Te Arai Lodge
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This eco-friendly lodge available for Exclusive Use on a self-catered basis. Provisioning options will be available or you may wish to book a private chef. Te Arai Lodge overlooks organic gardens, across rolling hills to the distant ocean
Te Arai Lodge
Te Arai Lodge is a 90-minute drive from Auckland city. Helipad on site.
Exclusive Use – this luxury lodge is perfect for family and friends.
A covered portico leads through double entry doors to The Great Room featuring open-plan living with an impressive central limestone fireplace, dining table and bar. An impressive indoor and outdoor kitchen gives you the opportunity to conjure up your inner chef. Or maybe you’r prefer to arrange private catering..
Floor to ceiling windows open to large terraces with an open fireplace and Tuscan inspired courtyard offering breathtaking views.
Steps lead down to the 20-meter heated swimming pool; the loungers entice one to relax in the sun. Unwind in the relaxing Cedar hot tub – you may even spot a Ruru – a little owl. The podocarp forest attracts a myriad of beautiful New Zealand birdlife.
The main lodge offers stunning accommodation options – beds draped with fine Vida by Seneca stonewashed linen, intimate gas fireplaces, indoor and outdoor dining spaces and outdoor baths tempting one to relax under the night skies. Suites feature dressing room, ensuites with underfloor heating walk-in showers, indoor and outdoor tubs and delicious Sans Ceuticals body products.
Kotare cottage, its serene décor inspired by the ocean, offers views to the kitchen garden, native bush and across rolling hills to the sand dunes and ocean
The Kereru Suite, inspired by the local flora and fauna, overlooks the pool, native bush and rolling hills to the sand dunes and distant ocean.
Ruru Barn – imagine – an iconic kiwi barn with a contemporary spacious interior inspired by the surrounding botanical gardens. This double height barn features an intimate wood-burning potbelly fireplace and lounge area, private indoor and outdoor dining facilities, and a brazier on the limestone paved courtyard – the perfect spot to watch the sun go down. And a luxurious outdoor cedar bathtub to soak under the night skies.
Relax in the pool or the cedar hot tub. Attend a yoga or movement class followed by a tea ceremony in the yoga studio. Maybe a relaxing massage or beauty treatment and unwind in the sauna. Play petanque, take the sand bikes for a spin, hike or walk along spectacular coastal waterways or play golf at Mangawhai Golf Club.
Relax indoors in the media room – a cosy den for watching a movie.
Enjoy coffee, lunch and a tour of the chocolate factory at Bennetts of Mangawhai or head down to Matakana to experience the famous Matakana Markets, cinema and boutiques, galleries, culture trails wineries and more.