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Ngā Whare Mānatu is a unique retreat offering luxury accommodation above the beautiful boutique village of Geraldine. Nestled amongst native plants, stunning birdsong, views to the east coast sunrise and the amazing night sky, our vision is to provide you with a magical relaxing experience that showcases our natural environment and everything that connects us to our whenua (the land). Relax in your hot tub and enjoy the wonders of the stars then continue to view this magic from your bed through the large ceiling skylights and wake in the morning to incredible birdsong while watching the sunrise on the East Coast of South Canterbury.
Our whares are designed to reflect our natural environment and have been built with a mix of natural and raw materials, such as exposed steel beams, architectural timber walls and ceilings, natural tile floors on the inside and are clad in corten steel with exposed aggregate concrete decks outside, which house the stainless steel cedar hot tubs.
All units have underfloor heating, heat pumps and reticulated gas for endless hot water in your hot tub or walk in shower.
“Private, clean, well-equipped, beautiful architectural design, views of Geraldine farmland, outdoor bath, and lovely welcome note and snacks.”
“Beautiful accommodation and great views. Really loved the outside Bath”
“Every small detail about the place was beautiful. We loved the breakfast, outdoor bath, decor and the peacefulness”
Our vision is to connect you to the land, sky and nature. You will experience native birds and bush, coastal and night sky views and even a glimpse of the native lizards and bats that live in the Geraldine Downs area. All within a 3 minute drive or 20 minute walk through native bush tracks to the village of Geraldine.
26 Ribbonwood Road,The Downs, GeraldineNew Zealand, 7991
Phone: 027 201 1920
3 minutes drive from SH 79 (Geraldine), 15 mins from SH 1, 1 Hour from Lake Tekapo & 1.5 hours from Christchurch