Tara Retreat @ Magical Mangawhai

Lodge | Mangawhai | #746

7.9/10 (7 ratings)
  • 8 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Exclusive use of the whole retreat for your group with four alternate accommodation options!
  • The perfect base for four couples to enjoy Mangawhai
  • Close to village, beaches, cafes, wineries, Bennetts chocolate shop

Tara Retreat is an evolving glamping and eco accommodation space.

We have a self-contained studio, a handcrafted cob cottage, a renovated caravan with its own covered deck and a glamping tent - all perfect spaces for enjoying a lovely local wine in the afternoon sun. Four couples can choose which spot suits them best (or draw straws).

It is the perfect place for a group to have a weekend away together in Magical Mangawhai - you will have the whole retreat to roam around in and your party can meet up in the fully-equipped outdoor kitchen for a BBQ, listen to some tunes and dine al fresco together!

The property also boasts a yoga studio, a toilet and shower block at the bottom of the orchard and a meditation platform surrounded by flowers.

We can also offer a yoga class tailored just for your group, onsite massage and a Natural Medicine practitioner.

Come and make yourselves at home.

Special conditions: Check in - 2pm Check out - 12pm - longer by arrangement. Help yourself to the vege gardens!


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Barbeque - Charcoal
  • Easy access
  • Fridge
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Shower
  • Shower (outdoor)

Bed layouts

  • Caravan

    Combined living/sleeping area,Renovated retro "revolutionary" caravan with its own covered deck and mandala garden.

    1 x Double bed

  • Cob Cottage

    Combined living/sleeping area,Handcrafted cob cottage set at the bottom of the vege garden - private and peaceful.

    1 x Queen bed

  • Glamping Tent

    Combined living/sleeping area,Camping in comfort – the best antidote to city life! Our new tent has a lovely colonial feel and is roomy enough for a comfy double bed and lounging cushions.

    1 x Double bed

  • Studio

    Combined living/sleeping area,Self-contained studio with shower, toilet, kitchenette, it's own covered deck, private gardens and BBQ table

    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning $100.00 per stay (required); Yoga Class For Your Group $60.00 per stay (optional); Massage $70.00 per person (optional)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Default Tariff
23-Apr-18 to 01-Jul-18
$300/night $300/night
2 night minimum stay
Year Round rate
02-Jul-18 to 31-Jul-18
$300/night $300/night
2 night minimum stay
Default Tariff
01-Aug-18 to 23-Apr-19
$300/night $300/night
2 night minimum 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 (61)

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  • Close to town and vineyards

    Close to town and vineyards. Cute house with everything you need.

    ellarz162 100%|6x Feb 2018

  • Tara Retreat was conveniently located for us on the road north

    Tara Retreat was conveniently located for us on the road north. The cottage itself was quirky and cosy with the heater left on for our arrival and the bed was seriously comfortable.

    PaulineRo8 100%|2x Sep 2017

  • I want to start off by saying the location was splendid, situated...

    I want to start off by saying the location was splendid, situated in the quiet of the country. It was not far from Mangawhai. Our first impression was the smell of the cottage-very damp. We felt the cottage was tired looking and in need of an update. The bathroom/shower area needs to be modernised with new facilities. The kitchen area as well needs some attention. The bed was very comfortable. We choose this place because of the photographs & the ratings displayed on the website. :-(

    STEPHANIECL10 100%|2x Apr 2017

  • Nice cottage with a great deck and grass area...

    Nice cottage with a great deck and grass area. It was ideal for us and our dogs for a short stay.

    ritads662 100%|12x Jan 2017

  • Central location, and easy to book

    Central location, and easy to book. Loved everything about it :)

    janeng10 100%|14x Jan 2016

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