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.
I've been to Disneyland twice, but the farm is better.
Willa, Wellington, New Zealand
This is a very special place you have here, the perfect location fro bringing people together, unwinding and resetting and just generally connecting with the
Emily, New Zealand
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