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FAQS

What is the rate per night for staying in the Pods and what is included in this?

It is $385 per night per Pod. For more than one night (booked through our website) it is $325 per night (ie $650 for two nights).

The multiple night price doesn't apply to two Pod's on one night.

This price includes the heating hot tub, breakfast (a choice of eggs on toast (cooked by your good selves) or Kates homemade muesli). Hot drinks are provided as well as some other wee extras to surprise you. There is a french press/plunger if you'd prefer to bring your own coffee.

Week days will stay at a minimum of one night at this stage but weekends are mostly two night minimum. You wont regret it!

What is the cost of the BBQ Hamper?

The hamper is $110 and feeds two people comfortably. It includes farm grown meat, steak and sausages (which have been processed to MPI accreditation), as well as Kate's already infamous cob loaf, accompanied by seasonal salady things. It also includes a bottle of local wine.

Certain components of the hamper, such as the Cob Loaf and Meat, can be purchased separately.

Can we stay for just one night during the weekend?

Sorry but no.

We are a family run business and don't employ any staff so we are a minimum two night stay for weekends , holiday periods or public holidays.

Just come for two nights - it's waaaay cheaper per night ($300) and better for your soul. One comment we get a lot is "We should have stayed for two nights".

Can I purchase a voucher?

You sure can. Just go to our 'Make an Enquiry' or 'Book now' Page and fill out your details on the online form and we will be in touch.

***We are having a few issues with some online voucher requests not coming through to us. If you haven't heard from us within 12hrs then please ring 0800 TEWEPU and we'll get onto it pronto.

Do I have to walk?

No you don’t. You can join your bags and get taken up in the Kubota.

Do I have to take my bags up?

No we take them up and down for you.

What is the check in/out time?

Check in time is strictly by 6pm at the latest during summer months (1st October until 6th April), outside of those months it is 5pm at the latest. We are providing an experience. Apart from you not getting value for money in this experience by arriving in the dark, we don't employ staff and have a young family so we appreicate your understanding with this policy.  We will encourage you to rebook if this isn't possible otherwise an after hours fee will be charged.

Check out is 11am back at the carpark.

Can I bring my own food?

Yes you are more than welcome to bring your own food and use all our facilities at the pods (BBQ, gas ring, chilly bin, pots, kettle, pots and utensils). Breakfast is provided - Eggs and Bread or Homemade Muesli but if you have food intolerances then plan for them. Milk, Tea, Coffee, Milo is also available in the pods.

You can order the BBQ Hamper which is $110 (and feeds two people comfortably) The hamper includes a bottle of local wine. Certain components of the hamper, such as the Cob Loaf and Meat, can be purchased separately which you can accompany with your own food.

Why are there two pods per site?

One is a sleeping pod and the other is the utility pod which includes the Bio-loo, towels, and robes.

There is a large chilly bin outside in the kitchen area. Each pod site has a hot tub which is emptied, cleaned and refreshed after each guest.

Do I have to share anything with the other guests in the other pods?

No, just the view :)

Do I have to pay extra for the hot tub?

No – its included in the nightly price. The hot tubs are emptied, cleaned and refreshed after every guest. They are also re-lit for you around midday so are heating, if not hot for your arrival. In the summer months we may leave later for heating as they make a great plunge pool after your hike up the hill.

We've heard there is a helicopter option...tell me more?

YES! We are working with Christchurch Helicopters to offer this option. 

If you get in touch with us kateandrichie@tewepu.co.nz or select the option at booking we will work with you and the team at Christchurch Helicopters to make it happen.

The cost is $1200 one way (for two people it's $600 each) or $2400 for a return trip for two. No car hire and what a way to arrive! Just a short trip or walk from the helicopter paddock to your pod. 

 

I have a voucher, how do I redeem it?

Just email kate@tewepu.co.nz or call 0800 TeWepu and we will check availability and manually book you in.

Note weekends, public holidays and holiday periods are minimum two night stays. You will need to book a weekday if you have a one night voucher or purchase another night for the weekends. We can help you with that.

What happens if I need to change my booking?

We have a cancellation policy of 7 days (I.e we need to know before 7 days of your booking if you can't make it otherwise you loose your deposit). We are happy if you sell your night to someone you know if you can't make it. Just let us know this and their names. Otherwise get in touch wth us if you don't have any luck and we will advertise for you.

Can I bring a pet?

No, we have a no pet policy as we have our own pets and are a working farm. 

What happens if there is a weather event predicted and it's within the week of our booking?

In the case of an extreme weather event we will get in touch with you and discuss options. We don't want to be driving around the hills in a cyclone anymore than you may want to be glamping in one. Some people are undeterred but we are human and understand this happens. Safety never sleeps :) 
Our trigger point is 'water over the culvet' (roughly 2inches of rain in 12hrs).

 

There are four of us, can we bring a tent?

No sorry, we are canvas free :)

If you are travelling as a group of four then you will need to book another Pod.

Ruru and Kereru bode well for this.

We don't discount for two Pods per night as we encourage two nights for the good of your soul.

How much camping experience do I need?

You will need the basics which are;

- how to turn on a Gas BBQ,

- how to light a fire (instructions on how to keep the hot tub going is given by Richie on site)

- be not afraid of the dark. Solar electricity and lights are provided but is not infinite especially during cloudy days. A lantern is also provided though.

 

 

Is there a shower at the Pod Sites?

No there isn't but there is a hot tub which is spring fed and chemical free and can be refreshed daily.

 

 

I have a 4WD, can I drive up?

As of February 2018 you can.

We do have conditions though which are; you must be confident, have a 4WD and have driven it 'off piste' before.

We have metaled our tracks so all pods are now accessible by 4WD. We have to be careful with this rule and accept no responsibilty for your vehicle or your driving.

What if it rains?

Never forget you are glamping which means glamous camping. If it rains you will get wet outside. We have an unbrella which keeps the rain off over the hot tub and while you are cooking.

If you book in Winter - prepare for winter conditoons and if you book in Summer prepare for summer conditions.

Guests who have stayed in the rain have left not wanting it any other way. It's not often one sits out in the rain and it's pretty cool sitting in a hot tub or reading a good book (also provided) in a warm cosy pod.

We want to go to Akaroa for dinner, is that ok?

Yes that's fine but please don't expect us to be around or awake to run you up and down after 6pm.

You can come and go as you please via 4WD track and walking track but we will charge $50 (for two) one way, for any after hours runs, otherwise you will need to walk up and down with a torch.

....Just get the hamper :)

Can I request a specific Pod?

You can but we may not be able to accommodate that option. It's all due to previous bookings, two nighters vs one nighters, water, access in the season as to where we put people. If you have stayed before and would like to try another Pod then please let us know and we will try to arrange, although once again this is not guarranteed. We get bookings through Glamping Hub and AirBNB which take bookings per Pod.

How do I check availabilty?

Just go into www.tewepu.co.nz/book-now to check availabilty.

We have 3 pod sites so if it says 'sold' then there are no pods available for that date. Weekends, long weekends and January are minimum two night stays. 

I am scared of the dark, not a fan of open spaces and have never used a BBQ...is this for me?

How to put it positively....No, but we don't want to put your off Banks Peninsula so perhaps a generic B&B or Motel is better suited for you?

If you don't know how to use a BBQ, put wood on a fire, or you need to sleep with a light on, then this isn't for you. We understand that so we just want to make sure you are aware of this before you book.

I'm staying two nights, will one hamper be enough?

We get asked this a lot and without knowing how much you eat it's difficult to answer. For the normal person with a normal appetite, we would suggest getting one hamper (which feeds two) and one exra meat pack. 

Two hampers over two nights means two bottles of local wine and two meat packs which you can always take away with you if not used. Leftovers make a mean omelette as well!

Are you closed Sundays?

Yes we are.

We are having to constantly evolve as we didn't anticipate being so busy during the weeks so have had to have a day off to catch up on firewood and spend time with the kids.

If you are wanting to book two nights for a Sunday Monday then we will look at this so please get in touch.