If you're not careful, you'll soon find that the PurePod way of life has become completely addictive. Once you've experienced total off-grid relaxation in the middle of New Zealand's breathtaking natural vista, from the comfort and blissful seclusion of your very own glass cabin, there'll be no space for standard hotel rooms in your life ever again!
Whatever the weather, the views from your solar-powered, WiFi-free PurePod are guaranteed to be exceptional. Drench yourselves in morning sunshine on the deck, or batten down the hatches and watch raindrops dancing on the glass roof - all surrounded by lush native foliage, captivating birdsong and the ever-changing skies overhead.
There are four PurePods to choose from, all discovered in a unique and individually isolated location where dramatic scenery and pure serenity are guaranteed. If you find it hard to choose just one, rest assured that ‘PurePod-hopping' is a common holiday scenario for those who willingly succumb to this idyllic way of life!
Your PurePod comes equipped with a kitchen, LED lighting, a flushing toilet, bio-fuel heating and a piping hot water shower. With everything taken care of, you're left with just one very important holiday task: relax.
Pohue PurePod is discovered just an hour from Christchurch, complete with outstanding views of historic Port Levy Bay - not to mention the rolling hills and rocky outcrops this beautiful area of New Zealand is famous for.
Enjoy a scenic drive, followed by an even more scenic walk along the dedicated winding track (unfortunately, the walk and steps are not suitable for those with mobility issues), as the unique Pohue PurePod is revealed below the flourishing macrocarpa trees.
Whether you choose to relax inside or out, you'll find you're in the perfect position to view all the delights of the tussock grasses, all the way down through lush land to the sheltered bay of Port Levy...and all with no people or traffic in sight or sound!
Everything you need has been lovingly provided, from comfy deck chairs, a barbecue and gas hob, to crisp linen, local reference books and a telescope for you to enjoy that exceptional night sky in all its starry magnificence.
Give in to the overwhelming temptation to do absolutely nothing at all, or if you insist on being active, why not take a walk to the famed Acropolis outcrop and watch the blazing sunset? The Banks Peninsula offers a beautiful array of hiking trails, or for a special treat, head over to nearby Akaroa to enjoy a spot of kayaking, or go swimming with the dolphins.
Bring your own supplies, or take advantage of the PurePod dinner and breakfast package, created from fresh local ingredients - what better than to enjoy a platter of local cheeses over a bottle of good wine, total tranquility and some of the very best natural scenery you'll ever feast your eyes upon?
If you've ever had your doubts that paradise could exist on Earth...then let's just say that a break spent at Pohue PurePod will put those doubts comfortably to bed, once and for all.
Things to note
Check-in 3pm, check out midday. Dinner and breakfast may be included at an additional cost to be advised at the time of booking. Stay gift vouchers are available, enquire for details.
Tried and tested
"This is truly one of the most amazing places I have ever stayed, so many little details; the lighting under the floor and underfloor hearing. Outstanding views, utterly incredible."
"Unspoilt nature. Not a human being in sight. Really unique opportunity to stay in an all glass house amidst nature."
"Our stay exceeded expectations, everything was perfect. Fabulous communication and instructions. Wonderful facilities and location. Food was excellent. Superb stay with wildlife, tranquility and stars."
Region: Port Levy, Canterbury
Cost (from): £310 per night
Minimum stay: 1 night
Property ref: 695
FacilitiesSleeps 2, double bed, bedding & towels, bathroom, shower, flushing toilet, kitchen area, gas hob, barbecue, kitchen & cooking equipment, kettle, cupboards, tea, coffee, milk, games, table & chairs, local reference books, telescope, outdoor deck, deck chairs.
Stargazing, hiking, cycling, beaches, fly fishing, whale spotting cruises, boat trips, museums, galleries, golf.
At a glance
- Situated an hour's drive from Christchurch, Pohue PurePod is a glass cabin for two, blissfully secluded in native bushland that overlooks Port Levy Bay. Ideal for couples looking to get back to nature in scenic comfort.
- Fly to Christchurch International Airport, and hire a car for the hour's drive to the site. Please note that there is a scenic walk with steps to the PurePod's secluded location, which is not suited to those with mobility issues.
- The PurePod is solar-powered and completely off-grid, with no access to WiFi and limited to no mobile signal - for you to enjoy and immerse yourselves in the natural world.
- You will find sleeping/living essentials included, such as a dressed double bed, cooking supplies, a flushing toilet and a hot shower. Books, games and a telescope are provided.
- There are three additional PurePod locations, Kahutara, Manakau and Greystone, all offering individual local attractions and native scenery.