Mara at Tahi New Zealand

Cottage | Pataua North | #37594

9.5/10 (4 ratings)
  • 7 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 5 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Enjoy private access from your cottage to the beautiful Pataua North surf beach.
  • Explore a wide range of walking tracks in the Tahi ecological sanctuary.
  • Indulge in the convenience of the Tahi Cafe, offering a wide menu and great coffee.

Mara cottage is part of the 256ha Tahi ecological sanctuary, including restored wetlands, lakes and forests. You will have the choice of walking one of the many tracks, swimming from the beautiful white sand surf beach or fishing and kayaking in the estuary. Surfing lessons and standup paddle boards are available locally, along with horse trekking through the property or along the beach.

Encompassing a rich variety of habitats, Tahi is a haven for walkers, birdwatchers and the conservation minded. Dune vegetation on the surf beach gives way to diverse broadleaf forest on the hills further inland, lakes provide habitat for mullet and rare long-finned eels while mangroves and saltmarshes are home to kingfishers, rare fernbirds and banded rails. Tahi is also proud to host a number of endangered bird species including Kiwi, Brown Teal, Bittern and Dotterell.

The on-site Tahi Cafe offers a blackboard menu of delicious breakfast and lunch dishes, great coffee and Kohu Road icecreams. Open Christmas to Waitangi Weekend - 7 days a week.

Special conditions: No pets please, Tahi is a bird and kiwi sanctuary.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Boat ramp
  • Clothes dryer
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 3

    2 x Single bed

  • Bedroom 4

    1 x King single bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included); Bond (refundable) $150.00 per stay (required)
  • Gifts & giveaways: Complimentary 400g jar of Tahi Manuka Honey with every stay.

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (4)

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  • The premises was terrific

    The premises was terrific. 5 stars. Clean, spacious and very modern. All the extra bits and pieces were provided (including beach toys for my four year old). The wifi was a bit iffy at times, but we weren't there to surf the net all day and night. Can't recommend this accommodation highly enough.

    MJP2017 100%|2x Feb 2017

  • Beautiful house

    Beautiful house. Comfortable, clean, warm and plenty of space. It was nice to come back from the beach to a sheltered tropical garden. We loved it. Thank you.

    KariH712 100%|1x Jan 2017

  • Loved the bach! Enjoyed our stay there

    Loved the bach! Enjoyed our stay there. Enjoyed the beach access and the tracks. The views were great, and loved spotting different native birds on the walks within the sanctuary. Horse riding is a must, unforgettable experience as the horses and the people were all so lovely and experienced.

    TeresaXu 100%|4x Jan 2017

  • The property was fantastic , had all that is needed and very...

    The property was fantastic , had all that is needed and very nice beds and linen. would highly recommend

    EvonneH2 100%|1x Jan 2017

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