The Ruakituri Retreat offers a secluded but affordable escape with 70 km of world class trout fishing. A place where you choose your own pace. Perfect for a break away to seek adventure and tranquility.
The Retreat is nestled deep in the Ruakituri Valley which meanders its way beneath the spectacular Huiarau mountain range. The retreat offers a unique opportunity to experience the pristine scenic beauty of New Zealand's rural and wilderness countryside.
Set on 12 acres of private park land the Retreat is surrounded by exotic and native bush. The property offers private river frontage with serene river views of the famous Ruakituri River from the rooms and grounds.
The Ruakituri river offers approx 70 km of arguably some of the best rainbow and brown trout fishing in the world. All trout are wild, which when combined with the rugged river environment they live in makes for world class fly fishing. The Ruakituri is an internationally renowned trout fishery with scenic beauty, large stretches of fishable water and the chance to catch a magnificent trophy trout!
As well as stunning scenic beauty there is the opportunity to experience wilderness hiking, fly fishing for large wild rainbow and brown trout, recreational painting or relax and enjoy the friendliness of the local farming community.
The range of hiking trails and bush walks accessible from the Retreat are sure to satisfy all fitness levels and ages. From a gentle stroll around the grounds or down to the river, a full day trip to Waitangi falls, or a 4 day trek around beautiful lake Waikaremoana, this area offers stunning scenery parallel to any in New Zealand.
The retreat is approx 1 hr drive from the famous Eastwood hill arboretum.
A great place to take the family to fish, swim, hike, picnic, canoe and just enjoy the tranquil setting.
The 3 minute journey from the river view veranda to the home pool to catch a 5lb trout virtually off your front lawn is fantastic!
A cleaning fee of $80 applies to all bookings. Smoking is not allowed inside but is allowed outside only.
Dishwasher should be put on before guests depart.
House is ideal to accommodate families andamp; is well set up to cater for traveling fly anglers to use as a base to fish the Ruakituri River andamp; surrounding region.
The small organic orchard beside the house offers a range of seasonal fruit which are free to be used by guests during their stay.
Please email for all booking inquiries
Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$80.00 per stay); Linen (included); Addnl cost per person/per nite for more than 4 people (Required, NZ$15.00 per person);