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“Stunning experience!”
Review of SkyScape

SkyScape
Ranked #4 of 23 things to do in Twizel
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: This distinctive accommodation is designed to maximise the extraordinary views of the Mackenzie Country both day and night, with a bedroom built predominantly of glass. This unique building comprises a glass-roofed bedroom, as well as a grass roofed kitchenette and bathroom and is located on a farm, within the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

This is really an amazing experience! You are literally in the middle of nature, with nothing around you, you can take a bath looking at the starts and fall asleep with the Milky Way saying good night! We recommend it with all our heart!

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

A one off experience, although the weather wasn't kind to us, the skies did finally clear at 3am to give us a wonderful sky show. And the sunrise in the morning was fabulous. Lovely hosts, beautiful place, thank you x

Thank CabernetKent
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

What an extraordinary adventure to stay on this beautiful sheep and cattle farm in a glass house and view the sky lit up like you've never witnessed before! Bevan and Bridget Newlands have created the perfect place to rest and recoup from traveling on this 6,000 acre working sheep and cattle farm run by Bridget's father, Mike. We were given a great farm tour by Bevan and experienced the brilliance of the sheep dogs working and herding the sheep, along with a tour of the sheep shearing barn. But the extraordinary oasis on Skyscape topped the charts as our favorite accommodation. The stainless steel bathtub on the patio was the perfect relaxation aid, along with the great charcuterie spread with the best New Zealand cheeses and local honey delivered by Bridget in the evening. And breakfast for the next morning is already set up in the kichenette's fridge, along with wine for the evening. The sheep come up to graze and you are surrounded by beauty, fresh air and serenity. If you are concerned about bathing outdoors, don't be. There is a beautiful, large shower and bathroom with all the luxuries and amenities inside the house. The bed was lush and comfortable with the best linens. This is a must do in our book. So glad we discovered it and want to experience it again!

Thank Victoria A
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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

This is a magical place to stay, relax & recharge. The owners have thought of everything, 5* luxury in a unique environment. We loved everything from the sheep grazing, to the mountain biking, to the linen.... the view is indescribable. Wonderful!

Thank Teresa M
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SkyScape N, Owner at SkyScape, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2018

Thanks Teresa. We are thrilled to hear you had a wonderful stay at SkyScape.

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Reviewed 29 January 2018

We stayed here for 1 night, the very first night of our month-long trip to New Zealand. Words cannot describe how beautiful the setting is. We couldn't stop taking pictures and watched the most wonderful sunset before enjoying a lovely dinner provided by Bevan and his family, and then took a bath under the most incredible stars I've ever seen. Truly one of the most unique travel experiences we've ever had. Will recommend this to friends and hope to come back someday.

Thank eealston84
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Bevan N, Owner at SkyScape, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2018

Thank you for your review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay at SkyScape and that mother nature put on a spectacular display. You just never know what the weather is going to do in the high country so are pleased that the stars shone for you.

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