Tara cottage is part of the 256ha Tahi ecological sanctuary, including restored wetlands, lakes and forests. You can walk one of the many tracks, swim from the beautiful white sand surf beach or fish and kayak in the estuary. Surfing lessons and standup paddle boards are available locally, along with horse trekking through the property or along the beach.
The Tahi Cafe (open Xmas to early February) offers a blackboard menu of delicious breakfast and lunch dishes, great coffee and icecream.
Small and cosy, Tara is simpler than Tahi's other accommodation options - Hiwi and Mara, but equipped with all the usual kitchen facilities. There is one bedroom with a Queen bed and a single bunk (elevated), and the other bedroom has two single bunks (one above the other). With a fresh, relaxed feel, it’s full of character and lies close to the beach so it’s perfect for families. Savour the sound of the sea as you relax into your surroundings.
As a guest at Tahi, you have access to a 256 hectare ecological sanctuary. Encompassing a rich variety of habitats, Tahi is a haven for walkers, birdwatchers and the conservation minded. Dune vegetation on the surf beach gives way to diverse broadleaf forest on the hills further inland, lakes provide habitat for mullet and rare long-finned eels while mangroves and saltmarshes are home to kingfishers, rare fernbirds and banded rails. Tahi is also proud to host a number of endangered bird species including Kiwi, Brown Teal, Bittern and Dotterell.
Interaction with guests
There are staff members on site most of the time, or just a phone call away to help you with any queries, or help plan your stay at Tahi.
Other things to note
Guest catering can be arranged, either as a delivered pre-prepared meal, or the luxury of an on site chef cooking for you in your bungalow.