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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  • All positive - exactly as advertised

    All positive - exactly as advertised. Super private and very eco-designed. Two great walks - one up to Pouaki hut and viewing platform - 5hours there and back. One 10mins drive away off SH3 with lovely old totara, tawa,andso on - 40minute loop - 'Meeting of the Waters'.

    steper819 100%|2x Nov 2010

  • Very private and peaceful

    Very private and peaceful. A great place to get away and relax.

    lisads642 100%|1x Nov 2010

  • Perfect place for R & R or to recover after a long...

    Perfect place for R & R or to recover after a long walk in Egmont National Park. It really is an amazing experience staying at this bush retreat & I have not yet come across its equal elsewhere. Enjoy!

    richge630 100%|5x Oct 2010

  • The bach was in a specatular bush setting

    The bach was in a specatular bush setting. It was very comfortable and in particular we enjoyed the bath and relaxing on the couch whilst it just kept raining continuously outside for the 2 days we where there. It was lovely and cosy with the fire roaring away.

    markon543 100%|16x Oct 2010

  • Nice to hide away somewhere private and secluded - and the best...

    Nice to hide away somewhere private and secluded - and the best part of all was the gorgeous claw foot bath.

    emilis591 100%|1x Oct 2010

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