While we all love the idea of ‘getting back to nature’, the traditional kiwi camping holiday isn’t for everyone. There can be a fine line between the urge to be at one with nature and having to forgo on our creature comforts – like a traveller’s working toilet and our daily flat white! ‘Glamping’ (glamourous camping) on the other hand, is a concept that has been on the rise overseas and basically translates as an easy, eco-friendly way to take in the great outdoors without roughing it. It seems the concept has now made its way down to our fine antipodean shores after stumbling across relatively new venture Wildernest. Let us assure you, this is one camping experience that we bet will appeal to even the most high-maintenance (yes, there is the option of shower facilities and a flushing toilet)
Wildernest specialise in ‘pop-up’ boutique accommodations in virtually any location you dream it to exist. The clever team plans and create a platform based on your holiday specifications so you can experience our country’s most breathtaking surroundings in luxury five-star accommodation style.
From festivals, to a pop-up hotel for your wedding or a romantic getaway fot two, the company cites that their only limitation is your imagination when it comes to bringing your ideas to reality.
Considering how lucky we are in New Zealand to have such a vast and idyllic landscape as our backdrop, choosing where to go is the only hard part of this holiday! Wildernest sort literally everything so you need not worry about any logistics – Wildernest will navigate travel arrangements, assemble your camp – bell tent, candles, airbeds and linen, – and pack out upon your departure. All you need to do is arrive, indulge and enjoy your holiday in secluded comfort.
You can forget roughing it, this is one camping trip that certainly gets our seal of approval!
Check out their website here for more ideas and information on their holidays.
RHYTHM & VINES 2012 Photos by Paul Hoelen Photography