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The Yurt

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Click here for a 360 image of an earlier version of our yurt..

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Romantic, Relaxing
Glamping with Stunning Mountain Views

As of mid January 2024, our yurt is again available for booking!

The scenic location & off-the-grid property make this a unique experience. It's spacious and open, complete with French doors & tinted skylight to watch the stars from the comfort your bed. Electricity, free-wifi, access to the toilet block and shower just down the steps as well as cool new composting outhouse (the best outhouse views in the country!) for those midnight visits makes this a glamping experience to create memories. You'll be at a highest point on our property, and feel on top of the world. A little off the beaten track yet only 8mins to Lake Hawea & 20 to Wanaka. Beautiful, a round space and quiet make this a special experience (Excellent wifi included)

A quick tour of The Yurt and it's surroundings


From $250 per night, Available for 1-night+ stays.
(Winter Rates apply for heating) Call or email for availability.

The Place

This is "Glamping" at it's best - sustainable living, with just oil lamps and candles for lighting. There is an outlet for charging devices.  Excellent WiFi and a gas heater keeps the yurt nice and toasty. Please note - the bathroom is a recently built separate shower and toilet block, down some stairs - about 20m from the yurt.This will be shared with max. 2 other guests if the bungalow is booked at the same time. Otherwise, it's all yours.  At present we are providing a small 2-burner gas cooker for heating tea/coffee and making basic meals, a  private bbq a as well as a cooler box for milk and food. We bake homemade bread for you on your first night. Granola/Cornflakes, milk, tea and coffee are provided as well.

Please Note

The yurt may not be appropriate for those with hip/knee or other ambulatory/walking restrictions. Access to the yurt and toilet/shower area is by stone steps,some of them, a bit oversized. The toilet is not next to the yurt, but down a level of moderate stone steps. There is a cool outhouse, as a backup, within a few steps of the yurt. Questions? Get in touch.  


Accommodates: 2+    |    Beds: 1  |  Pullout Sleeper Couch: 1  |  Bathroom: 1.5 (Shared) & Composting Toilet for those midnight bathroom stops |   Bedroom:1       

Free Wifi |  Heating  | Small cooker for making tea    | Small cooler w/ice blocks  | Electricity  |  Amazing Views  | Lighting by Candles & Lanterns |   Electrical Outlet to charge devices | Access to  Toilet Block:  Shared Bathroom/Shower with maximum 2 others if other accommodation is booked | CompostingToilet/outhouse | Dining table/workspace | Great couch | Outdoor table and chairs  |  Towels, Shampoo, Bodywash  | Note: We don't have kitchenette facilities for the yurt. 

1 hr from
Solar Living
Mountain & Lake Views
Spring Water
Star Gazing

Guest Access

Roam our wonderful 8-acre organic farm, jump on the trampoline, rest in the hammock and sit on any benches you find to soak up the views. Feel free to pick a few apples and apricots and even almonds when in season.
Although you'll have water and cooking facilities in the yurt, you'll have access to a sink at the back of our house to do dishes.

The Neighbourhood

We're at the end of a small dirt road, with a few neighbors off in the distance. So we're quite private, but close enough to Wanaka so you don't miss out on the action. Lake Hawea, a 10 minute drive offers a choice of two great restaurants and a surprisingly well stocked corner store, and the stunning lake is great for walking, picnics, skimming rocks or going for a swim in summer! There are a number of excellent hikes within minutes - inc. the Brest Hill leg of the  Te Araroa Trail, Mt Grandview, Isthmus Peak, Corner peak and many more. 



The yurt is located on the highest point on Mountain Spirit's property, overlooking Lake Hawea and Wanaka/Hawea, with views of Black Peak and Aspiring National Park. Please note there are what we call the 'Inka Stairs' - a stone staircase up to the yurt, approx 20 step

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