Private Bush Retreat

Chalet | Egmont National Park | #9074

9.8/10 (183 ratings)
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • No Pets
  • No smoking
  • Best Eco Friendly 2017


  • 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 $25. This includes, fresh free-range eggs , home cured bacon and home made bread. 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


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. PLEASE NOTE: Stay 3 nights and gets the 4th 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 (252)

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  • Absolutely stunning cabin! So private an peaceful

    Absolutely stunning cabin! So private an peaceful. Loved the eco friendly construction of it an how efficient it was, without comprimising on style and finer details.

    emilrd18 100%|2x Apr 2011

  • What a gem! The Bush Retreat is beautifully appointed with thoughtful attention...

    What a gem! The Bush Retreat is beautifully appointed with thoughtful attention to detail. We loved lounging around in the beanbags on deck with a book in the sun or by the fire in the evening. The location is brilliant - a short drive to city centre yet a world away. Highly recommended is the coastal walk - great scenery & the most beautiful bridge in NZ! But don't be surprised if you don't leave the Bush Retreat - it is so relaxing and inviting the temptation to stay put is strong!

    megok347 100%|7x Mar 2011

  • Fantastic little gem of a retreat

    Fantastic little gem of a retreat. This must be Taranaki's best kept secret. This bush retreat was so tranquil and a revitalised us from our stressful professional lives. What a treat to hear nothing but birds, cicadas and the wind in the trees instead of traffic, emergency vehicle sirens and the like. This retreat is a real credit to the owners and their vision for the place. Now planning when we can return for another visit.

    gorder226 100%|3x Mar 2011

  • Awesome place to stay, very relaxing and peaceful

    Awesome place to stay, very relaxing and peaceful. The bath is amazing and the bed is super comfy. The breakfast hamper was great!

    georon327 100%|1x Feb 2011

  • Peace, privacy and luxury

    Peace, privacy and luxury. what more could you want.

    sharll17 100%|1x Jan 2011

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