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Manakau PurePod

Kaikoura - Canterbury

You really will have the place to yourselves at this incredible mountain-view pod in the New Zealand countryside. Its perfectly peaceful and reassuringly remote

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
from £330 per night

How to book...

Manakau PurePod is owned and managed by Stephanie Hassall.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Stephanie Hassall.

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Where we are: 

  The Highlights...

  • Indulge yourselves with a wonderfully comfortable queen-sized bed dressed with crisp linens, and a lovely hot shower.
  • An excellent dinner and breakfast is available.
  • Solar-powered, off-grid and Wi-Fi free, this pod is an environmentally friendly choice for a minimal carbon footprint.
  • Youre just 20 minutes from the coast, with the Kaikoura region offering whale-watching, kayaking, swimming with seals and more.

  You should know...

  • Due to the hilly walk required to reach the PurePod, its not suitable for those with limited mobility.
  • Check-in is from 3pm, but make sure you leave enough time to reach your PurePod before its dark.
  • There is a 15 minute nature walk from the carpark to the PurePod.

  The Detail...

On New Zealands South Island, north of Christchurch, the Manakau PurePod is a place where whats outside your room is even more important than whats inside. You have glass walls on all sides so you can truly appreciate the incredible panoramic views of the Seaward Kaikoura mountains.

It doesnt get much more private than the Manakau PurePod you will need to walk for around 15 minutes from the farmhouse you arrive at, a sometimes steep but always rewarding climb. Theres nobody and nothing else around to interrupt the spectacular scenery. To the north is the mighty Mt Manakau and the often snow-covered Mount Fyffe. It wont surprise you theres no mobile coverage or Wi-Fi but thats the beauty of this place.

With an ethos of minimalist luxury and environmental sustainability, your pod is perfect for two. A super-comfy double bed is accompanied by a great shower and flush toilet, and youve got a hob and barbecue, plus very welcome essentials like tea, coffee and milk.

Deprived of technology (doesnt that sound nice?), you have books, games and a telescope to entertain yourselves. But even doing absolutely nothing is a pleasure with a view like this. Comfortable deck chairs are provided so you can sit outside and soak up the experience.

Another great plus is the breakfast and dinner packages you can order from PurePods. Tasty, local ingredients and healthy treats like freshly made muesli and organic yoghurt will make sure you are well nourished before you head out exploring the surroundings, with vegetarian and gluten free alternatives to the evening meal choices.

Trails are marked to make your excursion to the PurePod easy its best to complete it before dark. The vast landscapes seem to go on forever, and it will be hard to believe youre only 20 minutes drive from the coastal town of Kaikoura, which has all the amenities you are likely to need. Theres a supermarket, several bars, restaurants and ice cream shops just moments away from the ocean.

Many will claim it, but your break at the Manakau PurePod will genuinely be unforgettable.


Essential Features
  • Heating
  • No Dogs
  • No Smoking
Living Spaces
  • Games/Books
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
  • BBQ
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Off road free parking


  • Bird watching
  • Mountain Walking

  Nearest Airport

Christchurch International Airport 2.5 hours 190 km



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Manakau PurePod is owned and managed by Stephanie Hassall.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Stephanie Hassall.

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