The Unwind

The Unwind

New Plymouth, Taranaki

The Unwind is located just 15 minutes from New Plymouth city and two hours from Whanganui.

Against a captivating backdrop of Mount Taranaki, the cabin is nestled amidst farmland and native bush. Beautifully styled, it features a cosy lounge area complete with a wood burner, a well-equipped kitchen, and a luxurious tiled bathroom with a spacious shower. A tranquil bedroom with soft lighting is a  peaceful space for relaxation and rest.

Step out onto the deck to soak in breathtaking views of Mount Taranaki. From the outdoor bath, watch the graceful flutter of fantails, the whoosh of woodpigeons flying past - and listen to the gentle serenade of the river below which is accessible via stairs - just a stone's throw away from the front door. It's the perfect setting for the ultimate unwind.

FROM $380 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.


Maude Road, New Plymouth


The Unwind is 15 minutes from New Plymouth city and 2 hours from Whanganui.

Follow the Google Maps directions to Maude Road.

You will receive a pre-arrival email with a specific address, arrival instructions and your host's details 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

    The Unwind is self-catering. Just bring your own food and drink, and cook meals using the ceramic stove top provided in your kitchen. You'll find all the cutlery, crockery, pots and pans that you'll need.

    If you're looking for a bite to eat in New Plymouth Central, Social Kitchen, Shining Peak Brewery, Arborio and Snug Lounge are all highly recommended.

    The nearest store for stocking up on food and supplies is in New Plymouth, 15 minutes away.

  • things to do

    Explore the river and dip your feet in the cooling waters in summer, or relax with a drink on the river deck. Soak in the outdoor bath with a good book or battle it out over one of the board games provided.

    If you feel like stretching your legs, take a walk around Lake Mangamahoe, just an 8-minute drive away.

    For a change of scenery, head to The Coastal Walkway, Pukekura Park, or North Egmont Visitor Centre, all within a 15- to 25-minute drive. And of course, you can't miss out on an evening walk along the sand at 'Fitzroy Beach!'

  • your hosts

    Your hosts at The Unwind are Bill, Justine, and their son, Aiden.

    The family have been living on their beautiful 2-acre property for the past 3 years. They always dreamed of building their own home, but had given up hope of finding somewhere 'magic' in their price range. Then, they found this land...with the sound of the nearby river, the views and the peacefulness - they knew they'd found their place.

    Bill is a Project Engineer at the local council, and Justine is a Data Management Specialist and Influencer. With a passion for unique accommodation, the couple embarked on designing and building their own special cabin. Designed for guests to rest and rejuvenate, Justine felt 'The Unwind' was the perfect descriptive name for this little slice of heaven.


  • "

    A beautiful spot, very peaceful, lots of little extra touches, super clean, and a very helpful host.


    Amanda Lindsay - 14 May 2024

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  • "

    Such a beautiful setting; we loved spending the morning down by the river. Thank you so much for creating a stunning space to relax and unwind.


    - 30 Apr 2024

    2 / 12

  • "

    Absolutely loved the setting, so peaceful.


    - 29 Apr 2024

    3 / 12

  • "

    Amazing, relaxing, romantic atmosphere. Quiet and private. Stargazing in the stone tub was divine, and I loved seeing the wild rabbits in the morning around the cabin. Highly recommend.


    - 09 Apr 2024

    4 / 12

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    Lovely stay and lovely homemade bread and fresh eggs provided by the host.


    - 12 Mar 2024

    5 / 12

  • "

    This is an amazing location and cottage. The unit is very clean and has great amenities. The view of the mountain lives up to the pictures and more. The platform down by the stream is very relaxing. Having the sheep right there really completes the NZ experience!


    - 21 Feb 2024

    6 / 12

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    The perfect little getaway. We will be back again for sure!


    - 19 Feb 2024

    7 / 12

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    Absolutely perfect.


    - 16 Feb 2024

    8 / 12

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    A luxurious place to stay. Nice and close if you want to explore New Plymouth.


    - 29 Jan 2024

    9 / 12

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    The peace and tranquility I found at The Unwind can only be experienced first hand. There is perhaps no greater bookend to a day than a morning coffee by the stream paired with a nighttime soak in the bath beneath starry skies. The Unwind is an oasis.


    - 24 Jan 2024

    10 / 12

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    The Unwind is the perfect spot if you want to relax. We loved being able to stay there and celebrate our wedding anniversary.


    - 11 Dec 2023

    11 / 12

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    The place was lovely.


    - 17 Nov 2023

    12 / 12

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