FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Yurts provide captivating and welcoming space for all to enjoy. The unique area creates an environment of warmth and relaxation. The natural materials of canvas, wool & timber, create an earthy, natural and breathable abode, that sets you mind & soul at ease.

The yurt structure is rooted in the spiritual beliefs of early Mongolian tribes, the round shape evoking the sky and the central pillars symbolising the connection between earth and the heavens.

The Tipi brings another element of natural shelter to the Oasis property.

Predominantly set up as a living space the Tipi can readily adapt to a accommodate your group needs; from a meditation to yoga space, photo booth room, breakout room or another bedroom

14 guests in seperate beds, 24 if sharing beds or 28 when including The Shed Guesthouse.

There are 14 separate beds across the 6 Yurts; 10 Queen Beds and 4 King-Single beds. 2 of these King-Singles are roll-away beds which can be moved to different rooms

Our general exclusive lodge booking include overnight accommodation for up to 14 guests.

Yurt Room Configuration;

  • 2 x Queen Yurts (1 bed)
  • 2 x Double Queen Yurts with Upper Bunk (3 beds)
  • 2 x Double Queen Yurts with a King-Single roll-away Bed (3 beds)

 

The Shed Guesthouse rooms can also be added to your reservation, accommodation upto 4 extra guests

Please note the Small Group Getaway package includes overnight accommodation for a maximum of 8 adults, with exclusive lodge usage + 3 Yurts.

Throughout Winter 2020 we are opening the last weekend of each month and School Holidays for individual Yurt Bookings

Winter 2020 dates are;

  • June 25th – 28th
  • July 30th – August 2nd
  • August 27th – 30th
  • September 24th – 27th
  • October 1st to 16th

The Oasis Lodge, 1 bathroom and 2 larger Yurts have full certified wheel chair access.

We do recommend letting us know in advance to your stay if you have any special requirements so that we can prepare before arrival

Facilities are shared in the Central Lodge, which is just a short walk from each yurt.

There is 1 large fully accessible bathroom with walk-in shower, 1  bathroom with enclosed shower and 1 additional bathroom.

We think biking rocks so we have on offer a fleet of bikes for guests use (foc). Available on a first come basis, our bikes are a fantastic option for exploring some of Wānakas amazing tracks and trails right here from Oasis

For General Bookings;

Check-in is 2pm & 8pm.

Please email or call ahead with your estimated arrival time +48hours before your stay as we aim to personally greet you

Check-out is before 10am

 

For Events & Functions

Alternative arrival & departure terms may be available

Children are absolutely welcome here at Oasis. Infants under 2 years old are invited to co-sleep with you, you may bring your own porta cot we have 2 available to hire.

Children age 3 years and over are counted in your reservation occupancy numbers

The lodge is fully equipped and provisioned for you to have a full self-catered getaway. Our main supermarket has fantastic variety of organic and whole foods as do our local retailers and weekly farmers markets

Wanaka has an amazing array of caterers and local providers who offer full catering packages to deluxe grazing boxes or picnic hampers, many of whom deliver to you onsite.

If you would like any advice please contact us

Yes we are blessed with fantastic water straight from our on-site bore!

Each Yurt has it’s own wood burner which can be used through the Winter months (April – November).

Upon check-in we show all guests how to use the fire – if you are not comfortable with the fire there is also electric heating!

 

Our climate here in Central Otago is extremely dry and throughout a big portion of the year we have a compulsory fire ban throughout the Wānaka region.

We regret that for safety reasons, open fires, guest own camping equipment and candles are NOT permitted on site under any circumstances.

Yes we have a fabulous Wood-Fired Hot Tub right here on site.

A small supplement is charged for using the tub, which includes pre-preparation so that it is heated & ready for your arrival.

There is a commercial coin operated washing machine & dryer on site,a portable drying rack and pegs.

An incredible way to interact, have fun and enjoy the outdoor environment.

Currently you will find Giant Jenga, Kubb and Ladder Ball around the propert. If you have suggestions of the next item to add to the fleet, please let us know.

There are hammocks, a slackline and ladder game around to!

Yes the Lodge carpark is within easy walkable distance to the lodge, yurts and grounds.

Please contact us to discuss your event parking requirements

Generally do not accommodate pets, unless registered guide dogs. However please contact us to discuss bringing your pet.

If you are bringing a registered guide dog please contact us before your stay as some additional policies are in place.

If anything they get too warm!!

All of our yurts are certified buildings, although Yurts are tent like in appearance they are wholesome permanent dwellings and very warm

We are a year round accommodation and Winter is a fabulous time to visit Wānaka  and experience Yurt Living – after all the Mongolian tribes live in yurts in the Steppes!

Yurts are insulated with Tera-Lana wool insulation, and heated year around via an electric powered Dyson Jet Focus Hot + Cool climate control fan. The wood burners are available to use in the Winter months (April – November) although we recommend using the Dyson heaters as the best temperature regulators

All beds are fitted with NZ wool duvets (500gsm in Winter, 350gsm in Summer) and you’ll find a plenitude of NZ wool blankets available inside your Yurt & the central lodge

Being a 21st century nature lodge we do have a fabulous WiFi connection

Alternatively you can of course turn off all signals and devices and enjoy a device free retreat

The Shed Guesthouse is another accommodation option on property, which can be added onto your booking

Follows the same values of interaction and community, the guesthouse has a fabulous share kitchen and lounge and hosts 2 private ensuite Queen bedrooms.

A great option for retreat facilitators, or if you have group members who prefer a more traditional sleeping option and their own en-suite bathroom

Contact us directly for more information or if you would like to book both accommodations