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Ruakituri Retreat

The Ruakituri Retreat provides you with a secluded but affordable private luxury escape on the internationally renowned Ruakituri River. Set on 12 acres of private parkland the Retreat is surrounded by scenic native bush. The property offers exclusive river frontage with serene river views of the internationally renowned Ruakituri River where wild rainbow and brown trout average 5lbs and often go into double figures.

Lester Hamblin


1743 Ruakituri Valley Road,


Contact details

Phone: +61 418 700576 (Australia number)

Fax +61 746 302054 (Australian number)

Email: brent.whittaker@nuseed.com

Web: www.nz-troutriver.com

Please mention nzfishing.com when you make an enquiry or booking.

About the retreat

The Retreat is nestled in the Ruakituri River Valley which meanders is way beneath the spectacular Huiarau mountain range and offers a unique opportunity to experience the pristine scenic beauty of New Zealand’s rural and wilderness countryside.

The Retreat has a tranquil organic orchard where, in season, there are cherries, grapes, apples, peaches, avocados, grapefruit, oranges, lemons, blackberries and pears which you are invited to enjoy during your stay.

Fishing waters

Ruakituri River

Hangaroa River

Wairoa River

Lake Waikaremoana


Ruakituri Retreat is marked on the Ruakituri River maps.

It is located 89 kms and approximately one hour and twenty minutes drive from Gisborne.


The Ruakituri Retreat is an architecturally designed fully self contained lodge overlooking the Ruakituri. It sleeps up to 10 people and has:

  • 3 main bedrooms with queen-sized beds in each room
  • Linen as well as pillows, blankets, duvets are provided
  • All bedrooms are on the top storey with 2 rooms overlooking the river and the third room overlooking the grounds
  • The upstairs rooms are accessed by a timber spiral staircase
  • Large cathedral windows looking out to the view
  • Downstairs the fully equiped timber chalet style kitchen overlooks the parkland grounds
  • Separate dining room
  • The lounge with cosy open fire and sitting rooms take advantage of full glass frontage to take in the native bush and river views
  • French doors open out onto a covered veranda which has a gas BBQ
  • Two toilets and bathroom with bath, shower and hair dryer
  • Auto washing machine and clothes dryer
  • Oven, microwave, fridge freezer, taoster, dishwasher
  • TV and CD player
  • Double garage
Local attractions and activities
  • Fabulous river and lake fishing
  • A range of short to multi day walks suitable for all ages and fitness levels
  • The 70 metre high Te Reinga Falls
  • The remote Waitang Falls deep in the Te Uruwera National Park
  • Lake Waikaremoana (or "Sea of Rippling Waters")
Indicative tariff

These rates are for exclusive use of the lodge for a maximum of 10 guests:

  • Low season: NZ$130 per night

  • High season: NZ$170 per night (24th Dec - 31st Jan and Easter week)

Note: There is a house cleaning charge of $45.00 per stay, regardless of the length of stay.

Deposit and cancellation policy A 30% deposit is required to reserve your requested dates. The deposit is not refundable but may be applied to a future stay within 12 months of the original booking

Three main roads which lead to the retreat

  • State Highway 2 from the north traveling through Tauranga, Whakatane and on to Gisborne
  • State Hhway 2 from the south from Napier to Wairoa and connecting with the Napier Taupo road which allows access from the centre of the north island
  • The third and most scenic but slowest route is via State Highway 38 which travels via Murapara past the beautiful lake Waikaremoana


Waitangi Falls

Te Reinga Falls



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