Beautiful Design in Nature
Romantic Getaway in Waitomo, Waikato New Zealand.
Nestled in the crook of the tranquil Mangaotaki Stream, Ripples Retreat is surrounded by beautiful rolling hills and framed by rugged limestone cliffs. It is one of the most magical romantic getaways NZ has to offer, where you can relax, unwind and reconnect with loved ones.
See for yourself - check out our beautiful photos of Ripples Retreat in our Gallery.
Any time of year, in any weather, Ripples is your ultimate retreat, where you can choose to do as much or as little as you like. There are multiple day trips to be taken from here, but many of our guests choose not to leave once they arrive due to the secluded ambience of this Retreat. Hours and hours of design planning have gone into creating a romantic getaway that also delivers as luxury family accommodation, and the cabin has been cleverly designed to sleep 5-6 people.
Our guests love the peace, tranquility and attention to detail; There is a reason why Peter Jackson filmed The Hobbit here. It is truly magical!
Ripples is the perfect central location for a New Zealand vacation. The ultimate place for an extended holiday when you want to immerse yourself in culture, surrounded by beauty. Under 3hrs from Auckland Airport and located in serene countryside we are the perfect place for a restful holiday yet there's so much to do - our guests all want to stay for longer than they booked for.
Create your own holiday with multiple-day trips.
On Day 1 take a scenic drive to the stunning and majestic West Coast Beaches, On Day 2 take a caving tour or zipline at Waitomo Caves; on Day 3 – 4, drive to Raglan or walk our farm track for spectacular views of Mount Ruapehu and then take a quick drive up to the scenic Waitanguru Falls. On Days 5-10 Cycle the Timber Trail, take a jetboat trip to the Bridge to Nowhere, explore the world-renowned Botanical Gardens in Hamilton, have a trip to New Plymouth and explore Taranaki, the list goes on and on.
You'll then want a couple of days to just spend at Ripples to cycle, swim, kayak, play, stargaze, relax and most of all, enjoy reconnecting and unwinding in this beautiful location, surrounded by nature.
Just be sure to book enough days - there's so much to do from here.
Where is Ripples Retreat?
This Waikato Retreat Accommodation near Waitomo Caves is under 3 hours from Auckland, halfway between Hamilton and New Plymouth and 15 minutes off State Highway 3. Approximately 2 hours drive from Taupo, Rotorua and Tauranga, it's beautiful accommodation to be used and enjoyed and we are so excited to share it with you!
Ripples is a central base for those that seek adventure in a beautiful destination, those that need a creative workcation with Wi-Fi and for those that need to unwind and heal in gorgeous, quiet surroundings that are warm and toasty in winter and refreshingly cool in summer - with a secluded swimmable river pool.
It's affordable luxury in a private location which is so good for your well-being.
Here you are surrounded by the healing power of nature and embraced in effortless style.
Ripples is your own little slice of paradise & we'd love to host you.
What our Guests are Saying
"Unreal place. Hands down the best retreat across New Zealand. You have to go to experience as words won't do justice. We thoroughly enjoyed every moment spent there. Thanks for having us Trudy."