Gary and Adele from RiverRidge Retreat in The Catlins, Otago.

Our Purpose

Gary and Adele’s Inspiration for Owning and Operating the RiverRidge Retreat Venue

Gary and Adele are grateful they can give in other ways

1. On a Social Level

We are grateful we have the opportunity to provide a positive impact on our local, national and global communities.

RiverRidge Retreat is a member of B1G1 (BUY 1 GIVE 1). Each time a guest of RiverRidge Retreats spends $1, a percentage of this is given to a worthy ‘cause that matters’” – Gary and Adele Dawkins

The causes we like to support include:

  • Poverty
  • Equality
  • Environment
Social level

2. On an Environmental Level

Truly being aware of the pressures on ‘the grid’ has inspired Gary and Adele towards having a vision of total self – sustainability – currently, the venue relies solely on rain water and is well on its way to being 100% hydro powered by utilising the river running through the grounds.

You and your families and friends can unwind and relax in nature’s paradise, knowing you are leaving a ‘zero’ footprint.

Otago wedding venue helping the environment

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