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Stunning Retreat for Couples and Families

"This is real New Zealand, Stay here."

Luxury cabin deck view Ripples Retreat

Relax, explore or both - you choose.

Created as a romantic couple’s escape, Ripples is intended to be your ultimate retreat where you choose to do as much or as little as you want. Many of our guests arrive with great plans to explore the area, but don't end up leaving the front gate.


Why? Maybe it's the double outdoor bath filled in minutes from the gas hot water or the large deck with a cosy roof heater and comfy loungers; or the expansive front lawn surround on 3 sides by the swimmable river and the farmland views beyond;  the list goes on scroll down to the features section below for more info.

 Family Accommodation for 5-6 People

Ripples Retreat handmade king four poster bed

 As an adventure-seeking family ourselves we know how hard it is to find exciting accommodation for 5 people, especially for teenagers! So we have designed our cabin for 3 extra people in a hidden nook, with its own window and high ceiling. We've also thought of families with 4 children and the large window seat can be used as an extra king single bed. 

Ripples is centrally located in the North lsland, less than 2 hours from Tauranga, Rotorua, Taupo, Hamilton and New Plymouth and just under 3 hours from Auckland, and many of our guests chose to catch up for girls' weekends and pre wedding nights, as Ripples can comfortably sleep 4 people in their own beds. See the floor plan below for the bedding layout.  

Then there's all the stuff to keep the family entertained - A double kayak and sea biscuit, giant Jenga, Petanque, frisbees, puzzles, games, books, Wi-Fi etc. Scroll down to the features section for a full list. 


We've designed Ripples as our perfect retreat and we're super excited to share it with you!

Some of the best stargazing in New Zealand. 

The night sky at Ripples Retreat is absolutely breathtaking!

It is located in a rare area of the North Island where the skies are incredibly clear, comparable to the likes of Tekapo in the South Island. It is also the closest area with clear skies to Auckland and Hamilton.

The Milky Way above Ripples Retreat. Some of the clearest night skies in NZ
Ripples floor plan

Affordable luxury features

​Four Poster Bed (King)

 1 double bed and 1 single in a separate space.

Window seat that doubles as an extra king single bed

Free Wi-Fi

Double outdoor bath

Sustainably upcycled vanity

Double shower

Spaces to put everything - luggage to toiletries

Large sunny window seat

Fully equipped kitchen and outdoor BBQ. 

Tables inside and out for eating & working

Handmade cushions, snuggly throws

Ambient garden lighting

Tree swing

Filtered drinking water 

Espresso coffee machine

 Homemade Ice-cube tea infusions 

Farm honey

Ceiling fan

Digital detox box 

The views and vibe at Ripples are such that we do not have a TV 

Outside you will find

Lidded BBQ which doubles as a gas oven

Large covered deck with heating

Complimentary herb garden

 2 outdoor Beanbags 

2 dreamy outdoor loungers with ottomans

Double kayak - life jackets supplied 

sea biscuit.

Giant Jenga, Petanque frisbees

Double deck swing chair

Please bring

 All your food, as Ripples is fully self-catering

Shampoo and conditioner - although we do have some in the "Oops I forgot box"

Extra river towels for swimming in the summer

Your choice of insect repellent in summer

Sunscreen all year round 

Sun hat

Fishing rod and NZ fishing license

Who should stay



Anniversary takers



Families with up to 3 children all over 5 years.

(please enquire if you have a water safe 4 year old you will watch vigilantly)

Groups of friends

Anyone who wants to make memories : -)

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