Birthdays, Family Reunions, Social Events

Birthdays, family reunions and social events

4 Reasons Why You Should Book RiverRidge Retreat for Your Social Event

1. Exclusive to you and your guests is 15 acres of pristine land; the new modern function centre; the new commercial kitchen and bar; plus all Accommodation (sleeps up to 80)

2. 100% NO RISK GUARANTEE – come down and stay for ‘a couple of days’, along with your partner and/or family in a luxurious unit, at no charge to you, and find out if this is the place for your social event (valued up to $522-00). Absolutely no obligation.

Family reunion and birthday party guarantee logo

3. Individual packages designed just for you. Gary and Adele can organise the catering, the alcohol and the bartender. They can work closely with you, if you like, and help with all of the organising, at no additional cost.

4. Due to popularity for events at RiverRidge Retreat, you will need to contact Gary and Adele now to ensure your date will work (please note: weekends are often booked out up to two years ahead)

4 Reasons Why You Should Book RiverRidge Retreat for Your Social Event

1. Exclusive to you and your guests is 15 acres of pristine land; the new modern function centre; the new commercial kitchen and bar; plus all Accommodation (sleeps up to 80)

2. 100% NO RISK GUARANTEE – come down and stay for ‘a couple of days’, along with your partner and/or family in a luxurious unit, at no charge to you, and find out if this is the place for your social event (valued up to $522-00). Absolutely no obligation.

Family reunion and birthday party guarantee logo

3. Individual packages designed just for you. Gary and Adele can organise the catering, the alcohol and the bartender. They can work closely with you, if you like, and help with all of the organising, at no additional cost.

4. Due to popularity for events at RiverRidge Retreat, you will need to contact Gary and Adele now to ensure your date will work (please note: weekends are often booked out up to two years ahead)

Nestled beside the Catlins River and beneath gorgeous native bush ridges on 15 acres of beautifully groomed grounds, The RiverRidge Retreat makes for the perfect setting for YOUR SOCIAL GATHERING - The ideal spot in which to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Situated in a picturesque setting, surrounded by lush native bush, stunning ridges, bird life, and a crystal clear river - the venue resonates peace and tranquility.

Water slide for social events

Water slide for social events

With its beautiful outlook and peaceful surrounds, it is simply a slice of paradise – your family and/or friends will be absolutely blown away!

The new Function Centre can sleep up to 130 guests.

The RiverRidge Retreat Function centre was built to blend in with the native bush environment, and the large windows and folding doors open up to this wonderful view.

The centre itself includes a large seating/dining area with wooden dining tables and chairs, dance floor, fully equipped commercial kitchen and bar area, and a large covered deck to cool off on during the summer.

The mixture of different Accommodation types, sleeps up to 80 guests.

During the day you have the choice of partaking in many fun and exciting group activity options. Or you may decide to sit back and use the time to catch up. Alternatively, you may simply use it as a base while you explore the stunning Catlins.

Social events Catlins waterfall

Clay shooting for family reunions

Clay shooting for family reunions

At night enjoy a delicious meal and drinks and take advantage of our ‘uniquely’ long opening hours.

All packages are personalised to suit your specific needs. You may wish to:

  • Have the venue exclusive to yourselves for one, two, three or more days
  • Do your own catering or use ours, or a combination
  • BYO
  • Partake in fun filled activities; eg Clay target shooting, Outdoor water slide, Kayaking, Mountain biking, Platoon Paintball, Quiz night.

Your guests will wake to the sound of abundant bird life, they will smell the freshness of the native bush and they will sit back and enjoy the tranquil location and peaceful surroundings at RiverRidge Retreat – "Natures Paradise".

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We had a really good time here.

The food was great, the outlook was great and the place I stayed overnight, at the lodge was fantastic!

Dave Cull, the Mayor of Dunedin

How To Find RiverRidge Retreat – Natures Paradise…

Getting here is easy! We are far enough to get away from it all, but not too far to get here!...

FROM THE NORTH
Drive 10kms south of Owaka on the Papatowai Highway.
Look for the Catlins River Walk sign,
turn at the Catlins River Walk sign and drive 3.5 km to us.

You know you are getting close as you drive on the gravel road with the beautiful Catlins River on your right, birds, wildlife, sheep and cattle surround you at differing times of the year.

FROM THE SOUTH
Look for the Catlins River Walk sign,
turn at the Catlins River Walk sign
and drive 3.5 km to us.

When you come from the south you are treated to a panoramic view of the Houipapa and Tawanui Valleys in the Catlins. After winding down what is known as Gibbs hill, the sign you are looking for is within a kilometre from the bottom of the hill.