night time fires
Dining and lounge space
Night time splendor
tucked up with the roll-down blind
dining and lounge space
Our lounge space with our gorgeous chief
evening nibbles with drinks
local visitors
on-site adventure activities
on-site trouble
robe and towel
your pathway into the village
bush-walking on our property

mountain ridge retreat

Levin, Manawatu-Whanganui

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Sleeps up to 2
From $350 tonight
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Sleeps up to 2
From $350 tonight

Your fully catered Retreat Experience!

Seemingly miles from anywhere, but in reality, a short distance from several towns and cities, our gorgeous Village has been built to provide relaxation, a space for deep thinking, story writing and memory-making. Bring your own mountain bikes and en...

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Essential Stay Info

Breakfast Available
Dinner Available
Lunch Available
Sorry, we can't accommodate dogs
Not Suitable for Children
Rural Views

Eating and Drinking
We provide your dining during your 'wilderness retreat'. On arrival you'll have fresh fruit, pre-dinner nibbles, a stunning evening meal. Breakfast will be a healthy continental style affair, fresh coffee and tea, and lunch prior to your departure.

Bedding Configuration
Queen beds (twin singles available on request)

More info about the property
Two beautifully simple but elegant stand-alone whare (4 x 8m), with roll down sides, stunning fittings purchased in Indonesia, glorious linen and towels, and your very own luxury robe for relaxing in ...

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Unique kiwi experiences for you

Mountain Biking & hiking
Adventure activities on site or helicopter hunting/sight seeing
Bush-hut, camp fires, wild life abounds

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What we love about this property

Nestled in the base of the Tararua Ranges 1.3 hrs from Wellington, just 45 mins from Palmerston North, this divine off-the-grid village is yours to enjoy bush walks, fabulous food, with space and time...

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Activities on or nearby this property

Nature Walks


Campfire available
Drinking Water
Fridge (or cooling facility) available
Heating (electric, gas or fireplace)
Linen Provided
Luxury Listing
No Internet Access
No Kitchen Facilities
No Mobile Service
North Island
Not Suitable for Children
Picnic Table
Property Manager on site
Rejuvenate and Restore
Relax and Rejuvenate
Rubbish bin
Towels Provided
Unsealed Roads

Drive Times

Auckland: 7-8 hrs
Taupo: 3 hrs drive time
Wellington: 1 hour 30 mins drive time

About your host, Sally

Sally and John Duxfield have owned Makahika OPC for 15 years. John, a retired military pilot, and Sally and ex-military officer with her own consultancy, operate the main centre with a team of 12. Our Leadership Village was designed last year and John and Sally are halfway through the build. Currently, two of eight luxury whare, and their shared bathroom are complete; these will be available for couples to experience this divine locate from September 2020. Sally adores cooking and will provide all of your meals while you are ensconced in the village for your stay. Hosting guests is a pleasure that Sally loves, and she very much looks forward to seeing you in the near future.

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