|birds, eagle rays, and many shell fish and
star fish. You can go out for an hour or two, or you can just have a quick
paddle around the coast. We have kayaks and a row boat for the use of our
guests – free of charge. We supply life jackets and will also give you
basic advice and safety instructions.
There are many fishes in the waters around Mahana.
Currently there is a ban on taking Blue Cod which is by far the most
common fish. This is a conservation measure and will remain in place for
four years (until 2012). However, there are other good eating species of
fish available although they are more difficult to catch. If you have a
particular interest in fishing, please let us know and we will endeavour
to help you.
Mahana Lodge and Homestead are set in 40ha of native
forest and established gardens. You are free to explore these gardens, but
pride of place is our extensive spray free fruit and vegetable garden.
Every afternoon we invite those guests who are interested to help John
harvest the produce for that evening's home cooked dinners. At the same
time, you can meet our beautiful free range hens who are supplying the
There are many treasures - shell fish, crabs, unusual
stones and shells, strange shaped driftwood etc – which are to be found on
the beach and around the rocks at low tide.
Don’t forget to pack your bathers. The beach at Mahana is
sandy and safe – and it is never crowded.
There is a magical glow worm grotto at Mahana only about
20 metres from the Lodge. Take a walk after dark, follow the path and find
yourself gazing at a myriad of “stars” twinkling at you across the stream.
We have information on the fascinating life cycle of the glow worm
available at the Lodge.
This is one of the most worthwhile activities at Mahana.
We like to think of it as “feeding the soul”. We have an extensive range
of books, games and puzzles for you to enjoy. Spend the afternoon in a
hammock with a good book, or lie back in one of our loungers on the beach
listening to the waves and the birds. Or if it is wet, sit by the log fire
in our comfortable lounge looking out over Endeavour Inlet and watch the
storm clouds and the rain stirring up the water.