Riverstones Retreat

198 River Road, RD I, Waipawa
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

Riverstones Retreat is a modern purpose-built, self contained guest cottage on the banks of the famous Tukituki River which also provides some of the best year round flyfishing New Zealand has to offer. Come for a romantic or relaxing break and enjoy the tranquility of this rural property. Casually chic, Riverstone is a self-catering holiday cottage oozing with charm and personality. Ideal for two couples to share or a family. Queen + 2 Twin singles or King on request. Both bedrooms have heating and ensuites with walk-in showers + heated towel rails. Gas heating in living area, TV and Wifi available. Fully functional kitchen. Gas barbecue and patio area overlooking the river. Seasonal produce available i.e.: eggs, lettuce, spinach, mandarins, lemons, figs etc Unwind and enjoy the tranquility as well as the abundant birdlife from your patio. Walk down to the river and enjoy lightwading in your own piece of flyfishing paradise or just enjoy the riverside wildlife. Fabulous cycle trails. At night, stargaze from the patio and absorb the incredible nightsky. Riverstones is an intimate, private and rural getaway right here in the beautiful Central Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. Owners Michele and Gavin Courage welcome you to stay at their riverside accommodation. Gavin fishes the rivers regularly and is always happy to share his local knowledge with guests. Michele is an energy healer, avid gardener and her gorgeous chickens free range the property. Rates are $270.00 per night (all Incl) - Min 2 night stay (up to 4 people) - minimum 2 night stay. Discounted rates for 7 nights and longer. Riverstones is in Central Hawkes Bay - 10 minutes from the towns of Waipawa and 20 mins from Waipukarau. Great beaches with long walks just 30 minutes away. The cities of Hastings and Napier are an attractive 40 minute drive with Art Deco heritage and all the wineries in close proximity. View more details on our website www.riverstonesretreat.co.nz

Details and amenities

Child friendly
Pet: please enquire
Linen provided
No smoking
No disabled access
Heating & cooling
Electric blankets
Gas heating
Accessible Bathroom
Washing Machine
Boat parking
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Drying room
Electric heat
Ensuite Bathroom
Internet available
iPod Dock
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

1 Queen(s), 2 Single(s)

Special Amenities

Private, quiet and relaxing beside the Tukituki river with walking access from guest house to river to cast a fly - easy wading or enjoy safe swimming/kayaking. Perfect romantic getaway. Ideal for a family or two couples to share. Both heated bedrooms have ensuites with walk-in showers and gas fired water heating. Gas heating in living area, Wifi is available. Great cycling in the area. Riverstones is in Central Hawkes Bay 10 minutes from the towns of Waipawa and Waipukarau and 30 minutes to east coast beaches. The cities of Hastings and Napier are an attractive 40 minute drive with Art Deco heritage and all the wineries are in close proximity.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

Rural Tranquility • Year round flyfishing • Private river access • Fabulous Cycle Trails • 30 min to nearest beach • Wineries • Scenic drives • Patangata Tavern - Authentic Country Pub 10mins away • Goat Horn Cafe for great coffee and breakfast 10mins away • Great Country Markets - so much to choose from


Average Rating: 5
3 total reviews

Full marks to both Ray and Lynn. A magical location and superb lodge. A special shout out to Ray who spend the best part of a day fly fishing with my partner giving him great local advice on how to fish this beautiful river. They both returned with beaming smiles having landed around 10 trout each. Thoroughly recommended.
A memorable weekend had by 2 couples. Fishing, river walks, lazy mornings and outstanding hosts. We came away feeling like we had a weeks holiday. Paradise setting and perfect results with a beautiful baked trout meal. Thank you Ray and Lynn, cant wait until next time!
We stayed here with our two boys to attend a nearby friends' wedding. Ray and Lynn were extremely easy to communicate with and ever so hospitable. Their little lodge is just gorgeous..... extremely comfortable and cosy. As for the showers.... to die for!! Great hosts, great accommodation. Perfect for what we needed and would be brilliant for that little break away. Oh...... and they tell me the fishing's not too bad either!! Thanks : )



Date rangeRatesMinimum stay
1 May - 31 Aug $240 / Night for 4 guests2 Nights
Rest of year$270 / Night for 4 guests2 Nights
Rest of year$1750 / Week for 4 guests1 Week
1 May - 31 Aug
$240 / Night for 4 guests
Min. stay: 2 Nights
Rest of year
$270 / Night for 4 guests
Min. stay: 2 Nights
Rest of year
$1750 / Week for 4 guests
Min. stay: 1 Week
$270 all inclusive per night, both ensuite (up to 4 people) - 2 night minimum booking
Special rates for longer bookings
Pets by arrangement.
Winter Rates - 1st May - 31st Aug
Long weekends which include public holidays - Min 3 night booking


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