Guest testimonials

Don't take our word for it...

I've been to Disneyland twice, but the farm is better.

Willa, Wellington, 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 days and to see such contented animals. We'll be back!

Williams, Evans & Dempsey Families, Auckland

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 Hart Family, you are amazing!!! Definitely returning to stay again in the near future.

Nigel & Wendy, Hawkes Bay, 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 outdoors. The views never got old, absolutely stunning!! Thank you SO much for sharing our wonderful property with us.

Emily, New Zealand

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 serenity, peacefulness and warmth of the place and our hosts Greg and Rachel Hart was very much appreciated. Apart from the abundant bird life, quality accommodation and access to kayaking (around the lake), Greg, Rachel and the team have done a wonderful job of creating a sustainable model of farming for the future. The eco-lodge is perfectly set up and caters for families, couples and groups that wish to get away from it all and experience the best rural New Zealand has to offer. It just feels like home away from home...

Andrew, New Zealand

Perfect getaway weekend Opening up the doors to a magnificent view is what started our weekend off right. The location is stunning. The owners have thought of everything to make the stay enjoyable. And when the night sky lights up it is absolutely amazing!! Greg’s hospitality of taking us out on the farm both days was terrific. He could probably write a book of all the towny questions he gets asked :)

Newports, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

Your hospitality was second to none. Beautiful venue and amazing food! You truly have a slice of paradise where you are. All our residents that came along had a great time, and all raved about it afterwards. We hope to get back your way during winter. Would be great to see that fire roaring.

Jared, Sommerset, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand