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5 Canopy Camping Campsites We Can’t Wait To Escape To

Alert level 2 means that weekends away are back on the cards and we are all VERY happy about it. There’s nothing quite like escaping off the grid and immersing yourself in nature to bring your stress levels down to 0 real quick; and let’s be honest - we could all do with that right now.


We’ve got to keep our escapes local for the time being, and even though it’s pretty tough having to cancel those overseas plans - we’re so lucky to have such an incredible backyard to explore here in NZ!


For the month of May, everyone who purchases an Eve Hormone Balance Test also goes in the draw to win a dreamy Canopy Camping Escape*—the ultimate glamping experience with locations from Central Otago to the Far North.


There’s really never been a better time to start your hormone journey AND support two NZ-owned & operated businesses!


In case you are in need of a little getaway-inspo, here are the top 5 Canopy Camping campsites the Eve Team would LOVE to escape to.


1. Kylie’s Pick - Castaways (Karioitahi Beach)

Glam Camping at Castaways is set on a spectacular coastal property in the South Western corner of Auckland, just 50-minutes drive from the CBD.


These cliffside tents are the ultimate in 5-star glamping (solar powered espresso machine anyone?).


Read, relax, soak in the outdoor tub, lounge in the hammock or cosy up in bed with a good book—there are ocean views from wherever you are!


You won’t have to worry about catering either, the fridge is well stocked with all the food you'll need to create delicious, gourmet meals on the BBQ after a sunset stroll along Karioitahi Beach—dreamy!




2. Thalia’s Pick - Te Tuhi Dome (Taupo)

Te Tuhi Dome is set just 15-minutes from Taupo, near Kinloch Bay, and sits on a hillside with views across farmland, native bush, and down to Lake Taupo.


The Dome is a large geodesic structure containing a gorgeous bedroom and lounging space with a kitchen on one side, and luxurious outdoor bathroom on the other, with breathtaking views down to Lake Taupo from every area.


Watch the sun set and rise across the peaceful countryside vista that hosts cows, sheep, chickens, and horses. It doesn’t get much more kiwi than this.




3. Lauren’s Pick - Manutuke Eco Retreat (Gisborne) 

Manutuke Eco Retreat is 15-minutes from Gisborne on the east coast of the North Island.


This retreat is a romantic glamping destination, complete with paddleboards, kayaks, yoga mats and your own private jetty. Drift off to sleep in your beautiful tent to the sounds of nature and wake to the sunrise across the lake—absolute bliss. 


Explore the nearby beaches and walking tracks by day, and when night falls, gaze up at the star-studded night skies from the comfort of your outdoor beanbag—dreamy.




4. Georgia’s Pick - Lavericks Bay (Banks Peninsula)

Just under two hours in the car from Christchurch and a 15-minute meander down to a beautiful secluded beach, glamping at Lavericks Bay on Banks Peninsula is something pretty special.


Enjoy long, warm days swimming and playing in the soft sand and exploring the rock pools. You may even get a glimpse of a rare Hector’s dolphin or a seal— frequent visitors to Lavericks Bay.


In the evening, gather at the campsite, or take a picnic basket down to the beach for a glass of wine and toasted marshmallows around the campfire.




5. Beatrice’s Pick - Shortlands Shed, Nobbler Creek (Central Otago)

Shortlands Station is a 15,000-acre high country sheep station, less than 2 hours from Dunedin and just under 2 1/2 hours from Queenstown.


Shortlands Station is the ultimate, peaceful glamping location. Enjoy the tranquil sounds of the creek, the birds, and the unbelievable quiet - with the only interruption being the comforting sound of the odd sheep baaing nearby.


Rejuvenate on the property with a soak in the fresh mountain water in the wood-fired cedar hot tub under a star filled sky.



Purchase your Eve Test in May and you could be spending the weekend in one of these dreamy locations, or another one of your choice!* There’s never been a better time to start your journey to hormone balance!

*T’s&C’s apply, click here for more information on the promotion.

Disclaimer: This blog post is for educational purposes only. It is not designed to diagnose, treat or cure. We are all unique. For your individual health concerns it is important to discuss these with a relevant health professional.

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