• FIVE unique accommodation options – SLEEPS 10 or more
  • BBQ spot for five couples or extended families
  • GREAT base for exploring Mangawhai and private space for after beach gatherings


Tara Retreat is an evolving glamping and eco accommodation space in Magical Mangawhai.

Choose the self-contained studio, or handcrafted cob cottage,  or renovated caravan, or  glamping tent or the Gypsy house truck lined with native hardwood timbers – all unique spaces for relaxing in the afternoon sun after hitting a local surf beach.

Our guests are welcome to join in yoga classes or use the studio for themselves, book a therapeutic massage or naturopath consult in the healing room, help themselves to seasonal fruit and veges or  dine al fresco in the fully-equipped outdoor kitchen and BBQ area. Come on up and make yourselves at home.



Contact us to inquire/chat or book – see the Whole Retreat listing on Airbnb for more info.

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“We loved staying at your retreat and I have to say the beds were SO comfortable! I slept like a log! Really appreciated a chilled, clean and quirky getaway! And the kids were happy for hours on the trampoline. The little mushroom hut is ADORABLE. Everything was super clean and easy to navigate (kitchen etc). Will be recommending you to friends, from our family to yours, thank you!!!” Amanda, Auckland

“Tara Retreat is a great place to stay for a visit to Mangawhai, close to town and all the amenities you need, thank you.” Julia (Matapouri)

“Beautiful place for people who love nature, sustainable ways of living, mindfulness and simplicity. Glen is friendly, welcoming and open-minded host, it was a pleasure to meet him!” Adela (Czech Republic)

“We found ourselves staying in 3 of the accommodation options at Tara Retreat and we absolutely loved all of them!

The caravan, glamping tent and house truck all had their own unique charm. Each had its own area to chill out in. We loved picking herbs outside the caravan, curling up in the tent with a book and watching the world go by from the big window in the house truck!

The truck had its own awesomely decorated shower/toilet and also a kitchenette, which was great and offered you your own space. However we loved the shared facilities especially the covered kitchen area. It was a really nice way to meet other travellers and we even shared our Christmas meal with a full table.

We’d suggest you check out Glen’s yoga class and speak to Nic about her massage and naturopathy!

We also loved the area and our week stopover in Mangawhai turned into a 3 month stay. We felt really at home at Tara Retreat, for us one of those ‘gems’ that we’d love to return to.

Glen and Nic were so welcoming, friendly and kind which was a huge bonus and definitely a part of our time in NZ we will never forget. Thanks guys!” Chris and Steph (UK)


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Mangawhai – Accommodation – Yoga – Massage – Natural Medicine – Retreats