We drive the length and breadth of New Zealand in our motorhome, visiting our Okay2stay hosts, updating their listings, and finding new hosts to add to the network.
We stay at their vineyards, olive groves, rural cafes, berry farms and other enterprises, renew acquaintances and friendships, and buy great wines, beers, oils and yummy foods.
The happiness of our hosts as well as our members is very important to us. We support our hosts by visiting them regularly, publishing a common sense Code of Conduct for members to follow and ensuring our hosts and members have an enjoyable experience.
We love to hear from our members and hosts about their experiences and about the new friendships they have forged.
We didn’t think up this idea all on our own. In 2012 we hired an RV in the United States and joined an organisation called Harvest Hosts. This enabled us to park overnight at wineries, berry farms, lavender farms – and even a date farm in an oasis on the edge of Death Valley. These overnight stays were really memorable and we wanted to bring the concept back here to New Zealand.
As a solo female traveller, I found the perfect places to stay at Okay2stay. All my hosts were so nice and welcoming, and provided me with great parking spots that made me feel safe and gave me a special experience. Enjoying their delicious produce was the cherry on top!
We had an absolutely wonderful trip in New Zealand. Okay2stay helped us save a lot of money. The local experience was wonderful - we got to see things we would have otherwise never seen like the observatory, Water Works and many farms. Thank you so much for bringing this program to New Zealand. We will pass this information along to lots of friends here and we've already told heaps of people in New Zealand about it to continue spreading the word.
Crystal, Garrett and Zion
We stayed at 5 Okay2stay sites, had a great experience and were made to feel very welcome. We would definitely use Okay2stay again and recommend it. Thank you to all of our hosts for helping to make our first trip to NZ a great one.