A life lived outdoors. A life spent chasing adventure and an understanding what brings people together.
Explore Life started in 2017 to create connection.
At our core we bring people together with others and bring them into connection with nature.
Connection is the soul of what drives us at Explore Life. It gives us our purpose to deliver sensational events and retreats. Events that stay in the hearts and minds of our glampers long after they have returned home.
We had humble beginnings as a single bell tent nestled in the trees beside Lake Wanaka. Over five years our permanent glamping site became a popular overnight destination. Complete with beautiful geodesic domes, hot showers, and luxury furniture. We welcomed guests from every corner of the world. We showed them that camping didn’t have to be roughing it. We introduced people to nature in comfort.
The popularity of hosting guests in the beautiful Southern Lakes meant we didn’t have time we needed to really concentrate on Explore life and delivering remembering events. Over time we realized our passions lay with bringing people together. We sold our permanent glamping site in 2021 allowing us to focus our attention on Explore life.
The pandemic and isolation of 2020-21 only increased our desire to help draw people out again and into the nature our country is famous for. As the doors closed on our glamping site, we directed our passions into our luxury events business.
We created Explore Life to bring us back into connection with each other.
With 20 bell tents, a trove of luxury furniture and an eventual end to lockdown Explore Life is ready to host your next event: A luxury glamping experience that comes to you.
Masterminded by Amy and Mikey, the husband-and-wife duo are here to make your next event the most memorable yet. Both have spent their lives travelling off the beaten track. They want to show you a different way to host your next event, take you off your own beaten track.
Together they have created a unique events business that comes to you. Providing luxury glamping spaces and accommodation to host your next special occasion.
We have set up remote corporate events. Hosted wedding guests in the backcountry. Styled cute little romantic escapes and hen’s parties. Our tents have travelled to some of our countries most outstanding locations.
Whatever the event, whatever the location, we love working with you to make it happen.
We want to create an experience that will live on in the minds of your guests long after it is over. We want you to experience the magic of glamping and nature in the beautiful South Island of New Zealand.