Private Bush Retreat

  • 2 people (max)
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • kids
  • pets
  • smokers
  • 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

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.

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.


  • 65 m²
  • Bath tub
  • Fridge
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Fireplace
  • Mobile coverage - Telecom


Master Suite

  • 1 x King bed

Service level

Linen: Linen supplied and included with rental
Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found


Linen (Included)

Special conditions

Smoking allowed outside only

from $ 220 NZD per night
Make a pre-reservation by e-mail

5 random guest comments

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Private about Private Bush Retreat at May 2017

What a wonderful place to spend our honeymoon! We wanted peace and tranquillity and we certainly got it. The setting is lovely, and the cabin very nicely laid out, furnished, and well-equipped. The bath is fantastic! The location is great, being private and rural but close enough to New Plymouth and Taranaki's other attractions to enjoy all that is on offer. We'd love to come back one day!

What about Private Bush Retreat at May 2016

The Pouakai Bush Retreat is a perfect escape from the busyness of life. Comfortable, warm, well equipped and tastefully decorated. Loved the bath especially! Will definitely be back, it's a great place to unwind but so close to home.

The about Private Bush Retreat at Aug 2018

A gorgeous, relaxing place to stay.

A about Private Bush Retreat at Oct 2016

The cabin is beautiful and very private, it feels like you are in the middle of nowhere yet it is only a 15 minute drive to new Plymouth CBD, the bathroom is amazing with the fold out doors and sky light in the roof it really feels like you are outside. The bed is very comfy and there is enough facilities to cook a meal if you want to take your own food

The about Private Bush Retreat at Jan 2017