"A beautiful riverside cabin; a great base to explore from"
Whether you are looking for a beautiful destination for your honeymoon, or a fun family getaway, Ripples Retreat has activities for everyone. From the adventure wonderland of Waitomo Caves to the unexplored yet beautiful West Coast beaches and beyond, book at least 3 days here, there's so much to do that our guests don't want to leave!
One of the best ways to explore the Piopio area is to take a scenic drive and be ready to stop at one of the many beautiful spots along the way. Click the link above to view a scenic drive map.
Above is a tunnel dug by hand in 1911 from the Waikawau beach to get cattle to the market.
0-40 minutes away.
The Mangaotaki is a beautiful river to fish, flowing through some spectacular limestone country between high cliffs with an extensive length of easily accessible fishing water, well-suited to all fishing methods.. Season Oct-Jun and All year round 5 minutes drive downstream from the bridge.