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Welcome to Manawa

Nau mai, Haere Mai


About Manawa


Manawa is all about heart. It is a place of restoration, where guests can take a moment to pause, to breathe, to acknowledge the taonga of our surroundings, and restore connection with nature, family, friends and self … and celebrate the beauty of our precious Maunga Ruapehu and the National Forest on our doorstep.

  • (noun) heart (of a person)

  • (noun) heart (seat of affections)

  • (noun) patience, tolerance

  • (noun) breath.

tānga manawa, (noun) respite.

toitoi manawa, (verb) to motivate, encourage, incite, inspire.

manawa ora, (noun) hope & (noun) breath of life.

kakapa manawa, (noun) pulse, heartbeat.


We hope every guest feels at home at Manawa.

From our hearts to yours.


Manawa is a brand-new build, beautifully crafted by Steve and Olivia Bishop and their team at Onsite Builders, based here in Ohakune.

The landscaping and outdoor work will be the next passion project for the owners, with native planting and landscaping improvements over the months and years to come, including a bike track running around the perimeter for kids and adults to enjoy.


We will be keeping people updated on our social media platforms so make sure to follow us and tag us in any photos of your family or group enjoying the property that you are willing to share.

IG: @manawa_ohakunenz

FB: @manawa_ohakunenz


79 Soldiers Road, Ohakune, New Zealand

To find out more or make booking go to Bachcare here.

Manawa is listed on the following booking sites

and you'll also find it on Google Maps.

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