Photo of property: Relax on the extensive deck
Relax on the extensive deck
Photo of property: Pizza oven & fire pit.
Pizza oven & fire pit.
Photo of property: Luxury bedding and views
Luxury bedding and views
Photo of property: Comfortable bunk rooms
Comfortable bunk rooms
Photo of property: Right on the lake front
Right on the lake front
Photo of property: Our lovely Berkshire pigs
Our lovely Berkshire pigs
Photo of property: Explore the native bush
Explore the native bush
Photo of property: Lodge, lake and surrounding farm
Lodge, lake and surrounding farm
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Meet the locals

picturesque eco lodge

Elsthorpe, Hawke's Bay

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Sleeps up to 17
From $250 tonight
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Sleeps up to 17
From $250 tonight

The lodge offers exclusive access to an 80 acre lake, it is private, peaceful, spacious, well-appointed set in a gorgeous natural farm setting. There is wonderful indoor outdoor living from all rooms in all seasons. The lodge sleeps up to 17 for all of your friends and family to enjoy.

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Essential Stay Info

Access to lakes, rivers, streams & beaches
Dogs Welcome
Family Friendly
Horse Grazing Available

Check in time: 2pm
Check out time: 11am

Eating and Drinking
The commercially specked farmhouse kitchen has everything you could need. All crockery, glassware and cutlery is supplied in quantity, together with large kitchen implements (roasting dishes, salad bowls, platters, etc) Tea, coffee, organic plunger coffee, NZ olive oil, vegetable oil, flour, sugar, baking powder & soda, salt, pepper and a variety of dried herbs are supplied. The kitchen has a large electric oven and hob, microwave, double door fridge/freezer, dishwasher, a food processor, toaster, & 2 electric kettles.

Bedding Configuration
The lodge sleeps 17 in a combination of split king beds and adult sized built-in bunk beds. We use high quality cotton linen on all the beds. The bed...

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More info about the property
Exclusive use. Sleeps up to 17. Private, peaceful, Spacious, well-appointed. Gorgeous setting.

Unique kiwi experiences for you

An authentic farm experience is available to all with milking cows, feeding pigs & hens. Moving sheep & cattle all guided with the farmer and his dogs!
Enjoy exploring the ancient podicarp native bush on the farm, together with the regeneration of new native plantings and great hikes to stunning views.
Relax and immerse yourself in the sounds and sites of nature in the comfort of the deck loungers and beanbags or inside by the open fire.

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What we love about this property

Holidaymakers love Mangarara for the peace & quiet, lake views, access to a working farm, kayaking, mountain biking, bush walks, interaction with farm animals and the farmer.

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Activities on or nearby this property

Cycle Tracks
Farm Animals to Meet
Farm Tour Available
Rafting | Kayaking | Canoeing
Star Gazing


Caravan accessible
Gas available
Limited mobile service
North Island
Power Available
Property Manager on site
Rubbish bin
Unsealed Roads
Wheelchair Access
Wifi Available

Drive Times

Auckland: 6 hours
Hamilton: 4.5 hours
Tauranga: 4.5 hours
Taupo: 2 hours 45 mins
Wellington: 3 hours 45 mins

Extras you might like to add

These will be available to select during the booking progress

$40.00 person

Enjoy a delicious home cooked traditional farm roast prepared "in house" together with a seasonal dessert. Or take a less traditional boned lamb leg with seasonal salads. As much produce as possible is organic, farm grown or from local producers.


Magic! Fabulous facility! Toasty warm - as was the hospitality! Highly recommend! Also highly recommend the home-cooked roast dinner and yummy dessert. Hope to return some day!
Kayleen - Jul 2022

Mangarara Eco Lodge is fabulous! Exceeded all expectations. Gorgeous rural setting, with everything you need and fantastic hosts. We will definitely stay here again.
Retta - Jul 2021

About your host, Rachel

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Greg & Rachel Hart have been caretakes of the Station for the last 24 years. They have a passion for their environment and its restoration, culminating in their adaption of Regenerative Agriculture working with nature and optimising life on the farm. They love to share their passion for ecology and their environment, just ask their 3 teenagers ;-)

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