Private, peaceful rural location

Farmstay | Egmont National Park | #7782

9.7/10 (189 ratings)
  • 5 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


The Pouakai Cabin is only 20 minutes from New Plymouth located at the start of the Pouakai Track in Mt Taranaki National Park, nestled at the base of the Kamahi Forest which is classed as a Significant Natural Area

The private cabin has Beautiful views with bush surroundings, overlooking the Northern Taranaki Coastline. The lights of New Plymouth sparkle in the distance at night creating a magical atmosphere. Relax and unwind in this tranquil environment.

The open living plan has a Queen in the main area and up in the loft is another Queen and a single bed. Please note this is basically just a bunk bed. All linen and bedding is provided. There is a woodfire in the living area making the cabin lovely and cosy, Firewood is provided and accessible from inside with a large woodbin, No need to go out in the cold! The kitchenette has the basics for cooking as well as crockery and cutlery. There is also a BBQ installed on the front deck for those warmer summer nights.

The cabin features a large cedar hot tub in the wet room area which looks out on open pasture and panoramic views of New Plymouth in the distance.

The Mangorei Track is right at the gate for people who enjoy tramping/hiking. The walk to the top of the Pouakai's takes approximately 2 hours.

The Cabin is situated on a working farmlet where the owners enjoy all the facets of rural living including seasonal milking of a house cow, free range chooks, organic vegetable gardens and orchard as well as an alternative power supply for the property.

Just a 10 min drive away there is a beautiful golf course. The Westown club hires out clubs and Golf carts if required. There is also a beauty therapist in the same vicinity for people who enjoy a relaxing pamper.

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. Occasionally there will be cattle in the pasture in front of the cabin. It is a working farmlet so small children will need to be supervised. Animal viewing can be arranged (Chooks, cows etc).


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Spa pool
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Loft

    1 x King single bed
    1 x Queen bed

  • Master Suite

    1 x Queen 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. Stay for 3 nights and the 4th is free!

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

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Default Tariff
20-Feb-18 to 20-May-19
$165+/night $165+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $15/night; Children: $10/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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (279)

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  • Would highly recommend staying here

    Would highly recommend staying here. It was so peaceful! Super comfortable beds too!!

    CameronWi6 new member Jan 2018

  • Pouakai Cabin was the perfect base for our Taranaki explorations

    Pouakai Cabin was the perfect base for our Taranaki explorations. The peace and beauty of the bush for me, and the animals for the kids - but only 20 minutes from the centre of New Plymouth. The cabin had everything we needed.

    MaramaF2 100%|2x Jan 2018

  • Cabin is located on the edge of Egmont National Park, right at...

    Cabin is located on the edge of Egmont National Park, right at the start of the Mangorei trail and about 20min from New Plymouth and Pukeiti botanical gardens. We enjoyed the privacy and seclusion the cabin afforded, as well as the solar heated wooden hot tub. (Ask about heating the tub early). The provided plug in induction cooktops and skillet worked wonderfully. The eggs, bread, butter, and bacon purchased from Desiree were well worth it.

    DarthN19 100%|2x Jan 2018

  • Excellent location out of the way, colourful signage and easy map/directions to...

    Excellent location out of the way, colourful signage and easy map/directions to get to the cabin. View outlook from cabin was superb and local scenery and sounds were peaceful. Property is well maintained and cared for with clear instructions on how to use items in the cabin (as well as access). Space was cosy. beds were comfy with plenty of plump pillows to rest our head. Attractive decor and colours inside the cabin. At all times warm, cool and the spa bath was the absolute highlight. A++++

    TiriP837 100%|1x Jan 2018

  • The property exceeded my expectations! Such a tranquil setting, fun hot tub,...

    The property exceeded my expectations! Such a tranquil setting, fun hot tub, and delicious breakfast.

    GayaG671 100%|2x Jan 2018

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