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About Us

Our luxurious tented accomodation is located in Waitomo, which is in the centre of the North Island of New Zealand.

Glamping comes from ‘glamorous’ and ‘camping’. At Wild Canvas the glamour comes in the comfort of a fully fitted bathroom and comfortable bed, while retaining the truly enjoyable and memorable elements of camping like sitting under the stars and toasting marshmallows over an open fire.

Glamping is all about the experience, a combination of comfort and adventure. We offer a way to
enjoy the wonders of the outdoors without sacrificing creature comforts.


Escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life without compromise on comfort or luxury. Seek refuge in the countryside where a remote, peaceful and intimate hideaway awaits. Unplug from phones and computers, and instead toast marshmallows over the crackling fire, play a board game, read stories by lantern light, or simply relax and enjoy the outstanding panoramic views of New Zealand farmland.


Experience the excitement of camping without having to worry about packing or setting up all of the required equipment. This ‘ready camping’ or ‘glamping’ is a holiday under canvas complete with all home luxuries including an en suite bathroom, and sumptuous bedding. Enjoy the fresh organic farm eggs collected from our farm, or create your favourite pizza in our Buschbeck pizza oven. It’s hard to imagine a better place to relax, unwind, and recharge your batteries.


We are Emily and Benjamin, hosts of Wild Canvas.


Our glampsites are located in Waitomo, New Zealand.

Waitomo has built its reputation on the sheer beauty and scale of its subterranean landscape. Based just ten minutes from the centre of town, Wild Canvas is situated on a 700 hectare, third-generation family farm and we are proud to be a family business. We built our first luxury safari tent in 2017 and our goal has always been to push the boundaries of glamping design and create the ultimate guest experience.


Glamping with us is a unique New Zealand experience - you will see plenty of sheep and cows and, at the right time of year, lambs frolicking in the fields. There’s also a chance of seeing wild goats, deer, turkeys and a gorgeous range of native birds such as wood pigeons, tui, kingfisher and fantails.


The glamp's safari tent is located on top of a hill with expansive views in every direction. Enjoy the views of farmland and wildlife whilst creating a culinary masterpiece in the pizza oven, gathering around the outdoor fire, or perhaps taking a dip in the outdoor baths.

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