The beginnings of our new Bush Creek Walk - the first posts were concreted in today for the first bridge - excited :)
Pretty excited to now be able to offer our guests Raw Milk from A2 Cows. This milk is from a local farm and is completely natural. I'm sure our guests will love it. Thanks Buttercup Dairies.
Oh my goodness! What a wonderful few days we have had. Your generosity and hospitality has been overwhelming. Your attention to detail and concern for our care has been much appreciated. For the first time for months we have been truly able to relax. Thank you. The view, your wonderful meals and your warmth have made our stay very special. We would love to come back.
Beverley & Carl (January 2018) - Auckland
This has been a wonderful retreat to restore mind and body. Our conversations with you both have been invigorating, a breath of fresh air and enthusiasm and a great respite from the business that occupies too much of our lives. Your food and hospitality have been amazing. Thank you.
Peter & Julia (January 2018) - Australia
Thank you for opening your home to us. Yes your location is breathtaking and comfortable but your hospitality is above and beyond. We were so taken back by your home grown product and attitude that nothing was a problem. It is a memory that we will carry with us - especially making me a birthday cake. We will be back.
Peter, Kim & Duke (November 2017) - Australia
Just a wee note to thank you both very much for giving us all a fantastic weekend. Your place is absolutely stunning. What a fantastic location! You were both so welcoming and natural. Made us feel very welcome. You certainly went the extra mile taking the time to give Emily and Nicholas some extra experiences they otherwise would not have had. We appreciate that very much. You are both great hosts and have a wonderful product there.
Glyn - Auckland (October 2017) - 3 Day Experience
It was so cool staying here, we had so much fun. The meals were divine and it was lovely to sit in the spa pool. I enjoyed doing quad biking and possum hunting with Steve as well as catching eels in the river and finding glow worms.
Emily - Auckland (October 2017) - 3 Day Experience
I had the most wonderful time here, with all the activities that me and Emily did with Steve. All the meals were lovely. Quad biking was fun for my first time and also going to look for possums and seeing one for the first time.
Nicholas - Auckland (October 2017) - 3 Day Experience
We have had the most spectacular break/holiday. Lovely rooms and most scrumptious meals. Steve and Karyn have mad us feel so welcome and it was like our home away from home - and extra bonus Karyn cooked us the most fabulous meals. Nick and Emily had extra fun with their outings with Steve, and I know he has made extra memories of a lifetime with him. We will be back.
Patrick, Melanie, Emily & Nicholas - Auckland (October 2017) - 3 Day Experience
Everything was perfect - we loved the accommodation, the hospitality, the view and the dog! We hope to be back soon the scale the Pinnacles. Thank you for a wonderful end to our NZ break.
Dashini & Sumil - Singapore (September 2017)
Karyn & Steve - thanks so much for a great weekend. Very comfortable & welcoming - New friends!!
Ray & Etty - Auckland/Brisbane (March 2017)
Beautiful place - wonderful hospitality - perfect :)
Erik - Denmark (March 2017)
Lovely hosts - I will be back with my wife - she would love this.
Ron - Hawera, NZ (March 2017)
All just perfect. Don't change a thing. Great to find something so different so close to home. We will be back. Great massage too.
Peter & Rhonda - Hahei, NZ (March 2017)
We had a wonderful time, cherished the great views from this room, loved the breakfast and more than anything enjoyed your company - Karyn, Steve & Bear. Thank you for being such great hosts.
Daniela & Alex - Christchurch, NZ (March 2017)
Arrived safely after driving thru floods in Thames to find this wonderful gem - Karyn & Steve gave us a great welcome and looked after us like Royalty. Sadly couldn't walk the Pinnacles due to 400mm rainfall. Adventure with Steve to cross flooded fords and witness road destruction to DOC Info Centre. Snug and dry with great company - a wonderful stay. Thank you. Great alternative itinerary in Karangahake Gorge, We will just have to come back.
Pippa & Allistair - Dumfries, Scotland (March 2017)
Beautiful place, people and time. Thank you again.
Andy & Bek - Queensland, Australia (February 2017)
Absolutely amazing lodge in all ways - beautiful setting, great hospitality, delicious food, very comfortable and perfect location. Will definitely recommend!
Tamara - Luxembourg (February 2017)
Thank you for the great stay!
Julie - Chicago - USA (February 2017)
Thank you Karyn & Steve for a wonderful time. We felt truly welcomed and spoilt for food and fun!
Pauline - Berlin/Nick - Auckland (January 2017) - 3 Day experience
Wonderful surroundings, fabulous hospitality, we will definitely return soon to complete the Pinnacles.
Tim & Toni - UK (January 2017)
Excellent stay. Very comfortable and so well looked after.
Julie & Ian - Nottingham - UK (January 2017)
Fantastic weekend in the countryside. Kids bagged their first NZ Mountain - Pinnacles. Lots of animals, great food and company and best of all 2 great nights of sleep. Will definitely be back. Thank you.
Charlie, Fiona, Jessica & Sophie - Auckland (January 2017)
Thanks Karyn & Steve our stay in your lodge has been everything we hoped for and more! From the moment we arrived we have been truly spoilt with superb surroundings, quality food from an excellent cook, great hosting from both Karyn & Steve, a comfortable room with everything we need. Mangotahi Lodge is 5 star in every way. Thanks again.
Carole & David - Lancashire, UK (January 2017) - 3 Day experience
A lovely environment, spectacular meals, that lovely hot tub after walking the Pinnacles - what lovely hosts!
Louise - Auckland (November 2016)
Felt truly pampered. Delicious food, fab accommodation and relaxing environment. Awesome hosts!
Sheryl - Auckland (November 2016)
Wonderful hospitality, great conversation and inspiring stories along with the superb food and comfy bed.
Linda - Auckland (November 2016)
Feeling refreshed and relaxed after a few days here. Karyn & Steve you are fantastic hosts. Weather was perfect for our activities. See you again.
Vick and Doug - Rotorua (October 2016) - 3 Day experience
Wonderful hosts and accommodation. Beautiful food, peaceful outlook and adventures aplenty. Thanks for the fun and humour.
Tim and Bev - Queenstown (October 2016) - 3 Day experience
Fantastic weekend. Very relaxing, restaurant quality food, awesome hosts. Can't wait to get back to this tranquil place.
Owen and Jo - Hamilton (April 2016)
We loved staying with you, it was great to stay again - nothing has changed. Nice fooood.
Hannah and Carolin - Germany (April 2016)
Having competed in the World Masters Games in Rowing our recent guests took some time out for a bit of R&R. They enjoyed a soak in the hot tub contemplating future games - maybe in synchronized swimming??
This couple won an awesome Christmas Cracker pamper package courtesy of Zee Zee Merino New Zealand. They had an awesome weekend here at Mangotahi Lodge. It was great to have them stay with us and we hope to see them back.
Karaka/Waiotahi Loop Track - what an awesome walk! Varied and interesting with some amazing view points along the way.
We love what we do at Mangotahi Lodge, keep an eye on what we have been doing on our web site and also our Facebook page.