"High quality touches and details everywhere"

Ripples vanity
Ripples vanity

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Candle lit bath
Candle lit bath

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Ripples designer kitchen
Ripples designer kitchen

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Ripples vanity
Ripples vanity

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We have designed our luxury accommodation farm stay to make you feel incredibly special.

Soft, exquisite linens, handmade items and select little nooks have been crafted for you to relax and enjoy the views from our large picture windows. It has been designed with extra insulation and  wide overhanging eaves to capture morning and evening winter sun and to keep it blissfully cool in summer.

Our unique rock-edged deck is the perfect place to enjoy a romantic glass of bubbles with sweeping views across the river to farmland framed by limestone bluffs. And if you wait till dark, you will discover a night sky that is truly beautiful, best viewed from the double outdoor bath. The peaceful burble of the close-by river has to be experienced to truly understand how tranquil Ripples Retreat really is.


Ripples Retreat Window views
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Ripples view from the bed
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Ripples kitchen landscape
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Fireside Ripples Retreat
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Ripples bathroom at night
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Ripples bunk room
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Your cabin features

  • A 4 poster king bed 

  • Bathroom with a large upcycled vanity with loads of storage and a double shower

  • A cleverly designed separate nook with a double bed and single bunk

  • Fresh filtered drinking water 

  • An espresso coffee machine and ground beans

  • Complimentary tea, instant coffee, and sugar along with herbal teas

  • Ice-cube tea infusions made with organic produce and farm honey for sweetening

  • Luxury linens, spa towels, and feather duvets, including silk pillowcases and linen, hemp or cotton sheets.

  • Cozy outdoor blankets and handmade cushions for snuggling up outside

  • Shower body wash and liquid hand soap

  • A full kitchen with all the equipment needed to prepare a full meal

  • Large fridge freezer with chilled water

  • Microwave and electric cooktop

  • Jug and toaster 

  • Heater and ceiling fan

  • Ripples has “two bar” cellphone reception on the Spark and Skinny networks – Vodafone and other networks will require a 10 minute drive back towards Piopio. To fit in with the digital detox theme, Ripples doesn’t have TV or Wifi. 

Ripples floor plan
Bean bags and bubbles at Ripples Retreat
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Great indoor out flow
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Pure blue water
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Outside you will find

A lidded BBQ.

Complimentary herb garden.

A large picnic table on our generous lawn. 

A double swing chair for snoozing in the evening sun.

Rocking camp chairs and beanbags which can be moved to your favorite location.

Complimentary sea biscuit for lounging in the water and a double kayak, Petanque, Giant Jenga and

frisbees for the kids.

Please bring

 All your food, as Ripples is fully self-catering

Shampoo and conditioner.

Extra river towels for swimming in the summer.

Insect repellent in summer.

Sunscreen all year round.

Sun hat.


Who should stay



Anniversary takers


Families with up to 3 children all over 6 years.

Extended families

Groups of friends

Anyone who wants to make memories : -)