Ruakaturi Ecco Retreat
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The Ruakituri Retreat is situated 89 km from Gisborne and 48 km from Wairoa on the rugged east coast of New Zealand’s North Island, and is serviced by a sealed road. Getting to and from the retreat is a fantastic experience in itself, traveling along through the rugged hill country farmland and along beautiful river valleys. The journey from Gisborne takes approximately one hour and twenty minutes by car and from Wairoa approximately 50 minutes.

Flying in and out

Air New Zealand runs a number of regular flights daily into and out of Gisborne direct with both Auckland and Wellington. Rental cars are available to be hired in Gisborne and can be conveniently picked up and dropped off at the Gisborne airport.


Traveling by car

There are three main roads which lead to the retreat the first being state highway 2 which comes from the north traveling through Tauranga, Whakatane and on to Gisborne. The second main route is from the South from Napier on State highway 2 this road travels north to Wairoa and connects with the Napier Taupo road which allows access from the centre of the north island. The third and most scenic but slowest route is via state highway 38 which travels via Murapara past the beautiful lake Waikaremoana.


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