Gypsy River Camping
Gypsy River Camping in the Wairarapa is so unexpected. This is a camp consisting of hand made gypsy caravans - three of them in all - plus a cook house, in a characteristic gypsy style semicircle grouped around a campfire. This is the perfect gypsy get-away. These charming little caravans of many colours are in the back of a field, not so far from a pleasant river, surrounded by tall willows and verdant pastures.
The gypsy camp is charming. There are three sleeping caravans plus a cookhouse and bathroom. One of the vans even has its own pot belly stove and electricity. The others are for you to enjoy the candlelight - and the campfire light if the weather is kind.
The kitchen has everything you could need including some delightful surprises: - Was that three tins of fresh baking ready to be devoured?? More than I might achieve in a year or three. Outside there is the barbecue all gassed up and ready to use- and inside you will find every condiment and utensil you might possibly require to cook the perfect gypsy meal. What's more there are games for the bored, and for breakfast the fun of making toast over a retro frame on the gas stove. All your breakfast needs are supplied.
The bedroom caravan with the bunks is full of colour, not to mention luminescent stars in the deep blue internal sky.
Outside there is space to romp; space for games . What's more there is a flying fox and a giant swing to make the most of, as well as canoes if the river is playing ball. The outside bath is tucked into a private dell surrounded by bushes and flaxes. Your host will light the fire for you and show you the tricks of achieving a perfect bath. Here is a clue. Do not keep stoking the fire too close to bath time....
There is nothing more perfect than a bath under the stars and a campfire on a balmy night. The gypsy camp is near to Masterton but it might as well be a million miles away.
It is a wonderful way to spend some time.This is the kind of place that needs a repeat performance.