An eco-dome glamping resort on Lake Hawea in New Zealand valued at multi-millions of dollars, won the industry award for best new build above $100,000.
The Camp is a classic Kiwi camping ground that’s located in park-like settings along the shores of Lake Hawea. It won the Resco Best New Construction over $100k Award at Holiday Parks Association of New Zealand (HAPNZ), annual awards for the Cross Hill Lodge & Domes, an article said.
The six eco-efficient geodesic domes, which were built in a remote area of The Camp and offer a premium level glamping accommodation at South Island’s glamping spot, impressed the judges.
In the report, Fergus Brown, CEO of HAPNZ, stated that the judges were “very impressed” with the premium product.
The geodesic domes offer quality accommodation at a premium price that will satisfy the needs of visitors as well as generating valuable income for the property. He said that it was great to see holiday parks invest in new and improved products during difficult times.
“The judges applaud Sarah & Richard for creating a premium product that meets customer demand and exceeds their expectations when they arrive.”
The project was in the making for more than two years and was delayed by COVID-19. However, Sarah Burdon and Richard Burdon persevered with the $2M+ build despite the uncertainty and pressures of COVID-19, the report said.
In the report, Sarah Burdon, co-owner, said that she and her husband were thrilled to win the title.
“We have all worked hard to complete the domes, despite many obstacles along the way. It is one of our long-term sustainability goals to provide accommodation all year round, so to have the domes now finally open and experienced by guests for the winter is so rewarding. The feedback we’re getting is phenomenal and guests are loving the uniqueness of the concept and the High-Country Hospitality we’re providing,” said Burdon.
Cross Hill Lodge and Domes are located in The Camp’s parklike setting. They celebrate the magic and connection between humans and the land by offering high-quality comfort and country hospitality in a peaceful, remote location.
Cross Hill’s six domes have a 40m inside and a 30m deck. They offer an architectural style that brings the outside into each dome.
You can lie under the stars at night with the floor-to-ceiling window.
The Camp’s newest accommodation option is the domes. The Camp introduced Bell, Denver, and Safari-style glamping tents in 2019, to complement its cottages and cabins, the report said.