Ripples landscape

"You have to go and experience Ripples Retreat - words don't do it justice"

Welcome to Ripples Retreat

Now with WiFi!

Nestled in the crook of the tranquil Mangaotaki Stream, Ripples Retreat is surrounding by beautiful rolling hills and framed by rugged limestone cliffs. It is Waikato accommodation at its finest.

 Our guests love the peace, tranquility and attention to detail and it truly is an intimate sanctuary in every sense.

Ripples Retreat outdoor bath

Any time of year, it is a place to relax, escape the everyday and explore -and it's exclusively yours! Ripples has been designed as your ultimate retreat where you choose to do as much or as little as you want.  There is a reason why Peter Jackson filmed the Hobbit here,

it is truly serene.

We are here

Ripples Retreat location map.

Located in South Waitomo Waikato, under 3 hours from Auckland,   We have designed Ripples to be our ultimate retreat. Barefoot luxury accommodation to be used and enjoyed. Ripples Retreat is a central base for adventure seekers and those that want to just chill in beautiful, quiet surroundings.

With contactless entry and no other cabins, it is the perfect place to heal, recharge and reconnect with loved ones.

Ripples retreat Lawn.

Beautiful from every angle


"Unreal place. Hands down the best retreat across NZ. You have to go to experience as words won't do justice. We thoroughly enjoyed every moment spent there. Thanks for having us Trudy."

— D, AirBnB