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Te Mānia

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At a glance

Te Mānia.
There is nowhere else like it.

Even with stunning images, nothing can prepare you for the jaw-dropping destination that is Te Mānia just minutes from Havelock North.
Not really a house. Not really a meeting room. And not really like anywhere you have ever spent time before. We promise.

Te Mānia consists of two luxurious bedrooms with their own generous ensuites with wide vistas up and down the Tuki Tuki Valley. Not that you’ll necessarily see the bedrooms on arrival however, as three sides are buried underground.
Then there’s the second building - Te Mānia Room. While your bedrooms are solid concrete and mainly underground, the ‘big room’ is a short outside walk away and is entirely clad in corten steel that pierces the skyline. Massive glass sliding doors provide spectacular views from three sides. Its interiors are dramatically black and every comfort is provided to make this a place to relax in front of the fire and do absolutely nothing, or amp it up a bit and make a memorable ‘celebration’ meal in the state of the art kitchen and serve it at the dining table for 10 or outside on the generous terrace with its own fireplace.

Te Mania can sleep two couples in two bedrooms with the option of *2 children’s beds (see children policy below) in the second bedroom. You are welcome to invite guests or friends up to maximum of 10 people for a drink or a meal. Above those numbers, please talk to us about larger events where we will cater and serve.

Retreat Specifics

  • Location
    Waimarama Road, Havelock North
  • Capacity
    Up to 4 people across 2 bedrooms.
    1 x King bedroom with en-suite.
    1 x Queen bedroom with en-suite (*offers 2 additional single beds).
    Separate kitchen and living area.
  • Rate
    Starting rate - $2200 per night (incl gst)
  • Check in/out
    Check-in: 3.00pm | Check-out: 11.00am.
  • Minimum Rental
    3 night minimum
    4 night minimum Easter
    Christmas/New Year: 7 night minimum stay or by negotiation - please enquire
  • Payment
    Visa and Mastercard accepted - Sorry no Amex or Diners
    A valid credit card is required to secure and confirm all bookings regardless of payment method.

Terms and Cancellations

A deposit of 40% of the total is required to secure your reservation. The balance remaining is due 30 days prior to check-in.  Minibar, services and incidentals are then due within seven days of your departure unless otherwise arranged with the Retreat Manager.  If payment has not been for the balance of the accommodation at 30 days before check in, this will be charged to the credit card on file.  


Bookings cancelled prior to 90 days from arrival the 40% deposit is refunded in full.

Bookings cancelled between 90 and 30 days of arrival the 40% deposit is refunded less the $250 booking fee.

Bookings cancelled within 30 days of arrival 100% of total is charged.


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*Te Mania children policy.

Te Mania is a rural property with the sleeping areas separated from the  dining and sitting areas. Therefore for your peace of mind, only newborns and children over the age of seven are permitted. There is a maximum sleeping capacity for two children. 


  • Rooms

    Te Mania can sleep two couples in two bedrooms with the option of *2 children’s beds in one of the bedrooms. *See children policy in Terms and Conditions. Capacity of 4- 6 people.

  • Technology

    103" drop down projector screen in Te Mānia room + 55" drop down TV's in the bedrooms with smart services + SKY TV. State of the art audio system + Sonos systems for outside + bedrooms. Free Wifi.

  • Cooking

    State of the art kitchen with Fisher & Paykel dishwasher draws, fridges, Gaggenau gas hobs and electric plate, Wolf oven, Breville Nespresso machine, Kitchen aid appliances, LG microwave. Gas BBQ.

  • Laundry

    Full laundry with Electrolux washing machine, dryer and ironing facilities.

  • Entertainment

    Mini gym in located in Master room. On the vineyard at Black Barn is an all-weather tennis court - as a guest you are very welcome to play on this during your stay - if required we hold equipment.

  • Outside

    Private hot tub - heated all year round. Large outdoor gas BBQ. Separate outdoor living and dining areas with outdoor fire. Large pond with wildlife - frogs, birdlife. Lawn games. Heli-landing.

  • Additional

    Generous bedrooms with bathrooms, dressing rooms, toiletries and luxurious robes. Large open indoor (and outdoor fire).  Air-conditioning units in rooms for heating and cooling.  Underfloor heating in bedrooms.

    Please note there is construction happening on the neighbouring site (phase 2 of Te Mania) on weekdays from Dec – July 2023.  Noise will be kept to a minimum when retreat guests are in residence but there may be some noise at times.


Te Mānia is located in the beautiful Tuki Tuki River Valley.  It is down a private driveway on farmland above the river with spectacular views across the river and back up to the ridgeline of Te Mata Peak.

While secluded, it is just 10 minutes drive from Havelock North and Black Barn- with other wineries, restaurants, golf courses and beaches not far in all directions.

Private heli-landing in addition.

Black Barn Area Map


There is great trout fishing right at your doorstep - or we can provide a guide to take you a little further afield. You can also enjoy river swimming, kayaking and extensive walking trails. Cape Kidnappers, recognised as one of the worlds great Golf courses is 20 minutes down stream. The beautiful Waimarama and Ocean beaches are 20 minutes to the west. There are wineries and restaurants all within minutes of the gate. Havelock North with its great shopping, delis, antiques and food supplies is 10 minutes away. A full compendium to local restaurants and attractions will be in the retreat when you arrive, we also offer a wide range of activities that we are more than happy to arrange on your behalf. You can also view our compendium below.

click here for our guest compendium

Property Rental

Te Mānia has a nightly rental from $2200.00 for up to 4 people using two large bedrooms with en-suite.  There is a separate 'big room'  - Te Mānia. Room with living and kitchen.

First morning's breakfast provisions supplied. The minimum stay is three nights, and sorry, no pets and no smoking indoors. No fireworks are permitted.

*Te Mania children policy.  Te Mania is a rural property with the sleeping areas physically separate from the dining and sitting areas. Therefore for your peace of mind, only newborns and children over the age of seven are permitted. There is a maximum sleeping capacity for two children in the Queen bedroom.  Portacots and linen can be hired at an additional $25.00 per cot.

Guest Comments

I have never been in a house that has made me feel so giddy!

Everything was absolutely amazing...you asked for constructive feedback - but all we could come up with is bigger coffee cups! 

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