Te Wepu - Intrepid Pod Retreats


⏰ 0:00 - 24:00

🌏 250 Wainui Main Road Top of Bantry Lodge Road, French Farm, Akaroa 7582 New Zealand (View map)

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Room type

  • Non-smoking rooms

  • Suites

Number of rooms


About us

Dotted throughout Te Wepu’s 30ha of working farmland and bush are three sleeping pod sites. Each site has two pods; a dedicated sleeping pod which sleeps two and each has a spectacular view. Each one has its own private setting including wood fired hot tub, fire pit, an eco-friendly waterless Bioloo, camping facilities including a gas fridge & BBQ.
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⏳ 11-2020

Absolutely Spectacular

We spent one night at Te Wepu, in Keruru pod. The amenities provided blew us away. Everything you could possibly want is there for you. From utensils to robes to marshmallows for the fire! We had a beautiful gourmet breakfast from the farm’s fresh eggs and provided accompaniments. With a fire pit and a fire-heated spa there were multiple places to chill out and relax. The spa remained hot overnight and watching the dawn break from a beautiful hot spa will be a treasured memory that will last forever. We are friends and had to share a double as there is no twin configured pod, but it was comfortable and large and no problem at all. The pod is positioned to maximise access to the view across the harbour, through the glass door, even once in bed. Kate and Richie (and family) are welcoming and friendly. Little doggie Louis was a treasure! 100% going back some time!! …
Portia H
⏳ 10-2020

Stunning venue

That was my first experience of any kind of glamping, and I was blown away. Not only was the scenery and placement of the camp in such a great location, but all the details of camp life were taken care of, right down to a supply of marshmallows for roasting over the fire pit with the custom made marshmallow sticks! Comfy bed, quality linens and kitchenware, home made baking and even a supply of great books in case one got bored of the view.
⏳ 03-2020

Loved it. Sooo relaxing!!

I can't speak more highly of this experience. My wife and I checked in for the 2 night experience with a 1 night hamper. It was brilliant. Everything from the ultra comfy bed, the great food and wine in the hamper, the excellent hot tub (once we got the fire going), and just the solitude and peacefulness of the whole experience. The whole concept of comfortable but with simple amenities is excellent. All of the items are high end from the Weber BBQ to the linen to the crockery. Between the BBQ and the gas ring you can work culinary wonders, and the ice box kept all our chilled items 'chilled' for the whole weekend. The food in the hamper was high end and excellent, and actually did us for the whole weekend with us only needing to provide extra snacks and drinks. An unexpected bonus that isn't mentioned on the website were the high end outdoor bean bags, the foldaway table, 2 chairs to use at the table, and then you get a se[arate small area with sofa and firepit. Unfortunately the fire ban meant we couldn't use the firepit (not Te Wepu's fault), but we still mamaged to toast the marshmallows they gave us in the hot tub wood firebox. There is something magical about soaking in the hot tub, toasting marshmallows, sipping wine in the pitch black, looking at the stars. A couple of nit-picking constructive suggestions are; - provide a small table either side of the bed to put your cup of tea down. A log standing on end will do the trick. Might save a nasty, messy accident. - provide a couple of hooks for the bedroom pod to hang your clothes on. Saves dropping them on the floor. - a bit of maintenance to the undergrowth and the path back down the hill (especially the steps) wouldn't go amiss. But overall it was brilliant, and we will definitely be going back. Kate & Ritchie are running a wonderful experience. …
Chris W
⏳ 01-2019

Stunning getaway experience

After a family member let me know about this comparatively new venture, I knew it would be the perfect choice to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. We were not disappointed with our decision and enjoyed an amazing two nights staying in the Ruru pod enjoying being surrounding by beautiful nature. The serenity and isolation was just perfect for winding down and just relaxing. Our only company was the various native birds that were a constant backdrop. Highlights of our stay were the wonderful hamper of local produce which we dined on over several meals, the friendly hospitality of our hosts Kate and Richie, and of course the wood-fired hot tub. The walk up to the pods is through lovely lush greenery, but is a decent workout in parts so keep the option of a ride up from Richie as a valid option! Also be aware that the bio-loo won't be everyone's cup of tea but it fits well with the philosophy of the venture. We cannot recommend Te Wepu highly enough - if you are looking for a relaxing getaway where you can just enjoy the simple pleasures of just reading a good book, soaking in the amazing view, while soaking in the tub, then this is the place for you. We will definitely be returning. …
⏳ 10-2018

Amazing experience!

An amazing luxury camping experience with a personal touch. Ritchie and Kate have thought of everything that you would need for the ultimate night away. We thoroughly enjoyed our time away. With a stunning view, beautiful produce from Kates hamper, the relaxing hot tub and the fantastic facilities we couldn't have asked for anything else. We would highly recommend!!
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