Private Bush Retreat

Chalet | Egmont National Park | #9074

9.7/10 (114 ratings)
  • 2 people
  • 1 bedrooms
  • 1 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Short bush walk brings you to a beautiful private bush setting
  • Quiet, peaceful location. Sit back and listen to the birdsong
  • Tastefully decorated with comfortable furnishings and artwork

Bush Retreat - Romantic getaway

If you are looking for something a little different then stay in our totally private, beautiful bush cabin.

The cabin Situated only 20 minutes drive from New Plymouth at the base of the Pouakai ranges.

There is covered parking available at the hosts residence for vehicles.

A five minute walk through native bush along a well formed track will bring you a lovely little bush glen where this cabin has been built.

This cabin is an adults only retreat where you can leave the kids behind and unwind in this private location. The bathroom features a large bath with an outlook into the bush and above to the night sky. There is no need to block out the views here with the worry that people can look in, you will only be sharing your time with the wood pigeons and Tuis. And if you really are worried, then turn the lights off and bath under the star light with the overhead glass panels.

In the living area there is a large king size bed, three seater couch, table and chairs. All the windows look out onto the surrounding native bush.

This cabin as been built out of numerous recycled and environmentally friendly products like Mod wood and Onduline. Only environmentally friendly products are used for cleaning, there is even a "green" vacuum cleaner.

The cabin is powered by solar panels and has a Studio Oven with wetback for the hot water. Meals can be cooked using the studio oven or there is a gas hob.

There is a breakfast hamper available for $30. This includes juice, fresh free-range eggs , home cured bacon and bread, as well cereal, fruit and yoghurt. Complimentary coffee, tea and milk are also supplied.

The property is really easy to find. The address is 1878 Mangorei Road, New Plymouth. Once you are on Mangorei Road you just keep driving until the road end and the walking track starts. You will see the sign on the right hand side for Pouakai Cabins.

Special conditions: Smoking allowed outside only


  • Bath tub
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo

Bed layouts

  • Master Suite

    1 x King bed

Availability & rates*

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  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 4 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night. PLEASE NOTE: Stay 3 nights and gets the 4th free.

  • Mates rates: 10% off for members with 3 positive reviews from other Owners/Managers

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Summer 2016
25-Oct-16 to 31-Dec-17
$220/night $220/night

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (183)

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  • Great Retreat

    Great Retreat.

    VanessaLe4 100%|2x Oct 2016

  • A gorgeous, relaxing place to stay

    A gorgeous, relaxing place to stay.

    LillieM new member Oct 2016

  • We had an awesome stay - so peaceful & serene

    We had an awesome stay - so peaceful & serene. Can't wait to go back !

    sophwall 100%|1x Sep 2016

  • Gotta love being in the bush

    Gotta love being in the bush

    BrettGo7 100%|1x Aug 2016

  • Lovely property & the bath & view are amazing

    Lovely property & the bath & view are amazing. Only downfall was finding crusty marks on the fake fur throw, an oil stain on the pillow and sex books on the shelf.... I understand different folks different stokes, but with the marks on the throw & pillow topped off with the sex books it made it feel a bit gross. After paying $225 a night to stay, you have to do your dishes & vacuum the floor as they aren't a hotel & do not have staff. It was lovely but a once off.

    Tamara 100%|1x Aug 2016

    Owner/manager responds:

    Our aim is to have our cabin so that you feel you are the only person that has been there. I can only apologize if someone has rolled up our throw blanket with marks on it. I will certainly be checking it more thoroughly from now on. The books are in a closed cupboard for those who choose to look at them and there is a wide variety of books on the shelf to suit all tastes. Most of the accommodation via Bookabach is that you have to do your own dishes and put them away. Vacuuming was not required

    desiey660 100%|450x

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