A beach town in New Zealand, Raglan is known for its dramatic black volcanic sands offset by miles of green, rolling pastures. The lively town is a surfer’s paradise, and it is impossible to be bored. If the sunshine does lull you to sleep, Raglan’s famous coffee might be just the thing to wake you up. In this beautifully unique setting, it is a treat to go glamping. Sitting around a fire with the family under a sky filled with stars, or jumping into a spa-pool: whatever you want, glamping’s got it. This curated list of luxury tents suits all your needs and wishes, so kick back on an elegant farm and zen out. Keep reading to learn about the glamping spots in Raglan, New Zealand.
1. Raglan luxury tent with spa
Set on a rural farm just eight minutes from Raglan, this luxury tent is the perfect introduction to Kiwi hospitality. The tent, unbelievably, has two bedrooms, a drawing-room, a modern bathroom, and even a kitchenette. The bedrooms are both outfitted with queen-sized beds, while the drawing room features a cozy sofa-bed. The kitchen has all the utilities of a non-camping kitchen: a mini-fridge, microwave, pots and pans, as well as a coffee maker, and other cooking basics. However, some of the best features of the tent lie outside in the garden area. It features a hot tub to relax under the stars, a fire pit and seating area to warm yourself, and even a spa pool. The rolling green plains of the rural farm and the hills just beyond set the perfect backdrop to a great glamping experience.
2. Luxury glamping in a Mongolian yurt
Experience luxury glamping at this Mongolian-style yurt just eight minutes from Raglan. Tastefully decorated with rustic furniture, this tent is the perfect place to unwind with loved ones. The main yurt is furnished with a large bed, a comfy couch, rustic chairs and a contemporary desk to complement the interiors. A stone bath is placed outside the tent along with a generous fire pit where guests can fry marshmallows and warm themselves. There’s a utility building connected to the tent, which has a fully functional modern kitchen and bathroom. The tent also has an outdoor cafe-style porch with bar stools and benches shaded with an umbrella, where guests can relax in the kiwi sunshine. The green, pastoral setting soothes the senses and the trees not only add to the beauty of the place but make it feel like your very own personal paradise.
3. Off-grid getaway with kitchen
Just a 10-minute drive away from the main town of Raglan and its famous beaches, this yurt is the perfect off-grid getaway. The yurt is located on a beautiful farm framed by Mt. Karioi on one side and the blue waters of the Tasman Sea on the other. The yurt itself is fitted with a wood-burning stove, which keeps it extremely warm even during the winter months. It is furnished with a cozy double bed, rustic furniture, and soft carpets to keep you warm. Moreover, the yurt has a self-contained kitchen. The entire structure works on solar energy, so the kitchen has a fridge and a gas stove. Guests also have access to a BBQ grill and picnic table. There’s also a separate shower block with a chemical toilet and handbasin. Since the farm also hosts a small medley of animals, you can spend your time watching the ducks and hens playing around or help with feeding them!
4. Luxury tent with hot tub and kitchen
This one-bedroom luxury tent holds two people comfortably. Spoil yourself at this glamping spot that’s just eight minutes from Raglan’s main town. The tent comes with a hot tub and it can be a very relaxing experience. There is a fire-pit right next to it, where you can dry off or warm yourself more. A kitchenette is included in the tent, complete with a mini-fridge, stove, dining table, as well as pots, pans, dishware and all that’s needed to whip up a healthy plate in the tranquility of the farm. The drawing space has a sofa, and a couch is placed in the common space to facilitate lounging. Lush carpets are placed under furniture to keep your feet warm.
5. Eco-friendly yurt life
This spacious, cozy yurt is the perfect couple’s getaway. The structure has been designed with sustainability in mind. The yurt’s rustic interiors use a host of recycled or upcycled materials that reflect its peaceful harmony with nature. The yurt has a luxurious double bed, a sofa, and a basic kitchen. The kitchen comes with a stove, coffee maker and basic pots and pans. Though there is no fridge in the yurt, guests are provided with a chilly-bin and fresh ice to store any cold items. Breakfast is provided in the yurt, and in keeping with their values, the food is vegan and gluten-free, ensuring perfect health for all those who stay here. The yurt has an attached bathroom and an outdoor bamboo shower. Though it is an open-air shower, never fear as hot water is available at all times. The farm is hidden away in a quiet street surrounded by trees, ensuring peace and privacy. However, it is also a mere five-minute walk to Raglan’s main town where visitors can sample the Raglan way of life.
Escape to nature
New Zealand is known for its natural beauty, and these yurts are the perfect place to stay so as to fully experience this beauty. With modern amenities as well as a quaint appeal, you’ll be able to escape your daily bustle without giving up modern conveniences.