Relaxing.

Fully self-contained lodge overlooking
the Ruakituri River.

Architecturally designed, self-contained lodge

Comfortably accommodates up to 10 people

The Ruakituri Retreat is an architecturally designed fully self-contained lodge overlooking the famous Ruakituri River. There are three main bedrooms, each with a queen sized bed, and a fourth bedroom with two single bunk beds. The three main bedrooms are on the top story with two rooms overlooking the river and the third room overlooking the parkland grounds. The main rooms are accessed by a timber spiral staircase and feature polished timber floors and large cathedral windows looking out to the view. The fourth bedroom is on the ground floor.

Downstairs, the timber chalet style kitchen provides views to the parkland grounds. The lounge has a cosy open fire and sitting rooms have full length glass windows to take in views of the native bush and river. French doors open out onto a covered veranda specially designed to be a place to sit and enjoy the tranquil setting while enjoying a glass of one of New Zealand’s world class Sauvignon blanc wines.

It is just a 2-minute walk from the lodge, across the grounds, to the river.

Organic Orchard

The Retreat has a tranquil organic orchard with cherries, grapes, apples, peaches, walnuts, grapefruit, lemons, blackberries and feijoas. If the fruit are in season please enjoy them during your stay.

On-Site Amenities

  • 3 main bedrooms with queen-sized beds
  • 2 single bunk beds in a fourth bedroom
  • 2 (sofa type) double beds available in the living areas
  • Linen, pillows, blankets, duvets and towels etc are provided
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Two toilets and bathroom with bath, shower and hair dryer
  • Laundry with automatic washing machine, clothes dryer and clothes line
  • Two car lockable garage with storage area for fishing gear

Contact Info

P. +61 418 700576 (Australia number)

E. lesterhamblin@westnet.com.au