- Sleeps: 2
- Bedroom: 1
- Bathroom: 1
- Minimum stay: 1 night
An hour away from bustling Wellington, New Zealand’s sweeping Kāpiti Coast is rich in wild and unspoilt natural beauty, offering a dreamlike setting for a truly unforgettable romantic escape.
Nestled in a ‘secret’ location amongst whispering olive trees and grapevines, Kokomea PurePod soars magnificently above the coast, with spectacular views out to Kāpiti Island Nature Reserve… not to mention the enormous, star-filled sky above.
And since the luxurious eco-pod is expertly crafted from gleaming glass (including the roof!), you won’t have to miss a single moment of those awe-inspiring sunsets, or nature’s fascinating, ever-changing display.
Your journey begins with a scenic coastal drive, and then a mesmerising bush-walk through ‘The Gully’ – peppered with native trees and a magical spring-fed stream – to reach your private, glistening PurePod.
Here you can breathe out and relax at last, with your only neighbours being the native birds that fly from Kāpiti Island, over the rolling hills beyond. In fact, why not pour a welcome glass of wine and watch them from the comfort of your peaceful deck?
Inside and out, you’ll find the adults-only PurePod equipped with every luxurious holiday facility you could wish for, from an invigorating shower-with-a-view, to a gas cooktop and barbecue that let you decide just where you’ll prepare those romantic suppers.
Bring your own supplies, or indulge your tastebuds with a sumptuous dinner and breakfast hamper (available to pre-order on booking), packed with tempting fare direct from the Kāpiti region. Think pungent farm cheeses and fresh-baked bread, locally-reared lamb with gourmet potatoes, and home-made granola with stewed orchard fruit.Keep reading
At a glance
- An idyllic glass eco-cabin with full self-contained facilities, beautifully positioned amongst olive trees and vineyards above the Kāpiti Coast, around an hour’s drive from Wellington.
- The elevated pod offers spectacular views of the sky and surrounding nature , all the way out to Kāpiti Island Nature Reserve.
- Luxury facilities include a shower-with-a-view, a flushing toilet, cooking and eating equipment including a gas hob and barbeque, as well as an assortment of games, local reference books, and a telescope.
- Bring your own foodie supplies, or treat yourselves to a pre-ordered Dinner and Breakfast Hamper, stuffed with locally-sourced produce.
- Local activities include visiting the west coast beaches, or joining an interactive nature talk which includes a Kawa Kawa tea ceremony by the river.
- Adults Only
- Seaside Breaks
Gas cooker, tea, coffee and milk, seating, selection of games and reference books, telescope, double bed, shower-with-a-view, flushing toilet, large outdoor deck with luxury camp chairs, barbecue.
Nature-walks, beaches, talks, horse-riding, cycling, watersports, picnic spots, stargazing, tea ceremony, vineyards.
Get lost in long, lazy, laughter-fuelled conversation together, or break out one of the games provided and challenge your competitive spirits! You could also choose to watch the stars up-close, with help from your PurePod’s very own telescope.
When the day is finally done, you can look forward to curling up in the downy double bed, then waking to a gentle morning montage of nature through those incredible glass doors. Simply slide them back to usher the outside in… oh, and why not treat yourselves to a mug of freshly-brewed coffee, too?
What you do next is your choice. Visit the west coast beaches, learn more about the beautiful surroundings through an interactive talk with a local expert and savour a traditional Kawa Kawa tea ceremony by the river… complete with a flax (harakeke) waving demonstration, weather permitting.
(You could always choose to do nothing but curl up with a good book and a glass of wine out on your deck, of course!)
Kokomea means “sunset glow” in Te Reo Māori, and as you end another glorious day in the arms of your PurePod, watching the blazing sun begin its slow descent over the coast, you’re sure to feel there’s no lovelier description.
Things to note
Check in from 3pm – though please make sure you arrive in good time to walk to the PurePod before dark! Check out by 12pm. The PurePod sleeps 2 adults only. Children, pets, or any extra guests are not permitted. There are easy transport links from Wellington, please see the property website for details.
Where you'll be staying
Kāpiti Coast, Wellington
What the guests of Kokomea PurePod say
“Had an excellent stay, this place is out of this world. We made the mistake of staying just one night.I need to stay more.”
“This was beyond anything we could have hoped for. Other worldly and wonderful. We cant wait to stay in another PurePod! The food was fantastic!”
“We have had a marvelous time!! Exceeded all our expectations to be sure. We feel so lucky to have experienced this amazing nature preserve. New Zealand knows how to care for its unique land and animals. The people are wonderful too!”