Welcome to Maraehako Bay Retreat

Kia Ora! Escape the world and enter paradise. This is your invitation to experience a place like no other. Absolute sea front Accommodation for backpackers, groups, fishing charters and special events.

Maraehako is located 83.9 km from Opotiki, travelling along State Highway 35 towards the East Cape. The journey takes approximately 58 minutes and provides you with some of the most spectacular coastal views available in New Zealand.

We're located at Whanarua Bay on the East cape of the North Island New Zealand. Situated 19km from Te Kaha and 19km from Waihau Bay in the region of Eastland. Enjoy the abundant pleasures of this oceanside retreat. But don't just enjoy our beautiful landscape, come meet first hand its people and their authentic culture. Maraehako means "a place of meeting for good people".
Experience it for yourself - breath it, taste it, live it! Before you leave, you will wish it was yours.


Enjoy your stay with us

Once you look through our website, you will find plenty of reasons to choose to stay at Maraehako Bay Retreat. Our hospitality is second to none, and the memories that you take away from your stay, will be treasured for many years to come.
Whether it be for a family reunion, Wedding, Work Conference or just to get away from the rat-race, you will definately leave Maraehako Bay Retreat feeling recharged and revitalised.


We have a wide range of accommodation options available. Whether you require accommodation for one person, two people or a group of people, we can help you out, just give us a call.

Fishing Charters

If you are looking for a fishing adventure in the beautiful East Coast of New Zealand, then we offer Fishing Charters for off-shore fishing as well as deep-sea fishing for those wishing to do some game fishing.

Whanarua Bay

Whanarua Bay offers great fishing and snorkeling
and has a unique subtropical microclimate, which explains why the banana's here, grow all year round!. Whanarua Bay has been described in the "Lonely Planet Guide" as the most beautiful bay on the East Cape.


Maraehako Bay is a great place to enjoy your family holidays so why would you go anywhere else when everything that you need is right here? Don't just listen to other people talking about our wonderful place, book a night or 2 with us and come and experience it for yourself!


Talk to us now and book a holiday of a lifetime!



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Holiday Experience

Just make sure that when you come to the Maraehako Bay Retreat that you bring a camera with you to capture some of the most stunning views that you will ever see in New Zealand!

You will have access to the fully equiped communal kitchen facilities and all you have to do is bring your own food and drinks.

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"I just wanted to write to say thank you so much for the wonderful noho weekend we have just had at Maraehako. Oh my goodness, what a magical spot, and I have to say, to work, study and convene together in this environment was nothing short of spectacular. Th ere is nothing like sun, beauty, sea and isolation to stimulate those thinking and creative juices. Oh and the singing around the fi re certainly helped to build our relationships further, and can I say, see people in a whole diff erent way. It was great to get to know you all so much better in this relaxed environment. I certainly appreciate everyone’s contributions, because it is in this collaborative learning environment that we can have our ideas either confi rmed or challenged, and in my case changed altogether. Th ank you Carol for having the perseverance and forethought to plan this noho at Maraehako. It was a privilege to share this special place of yours. I look forward to visiting this place again for further noho."

"A Great space for reflecting"
Te Otene

"This a a great learning space, and great socialising space!"