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Hurunui JacksHokitika, New Zealand

There’s just one tent Hurunui Jacks' amazing property, which forms part of the wild and remote west coast of New Zealand’s South Island. The closest town is Hokitika, a link in the chain of the best coastal drives in the world, and you can break up your tour with a couple of nights at this getaway, which appears rustic but has every creature comfort you could imagine, from an outdoor bathtub to a special heater that keeps the canvas cosy. It’s completely surrounded by bush brimming with robins, fantails and wood pigeons, and a stream flows just metres from the tent, making for a natural lullaby after the sun goes down.

Grab supplies on the way, and cook meals in the fully equipped camp kitchen or over the open fire. During the day, hike through the bush or, if you're feeling a little more daring, take one of the mountain bikes out for a spin – you’re right on the West Coast Wilderness Trail. Visit the 12-hectare property's lake, which brims with rainbow trout.

get there

The camp is about 12 kilometres inland from Hokitika.

  • Wood stove
  • Outdoor bath in the bush
  • Enclosed camp kitchen
  • Camp bathroom
  • Tent heater

You’ll pay about US$130 per night for up to two people, with a minimum booking of two nights.

Hurunui Jacks
canopycamping.co.nz

An hour-long fly-fishing lesson with host John Plows costs about US$35.

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Tags: glamping, new zealand

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