You are offered a unique top quality facility in a spacious natural environment.
Located on beautifully groomed grounds beside the Catlins River, the RiverRidge Retreat resonates peace and tranquility – no distractions from busy city life, an ideal setting for your wedding, conference, festival, retreat or social event. Or simply use it as a base to explore the beautiful Catlins area.
RiverRidge Retreat will accommodate you as a wedding party, conference group, health and fitness retreater, festival organiser, family, couple or as an individual traveler. Accessible facilities are also available.
Situated in a picturesque setting, surrounded by lush native bush, stunning ridges, bird life and a crystal clear river. With its beautiful outlook and peaceful surrounds, it is a slice of paradise. The ideal spot in which to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. The Catlins River runs through the property and is a popular fishing, swimming and kayaking river for guests.
Gary and Adele’s family also own the farm across the river so, when arranged, you can walk up the many tracks and take in the amazing views.
The Retreat can sleep up to 80 people in a mixture of modern self contained units, shared facilities, and private rooms. Bed linen & towels are provided. Motor home and tent sites have optional power-point sites.
Your Choices for Accommodation at RiverRidge Retreat:
LUXURY TWO BEDROOM SUITE - One Queen Bed, 4 Single Beds, Sleeps 6+ (can sleep up to 10). Additional bedding available. Minimum 4 people per night. To book ask for Unit 9, Unit 10 or Unit 15, or book the '2 Bedroom Suite' online below, Fully equipped Kitchen and Bathroom.
SELF CONTAINED QUEEN STUDIO - One Queen Bed, Sleeps 2 people. This unit has its own Kitchen and Bathroom. Very comfortable and peaceful. To book ask for Unit 6 or book the 'Studio' online below.
SELF CONTAINED ACCESSIBLE STUDIO - Two Single Beds, Sleeps 2 people. Accessible Facilities - Easy Access. This unit has its own Kitchen and Bathroom. To book ask for Unit 5 or book the 'Studio Accessible' online below.
ONE BEDROOM SMALL STUDIO - One Queen Bed, Two Single Beds, Sleeps 4 people. These units use the modern Community Kitchen and Bathrooms. To book ask for Unit 7 or Unit 8, or book the '1 Bedroom Small Studio' online below.
COMFORTABLE BUDGET DOUBLE ROOMS - Double Bed, Sleeps 2 people. These Units use the modern Community Kitchen and Bathrooms. To book ask for either Unit 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 or 21, or book the 'Double Room' online below.
COMFORTABLE BUDGET BUNK ROOMS - One Bunk Bed, Sleeps 2 people. These units use the modern Community Kitchen and Bathrooms. To book ask for Unit 11 or 12 or book the 'Bunk Room' online below.
Have Your Perfect Experience in The Catlins
We also offer our Catlins Experiences where we combine your stay at RiverRidge Retreat with many different packages for you to experience the wonderful Catlins.
- A wide range of adventure activities (kayaking, horse riding, clay pigeon shooting, marine encounter, mountain biking to name a few)
- A lovely family farm tour
- An indulgence beauty experience
- Various combination packages and you can even design you own custom experience!
You also can enjoy a sunset in the beautiful Catlins. We'll show you the best place to enjoy this experience.
See the many beautiful views of the Catlins such as this one from Florence Hill looking over Tautuku Beach.
The Catlins is blessed with wonderful rainforests and we make use of this blessing with our kayaking experience.
Try our Indulgence Beautician Experience package where you get pampered while in "Nature's Paradise".
Clay pigeon shooting is one of the many fun activities you can enjoy in our Catlins Experiences Packages.
Camping Retreats at RiverRidge Retreat - Natures Paradise:
The number of guests that can camp, at any one time, is limited to just three tent sites and three campervan/caravan sites. This is because RiverRidge is set up as a retreat and not a camping ground.
You have the use of first class communal bathrooms and the kitchen.
CAMPERVANS - MOTOR HOMES - River Ridge Retreat sites have Power Points
CAMPING - TENT SITES - River Ridge Retreat sites have power points.
Enjoy the tranquil location and peaceful surroundings!