Affordable homestay-style accommodation for vegetarian and vegan travellers in the heart of Mangawhai Village , 110 kms north of Auckland ,New Zealand. Rainbow-friendly, kids and dogs okay.
Each of the rooms ( one downstairs and one upstairs ) has a double bed, with bedding, and with extra single mattresses for kids etc (?) free wifi access, see pictures for 1,000 words. The rooms are lockable.
A sunny kitchen in the mornings, opens out onto the veranda. The Mangawhai Village 4 Square supermarket is just across the road and there's a market with great local produce right next door every Saturday. The kitchen is fulling equipped and space can be provided in the refrigerator.
Wifi / FreeView TV / Radio , Your room, living area, kitchen, bathroom, music room ( when not in use ) , laundry, garden.
Vegan, non-smoking, be sensitive, discreet, responsible. Be not rude, boisterous, dangerous , nor obstreperous ! Avoid backing your vehicle out across the unpredictably busy footpath. i.e. back in or turn it round . The school and playground are just along the road.
Mangawhai Village is a busy service centre for this area - and much moreso during the summer holiday season and Mangawhai Travellers Rest is in the centre of it. Nights are usually very quiet here. Every Saturday morning there is a very popular market right next door and there are a range of facilities and services provided within easy walking distance - or within a 5 minute drive - or about 10 minutes out to Mangawhai Heads Beach.
The sand dunes. The beach(es). The clifftop walk. The mangrove forests.
Walking , cycling ( there are bicycles you can use here ) or driving. Unfortunately there is NO public transport here - except for an hourly shuttle bus to the beach ( $2 ) in the summer holiday season. There are buses between Auckland ( 110 kms south ) and Whangarei ( 70 kms north ) from Kaiwaka on State Highway One - which is 14 kms west of Mangawhai Village. There is no transport between Mangawhai and Kaiwaka . Mangawhai Village is the destination for people doing the Te Araroa Walk , through the whole of New Zealand and is on the preferred route of cyclists who're avoiding State Highway One.
Payment Details & Cancellation Policy
Time Of Payment
Not yet decided - will revise - 20151011
About Your Host
Kia ora. Alan Preston here at my home, a 100 year old cottage in the centre of Mangawhai Village where I've been living for the last 7 years. I have been vegan for the last 5 years and vegetarian since 1992 . I was an English as a Foreign Language teacher for 16 years. I presently teach music and play with a couple of local groups and am active in local politics and in working for a kinder, sustainable culture - through writing and running web-sites. I grew up in west Auckland and started coming to Mangawhai when I was 10 so know the area pretty well. I have done a lot of travelling ( 48 countries ) and lived in Japan for 10 years ( I speak Japanese and Indonesian ) and also spent 10 years living in the South Island ( 7 years in Queenstown , 2 in Nelson, and and 3 Christchurch ) .
My Additional Services
Local information, New Zealand travel information , Guitar lessons, English as a Foreign Language Tuition,