Our Story

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.

What our previous guests have said