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Set on 360 acres nestled in the bush-covered rangers of the Coromandel with expansive sea views, Mana Retreat Centre is a sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of the world. Here you can rest into the natural surroundings and discover re-creation in a way that supports your well-being.
Climb our mountain summit or settle into the gentle sway of a hammock. Treat yourself to a massage or sauna – or wander to the Sanctuary where you can walk the labyrinth to the centre of your Self.
Whether you journey here by yourself or with a friend, you will be sharing a group experience and one that we trust will be deeply nourishing.
Learn more about the Mana experience and preparing for your time here:
PLAN YOUR JOURNEY
Mana is situated 20 minutes south of Coromandel Town, and is a two-hour drive from Auckland or Hamilton. We recommend that you take a moment to find the most sustainable and suitable travel option for your budget and time.
1. SELF DRIVE
Mana is approximately a two-hour drive from Auckland or Hamilton. We have parking available on-site and encourage guests to car pool if possible.
2. TAXI OR SHUTTLE
Our local taxi company offer a shuttle service from Auckland City or the Airport. This is the most direct option for international travellers.
3 . FERRY
The Ferry Service offers once a day transport to and from Coromandel via downtown Auckland. A lovely scenic option, although a limited timetable.
4 . PUBLIC BUS
Intercity bus have daily services from Auckland Airport or the City to Thames. THERE IS CURRENTLY NO SERVICE TO MANA OR COROMANDEL TOWN.
AT A GLANCE MANA FACILITIES
Centre & Dining Facilities
Outdoors & Recreation
Our beautiful, open plan kitchen is the warm, nourishing centre of Mana and the food served to guests is an vital aspect of the Mana experience. Our food philosophy is centred around lacto-ovo vegetarianism and we aim to source as many ingredients as we can locally and seasonally. Beyond tasting amazing, it is our intention for every meal to be a source of deeply nourishing.
It gives us pleasure to share some of our most requested recipes and the philosophy behind our menus. In the process we can respond to the questions most often asked about the food served at Mana. Click the links below to learn more…
A good night’s rest is essential for well-being. To support your comfort our beds are made up with fresh linen, soft pillows and towels. Some people find ear plugs helpful in shared rooms. On a crisp cool night you will find additional woolen blankets, a small heater and hot water bottles to add warmth. For those venturing to the sauna or bush bath extra towels are available.
Our modest and comfortable lodges include shared rooms with single beds. Most rooms are twin share and are allocated same gender. We have a limited number of rooms with double beds for couples and a few single beds available in the main centre building. The photo shows one of our largest rooms with four beds.
"Mana provides such a nurturing environment for rejuvenation; the land, the people, the food, fires and programmes will fill your heart and soul."
~ Helen Dodd, Oct 2019