Become a Canopy Host

We’re passionate about special places of the glamping kind – beautiful tents surrounded by nature, quirky cabins with packets of personality and secret hideaways that offer something completely and utterly unique.

We carefully curate our collection. We personally visit and handpick each place, and work closely and collaboratively with our hosts and owners to create experiences that are original, authentic and memorable. We care about what we do - and we care about the success of the escapes in our collection. 

If you have a special piece of land or an existing cabin or hut, and would like to share it with others, complete the form below. We’ll be in touch to explain a bit more about what’s involved in becoming part of the Canopy Camping Escapes collection, and what we’re looking for in our hosts and accommodation.

  • How We Work

    We have developed the Canopy Camping Escapes brand, directory and bookings website. As part of Canopy Camping Escapes, you’ll be listed on our website and promoted as one of our exclusive group of quality assured luxury campsites around the country.

    You may have something existing on your property already, that you think suits the glamping accommodation genre, or you may want to start something from scratch. Whatever the case, we can work with you to develop a final product that will appeal to the market.

    Once you’re up and running, we take care of proactive marketing, bookings and enquiries.

    For every booking you get, we earn a percentage commission - you take the rest. Creating ongoing occupancy for your glamping accommodation is our responsibility - and our core business - because for us to do well, you need to do better.

  • Maximise Occupancy

    Start off with a bang. Joining our collection means you'll start getting bookings from the moment you're ready for guests.

    We have consistently high occupancy season-to-season, with many of our sites doing well even in the shoulder and winter seasons. We have some campsites that are achieving 80 - 90% occupancy year-round. Our guests love what we do and book with us over and over again.

    With over 1.5 million visits per year to our website, over 98,000 Facebook fans and a growing Instagram following of 68,000 plus, we have vibrant and engaging marketing channels to promote our campsites and drive bookings.

  • Guidance and Support

    We like to form trusting partnerships with our hosts.

    We’ll provide help and support when you’re developing your accommodation and we’re here to assist with advice. Researching and developing a glamping site can be time-consuming. We’ve learnt from setting up our own glamping site, plus worked closely with others in our collection as they have gone through their own setup processes.

    We know what the market is looking for, and can help you develop an experience that will delight your guests.

  • Completely Niche

    Whether you already have a quirky back-country hut or you’re creating your own magical glamping retreat, joining us means you’ll be part of a small, exclusive collection of unique, outdoor holiday places. This enables us to be extremely targeted in our marketing. When people are looking for something special, nature-filled and different, they find us.

    Joining Canopy Camping Escapes, means you won't be 'lost' amongst the plethora of accommodation options available on any other accommodation listing website.

  • Admin Assistance

    We manage all bookings, enquiries and payments on our host’s behalf. You won’t need to worry about constantly checking your emails, or processing credit card payments.

    We’ll take care of initial guest communications, and keep track of all payments for you - wrapping them up into one easy monthly payment. We provide you with a real time online booking calendar and give you training on how to use it to help with guest visits. We manage all the back end pricing and other details, leaving you to focus on the 'on the ground' guest experience.

  • Keep Costs Down

    You won't need to spend money on designing logos and promotional material, marketing costs or developing a website. You won't need to worry about setting up or paying for a payment gateway, booking calendar software or channel management fees for your campsite. 

    Joining us entitles you to a comprehensive microsite within our Canopy Camping Escapes website. This also comes complete with your own camp badge which you can use as a logo or signage for your campsite. 

    If you already have your own logo, branding and website, that's ok too. We can explain how Canopy Camping Escapes can live happily alongside your own branding.

  • 100% Kiwi owned and operated

    Canopy Camping Escapes was co-founded by Sonia Minnaar and Liz Henderson - two university friends from 'way back'. We're a proud New Zealand small business run by a team of 7 passionate glampers. All profits are made in New Zealand and stay in New Zealand. Our 'HQ' is on the beautiful Kapiti Coast. 

Find out more

To find out more about how we work with our landowners, and what's involved in joining Canopy Camping Escapes, complete this form and we'll be in touch.

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