A New Zealand Business (and/or Investment) – The Catlins, Otago

In today’s modern world it is extremely rare to find a business that ticks all the boxes – one that allows individuals and families to thrive on multiple levels – one that allows you to make a meaningful impact to people and the environment, while providing an attractive income for you and your family.

Owning a business today is about both income and impact. The real satisfaction comes in owning a business that provides meaningful and heartfelt impact to the people it serves – a business that positively impacts the world, both socially and environmentally, is a business that matters.

These businesses are difficult to find!

…. Are just some of the questions when contemplating a change in life style, a new business opportunity, and/or future-proofing you and your family.

You Can Have a Unique Business That Ticks All the Boxes and

RiverRidge Retreat on 15 acres of grounds
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This is an extremely rare opportunity to own the Southernmost retreat in the World.

RiverRidge Retreat is located in the heart of the majestic Catlins, in the South Island of New Zealand.

With this comes unsurpassed uniqueness and one of the most….

…. Places on Planet Earth.

Purakanui Falls
Cathedral Caves
Seals in The Catlins
Surat Bay
Another Beach in The Catlins
Purakanui Bay
McLean Falls

The RiverRidge Retreat

RiverRidge Retreat is currently an Eco – themed events venue that is nestled amongst nature’s paradise in the heart of the stunning Catlin’s, South Island of New Zealand.

The guests of the venue stay on-site in relative luxury, and are treated to an immersive ‘all inclusive’ experience, that creates life-time memories.

Events include Destination weddings; Corporate conferences; Wellness retreats and Social functions.

The current owners have completed the first stage, in creating an exceptional world – class ‘Eco-Retreat’, which will feature:

1. Stage One (completed)

Stunning Location – Nature’s Gift

The current RiverRidge Retreat resonates peace and tranquillity, occupying a secluded natural amphitheatre, of approx. 2.73 ha (6.7 acres), in the Catlin’s. The beautifully groomed grounds are bounded by the crystal clear, trout-filled, Catlin’s River, with a backdrop of rugged native bush-covered hills, stunning ridges, and the melodic symphony of abundant bird life.

The Catlin’s is a spectacular, unspoiled region, in the South Island of New Zealand, with enthralling natural landscapes and extraordinary wildlife. It boasts a rugged beauty and untouched quality that is magnetic. Here you’ll find a world of native forests fringed by high cliffs, deserted sandy beaches, sparkling bays, cascading waterfalls, hidden lakes, blowholes, caves, picturesque lighthouse and even a petrified forest. These environments are home to an array of fauna, from native birds, to seals, sea lions, dolphins, and penguins.

Eco-Friendly Facilities

There are already substantial on-site facilities. The hub currently features a substantial, modern, Eco-friendly function room, with fully equipped commercial kitchen, chiller and bar area, and able to seat 130 guests.

The retreat can sleep up to 80 people in comfort, in a mixture of modern self-contained units, shared facilities, and private rooms, including:

  • Luxury two-bedroom Suites x3
  • Self-Contained Queen Studio x1
  • Self-Contained Accessible Studio x1
  • One Bedroom small Studio x2
  • Comfortable Double Rooms x12
  • Comfortable Bunk Rooms x2
  • Glamping Tents x4

2. Stage Two - The Vision (to be developed)

Please Note: This is the future vision that the current owners have for the venue. The new owners are welcome to proceed with this vision. Alternatively, the new owners may wish to do something completely different with the venue – With a myriad of possibilities, the choices are endless for you.

The Experience

The vision is to leverage RiverRidge Retreat’s unique natural features, to create a world-class Health and Wellness Eco-Retreat. The ‘new’ RiverRidge Retreat will offer the perfect relief, from the stress and turmoil of the world.

Intended for solo, family, group, and even corporate retreats, the facility will be a premium destination, for domestic and international guests, yearning for a fusion of beauty, rustic luxury, wellness, relaxation and rejuvenation. It will offer a wide-range of signature wellness programs, at various personal goals, mindfulness, relaxation, re-balance, detox, optimal weight, and healthy-aging.

RiverRidge Retreat will provide personalised, holistic health and fitness plans, natural therapies, yoga and meditation, locally-sourced, chef-prepared fare, and lifestyle therapies, including unique, locally-inspired activities, that help establish new habits and personal growth.

The Facilities

The new facilities will include….

This is Now…

RiverRidge Retreat on 15 acres of grounds
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And now for the Vision of RiverRidge Retreat International Retreat

RiverRidge Retreat stage two video preview
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Gary and Adele Dawkins – current owners

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

Leaving a zero to soft footprint has provided the foundation for building the current RiverRidge Retreat. This remains very close to Gary and Adele’s heart.

The right people will connect with RiverRidge and appreciate the unique opportunity that it offers.

Expressions of Interest please contact Peter Gale…

Peter Gale

Please contact Peter Gale for more information

5 Reasons to on This Rare Opportunity

  1. Impact the lives of people in the most meaningful and heartfelt ways
  2. Own the Southernmost retreat in the world – nature’s paradise
  3. Secure a unique slice of New Zealand paradise
  4. Participate in the controlled growth of one of N.Z.’s premium eco-regions
  5. Your passion and vision; make this your own!
Peter Gale

Peter Gale (B.Com, M.Com)


Peter Gale T/A N.Z. Investment Property 
Licensed – REAA 2008

Aotearoa New Zealand has a reputation as one of the most desirable destinations on the Planet. This is a very special opportunity, for inspired buyers, to secure a truly unique and magical freehold asset, with a myriad of possibilities. Make this your own!

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