Puriri Yurt

Puriri Yurt

Mangawhai, Northland

Puriri Yurt is located in Mangawhai about 1.5 hours drive from Auckland City.

Puriri Yurt sits in its own private corner of a beautiful 3-acre lifestyle block. Stunning, 100-year-old mature native trees, a pond and gardens create a restful setting - inducing an instant feeling of well-being. The yurt is named for the magnificent Puriri tree it nestles next to.

The yurt itself is a serene space, with simple, natural decor complementing the beautiful timber latticework that forms part of its structure. A queen-sized bed holds centre stage, with two armchairs and a small table for indoor dining.

Directly outside the yurt is a small timber building housing a kitchenette, and an outdoor shower and bath area. An outdoor fire place with comfortable Adirondack chairs is the ideal place for star-gazing the incredible night sky. 

Kaka and tuis are in abundance here. Moreporks can be heard regularly at night - along with the trickle of water from the pond, like the sound of a babbling brook as you drift off to sleep.

Puriri Yurt is truly lovely accommodation, on a truly magical property... a place for relaxation and rejuvenation.

FROM $275 p/n

  • Sleeps 2

A $50 Single Night Surcharge applies on top of the nightly rate when booking a single night. You will need to add this charge during the booking process. The calendar below will specify where one-night bookings are allowed.

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 reception at all times.


366 Tara Road, Mangawhai 0576


Puriri Yurt is just 1.5 hours from Auckland City. Follow the Google Maps directions to the address. Once you arrive at the address, turn down the driveway with the sign, "The Shed on Tara" at the mailbox. The Shed on Tara is additional accommodation operated by the same hosts as the Puriri Yurt.

Detailed instructions on parking and accessing the yurt will be provided in an email 5 days prior to your stay.

Note: If you have booked within 5 days and haven't received a pre-arrival email shortly after booking, please email us at [email protected].


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  • Eating and Drinking

    Puriri Yurt has all the facilities you need to self-cater. Just bring your own food, and prepare meals in the kitchenette and Weber barbeque. There is a gas camp stovetop for cooking and you'll find all the cutlery, crockery, pots and pans that you'll need. 

    If you want to head out for a meal, you'll find a range of dining options in Mangawhai - The Dune at Mangawhai Village, Gringas at Mangawhai Heads Village and the Mangawhai Tavern all come recommended!

    If you need to pop out for supplies, there is a 4 Square at Mangawhai Village  (a 5-minute drive away) as well as the best award-winning butcher. There is local fresh produce, cheese and lovely stalls at the Mangawhai Tavern Saturday market.

  • Things to do

    Like any good glamping experience, a stay at Puriri Yurt is a chance for well-earned relaxation... Take the chance to rest and reconnect - and immerse yourselves in the peaceful, natural setting. Toast marshmallows over the campfire, enjoy a game of petanque - or soak in the outdoor bath. You're welcome to pick fruit in the orchard or herbs from the garden. 

    If you're keen walkers, try the Mangawhai Heads Beach Trail between Langs Beach and Waipu Cove or the Tanekaha Waterfall bushwalk. Surfers can hit the surf at Mangawhai Heads - or non-surfers can just enjoy a swim!

    The Saturday market at Mangawhai Tavern is a must-do.

  • Your Hosts

    After 33 years John and Marion left the city life, in 2016, to move back to a more rural environment and have never looked back.

    They'd raised two children (who are now living overseas) and they were looking for new challenges to fill their day. Their property is a constant work in progress which includes beautiful old established native trees. With natural springs that fill the pond and other areas of the property, it is a haven for birdlife. John and Marion plan to enhance this with wetlands planting on two sites. 

    Marion is a Wedding Celebrant while John works for the local landscaping supplier.

    As keen travellers, camping veterans and current hosts to their other guest accommodation, 'The Shed on Tara', they work hard to ensure guests unplug, reconnect and simply relax on their magical property. 


  • "

    Our stay was amazing. The little touches like bath salts, s’mores, hot water bottles, dressing gowns, all so lovely and made it such a lovely stay!


    - 29 Apr 2024

    1 / 12

  • "

    The photos don’t even begin to capture the beautiful and peaceful setting the hosts have created. Every detail was planned perfectly to create the most relaxing and private glamping experience. From the moment you arrive, you already feel like you never want to leave.


    - 15 Mar 2024

    2 / 12

  • "

    A really unique and special place! The additional amenities like s'mores by the fire, outdoor bath/shower, and BBQ were fantastic. We had a lovely time and will be recommending it to all our friends and whānau! Ngā mihi nui.


    - 11 Dec 2023

    3 / 12

  • "

    Great stay, Marion and John were super friendly and helpful. Everything was thought of, and waking to the birdsong was just what we ordered.


    - 24 Oct 2023

    4 / 12

  • "

    Absolutely loved our stay, such a magical location with great hosts. Was a perfect way to unwind, enjoy nature and relax. Can't recommend highly enough!


    - 18 Oct 2023

    5 / 12

  • "

    Amazing place and super friendly hosts. We spent a great weekend here, surrounded by native bush and the yurt is super cosy. Highly recommend.


    - 01 May 2023

    6 / 12

  • "

    Beautiful stay at Pururi Yurt. They have taken time to add lots of special touches. Smores and the bath were great!


    - 29 Apr 2023

    7 / 12

  • "

    We loved our stay, it was a relaxing setting among the trees to chill out and soak up each other's company.


    - 16 Mar 2023

    8 / 12

  • "

    We throughly enjoyed our stay at Puriri Yurt. Not only was the whole set up perfect and well thought out, but the extra touches made it even more special. Marion and John were excellent hosts too. We were sad to leave and would love to go back!


    - 12 Mar 2023

    9 / 12

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    A lovely getaway close to Auckland, sourrounded by beautiful native trees. Just bliss!


    - 31 Jan 2023

    10 / 12

  • "

    What a lovely place to escape to, beautiful and quiet. The hosts were lovely with great communication. Lots of little extra details that made for a great holiday.


    - 16 Jan 2023

    11 / 12

  • "

    The host was very helpful, friendly and informative of what to do in Mangawhai. We had everything we needed in the setting. The bed was great, the shower has amazing pressure, and everything made my birthday very memorable.


    - 16 Jan 2023

    12 / 12

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