We stayed here for one night in the recommendation of a friend and although it was slightly out of our way we were glad we took the time to go there.
Leave the phones in the car and grab some luxurious isolation with river views a welcoming spa and a really friendly family to look after you. Stephen and Brylee made all the communications, the arrival, the rafting down the Rangitiki river, the dinner etc fantastically simple and made us feel like we were at home the whole time.
This is a little slice of nature that you will find difficult to find anywhere else with such great people to share it with and at the end of it you will feel more relaxed and switched off than you have in a very long time.
If you like your fishing this is also a great place to come as Stephen will bring you onto the river to all the right spots so you can show everyone how good you are!!
“ This is a little slice of nature that you will find difficult to find anywhere else… ”
Date of Stay – January 2020
My partner and I booked into Tarata Fishaway at the River Retreat and fell in love with it. After a couple of stressful months we wanted to go away for a night that was away from the rest of the world and that’s exactly what we got.
No cellphone coverage, no distractions – just a spa, an amazing view and the sound of tuis. The food was made with love and little gestures like fresh flowers scattered around the house, petals on the bed and candles with dinner just made it so much more romantic.
Overall, the view, the hospitality and the accommodation was just amazing. We will definitely be back! Thank you so much!
Stayed April 2016, travelled as a couple
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