There’s something about sleeping under the stars that just feels so romantic and wild. If you’re looking to experience camping but don’t want to deal with all of the hassles, then glamping is definitely for you! And lucky for us, New Zealand has many fantastic glamping spots!

If you’re not familiar with glamping, it’s basically camping but with all the amenities of home. From secluded cottages overlooking the ocean to cosy treehouses nestled in the forest, there’s something for everyone. So whether you’re an outdoorsy type or not, there’s definitely a glamping spot for you!

So if you’re ready for an unforgettable getaway, check out the list below of the Best Glamping Spots on the South Island of New Zealand, The Best Glamping Spots in Auckland, and the Best Treehouse Accommodation in New Zealand!

Lake Wanaka. Roys Peak Track, South Island, New Zealand

Best Glamping on South Island

There aren’t many better places on the planet to go glamping than on the South Island of New Zealand. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway with comfy beds, or you’re outdoor enthusiasts looking for your next adventure at a national park – there is something for everyone.

Boasting snowy mountains across the southern alps, deserted beaches, picturesque lakes, and rolling landscape, there are plenty of glamping spots for you to explore.

Let’s jump into some of the Best Glamping Spots on New Zealand’s South Island!

Akaroa Glamping

Just a 5-minute drive outside of Akaroa, Akaroa Glamping offers spectacular views of Takamatua Bay and is just a short trip to the water of Banks Peninsula.

Offering a small and simple tent, you’ll be located by native trees and bush for you to explore. As well as hiking, you’ll have access to the Banks Peninsula where you can kayak, swim with dolphins, and choose from a variety of boat tours. If you’re a foodie, Akaroa is just on your doorstep with a variety of cafes and restaurants!

Banks Peninsula, Christchurch, New Zealand

Glam Camping, Queenstown

Located just a 20-minute drive from the centre of Queenstown, Glam Camping is located on the beautiful Moke Lake and at the bottom of Moke Lake Hill.

The off-grid and eco-friendly glamping domes are in the perfect location and are surrounded by natural beauty for you to explore. Whether you enjoy hikes or just relaxing, there are plenty of activities for you to do including horse treks, yoga, and wine tasting. Whilst Glam Camping isn’t on the cheaper side, it’s the perfect place to spend during your time in Queenstown!

Lake Moke near Queenstown, New Zealand

Remarkables Glamping, Queenstown

Located just a short distance from Queenstown Airport, Remarkable’s Glamping offers a secure and rural location with views of the Remarkables and Queenstown.

The campsite is the perfect place to wake up to mountain views and fresh air. During your stay there are plenty of hikes and open land for you to explore, not to mention Queenstown’s famous ski slopes. As part of your stay and for $270 per night, you’ll get free breakfast, access to a hot shower, flushing toilets, and cooking facilities.

Check out Remarkables Glamping for fresh air and skiing options!

Queenstown, New Zealand

For more information and extra glamping spots on the South Island, read The 8 Best Glamping Spots on The South Island of NZ blog article. 


Best Glamping in Auckland, North Island

Glamping is a portmanteau of glamour and camping, and it’s exactly what it sounds like. It’s a way to enjoy the great outdoors while sleeping under the stars, and Auckland has some amazing spots. To help make your decision of where to go, we’ve put together a list of the best glamping spots in Auckland. Whether you’re looking for stunning ocean views or want to be surrounded by nature, Auckland has the perfect glamping spot for you!

Let’s take a look at some of the Best Glamping Spots in Auckland!

Aotearoa Surf Eco Pods & Glamping

Love surfing and glamping? Then why not combine the two at Aotearoa Surf Eco Pods & Glamping, where you can enjoy the best of both worlds in one stunning location!

Located in beautiful Northern Auckland, this unique glamping spot offers a range of eco-friendly pods that have been designed to blend in with the natural surroundings. Two different types of accommodations are available: private pod and private tent. For a private pod, you can choose from The Pacific, The Barrier, or The Heads (perfect for a family of 4), while for a private tent, there are 3 different sizes to choose from Kentia Glamping Teepee, Nikau Glamping Teepee, or Fern Glamping Teepee Bay.

For those who want to surf, relax, and connect with nature, Aotearoa Surf Eco Pods & Glamping is the perfect place to stay!

Surfing in New Zealand

Wharekawa Farm

Wharekawa Farm is an idyllic campsite located 2 hours away from Auckland and just 15 minutes away from the beautiful beaches of Whangamata on the Coromandel Peninsula. Set beneath the shade of an ancient pohutukawa tree, this campsite includes a cosy Shepherd’s Hut as well as an outdoor kitchen and bathroom, both covered for your convenience.

The hut offers stunning views of the Wharekawa estuary and ocean, which you can admire from our chicly decorated, airy, and spacious windows. This is glamping at its best, with every detail considered to ensure your comfort.

Not only will you be able to explore the surrounding property, but they also provide kayaks and boogie boards for your entertainment! And if you’re feeling adventurous, you can cross the river and ride the surf at Opoutere Beach. In the evening, relax in outdoor baths while taking in the stunning view and all of the stars above. You’ll fall asleep to the soothing sound of ocean waves crashing – and wake up refreshed to a beautiful sunrise.

Glamping at Wharekawa Farm is an experience you’ll never forget!

Coromandel Peninsula on the North Island of New Zealand

Maunga Iti

Maunga Iti, which translates to “little hills” in Te Reo Mori, is a sizable wilderness area inland from the breathtaking Tutukaka coast. This exquisite slice of New Zealand is a little under three hour drive from Auckland, making it the ideal getaway for city dwellers in need of some R&R.

The luxury tent is thoughtfully placed on the top of a small hill, granting visitors majestic views of the ocean and nearby islands through the expansive bushes. The interior features hand-crafted furniture as well as a queen bed with soft Egyptian cotton sheets and natural bedding materials. You can enjoy a warm and comfortable space with a wood-burning tent stove. The back of the tent provides easy access to your private bathroom and camp kitchen, both with hot tap water.

Whatever your style, Maunga Iti will offer you a memorable experience!

Campervan on road in New Zealand

For more information and extra glamping spots in Auckland, read our 12 Best Glamping Spots in Auckland blog article. 

Best Treehouse Accommodation

New Zealand is a country known for its natural beauty, and its treehouse accommodations are no exception. Nestled among the branches of towering trees, these unique accommodations offer guests a chance to experience nature in a whole new way.

Thanks to their elevated position, treehouses provide stunning views of the surrounding landscape. And with New Zealand’s diverse range of landscapes – from snow-capped mountains to sandy beaches – there’s sure to be a treehouse accommodation that suits everyone’s taste!

So if you’re looking for an unforgettable stay in New Zealand, here are some of the best treehouse accommodations to consider!

Hapuku Lodge + Tree Houses

On the South Island of New Zealand, 12 km north of the famous eco-marine town of Kaikoura, you’ll find Hapuku Lodge + Tree Houses, a modern country hotel on a deer breeding farm. A kilometre to the east is the Kaikoura coast and the famous Mangamaunu Bay, which is nestled at the foot of the Kaikoura Seaward Mountain Range.

Designed to blend into their natural surroundings seamlessly, each Tree House has been crafted out of sustainable materials, including locally sourced wood. Each structure is surrounded by native foliage and features a private balcony with incredible views of the local landscape.

The one-bedroom Tree Houses are cosy and accommodating, with deep soaking tubs, fireplaces, and unique furnishings that are sure to please any couple. Both the upstairs and downstairs of the “Family” Tree House are decorated in the same fashion, but the downstairs room has been outfitted with amenities and furnishings specifically for children in mind, such as a dedicated bathroom and two bunk beds.

With large windows that offer dramatic views of Kaikoura’s mountains and the Pacific Ocean, as well as bring the tree canopies into view, you will feel like they’re living in a fairytale!

View of mountainside in Kaikoura, New Zealand

Piha Treehouse

Perfect for a relaxing and rejuvenating family vacation amidst the Pohutukawa trees and the soothing sounds of the ocean, The Piha Treehouse can sleep up to six people across three bedrooms and four beds and two bathrooms.

Located 1.3 km away from the iconic Piha beach, the Piha Treehouse offers breathtaking views of the surrounding Waitakere Ranges and Piha beach. It’s also close to several walking tracks and waterfalls, making it ideal for active adventurers.

The north-facing orientation of this carefully crafted property ensures that its inhabitants can take advantage of the sun at all times. Enjoy your morning coffee or tea on the expansive deck or a leisurely meal under the wide umbrella. In the late afternoon, kick back with a glass and a good book on the elevated side deck.

Whether it’s the Kereru (wood pigeons) or Tui in the protected Pohutukawa trees or the vista to the sea beyond, you’ll be mesmerised by the scenery out the full-glass end of the living area, which features doors that open up completely. You’ll instantly feel more at ease thanks to the soothing waves playing in the background and one of the most wonderful hosts in New Zealand!

Piha Beach, New Zealand

The Tree House

Set in stunning subtropical gardens and next to the tranquil Hokianga Harbour, The Tree House is the perfect base for exploring Northland’s Twin Coast Discovery Highway. Whether you’re a backpacker, bicycle tourist or independent traveller, they have accommodations to suit your needs.

The Tree House is a retreat-style eco-lodge that can accommodate up to 20 guests. It is surrounded by regenerating native forests and wetlands, and the grounds are inspired by permaculture ideas.

All visitors have access to the main lodge’s kitchen, bathrooms, and laundry facilities. Outdoor stairs and trails connect the parking lot, camping areas, and cottages to the main structure. In the colder months, guests can enjoy the comfort of their heated room or cabin.

Whether you stay in your own private cabin, a shared room in a wooden homestead, or pitch a tent on a camping ground, you’ll be spoilt for choice with so much to see and do in the area. You can cycle along the Far North Cycleway or the Kauri Coast Cycleway, hike through the stunning Waipoua Kauri Forest, or take on the challenge of Tour Aotearoa – biking the length of NZ!

Gigantic kauri tree growing in Waipoua forest, Northland, New Zealand

For more information and extra treehouse accommodation in New Zealand, read our 8 Best Treehouse Accommodation NZ blog article. 

Final Thoughts

Without a doubt, New Zealand is home to some of the most stunning places in the world and offers an unforgettable experience.  Whether it’s a romantic getaway, a honeymoon trip, or an adventure holiday, New Zealand has it all. And with our campervan hire, you can take full advantage of the stunning scenery and make the most of your holiday.

If you need a hand booking any of these glamping sites, treehouse locations or hiring a campervan for your journey, Travellers Autobarn is here to help. We offer a range of campervans for hire in New Zealand and all the necessary gear and accessories to complete your trip. So why not get in touch with us today and start planning your New Zealand glamping adventure!

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About the Author

Harrison Greig

Harrison is the Marketing and Social Media Guru here at Travellers Autobarn. He holds a Bachelor of Business (International Tourism). He has 4+ years experience in the tourism industry, enjoys capturing and showcasing the beauty of the world we live in!

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