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Manawa Ridge

Manawa Ridge
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267 Ngatitangata Road,
Manawa Ridge, perched on a sublime piece of the Coromandel Coast,  offers outstanding luxury accommodation with three highly unusual suites,  individually designed, each with pebbled skinned spa bath in private gardens. Under floor heating, extra long Californian king size beds with silk duvet inners and silk pillows ensure your comfort.

Be indulged by Manawa Ridge Eco Retreat hosts Willem and Carla and enjoy the home grown meats, veggies and herbs, while drinking a fine wine out of the "Wine Cave". A 25 minute walk from the Ecolodge will take you to a magical beach of golden sand, fringed with gnarled trees and waterfall.


Environment Friendly Action

We conserve heat We conserve water We reduce/limit oil/gas carbon emissions We employ alternative energy resources: wind/solar/water We recycle where possible We compost food waste We use bio-degradable cleaning agents We use reclaimed or low embodied energy building materials We use renewable natural furnishings We instruct staff in green practices We mention green/eco issues on our website We conserve/care for wildlife in our area/ natural pest eradication We participate in community environmental initiatives We use principles of permaculture and/or biodynamic method of farming

Dietary Selections: We offer

Vegan Vegetarian Organic Food Locally sourced food Home-grown spray-free produce

Organic Meals

We always cook seasonal with home grown products and or locally sourced.


Three suites with en suites, under floor heating, private garden, private spa bath.

Total Capacity



Hi-Fi with CD & DVD player Cable TV


Explore the Coromandel with Hot water Beach, all on our door step the most beautiful beaches, Gold mine tours, sculpturing with 2 night stay, good fishing on a boot or of the rocks, great walks down to Homunga Bay or in the Karangahake Gorge from 10 min up to hours if wanted, golf course in Waihi, explore on a Harley Motor Bike. Or just relax and enjoy your suite, your space, your world.

Tariff Includes

Gourmet Breakfast, when dining in we serve the pre-dinner canopies and drinks for free.
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