Greystone PurePod Experience
The Greystone PurePod is set high above the award-winning Greystone vineyard, less than an hour north of Christchurch, right in the heart of the Waipara Valley wine producing region.
With the Teviotdale Hills behind and views up the Waipara Valley across to the Southern Alps, the Greystone PurePod provides a beautiful setting for you to immerse yourself in your own private slice of the New Zealand landscape.
The PurePod is designed from the foundations up for environmental sustainability and minimalist luxury. Discover your own isolated slice of Kiwi paradise, revel in the birdsong all day long. At night, explore the stars of the southern sky from the comfort of your luxury bed.
Your Holiday Package Includes:
- 4 day car hire, Christchurch return
- 2 nights accommodation in Christchurch
- Akaroa scenic helicopter flight
- 2 nights accommodation at Greystone PurePod, Waipara
- Includes Greystone Winery tour plus dinner and breakfast provisions package
Rate is per person and based on travel 22-26 November 2021
**Other dates available, a surcharge may apply
**Speak to your consultant about staying in a different PurePod!
Call us to add on flights!
Akaroa Scenic Helicopter Trip
The locals will tell you that no trip to the Christchurch area can be complete without a visit to Akaroa, the jewel in Banks Peninsula’s crown. The helicopter flight from Christchurch follows the spectacular rugged coastline until you head inland to Akaroa harbour and experience a sight that will take your breath away. Lush forests and grassland run down the hillsides to the azure water of the endless bays, fed by the Pacific Ocean itself.
Early French settlers gave Akaroa its heritage and distinct French feel that is reflected in the names of the streets and local bays. It boasts a number of excellent shops, cafés and restaurants to explore at your leisure.
Explore this beautiful little town yourself, or let us book you on one of the many award-winning tours available here.
Allow 3 hours (approx 45 min flight). Minimum passenger numbers apply.
The PurePods Experience
The first thing you'll notice about your PurePod is its heavenly and private location. Each glass eco-cabin is designed to ensure you experience nature's show vividly. Better still, your PurePod is luxurious, warm and immaculately styled. It's an unforgettable New Zealand experience that enables you to connect with nature and that special someone.
The PurePod is designed from the foundations up for environmental sustainability and minimalist luxury. Travel through a delightful nature walk to see your PurePod hovering above the ferns and tussocks. Discover your own isolated slice of Kiwi paradise, revel in the birdsong all day long. At night, explore the stars of the southern sky from the comfort of your luxury bed.
With six different PurePod locations to select from, how to do you choose? Good question! Each PurePod is set in a unique and secluded part of the beautiful New Zealand landscape, making it tricky to choose a favourite. Perhaps the answer is to include “pod-hopping” on your travel itinerary?
Native Bush Walk To Your PurePod
From the carpark, you will cross the fence over a stile and follow the walking track as it winds its way through some regenerating native bush. Keep an eye out for cabbage trees (also known as ti kouka) which are one of the most distinctive trees in the New Zealand landscape. They grow 12-20 metres high, usually have long trunks, with thick and tough cork-like bark. The leaves are long and narrow and are up to 1 metre long. The cabbage tree has lovely scented flowers in early summer, which turn into blue-whitish berries that birds love to eat.
As the track winds its way out of the bush, and makes it way to the Greystone PurePod. Please note, if you have mobility issues please let us know so we can provide an alternative route for you.
Greystone PurePod Secluded Setting
The Greystone PurePod sits on a spur in a paddock, high above the winery. While you are tucked away in your own private oasis, you have vast views down onto the winery and up the Waipara Valley. Depending on the time of the year, while relaxing on the PurePod deck, you may be able to glimpse workers in the far distance beavering away in the vines removing shoots, managing the foilage wires, picking grapes or pruning.
Things To Do
If you are feeling a little more active, then take advantage of the walking and cycling trails that pass through the Greystone winery and onto and through a number of other wineries and historic farms.
Of course, if such exploration is not quite what you desire, feel free to stretch out on the deck or in the shade nearby and enjoy a complete absence of people and traffic.
PurePods Luxurious Facilities
The PurePod has all the facilities you require including a fabulous shower, flush toilet, crisp linen, cooking and eating equipment including a gas hob and barbeque, tea coffee and milk; as well as an assortment of games, local reference books, a telescope and a whole lot of nothing to do! So sit back, relax in the luxury camp chairs out on the deck, or laze about in the super comfortable bed and watch nature put on a show.
Dinner & Breakfast Package
You can either bring your own supplies, or preorder a hamper when you make your reservation. Made from the best available fresh local seasonal ingredients the team at the Greystone Wines Cellar Door will put together a dinner & breakfast hamper for you based on their scrumptious long lunch menu.
The hamper includes a tasting platter for a starter, while the main dish can range from beef, lamb, venison and fish (ready for you to cook yourself on either the cooktop or the barbeque), with seasonal vegetables or salad. To finish your evening meal, there is a sweet treat or seasonal fruit. Breakfast is a yummy homemade muesli with locally made organic yoghurt and a fruit compote.
If you have a specific dietary requirement please let us know and we will adjust the menu accordingly. Also, please let us know if you book into the Cellar Door for lunch (available Thursday-Sunday), so we can ensure you have a different menu for dinner).
While you can walk back out to stock up on supplies, you’ll find that the desire to stay put and relax is overwhelming. So please ensure you have enough food and drink to totally indulge in the isolation. Perhaps, pick up a bottle or two from the Greystones Cellar Door on your way up to the PurePod.
To include the Dinner & Breakfast Package on your booking, select this option at time of booking your PurePod stay (or let us know after you’ve made your booking and we can add this to your existing booking).
Check In & Out
Check in is from 3pm (but please make sure you arrive in plenty of time to walk to the PurePod before dark). Check out is by 12pm on the day of departure. Once you have confirmed your booking, you will receive instructions on how to find your secret slice of paradise.
Terms & Conditions
* Conditions apply. Offer is limited, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotion is correct and valid at the time of publication. Booking and full supplier terms and conditions apply. Valid for new bookings only and not combinable with any other offer (unless stated).
Prices listed are per person in Australian/New Zealand Dollars, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. All bookings are subject to availability. Minimum nights stay may apply. Other travel periods may be available. Some block out dates may apply. Rates may alter depending upon the dates requested and surcharges if applicable. Final booking confirmation only provided once payment has been processed. Contact our travel team for more details. Our Vacation Centre reserves the right to withdraw this promotion without notice at any time. Pricing correct as at 16 August 2021.