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

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 $30. This includes juice, fresh free-range eggs , home cured bacon and bread, as well cereal, fruit and yoghurt. 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.


  • 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
Bookings and rates

5 random guest comments

Awesome setup , very nice area

Awesome about Private Bush Retreat at Apr 2016

The location is idyllic Very private and the cottage is extremely comfortable We love the restful atmosphere and always sleep extremely well on the mountain

The about Private Bush Retreat at Jun 2016

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 peaceful surroundings

The about Private Bush Retreat at Feb 2016

Beautiful secluded private location. Beautiful bathroom with the feeling that you are outside. Kitchen facilities ample with wetback fire. Good quality linen in bathroom. Caters to the needs of a romantic getaway.

Beautiful about Private Bush Retreat at Jul 2016