What is Glamping?

Luxury glamping with Valley Views

The glamping phenomenon has been around for a while now but just in case you’ve missed it, we thought we’d quickly cover the fundamentals.

To put it simply, glamping is camping without all the discomfort! It’s a way to experience natural, isolated and untamed parts of the world in the way in which you do with traditional camping, whilst still being afforded the luxuries of a boutique hotel. The name itself ‘glamping’ is a blending of the words ‘glamour’ and ‘camping’.

At its best, it offers great escapism with luxurious amenities and facilities. For the most part, you stay in tents or cabins, but they aren’t the ordinary lodgings you’d expect in traditional camping. As we’ll explain, they are finely furnished to the precise detail allowing you to experience the best of both worlds.

The beautiful surrounds of the Waitaki Valley

A huge part of your glamping experience will be the location and with Valley Views you get the extraordinary surroundings of the Waitaki Valley in North Otago.

Situated on the foothills of Mount Domett, you’ll have elevated views of the valley with an amazing array of sights to behold. There’s the impressive mountain peaks of the Southern Alps on one side and the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean on the other.

Spectacular views of the Waitaki Valley

Within the valley, you’ve got the beautiful Waitaki River whose waters descend from the country’s highest peak, Aoraki-Mount Cook. There are also other nearby geological features like Elephant Rocks and Clay Cliffs of Omarama.

With regards to activities, you won’t be short of things to do either with some fantastic walking tracks, cycleways and even horse trekking on offer.

The rivers and lakes in the area also mean you can enjoy boating, sailing and some world class salmon and trout fishing.

Last but not least, there are also some great vineyards in the nearby towns of Kurow and Oamaru where you can indulge and enjoy some world-renowned wine, the perfect complement for your relaxing retreat away.

The Valley Views experience: Nature in luxury

Glamping at Valley Views takes the very best of what modern-day glamping is all about and brings it to the next level. Your comfort becomes the priority allowing you to fully absorb the beautiful scenery that surrounds you.

This starts with the stunning luxury style Lotus Belle tents equipped with everything you need.

Built on wooden platforms, you’ll have a decking area out front where you can sit back, relax and enjoy the view. Inside you’ll have a super king/king/twin beds with natural bedding to keep you comfortable and warm.Luxury awaits on a glamping trip with Valley Views

You’ll also have furnishings of side tables with lamps, a central lighting system and fairy lights creating soft natural light, cell phone chargers, and seating.

There are also the unique and relaxing outdoor baths in the forest that’ll help you unwind and make you feel like you’re a world away.

The facilities also include a purpose-built off-grid building with kitchen and dining facilities ready to use, as well as an outdoor dining area and communal fire pit. If you’d rather dinner served, that isn’t a problem with optional meal packages available including dessert and award-winning Whitestone Cheeses.

Book now with Valley Views

Whether it’s a getaway for yourself or a treat with a special someone, glamping at Valley Views will provide a luxurious and relaxing experience that will stay in the memory for many years to come. It’s understandably a popular place so make sure you plan ahead and book well in advance of your intended stay.

GO Play discount: 10%

GO Play cardholders enjoy a 10% discount at Valley Views. Book direct through the website using promo code: GOPLAY and present your GO Play Card on arrival.