Manuka Retreat - Ngakuta Bay

  • 7 People
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Yes Outside Only


Welcome to Manuka Retreat, the perfect place for you and your family to kick back, relax and spend time in the big outdoors.

When in Ngakuta Bay take time to explore the area, visit Edwin Fox Museum or head over to Kaipupu Wildlife Sanctuary to walk the tracks and look at the native animals and trees. There are various walking tracks around the bay, all with beautiful scenery, they are also a good opportunity to get some fresh air. The beach down the road from Manuka Retreat is family-friendly and an ideal spot to kayak, stand up paddleboard or just swim around. There are lots of activities to do while staying at Manuka Retreat.

Manuka Retreat has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and a cosy living room fit to host you, your family and friends. The garden is great for kids to run around and burn some energy while you sit outside and enjoy a cool drink. The jetty, launch ramp and ski lane are only 400 meters down the road!

It’s a 26-minute drive into Picton town centre from Manuka Retreat. This is where the nearest supermarket and gas stations are, so if you are staying in Ngakuta Bay you are best to make sure you are well prepared.

If you want an easy no-stress getaway, look no further than Manuka Retreat!

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Bedroom Configuration

  • Bedroom 1 (Level 1): 1 Queen Size Bed
  • Bedroom 2 (Level 1): 1 Double Bunk
  • Bedroom 3 (Level 1): 2 Single Bed

Bathroom Configuration

  • Bathroom 1 (Level 1): 1 Basin, 1 Shower over Bath, 1 Toilet

Linen available at additional charge

Available at this property for $25 per person. You’ll see the option for our linen service in the 'Extras' section during your booking.


  • Bath shower
  • BBQ
  • Dishwasher
  • Driveway (private)
  • Dryer
  • Family Friendly
  • Fenced (fully)
  • Fireplace (closed / pot belly)
  • Freeview
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Hair dryer
  • Heater (oil)
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Mobile cellphone Reception
  • Oven
  • Parking (off-street)
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • WIFI
  • Wood supplies
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Guest reviews for Manuka Retreat

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Stayed April 2022

We really enjoyed our stay. Great location, clean, extras available for use and an awesome fire with plenty of wood.

Stayed February 2022

Nice clean, tidy property with plenty of outdoor space in an absolutely stunning part of the Marlborough Sounds but unfortunately we found the beds really uncomfortable.

Stayed January 2022

We had a lovely holiday and Ngakuta Bay is an excellent area for families. The bach was basic and some attention to maintenance and the outdoor living would have improved our stay but the kitchen was clean and well resourced. There was plenty of entertainment provided and it was great for families to have access to bikes and kayaks thank you.

Stayed November 2021

We were more than happy it was a homely property warm and good access for parking

Stayed October 2021

Great stay could do with a fire gard for kids

Stayed October 2021

A nice spot for a long weekend in the Sounds. This bach is warm and comfortable and has everything you need with good size bedrooms and a well equipped kitchen. The fire is also nice on the cold mornings. It's about a five minute walk to the beach. Plenty of games and reading material are supplied too. Great for families.

Stayed December 2020

Thank you for allowing us to stay in your property. It had everything we needed and we thoroughly enjoyed being able to light the fire on our arrival for the first couple of cooler nights. We also enjoyed the lovely big lawn to play games on. Access to the beach was easy and thank you for allowing us to use your two kayaks. We had a fantastic holiday and are very grateful thanks. Would have liked Wifi but it we made do.

Stayed September 2020

Great kiwi batch, had everything from kids toys, kayaks, board games and books not to mention endless selection of DVD’s for a rainy day. Lovely warm home only a few minutes stroll to the beach and the link pathways, would definitely come back and stay again.

Stayed December 2019

Lovely stay! Perfect location, wonderful house with all the ammenities. Great host, thank you!!

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