Welcome to Mangatiti Landing Retreat

Imagine, just off the Whanganui River, 325 ha of unspoilt bush for your groups exclusive use. What would you do with it?

The Mangatiti Wilderness Retreat a wilderness place for learning, working, well-being and connection

Our goal is to provide a place where young and old can step into a wild place where they feel connected with earth, sky and river.  A place for learning, talking, sharing and remembering what is important in life.

Your group can have exclusive use of 325 hectares of beautiful, unspoilt, unlogged NZ native rainforest.  This is simple, off-grid, self-catering, outdoor, technology-free and bunkroom living.  You will be immersed in nature.  Whether fishing, swimming, kayaking, bushcraft, healing or team-building is your thing, it’s all on offer here. You will have the privacy, time, space and inspiration to have a richly transformative experience. 

Experiences that change lives

There are young people who have never experienced the wilderness and the healing and perspective it offers.  A growing number of young people have only lived in urban areas and there are 295,000 New Zealand children currently living in poverty.

Our Trust, in partnership with other trusts and groups, aims to enable self-directed groups of young people who cannot financially afford this opportunity, to apply for sponsorship to come to this unique place and have the transformative experience it offers.  If you are one of these groups or you would like to sponsor young people, please contact us.