Experience native bush and birds in the heart of Banks Peninsula. Rest and relax on your way to Akaroa and enjoy this rare ecological haven. Only one hours from Christchurch city. No hills to negotiate and a sheltered site in the picturesque Okuti valley.
We are a perfect place for weddings and parties, with accommodation in cabins for 18 and camping for 120. Eco and nature weddings are a speciality. Self catering and BYO for cost savings, or we can arrange everything from marquees, seating, food
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Manaia is home to stands of centuries old native tress, such as Kahikatea, Matai and Totara. Second growth hardwood species include Kanuka, Manuka, Manatu Kowhai, Kotukutuku, Tarata, Kawakawa, Mahoe and Puahou.
With only 2% of the native bush that once covered this area remaining Manaia is a unique haven for the biodiversity of Banks Penisula.
Walks through the eighteen acres range from a ten minute ramble to an hour long circumnavigation, which includes boardwalks and stunning ...