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Kissing Gate luxury glamping near Nelson, Abel Tasman, Mapua seaside village

Bubbles. Bath. Stars above. Serenading frogs from the pond.
Pearl - winner retro caravan national competition.  Ruby - luxury boudoir. Arty, wow-factor.
Super-comfortable queen in Ruby. Large luxury caravan. Surrounded by fields, frogs and birdsong.
View over pond and bath on deck to fields beyond. Lovingly restored Ruby.
Minutes from Nelson Tasman's Great Taste Trail - NZ's premier cycle route Nelson to Abel Tasman.
Cape Cod chairs overlook pond.
Romance-themed Kissing Gate. You WILL gasp with delight when you see this site - all guests have!
Luxury 2-person shower. Heated bathroom for winter.
Pantry. Free range eggs and organic fruit available from the 7 acres.
We love the nostalgia of 1960s caravanning! Just add luxury and you've got Kissing Gate.
Yesteryear theme.
Looking over fields to Kissing Gate
Past the kissing gate and entering the magic world.
Pearl - 1967 Jackson. Winner at 2013 Beach Hop (retro caravan festival).
Summer flowers.
Set on 7 acres of organic citrus and pipfruit orchards and farm with handfeedable sheep.
Pearl celebrates Kiwiana.
Cottage views at Kissing Gate.
7 acres of organic orchards and fields; close to Mapua seaside village and Abel Tasman National Park
Dine at Nelson's best cafes on the Mapua wharf, 4 minutes away. Nelson 25 mins; Abel Tasman 35 mins.
Also check out Copper Gate on the 7 acres - 4 bdrm luxury eco-savvy holiday home
The Paris Suite at Copper Gate can be rented separately, but you retain sole occupancy of building.
Check out Corru Gate. 3 bdrm rural chic cottage also on the same 7 acres.
1 of 27Bubbles. Bath. Stars above. Serenading frogs from the pond.
Caravan/mobile home -
1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 3
Ruby Bay, Mapua, Nelson-Tasman Region, South Island
Rated by TripAdvisor in the top 14 glamping sites in the world, Kissing Gate is a luxury romantic escape, staying in lovingly restored vintage caravans and with a quirky cottage. Ruby, a 1964 Classic, is the bedroom caravan - glamorous and gorgeous, a romantic boudoir, complete with super-comfortable queen size bed. Award-winning Pearl is the lounging caravan, like a 1960s milk bar, with a booth style table and comfortable seating - a cheerful space to relax after a day exploring the region. A separate luxury shower/toilet/bathroom/kitchen cottage is for your exclusive use. Mains electricity and wifi makes for up-market 'camping.'

Kissing Gate, part of the Canopy Camping Escapes portfolio of glamping sites, nestles in a glade beside a pond with boat, deck and gorgeous rural views. Lie back in the outside bath admiring the stars...
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Listing #HL6934557
About the Owner
Roger W
Languages spoken:German, English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
Interaction with guests
Adele and Roger are 150m away, leaving you to enjoy your privacy - or feel free to pop up to chat and seek advice. Cycle fleet available for free to explore the Great Taste Trail.
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Reviewed 8 June 2018

Thank you for a wonderful and relaxing stay to bring in the start of winter. We loved the fresh eggs, lolly jar and cooking in front of the fire as well as bathing under the stars with a glass of wine. We can't wait to...More

Thank 111Tom86
CorruGate, VR Owner at Kissing Gate luxury glamping near Nelson, Abel Tasman, Mapua seaside village, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Thanks for your review for your stay at Kissing Gate glamping Kylie and Tom. We're glad that you enjoyed your getaway.

Reviewed 24 May 2018

If you are not impressed by bland hotels and boring sterile guesthouses this place is for you. From the moment you open the gate you know you are in for something special. Big natural space, native trees and birdsong, a pond, a nearby paddock with...More

Thank Anastasia B
CorruGate, VR Owner at Kissing Gate luxury glamping near Nelson, Abel Tasman, Mapua seaside village, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

A wonderful review - thanks Anastasia.

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

We had an awesome couple of days here, was really cold outside but super cosy in Ruby the caravan, and in the hot bath and by the fire! Lots of stuff to do in the surrounding area, and loved borrowing the ebikes. Great rural location...More

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CorruGate, VR Owner at Kissing Gate luxury glamping near Nelson, Abel Tasman, Mapua seaside village, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Thanks for your fantastic review Lucy. You seemed so busy exploring the local area plus relaxing at Kissing Gate ('busy relaxing' is an oxymoron!). Thanks for being the first to enjoy our new indoor fire in the settlers cottage/tramping hut as well as the outside...More

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Boat Available
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Fireplace
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Ask about pets
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
2 night minimum stay in peak season
    1 Full bath
    1 Twin
    1 Queen
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night Per week Per month
Default 1 night
USD 130
USD 800
USD 3,100
26 Apr 2018 -
15 Oct 2018
Winter 2018
1 night
USD 150
USD 800
USD 3,100
16 Oct 2018 -
31 Oct 2018
Spring 2018
1 night
USD 180
USD 1,050
USD 3,500
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Australian Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: AU$138 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
Rural - it is just possible to see a house or 2 in the distance. Nearby - olive groves, orchards, vineyards. Private and rural yet close to wonderful Mapua seaside village, Abel Tasman National Park and Nelson. The famous Great Taste Trail is on our doorstep.
Getting around
We have a fleet of e-bikes for hire or standard bikes for free - explore the famous Great Taste Trail (ranked in the top 3 in NZ).
Public transport is limited but we may be able to pick you up. There is a bus connecting Abel Tasman with Nelson that passes through Mapua, 3 km away.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Nelson: 25.0 km
Railway: Blenheim: 110.0 km
Ferry: Picton: 180.0 km
2km up Seaton Valley Rd, inland from Mapua seaside village. 30km north-west of Nelson (25 min drive or 2hours on Great Taste Cycle Trail from Nelson).
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 3.0 km.
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