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

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.

Breakfast Not Available
Dinner Not Available
Lunch Not Available

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.

Dogs Welcome
Family Friendly
Horse Grazing Available

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

Be By The Water
Cycle Tracks
Farm Tour Available
Get On Your Bike
Meet The Animals
Rafting | Kayaking | Canoeing


Access to: Lakes | Rivers | Streams | Beaches
Caravan accessible
Fishing Access (BYO gear)
Gas available
Internet Access (free or paid)
Limited mobile service
Luxury Listing
North Island
Power Available
Property Manager on site
Rubbish bin
Star Gazing
Unsealed Roads
Wheelchair Access
Wifi Available

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

Paid extras you might like to add

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$30.00 person

Enjoy a delicious home cooked farm roast prepared "in house" together with a seasonal dessert. As much produce as possible is organic and home grown or from local producers.

About your host, Rachel

Greg & Rachel Hart have been caretakes of Mangarara 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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