Winners of the 2012 Pride Whakatane “Best seaside garden”.

Welcome to a unique Māori cultural experience at Moanarua, a romantic hideaway nestled between the Ocean and the Harbour in sunny Ohope beach in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.

You are welcome to use our BBQ, luxury spa and to enjoy the beautiful views from the decks. There are kayaks for hire and a boat for harbour cruises and fishing trips.

Wander about our award winning garden. Chat with us about local history and our contemporary Māori art works. Widely traveled, we love sharing stories over complimentary drinks and nibbles. Dine at local cafes or simply lay back with TV, CD’s or magazines provided in your own private ‘whare’.

Continental breakfast supplied in your cottage to be enjoyed at your leisure.


moanarua-miria-taroi-black-your-hostsYour Hosts

Miria and Taroi are descendants of the Ngati Awa and Tuhoe tribes. They also have links with Te Whanau a Apanui. Their ancestors have links to the coast, bush and lake areas. Miria and Taroi are happy to introduce you to the histories of these places and of the local marae.


Ka kite.