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Boutique ecosanctuary accommodation at the base of the Ben Ohau mountain range, designed to be your home for a moment in time. Reconnect with the elements of the natural world. Explore beautiful Aoraki Mt Cook and Lake Tekapo then soak in your own private hot tub under the sparkling stars of the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve. 

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Te Manahuna Retreat is located on a private 10-acre ecosanctuary 530m above sea level at the base of the Ben Ohau mountain range. It is a peaceful, quiet country location with incredible views in all directions, yet is only 17km from the town of Twizel. It is 50-minutes to Aoraki Mt Cook or Lake Tekapo, 2.5 hours from Queenstown and 4 hours from Christchurch.  

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Experience the wonder of our pure night skies, free from light pollution and filled with dazzling stars. Te Manahuna Retreat is located in the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve. The cottage is dark sky friendly and ideal for stargazing and astrophotography. 

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Te Manahuna Retreat is a chance to experience the elements in their purest form: Walk barefoot on the earth, breathe deep of the fresh mountain air, nourish your body with pure spring water, and enjoy the simple pleasure of lighting a fire. This connection with the elements of our natural world is largely missing from many people’s lives so we invite you to re-join nature, and take time to nurture your body, mind, and soul.

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