If you're looking for something new on the accommodation front, you might enjoy staying at new luxury mirrored pods that have recently been launched in New Zealand.

A Lindis Pods in New Zealand surrounded by beech forest with a coloured sky behind it
The Lindis Pods are surrounded by conservation parks, mountains and beech forest © New Zealand In Depth

Located on the 2428-hectare Ben Avon Station in the wilderness of the Ahuriri Valley, North Otago, the Lindis Pods are surrounded by conservation parks, mountains and beech forest. Designed by architect Noel Martin, each 20-metre-squared pod features a king-sized bed, an en-suite bathroom with a black marble sink, an outdoor gas-heated tub and a private deck.

A king-sized bed and glass wall overlooking the forest in a Lindis Pod
Each 20-metre-squared pod features a king-sized bed and glass wall © New Zealand In Depth

The pods have walls of one-way glass that offer 180-degree uninterrupted views of the mountains and night skies. They are made from dark wood, creating a further connection with the nature on their doorstep. The pods are located a short walk from the main lodge and guests can use its eco-amenities, and their mirrored finish makes them all but invisible to passers-by.

An exterior view of the Lindis Podge in New Zealand at night
The pods are located a short walk from the main lodge © New Zealand In Depth

They have been created using the same sustainable design principles as the main lodge. An onsite backup generator, efficient LPG boilers, geothermal heat pumps, rainwater harvesting systems and state-of-the-art insulation are just a few of the features that make the perfect eco escape.

The interior of a Lindis Pod with views of the forest
The double-glazed mirrored glass walls give guests privacy and unspoiled views © New Zealand In Depth

There are three pods onsite catering for up to two guests each, and Lindis has added room for another six guests to enjoy its spectacular valley whether taking over the whole lodge exclusively, or just one of the pods as a private get-away. "The double-glazed mirrored glass walls on three sides give guests not only privacy and unspoiled views of the scenic Ahuriri Valley, but also make it cosy in winter and cool in summer,” says Sally Lilley, director at New Zealand In Depth.

An illuminated Lindis Pod in New Zealand at night
The glass walls give great views of the night sky © New Zealand In Depth

A stay at the new Lindis Pods is recommended as part of an ten-night luxury New Zealand adventure through experts New Zealand In Depth, and further information can be found here.

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