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Ruakituri Retreat - Serene river frontage

People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Lodge, 4 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 10)

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!

Special conditions:

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);

More Details

Owner
Bookabach
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Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within 2 days
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

What makes this lodge unique

Set on 12 acres of private park like grounds perfect for a fly fishing base or just a break away

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge in Wairoa District in Hawke's Bay

Property Type:
  • lodge
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 13:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 Queen size bed - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 Queen size bed - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 Queen size bed - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Sitting room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
Attractions:
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming

Reviews

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Ruakituri Retreat - Serene river frontage
average rating of 4.25 based on 8 reviews
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The lodge is in a perfect location for anglers and provides perfect solitude for non-anglers.

  • 3 of 5

The lodge is in a perfect location for anglers and provides perfect solitude for non-anglers. The grounds need some attention - access to the home pool below the lodge is difficult and the orchard trees are out of control. The lodge was comfortable, kitchen well-equipped, comfortable mattresses- but dining chairs need replacing and upstairs bedrooms would benefit from fly screens. The verandah was a great place to relax with a wine in the evening.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Bookabach
Owner's Response: Thanks for the feedback.... yes its ideal for anglers. Access to the home pool is either through the orchard then down the farm track at the end of the paddock is the easiest, but as its rural farmland its through the long grass etc so pretty rustic. Alternatively over the post & rail fence near the water tank and down the sheep track to the river. We were experiencing a change over in housekeeper during your visit and have further improved an number of aspects.
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4

Ideal spot on the river, shame about the extreme weather we had!

  • 4 of 5

Ideal spot on the river, shame about the extreme weather we had! Some confusion over where the key was going to be left but was organised by the cleaner very quickly! Thanks for a great stay.

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Bookabach
Owner's Response: Hi George, Thanks for the feedback.... sorry the weather was not kind during your stay. Glad you enjoyed it despite the rain!
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4

Despite a few issues with the water supply which the owner very quickly resolved, my family and I en

  • 4 of 5

Despite a few issues with the water supply which the owner very quickly resolved, my family and I enjoyed a very peaceful and relaxed stay in a beautiful location. While we are not fishermen, and the lodge and river are obviously a perfect place to stay if you are into fishing, the kids just enjoyed exploring and playing in the river and we enjoyed sitting out on the veranda with a glass of local wine drinking in the wonderful scenery. Would recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great feedback we appreciate your comments and are really happy you and your family had a great stay. The veranda over looking the river is one of our favorite places in the world.... We refer to it as the "Deck of knowledge" as a result of some of the broad discussions it generates under the stars! We are in the process of making a few improvements and upgrades to the property so would love for you to visit again in the future. Cheers
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Didn't feel it was as attractive the second time as the first, the house really needs some work done

  • 3 of 5

Didn't feel it was as attractive the second time as the first, the house really needs some work done to it, beautiful setting though, love the peace and quiet, ended up with a beautiful 3 pound brown trout as well, made my 12 year old boys day, you should have seen the smile.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
Owner's Response: Thanks for the feed back which is important for us. Really pleased your son was successful in landing a good trout during your stay! We have taken the opportunity to make a few upgrades and improvements to the Retreat since your stay and there are a range of additional upgrades we are putting in place over the coming months.
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5

A great retreat away from the day to day routine.

  • 5 of 5

A great retreat away from the day to day routine. Perfect for our extended family get-together. Great swimming spot just below the bridge.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jan-2009
  • Date of Stay: December 2008
  • Source: Bookabach
Owner's Response: Thanks for the feedback and pleased you had a great time. Swimming just below the house is also fun and handy. There is a track from the top paddock which you can drive down to the river from if you have a 4WD.
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5

Fantastic home - Plenty of space, No-one wanted to go home, the boys had fun running around the grou

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic home - Plenty of space, No-one wanted to go home, the boys had fun running around the grounds, it was about 1hr 20mins drive to Eastwood Hill Arboretum.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2008
  • Date of Stay: April 2008
  • Source: Bookabach
Owner's Response: Awesome really glad you enjoyed it and thanks for the feedback!
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