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Glamping in New Zealand at its finest: Underhill Valley Earth House
Tucked away in the Waikato region amongst the rolling green pastures of a working cattle and llama farm and just 45 minutes from the Hobbiton move set, lies the real-life hobbit-hole of Underhill Valley Earth House.
The perfect glamping getaway for a couple in search of some romance, the magic of this spectacular hide-away will have you spellbound for the duration of your stay. Dug into a small hill and beautifully decorated with rustic macrocarpa timbers and custom iron finishing’s, this beautiful, fully self-contained, off-grid paradise boasts everything you need for the perfect weekend.
Take a walk through the picturesque gardens that surround you, fall into the warmth of a piping-hot outdoor bath as you watch the sun set over the hills, and sit down to a romantic dinner for two on the pond deck as you drink locally brewed cider under a star-streaked sky.
After dinner, pull shut the heavy timber doors and step into your secret hideaway, complete with a rustic coal range that throws off its warmth as you sit among a sea of candles, playing cards and talking into the night. When sleep finally threatens to take its hold, nestle into the cosy, custom made bed and look up through the sky light, falling asleep to the beauty of the night.
With plenty of local attractions, there's no shortage of entertainment. Explore the depths of the Waitomo glow worm caves, browse through the shops and cafes in the west coast town of Raglan, experience the magic of Hobbiton, and after a day of adventures and activities you can sink into the serenity of your countryside hobbit hideaway with joy.
A truly unique place to relax, recharge and reconnect, immerse yourself in the peace and tranquillity of Underhill Valley and take the time to enjoy a weekend of solace and simplicity.