Relax
Relate
Rejuvenate

Weddings · Celebrant · Rustic Retreat · Events

Relax and unwind from the hustle of modern life in the peace and tranquillity of Manaaki Mai situated just 45 minutes from Christchurch. Nestled under the majestic ridge-line of Purau Bay, Banks Peninsula you’ll be revitalised and feel re-connected to the land and native bush by the end of time here.

Weddings
& Celebrant

Intimate elopements and minimalist weddings amongst our panoramic views, bush and olive grove settings are perfect for couples seeking eco weddings near Christchurch.

As a registered marriage celebrant, Andrea guides couples through their nuptials in a relaxed, loving, meaningful ceremony.

Events &
Accommodation

Enjoy the picturesque scenery from Manaaki Mai’s eco accommodation located at Purau Bay in Lyttelton Harbour. Your hosts Andrea and Paul will make you feel welcome and cared for.

Our eco accommodation, immersive events and nature-based experiences will leave you rejuvenated and feeling connected to the land as you enjoy the native bush, hills and ridges around Manaaki Mai, Purau, Diamond Harbour.

Events &
Accommodation

Enjoy the picturesque scenery from Manaaki Mai’s eco accommodation located at Purau Bay in Lyttelton Harbour. Your hosts Andrea and Paul will make you feel welcome and cared for.

Our eco accommodation, immersive events and nature-based experiences will leave you rejuvenated and feeling connected to the land as you enjoy the native bush, hills and ridges around Manaaki Mai, Purau, Diamond Harbour.

Conservation
& Ecology

Our vision is to be the kaitiaki (guardians) for Manaaki Mai – working to protect the Waituturi stream, the Lyttelton (Whakaraupo) Harbour and our slice of paradise in Purau Bay, Diamond Harbour.

Manaaki Mai encompasses volcanic bluffs, native forest, and silver tussocks, all of which have inherent natural value from providing habitat for organisms to encouraging further regeneration of native plants in the area.

The regenerating areas of the property are highly representative of low-land dry forests that historically covered the Banks Peninsula.

Rustic Retreat & Events