Pouakai Cabin

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

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 two Queens and a single 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. Another 1/2 hour gets you to the tarns and the reflection lake!

The Cabin is situated on a working farmlet where the owners enjoy all the facets of rural living with beef cattle, 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. 

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.


  • 50 m²
  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Mobile coverage - Telecom
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Spa pool
  • Washing machine



  • 1 x King single bed
  • 1 x Queen bed

Master Suite

  • 1 x Queen 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. Occasionally there will be pedigree Dexter 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).

from $ 165 NZD per night
Bookings and rates

5 random guest comments

Another fantastic stay at Pouakai Cabin. It has everything you need for a relaxing holiday. A favourite winter spot!

Another about Pouakai Cabin at Jul 2018

Amazing location. Very cosy and tranquil. The fire is big, the hot tub is the best! Comfy beds.

Amazing about Pouakai Cabin at Jul 2018

Location was gorgeous - great views when the rain stopped, would be amazing views in the non-winter weather. That said, it did not have any impact on our stay even though the weather wasn't too great it added to the experience, forcing us to relax and enjoy our time there. The hot tub was great and fire fantastic. Would definitely go back, really enjoyed our stay, very relaxing. Fresh bread was lovely as was the platters and breakfast we ordered.

Location about Pouakai Cabin at May 2018

Beautiful venue, perfect for our Bussiness plan retreat !

Beautiful about Pouakai Cabin at May 2018

Fire was going when we arrived on a cold autumn day, spa pool was heated ready for us , cabin was very clean with wonderful ambience. Will be staying again for sure, magical little spot.

Fire about Pouakai Cabin at May 2018