Mangarara Station - The Family Farm

Producing healthy, free-range meat for Kiwis Practicing regenerative land stewardship Building community, local economy; & Providing accommodation, education and inspiration

Farm Shop

Choose from The Family Farm’s free range beef, lamb or pork and choose delicious food that makes a difference.

Eco Lodge

The Eco Lodge is your opportunity to embrace the rhythms of rural Hawke’s Bay, relaxing on the deck watching life on the lake, mucking in collecting free range eggs from the mobile hen house, or holding your own seminar in this stunning setting.

The Family Farm

Bringing people together to produce food in a way that supports and nourishes ourselves & the Earth. We're passionate about farming that makes a difference - and supporting a community of people who share those values.


Order a Meat Box from our Farm Shop and we’ll ensure our high quality, ethically raised Pork, Beef & Lamb is delivered, direct to your door, every month.


Come and stay at our Eco Lodge – perfect for spending time with friends and family, celebrating special occasions and effective corporate functions.


Become a Friend of the Farm and receive discount offers, opportunities to get involved and keep in touch with our efforts to make a difference!

DVD Library

Over the years we have built up a number of inspirational and educational DVD’s about the world we live in, where it’s heading and what’s driving it.

You are welcome to borrow any of these DVD’s to view at home with friends and family. Just contact us and we can arrange to drop off at a convenient place in Hawke’s Bay or post them to you. We will have to charge postage and any koha donation would be welcome to help grow this resource to share with the wider community.

Lodge guests are welcome to view these films during your stay.

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Games available at the Lodge

Stuck inside on a rainy day? Feel free to use our selection of games !

Board games

  • Traditional Marbles (4+)
  • Pictionary Junior (7-12)
  • Cranium Cadoo (7+)
  • Yahtzee Classic (8+)
  • Boggle (8+)
  • Cluedo (8+)
  • Dominoes (8+)
  • Whoonu – The fun-filled “what’s your favorite thing?” game (8+)
  • Cranium + New Cranium (12+)
  • Articulate ! The Fast Talking Description Game (12+)
  • The Game of SCATTeRGORIeS (12+)
  • Rugby Trivia – Colin Meads (all ages)
  • Chess, Draughts, Chinese Checkers, …
  • Playing Cards

Other games

  • Darts
  • Foosball







Happen Films

Jordan and Antoinette from Happen Films have done an amazing job capturing the essence of holistic management and regenerative farming here at Mangarara, capturing how our animals are essential to sequestering carbon, building soils and restoring our ecosystem, albeit one with humans involved!

Check it out by clicking the image. We would also encourage you to check out some of the other inspiring and informative videos Happen Films have produced!

Country Calendar

Recently Mangarara was showcased on the popular farming program Country Calendar.  It is great to get the feedback from people who believe in what we are doing on farm to restore the land and farm more consciously.