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Beautiful reflection of an accommodation designer cabin at Ripples Retreat in Waiakto New Zealand Located on a river bank with cliffs blue sky and green rolling hills

Beautiful Design in Nature

Hillary's Review 

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 and read our
5 star Reviews from past guests.

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 in this authentic and uniquely Kiwi location, but many of our guests choose not to leave once they arrive due to the secluded ambiance of this Retreat. Hours and hours of design planning have gone into creating a romantic and sustainable getaway that also delivers as luxury family accommodation.
Ripples Retreat has been cleverly designed to sleep up to 5 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!

Romantic outdoor bath with serene views Luxury Accommodation Waikato, Piopio & Waitomo - Ripples Retreat

Holiday Destination

Ripples is the perfect central location for a New Zealand vacation.

Our serene countryside location makes it an ideal place to relax and enjoy activities such as fishing stargazingwalking, kayaking, and swimming and for a limited time we are also offering complimentary farm tours when you stay for 4 nights or more at Ripples.


We are 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 and explore - that our guests always end up wanting to stay longer than they initially planned. Check out our Travel Series Blog to see how easy we are to get to from anywhere in the World.


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 fish, 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?
Luxury accommodation close to Auckland Airport Map
Piopio Accommodation

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.

Luxury Waikato Farm accommodation  on the banks of a trout fishing Mangaoaki river

"What a perfect location for a workation. Stable Wi-fi, quiet surroundings and the ability to work both inside and out.

This is an amazing environment to get creative and have clarity of mind."

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."

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