Manutuke Eco Retreat

Manutuke Eco Retreat

Gisborne

Manutuke Eco Retreat is 15 minutes from Gisborne on the east coast of the North Island.

The campsite is situated on the edge of a wetland lake on the property and consists of a large, safari-style tent, smaller bell tent and semi-outdoor bathroom. Interconnecting decks and boardwalks immerse you in the wetland surrounds and connect the different elements of the site. A long jetty out to a viewing platform on the lake is the perfect place to launch the paddle boards for a peaceful paddle around the lake.

Stylishly decorated, the main safari tent has a queen-size bed and plenty of room for relaxed living. The bell tent is used when more than 2 people in the group are staying, and also has a queen bed. The whole site is only ever booked by one group at a time though, so you'll never have to share.

A shower and washroom are set just off the main tent, with a basin and toilet building set between the bell tent and safari tent. A clawfoot bath is positioned at the base of the jetty - the perfect place to soak up the views across the lake.

Manutuke Eco Retreat is the ideal, romantic glamping accommodation. Relax at the campsite on your comfy Coast beanbags, spotting the birds flitting through the wetland plants. Or get out and about to enjoy the beaches and activities the Gisborne region offers by day and when night falls, gaze up at the star-studded night skies from your private jetty. Drift off to sleep in your beautiful tent to the sounds of nature - and wake to the sunrise across the lake. Bliss. 

FROM $280 p/n

Adults Only

  • Sleeps 4

Make sure you download or print this handy info sheet with directions and host contact details prior to your journey. You may not have mobile phone reception at all times.

host address
 

322 Waingake Rd​​​​​ Manutuke 4072

Directions
 

Manutuke Eco Retreat is set in the Gisborne district on the East coast of the North Island.

To get there, follow the Google Maps directions. Once you arrive, you'll need the code for the combination padlock so you can enter through the gate to the property. The code will be supplied to you in a pre-arrival email 5 days prior to your stay. Once you're settled in, your host, Richard will pop up to give you a quick run-down of the campsite and how everything works.

NOTE: If you've booked your stay within 5 days and you didn't receive your pre-arrival email with your host contact details and lock code shortly after booking, please follow up with us here.

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            Eating and Drinking

    Eating and Drinking

    Manutuke Eco Retreat is self-catering. Just bring your own food and drink, and cook meals using the facilities provided in your camp kitchen. You'll find all the cutlery, crockery, pots and pans that you'll need.

    If you want a break from cooking at any stage, Gisborne is just a 15-minute drive away and has plenty of cafes and restaurants to choose from. Stopping in at the Millton Vinyard for a lunch platter and glass of wine is highly recommended! 

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            Things to do

    Things to do

    At the campsite, there's lawn Jenga for entertainment as well as 2 SUP boards and a 2-person kayak for exploring the lake on water. Yoga mats are provided for yoga devotees and binoculars are provided for spotting some of the incredible bird life on the property. If you can bear to tear yourself away from the comfort of your outdoor beanbag, you'll find some great walking across two different properties - one with amazing views and one for tree lovers with mature redwoods, eucalyptus, cedar. The tracks cover over 10kms.

    Your host, Richard, also has e-bikes for hire, so if you're feeling active (or not!) you can ride the nearby Waingake Valley trail.

    Highlights in the local area include the spectacular Gisborne beaches, with popular Brown's Beach just 5 minutes drive away.

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