Tara Retreat @ Magical Mangawhai

Resort | Mangawhai | #746

7.9/10 (7 ratings)
  • 10 Guests
  • Studio
  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


ONE SUMMER HOLIDAY SLOT LEFT! Get Your Tribe To Mangawhai! An Entire Retreat Exclusively For Your Group!

EARLY 2019 - Jan 2- 7 = 5 nights -

BOOK NOW (NY & Xmas slots snapped up)

Treat your group to a short break away from the ordinary! Tara Retreat is an evolving glamping and eco accommodation space - space for relaxation, space for privacy, space for play - it’s the perfect space for your group of friends or family to get the most out of Magical Mangawhai!

Tara Retreat is just minutes away from Mangawhai Village, weekend markets, Bennetts Chocolatier, Dune Café and the Mangawhai Tavern, wineries, olive groves, a golf course, lovely bush and coastal walks and of course many great beaches!

This rural getaway has five unique accommodation options - a self-contained studio, a handcrafted cob cottage, a spacious house truck lined with native timbers, a renovated caravan with its own covered deck and a comfy glamping tent. All set amongst two acres of orchard trees, citrus and banana groves, vege and herb gardens and native bush.

It is an ideal place for a group to holiday away together as you will have the whole retreat to roam around in. Each accomm option has its own private setting for enjoying a lovely local wine in the afternoon sun, but your party can meet up in the fully-equipped outdoor kitchen for a BBQ, listen to some tunes and dine al fresco together - yay!

The property also boasts a yoga studio which can magically transform into a dance floor at night, some hammocks for lounging, and rural, garden & bush views.

Come and make yourselves at home this Kiwi summer!

Testimonials from guests….

“A beautiful relaxing space, generous hosts & a fab time had by all! Thanks for the beautiful space Glen, Nic & Possum! We had such a relaxing stay, we were so sad to leave!” Emma, Australia

“The property is beautiful, the accommodation and shared kitchen facilities is well stocked and the vegetable gardens are a nice touch. An interesting property to explore. Highly recommend staying here.” Luke, Auckland

“Lovely Eco friendly accommodation with relaxed and friendly hosts. Will definitely be back again. Very relaxing and peaceful stay, thank you” Brett, Auckland

“Lovely rustic setting with an awesome veggie garden. Enjoyed fresh mint in our cocktails and fresh basil in our dinner. Friendly dog and cats and great place to chat in the outdoor kitchen to other guests staying on the property.” Garry, Byron Bay

“What a gem! We visit Mangawhai often and have stayed at many holiday lets and I think we have now found the most comfortable bed in Mangas! Had a great nights sleep after being pounded by the waves at the Heads. Glen made us feel right at home and Nicky responded quickly to a phone message left enroute. Its a great option if you have a few of you staying with the caravan, cob house and tent as alternatives too. Highly recommend. At the risk of sounding like the Terminator “We’ll be back”. Debbie, Pukekohe

Special conditions:

Check in - 2pm Check out - 11am.

*Extras: Linen (included); kitchen & bathroom basics provided


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave

Bed layouts

  • Caravan

    1 x Double bed

  • Cob Cottage

    1 x Queen bed

  • Glamping Tent

    1 x Double bed

  • House truck

    1 x Double bed

  • Studio

    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

*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%|7x 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%|15x Jan 2016

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