With her great sense of fun, lively personality and talent for sensing exactly what her guests want, Liz is an outstanding hostess. She has owned and operated a large event management business in Auckland in her corporate life, and brings these skills to Tara Lodge to make it a place of singular charm.


Les shares his wife’s fun-loving nature. After 36 years of owning a successful insurance brokerage in Auckland, he finds life in Mangawhai a perfect change. He is enthusiastic about making new friends, sharing his special knowledge of wine and recently developed love of landscaping.


Both Les and Liz have travelled extensively and know what it takes to make guests feel welcome.


Tara Lodge is a place of tranquility. A peaceful garden filled with birdsong and soft green lawns surrounds a century-old homestead, complete with modern amenities while retaining it's original charm.

The homestead boasts six large bedrooms and three living areas, and was originally built in XXXX, with renovations lifting the original dwelling up .... etc etc


Only 80 minutes north of Auckland on Northland's east coast, Mangawhai combines sun, sea and sand with great food, vibrant art, a rich history and incredible scenery.

Whether your passions are the beach, the sea, art, great food including chocolate, olive oils and wine or walking through Northland's most varied and breath taking scenery, the affectionately named Magical Mangawhai will keep you coming back for more.

Traditionally a summer hot-spot, the town is now equally enticing throughout the winter months, with cosy eateries and stormy beach scenery.

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