Te Arai Lodge

​Te Arai Lodge is an eco-friendly oasis offering boutique luxury and warm Kiwi hospitality surrounded by over 20 acres of ancient podocarp forest and native bush.

Te Arai Lodge is an eco-friendly oasis offering boutique luxury and warm Kiwi hospitality surrounded by over 20 acres of ancient podocarp forest and native bush. Sitting proudly on an elevated ridge the lodge boasts panoramic views across the rolling hills of the Brynderwyn Ranges out to the stunning beaches and surrounding islands of the Mangawhai coast.

Here, you can expect bespoke personal service from your hosts and opulent comfort in a beautiful setting. With four lavish cottages and suites, you are spoiled for truly luxe accommodation choices complete with breathtaking views. The Lodge can be booked as a private escape for 12 guests, your own personal haven promising the perfect holiday in New Zealand for families or groups of friends. Savour unforgettable meals together with the garden-to-table in-house restaurant serving seasonal local produce sure to leave you in awe.

Take a relaxing dip in the 20-metre heated pool directly below the terrace, complemented by a cedar hot tub set into the edge of the bush. Or perhaps zen out in the generous yoga studio and gym, the full length mirrors flowing out onto the pool decking together with an infrared sauna. A north-facing terrace framed by purpleheart timber beams extends along the entire frontage of the property with a covered portico and open fireplace being an ideal place to watch the sun set with a glass of wine.

If you’re feeling active, head out hiking or bushwalking the many sites in The Mangawhai and Te Arai regions. Take advantage of the lodge’s location close to golf courses, such as top-notch Mangawhai Golf Club and Tara It. Or if you don’t want to wander too far, enjoy bird watching around the property and spot the resident birds including the kingfisher, wood pigeon, and fantail.

With authentic personal service from the owners Vince & Kathy Moores, their family and a team of carefully chosen staff, Te Arai Lodge creates a special escape for those seeking the finest comforts without compromising the environment.