Traveling through New Zealand can
be a fun and exciting at the best of times but if you find you want to get out
of the city and experience the true beauty of New Zealand’s country side,
sometimes cutting yourself off is just want you need.
And there is no better way to do
than staying in a Pure Pod, located across New Zealand’s vast countryside, we
choose Korimako about 90 minutes North-East of Christchurch in the Greta
Driving off the highway and
cutting through the rolling hills, you eventually find yourself at the bottom
of a tree covered mountain. With adventure a foot and bags on our back, we set
off on the trail to a spend the night amongst the trees.
Our advice, if you’re just going
for a night or two you don’t need much – with the Pod fully equipped with
everything you will need all you need to bring is some food and a change of
Walking up the trail, you find
yourself immersed the lush bush land around you and ten to fifteen minutes
later you find yourself face-to-face with your Pure Pod. A uniquely built cabin
that has glass walls, floor and roof. A concept that is a little unnerving when
you think about it especially since the bathroom and shower are fully glass as
well. But considering you’re in the middle of nowhere an there is definitely no
one around you get past that pretty quickly.
Settling in, there isn’t much to
do but sit back, relax and take in the sweeping views of the Greta Valley
coastline over the bay… what more can you ask for. With a glass of wine in hand
and good company it was the perfect way to disconnect from the world.
As the sun set the only to do was
to move from the deck to the bed, open up the doors and watch the stars come
out with the soft night air coming off the bay. Sitting in that bed, there was something
magical about a clear sky full of stars, it was a mesmerising experience to
have and share.
Waking up to look over the bay
with a coffee, makes you want to never leave and nor you should. But like all
good things it did come to an end, packing up our bags we took one last look
and made our way back down the mountain to head to our next adventure.
To say the experience was good would be an understatement, they have taken the time to design and create a truly unique experience that really captures the heart of New Zealand. And with no reception, no television and nothing but the sounds of the bay and bush around you it’s an amazing place to watch the stars and hold that special someone close. The only real choice is which Pure Pod to go to first.