Hosting a Retreat

Custom - Made - Success

The RiverRidge Retreat is the ideal venue to host your retreat if you are wanting your guests to be immersed within Natures Paradise – to wake to the sound of an abundance of bird life; to hear the water rippling across the rapids in the distance and to be nestled amongst rich native bush – all the while being accommodated in Eco friendly cabins and a purpose built function centre that blends in with the natural environment.

Located on beautifully groomed grounds beside the Catlin’s river and surrounded by lush native bush and stunning ridges the RiverRidge Retreat resonates peace and tranquillity.

Situated in a picturesque setting in the Catlins, Otago, the RiverRidge Retreat is the Southern most retreat in the World.

The Catlin’s is a major highlight (a hidden gem) on the East coast of the south island, New Zealand. The Catlins is an area of great contrasts and natural beauty with an abundance of extraordinary wildlife – one of New Zealand’s few remaining untouched pieces of paradise.

Purakanui Falls
Cathedral Caves
Seals in The Catlins
Surat Bay
Another Beach in The Catlins
Purakanui Bay
McLean Falls
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The team at RiverRidge do things differently, so that authenticity, transparency, customisation, and trust are at the forefront, ensuring the Retreat you are organising receives the attention it deserves.

This is why…


‘RiverRidge Retreats’ make the planning process Easy, Personal, Fun and Stress Free for you, the organiser.


‘RiverRidge Retreats’ provides you an All in One VenueRetreat centre, Meals, Eco styled accommodation and 15 acres of grounds surrounded by the Catlin’s river and nestled amongst nature.



‘RiverRidge Retreats’ design a personalised package, together, with you, to satisfy all of your requirements.



‘RiverRidge Retreats’ provide cuisine that delights your retreat guests (this can be tailored to your precise nutritional requirements) – or, alternatively, BYO (and make the cooking all part of the experience) if you prefer.


‘RiverRidge Retreats’ has ‘Proven NZ nationwide history’: The venue has held numerous successful Retreats from all over New Zealand; from the north and south island.

RiverRidge Retreats Packages

‘RiverRidge Retreats’ packages and prices are customised to fit with your budget. Package prices can start from $49 per person per day. All packages include exclusive use of the entire venue, including –


Accommodation for up to 80 people


Retreat Centre


Commercial kitchen


15 acres of pristine grounds

Examples of other services that can be included in your package include...





Mountain bikes



Golf driving range



Majestic Rainforest Kayak tour



Scenic tour of the Catlins


‘True kiwi’ farm tour

RiverRidge Retreats Coordinating service is also included in all packages. This service begins immediately, so that you can be rest assured your planning process is made easy.

Simply email [email protected] and they will get right back to you

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