Escape the hustle of the city – come join us over in Purau, Diamond Harbour and experience the peace and tranquility of Manaaki Mai

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Meet the Team


In her spare time, Dee helps Paul to prune, plant, mow and generally look after the piece of paradise that is Manaaki Mai.


Paul makes sure the property here at Manaaki Mai looks spic and span. His passion is for the bush and nature, so he spends most of his time out planting, watering, pruning and caring for this 50 acres of paradise



Olive is resident border terrier at Manaaki Mai and will greet you whenever she is around

Her favourite jobs are supervising the planting of trees, finding possums and lying in the sun.


Georgie is the latest addition to the Manaaki Mai team. She’s an irish terrior and loves meeting humans, although sometimes she can be a bit over enthusiastic.

Georgie does her best to catch possums, but isn’t quite as good as her older sister…

Photography & Videography

Thank you to the following fantastic Photographers who have let us use their stunning images taken at Manaaki Mai Lodge and Retreat, and around Purau Bay.

Jemma Mitchell

Mark Song

Jeffery Wen

Dean Kozanic

Stephen Howard