"Highly recommend, we are coming back!"

See why our guests are saying this

Ripples Retreat
Ripples Retreat

Ripples Retreat views from the deck
Ripples Retreat views from the deck

Waitanguru Falls 5 minute drive away
Waitanguru Falls 5 minute drive away

Located near Waitomo Caves Ripples Retreat is surrounded by beautiful scenery

Ripples Retreat
Ripples Retreat


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Sophie and Jonathon - New Plymouth

"WOW! what a stunning high quality chalet and beautifully tranquil location to stay! We thoroughly enjoyed our fabulous 3-day beak here and would definitely recommend it if you’re looking for that romantic “get away from it all” special place! We loved the misty morning sunrises, cosy cuppas on the love seat, playing Petanque and Giant Jenga, watching the sun set, moon rise and stars come out from the toasty hot water of the outdoor bath, and generally being away from it all in a wonderfully quiet spot. The chalet had everything we needed with so many lovely touches that made us smile. The 4-poster bed was large and firm and super comfy. The luxuriously fitted bathroom with double shower is well designed and made us feel in the lap of luxury. The stylish kitchen is very well appointed with all you need. The whole place is so well designed and thought out with high quality touches and great details everywhere."

- October 2020

S and N - New Zealand

Words can not express how truly magical this wee retreat is. We have enjoyed every moment here. This is a special place that we feel every Kiwi needs to come and experience to really understand how beautiful our country is!

Trudy, Thankyou so so much for having us - we will be back! :)

Ps We named the Tui Tony 

- November 2020

Gina Brogi - Los Angeles

"This is among the best places we've stayed in NZ - A very special place indeed! The setting is stunning, we loved our time here and wish we could stay for longer. We will be back :)"

- July 2020

Rachal - Auckland

 "Stunning setting with a peaceful outlook across a flowing river with green hill country and limestone cliffs.

The cabin is thoughtfully designed with a well equipped kitchen.. Great base to do things from. We will be back to do more."

- July 2020

"What a tranquil Gem. Everything is perfect and Trudy has been very helpful providing us some very good tips. Will definitely come back again. Really in love with the gorgeous view . Will definitely recommend to anyone in my connection."

- July 2020

“ 10/10 definitely recommend for a couples weekend away from the kids, girls weekend or take the family, either way you won’t want to leave. The bath is what made it for me, with the only noise coming from the birds & the flowing river! So good to have time out! We love it!” 

- June 2020

Kim & Justin - Waikato

S & J - New Plymouth

"This was so much more than what I expected, amazing place, such careful design and details that improve your stay by so much. Loved the farm honey, local information and the cabin. "

- July 2020

Leonardo Duarte - Auckland

"We loved the peace and tranquility of Ripples - from misty morning sunrises to romantic baths at sunset and on to watching the stars come out. Thankyou for creating this gorgeous, relaxing and beautifully designed space!!!"

- October 2020

Lipping Xu - Wellington

"Such a beautiful and relaxing place. Enjoyed celebrating a special birthday in this special place. Thank you Trudy and Brendan we will surely be back again :)"

- August 2020

Full kitchen at Ripples Retreat
Clear waters in the outdoor bath

J & M - Auckland