Kissing Gate Glamping

south island, new zealand

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  • bar / lounge
  • bath products
  • bedding
  • bike rental
  • cookware / dinnerware / cutlery
  • electricity
  • fireplace
  • kitchen
  • lanterns
  • microwave
  • organic garden / farm
  • patio / deck
  • refrigerator
  • running water
  • stove
  • animal interaction
  • bird watching
  • nature walks
  • special classes
  • stargazing
  • swimming
  • wildlife observing
  • winery / wine tasting
  • Self-catering
  • Nearby restaurants
  • Reservation and Cancellation Policy

    Cancellation Policy:

    • 50% refund from 4 weeks until 2 weeks prior to arrival; 100% beforehand.
    • 0% refund if cancellation made less than 2 weeks before check-in time, 3:00 PM, on the day of check-in. For example, if check-in is on Friday, cancel by Friday of the previous fortnight before check-in time.
    • If the guest arrives and decides to leave early, the nights not spent are not refunded.

     

    Children: no children except over the age of 14 by arrangement (pond hazard risks).

    Pets: not allowed.

    Gratuity: not necessary, though carbon offset donation to local wetlands group encouraged.

    Taxes: none.

How Do I Get There?

Bike with cycle business rental from airport or bus (contact us for arrangements) OR self-drive from Nelson - take SH60 from Richmond (which is 8km from the airport to the south). Drive 18.5km towards Motueka/Abel Tasman National Park and turn off at Stagecoach Road. Turn down Seaton Valley Rd. The Gates sign is 1km  down the road on the right.

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Rated in the world's top 14 glamping sites by TripAdvisor, Kissing Gate is a quirky artsy experience on 7 acres of Nelson rural paradise. Themed around Kiwiana and NZ history, Kissing Gate nestles in a glade beside a pond. An open air settlers cottage  has a lounge, kitchen, luxury bathroom, and composting toilet. The highlight of glamping is the two lovingly restored 1960s retro Kiwi caravans. Pearl is the extra lounge - styled as a 1960s diner, she was the winner of the 2013 national Beach Hop retro caravan competition. Ruby is a sumptuous boudoir, elegantly decorated in a lavish colonial theme. A bath squats on a deck over the pond while stars wheel above and frogs serenade. An outdoors fireplace is ideal for marshmallow toasting or toasty-pie cooking. Kissing Gate is surrounded by organic orchards on the property and fields with handfeedable sheep and trees/places to explore. Located just 4 minutes from Mapua seaside village - the jewel in Nelson's beach, cafe and art's hub, Kissing Gate provides easy access to the famous Great Taste Trail - a cycle route from Nelson to Abel Tasman National Park.

Kissing Gate Glamping

Glamping Types

  • Airstreams & Trailers

Great For

  • couples
  • romantic

Setting

  • farm

Total Accommodations

  • 1

Minimum Night Stay

  • 1

Rates Based On

  • per couple

Best time to visit

High season: December - February

Shoulder season: February - April, October, December

Low season: April - October

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
5.0 13 Reviews

Accommodations

  • Kiwiana Caravans & Cottage

    $130.00/night
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  • Amenities
    • bar / lounge
    • bath products
    • bedding
    • bike rental
    • cookware / dinnerware / cutlery
    • electricity
    • fireplace
    • kitchen
    • lanterns
    • microwave
    • organic garden / farm
    • patio / deck
    • refrigerator
    • running water
    • stove
  • Experiences
    • animal interaction
    • bird watching
    • nature walks
    • special classes
    • stargazing
    • swimming
    • wildlife observing
    • winery / wine tasting
  • Dining Options
    • Self-catering
    • Nearby restaurants
  • Policies
    • Reservation and Cancellation Policy

      Cancellation Policy:

      • 50% refund from 4 weeks until 2 weeks prior to arrival; 100% beforehand.
      • 0% refund if cancellation made less than 2 weeks before check-in time, 3:00 PM, on the day of check-in. For example, if check-in is on Friday, cancel by Friday of the previous fortnight before check-in time.
      • If the guest arrives and decides to leave early, the nights not spent are not refunded.

       

      Children: no children except over the age of 14 by arrangement (pond hazard risks).

      Pets: not allowed.

      Gratuity: not necessary, though carbon offset donation to local wetlands group encouraged.

      Taxes: none.

  • Location

    How Do I Get There?

    Bike with cycle business rental from airport or bus (contact us for arrangements) OR self-drive from Nelson - take SH60 from Richmond (which is 8km from the airport to the south). Drive 18.5km towards Motueka/Abel Tasman National Park and turn off at Stagecoach Road. Turn down Seaton Valley Rd. The Gates sign is 1km  down the road on the right.

    View Google Maps

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Insider Tips

  • Rent a bike and explore the area!