Manakau PurePod

Kaikoura District Farmstay From $590/night


Check In: 15:00|Check Out: 11:45

20 minutes inland from Kaikōura (2.5 hours north of Christchurch), located in the midst of a beautifully isolated sheep farm with perfect views of the mighty Seaward Kaikōura Mountain Range (including Mt Manakau).

Driving to the Manakau PurePod carpark is the start of your unique PurePod adventure as you ford small streams on your way to the secure carpark near the farmhouse.

Leave your large luggage items in your locked car (it will be safe) then follow the 900m walking track past the sheep in the nearby paddocks and through groves of manuka & kanuka trees on your way up to the PurePod.

The PurePod has all the facilities you require including a fabulous shower, flush toilet, crisp linen, cooking and eating equipment including a cooktop 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.

"Out of this world. This was by far the best experience we had in NZ! From the uninterrupted views, to freely roaming sheep to the perfectly & thoughtfully built glass house. To top it all - we got a chance to see a double rainbow." Dhruv, India


  • Barbecue
  • BBQ
  • Bedding
  • Car Parking
  • Cooking Facilities
  • Deck
  • Flush Toilets
  • Heating
  • Linen Provided
  • Non-smoking property
  • Not Suitable for Caravans or Camper Trailers
  • Not suitable for children
  • Self Contained
  • Unsealed Road Access

Map & Directions



The Manakau PurePod is just 20 minutes inland from Kaikōura. We will email the detailed directions to you shortly.

Cancellation Policy

By completing this booking you confirm:

- you are aware there is a 900m walk from the carpark to the Manakau PurePod which will take you 10-15 minutes. The beginning of this track follows the fence line of a paddock before entering a grove of kanuka trees. After crossing a small bridge the track splits off to the left and after going up a few steps you emerge above the tree-line into a grassy paddock for your first glimpse of the Manakau PurePod then it’s a final wee push up across the paddock to the PurePod.

- you are aware PurePods reserves the right to charge a fee to cover unexpected cleaning costs or damage incurred during your stay.

- you are aware should you disregard the stringent no smoking rules a fee of $300 is immediately payable.

- you are aware the maximum occupancy of the PurePod is 2 adults (no pets and no children allowed)

With the remote locations of the PurePods late cancellations can be tricky for us to fill at short notice as most of our guests tend to book well in advance of their stay (with many of our guests planning the rest of their itinerary around their PurePod experience). However we know despite your best intentions sometimes your plans can change so we have done our best to be as flexible as possible.

You can amend or cancel your booking at absolutely no charge up to 14 days before your reserved stay – so if your itinerary changes or you decide you prefer a different PurePod location please let us know asap and we will process the reservation change for you immediately. If you need to cancel your reservation and it’s between 14 and 7 days of your reserved stay we’ll refund you 50%

Bookit’s Amendments and Cancellations:

Cancellation policies are specific to each supplier and are detailed on the payment confirmation page prior to final booking confirmation.

Bookit's non-refundable fee of NZD20.00 also applies to all cancellations regardless of the operator's cancellation policy.

Where you are entitled to a refund the refund will be made to the same credit card you made the original booking with.