Mangarara (The Family Farm) is a 610 hectare/1500 acre hill country farm in Elsthorpe, Hawke’s Bay. It has been stewarded by the Hart family since 1990.
The farm is a diverse mix of lakes, wetlands, peat flats, rolling and steep hills, pasture, native and exotic trees. Like a living organism, it is constantly evolving!
The evolution of this land and community has really sped up in the last 15 years, towards a regenerated, connected landscape & people.
We invite you deeper into this story below.
Beautiful lodgings & scenery but the animals were the biggest hit. It was so great to see how excited the kids were to be "farmers" for a few
Williams, Evans & Dempsey Families, Auckland
Serene, peaceful and one of a kind, a truly amazing place to stay and visit... Our stay at Mangarara Eco Lodge & Education Centre was exceptional. The
Andrew, New Zealand
WOW!! Mangarara Eco Lodge and Farm is absolute Paradise. Rachel and Greg go above and beyond to make your stay even more wonderful. Fantastic hosts. Thank you
Nigel & Wendy, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand