Luxury glamping on the Alps 2 Ocean End to End Cycle

Enjoy glamping in the picturesque Waitaki Valley in NZ
Enjoy glamping in the picturesque Waitaki Valley in NZ

When sublime views, outdoor adventure and glamorous creature comforts combine, this unique New Zealand stay will make your cycling holiday on the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail an unforgettable experience.

Your A2O journey began with a breathtaking heli-flight over the Tasman River from Aoraki/Mt Cook Village with a magical backdrop of the Southern Alps. New Zealand's highest mountains and glacial carved valleys were never far from your gaze.

Lake Pukaki Picnic, Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail |  <i>Chris Cameron</i>

You skirted the edge of Lake Pukaki by bike with an idyllic picnic to match and enjoyed a backcountry farm stay at Braemar Station with Lake Pukaki only a stone's throw away. But it was hard to top the chance to unwind in your own private hot tub of fresh mountain water in Omarama, which gave your body a much-needed chance to relax after a great day's ride.

A relaxing end to the day at the Omarama Hot Tubs. Would highly recommend. |  <i>Elaina Culbert</i>

It's now Day 5 of 7 on your Alps 2 Ocean cycling holiday, and after pedalling through the Mackenzie Country's vast tussock-lands, along the braided rivers and past beautiful vineyards of the Waitaki Valley, the trip feels like an endless surprise of alpine splendour. Not to mention enchanting views of Mt Cook, delightful wine selections and character-filled towns full of charm and Kiwi hospitality.

Waitaki farmland at it's best |  <i>Lachlan Gardiner</i>

Tonight's stay will see you sitting within a stunning seven-hectare forest nestled in North Otago. As you enter your geodesic domes tent, you are surprised by how spacious they are with a mesmerising window view overlooking the expansive valley. You can only imagine how incredible the sunrise will be at the golden hour!

Stay in eco-friendly glamping tents in Waitaki Valley in NZ

You could say the word 'tent' is stretched in this sense with plenty of creature comforts to enjoy: a king-size bed with down duvets, lighting, cell phone charger, an ensuite toilet and a private balcony. And after a day of cycling, it's the perfect place to relax and cosy up with big, star-filled skies at your doorstep.

Valley Views Glamping | Accommodation |  <i>Lachlan Gardiner</i> Relax in private outdoor baths in the Waitaki Valley |  <i>Valley Views Glamping</i> Valley Views Glamping | Accommodation |  <i>Lachlan Gardiner</i> Tent views of Waitaki Valley in NZ

Now you question whether you could sleep on the floor of a tent again after spending a night in glamping luxury at Valley Views!

Night sky views direct from your tent

It goes to show that just because you're on an outdoor adventure, it doesn't mean you have to go rustic. This off-the-grid stay in New Zealand's Waitaki Valley definitely encapsulates the word luxury when in nature.

Immerse in NZ's picturesque Waitaki Valley without sparing on comfort

Want to mix comfort with an iconic NZ outdoor pursuit? The Alps 2 Ocean End to End trip is one to put on the cards, connecting the majestic Southern Alps to the west coastal town of Oamaru with unique accommodations in spectacular New Zealand locations.

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