Private, peaceful rural location

Farmstay | Egmont National Park | #7782

9.7/10 (218 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


Maybe booked

  • 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

*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 (308)

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  • What an amazing place and adventure for our family, the place was...

    What an amazing place and adventure for our family, the place was brilliant and we all had such a wonderful time. Our children (2.5 & 4 years) haven't stopped talking about it since we've been home. We will definately be back and will recommend to anyone just wanting to do nothing but something!

    amanan850 100%|6x Jul 2010

  • Awesome cabin, There aren't enough words to explain this beautiul slice of...

    Awesome cabin, There aren't enough words to explain this beautiul slice of heaven. Just sitting in the hot tub looking at the bright lights of new plymouth will be something that sticks with me, As for the sheets, you'll never experience anything like it. I cant wait to buy some myself. Thank you for a wonderful time guys. Look forward to seeing you again soon.

    brenrr831 100%|1x Jul 2010

  • Excellent accommodation

    Excellent accommodation. We enjoyed the peace and tranquility and great views. The fire and hot tub were such a delight on a cold winters night, we couldnt keep out of the tub - my husband wants to build a place just like it . Highly recommend.

    victon26 100%|3x Jun 2010

  • This is a magic wee spot on the Mount

    This is a magic wee spot on the Mount...can't recommend it enough...very comfy, warm fire, amazing hot spa pool! Balcony to have a wine as the sun goes down over NP...and very friendly hosts who gave us some free range eggs and a zucchini for breakfast! Awesome! We'll be back...

    craind429 100%|3x Apr 2010

  • Just beautiful! The location is just what you expect, very private and...

    Just beautiful! The location is just what you expect, very private and quiet. Cabin is very cosy with a log fire and huge hot tub. Bed has polar fleece sheets which are just fantastic, like sleeping on a cloud! Awsome place, planning on going back during the winter to be surrounded by the snow.

    leanld628 100%|1x Apr 2010

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