A translucent haven of beauty and tranquillity, sublimely nestled among protected native bush on New Zealand’s breath-taking North Island.
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedroom: 1
  • Bathroom: 1
  • Minimum stay: 1 night

It would be hard to guess that Mākoha PurePod is a mere 10-minute drive away from the bustling, historic town of Kerikeri, on New Zealand’s magnificent North Island.

Why? The sumptuous, glass-crafted retreat is nestled within native bush that’s protected under a Queen Elizabeth II covenant, as a refuge for some of the country’s rarest and most beautiful ecosystems.

Elevated amongst whispering Kauri trees and abundant, chattering birdlife, this is a dream-like sanctuary from civilisation and the perfect setting in which to truly unwind from everyday life.

Mākoha is a Maori word that means “gentle and tranquil” and that’s exactly the blissful atmosphere you can expect from your gleaming PurePod, following a mesmerising 10-15-minute stroll through native bush and trees.

(Keep your eyes peeled for an incredible array of birdlife – including fantails, kiwis, and kingfishers to name just a few – on your way!)

Nestled among the tree canopy itself, once you’ve settled in to your PurePod, you’ll feel as though you’re floating amongst the clouds; the rest of civilisation far, far away.

Your only soundtrack will be the meandering river and uplifting birdsong, occasionally peppered by the distant hum of a nearby plane and your own deep, laughter-fuelled conversations: the kind you rarely find time for back home.

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At a glance

  • A tranquil glass retreat for two, blissfully elevated amongst protected native bush, trees, and abundant birdlife on New Zealand’s North Island.
  • The PurePod is a mere 10-minute drive from the historic town of Kerikeri.
  • Full self-contained facilities, with books and games – and a telescope – mean you won’t have to move a muscle if you’d rather not!
  • Add a dinner and breakfast package, created from fresh local produce, to feel truly pampered.
  • Laze on your expansive deck, or indulge in activities that range from browsing art galleries, waterfall chasing, and wellness treatments.


  • Adults Only
  • Off-Grid


Double bed with fresh bedding, shower and WC, gas hob, barbecue, tea, coffee, milk, selection of games, local reference books, telescope, large deck with luxury camp chairs.

Local activities

Walking, waterfalls, nature-watching, picnic spots, spa treatments, shops, farmer’s markets, historic sites, galleries, restaurants.

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If you chose to treat yourselves to PurePod’s mouth-watering dinner and breakfast package, your first evening will be spent indulging in delicious Northland cheeses and cured meats, with a chef-selected main meal and seasonal salad.

In fact, why not savour your feast out on the expansive deck, as the blazing sun sets and the stars come out to play in that enormous sky?

Inside your PurePod await all the luxurious holiday facilities you could want: an irresistibly comfortable bed dressed in crisp linen, an invigorating shower and a ‘proper’ flushing toilet, and cooking facilities both in and out of doors.

You’ll also have a thoughtful selection of games, local reference books, and even a telescope, to help keep you entertained during what’s sure to be an unforgettable holiday.

Your dining package also includes muesli, yoghurt and fruit to kick-start your first blissful morning, before spending the rest of the day in whatever way you choose.

So, will you take the short trip into Kerikeri for a day of cultural and historic discovery, chase waterfalls, pamper yourselves with wellness treatments, stock up on delicious supplies at the local farmers’ markets…

…or simply laze on your beautiful deck, the rest of the world a dim and distant memory?

Things to note

The exact location will be provided on booking. Check-in is from 3pm, check-out by 12pm. Access to the PurePod involves a 10-15 minute walk through native bush and trees, so please allow plenty of time to take the walk before dark. Packing light is advised!

Where you'll be staying

Kerikeri, Northland

What the guests of Mākoha PurePod say

“Thank you for an absolutely stunning stay! A magical way to celebrate our recent wedding.” Izzy & Alex

“Beautiful place, so peaceful, can’t wait to go back!” Tim

“Thank you very much for my fabulous stay. It’s been a pleasure to stay. The location is so beautiful, native bush and native birds. The fantails are little characters! It’s extremely relaxing to listen to the bird chorus. I have a little adventure every time I would walk back and forth to the carpark. I have to say this location is up there with my favourite. The food was super, the steak and cheesecake were my favourite! Thank you again for providing the food.” Matt

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