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Waihoanga River Lodge and Retreat

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32 Waihoanga Road | Otaki Gorge, Otaki 5582, New Zealand
20.6 km to Kapiti Coast Airport
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Reviewed 16 October 2018

I attended a conference here and highly recommend the facilities and setting. The woodstoves kept us warm, the newly revamped bathrooms were a treat, and the natural surroundings provided lovely walks through bush to the river. The outdoor bath (like a spa pool) is a...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank BryanR1963
Response from Waihoanga, Owner at Waihoanga River Lodge and RetreatResponded 19 October 2018

Thanks Bryan, glad you had a great experience here. Hope to see you back here again!

Reviewed 16 October 2018

I've visited Waihoanga Retreat Centre close to 10 times over the last 4 years and have always had a beautifully positive experience. Our community (Mindfulness for Change) has been holding regular huis there for the last c. 2 years as well and loved the venues...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Climber824704
Response from Waihoanga, Owner at Waihoanga River Lodge and RetreatResponded 19 October 2018

Thanks Jennifer - we love the energy that your group brings here too... as does our dog! (Note to other potential guests - we can easily keep him away from the lodge if people don't enjoy having him around!)

Reviewed 15 October 2018

Amazing location right next to a beautiful forested part of the Otaki river, the perfect place for our group to reflect, get to know each other and find inspiration for our next steps. Rhian, Andy and the Waihoanga team are great to work with and...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Peter J
Response from Waihoanga, Owner at Waihoanga River Lodge and RetreatResponded 19 October 2018

Thanks Peter, so lovely having you and your group stay - hope to see you here again soon!

Reviewed 15 October 2018

Such a beautiful space, inside and out - the river and forest is so grounding, and the yurt is incredible. Love the lodge with its cosy fires and spacious rooms, have had many great experiences at the Waihōanga over a number of years now. Have...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank nzpickle
Response from Waihoanga, Owner at Waihoanga River Lodge and RetreatResponded 19 October 2018

How lovely - nourishing is a lovely term for what we hope our guests experience here. We look forward to seeing you back here!

Reviewed 15 October 2018

We went as a Wellington-based team of 17. It was such a beautiful and relaxing place to have team building and conferences. It reminded me of summer camp as a child and made us all feel so relaxed. The staff were so kind and personable,...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Meander826159
Response from Waihoanga, Owner at Waihoanga River Lodge and RetreatResponded 19 October 2018

Thanks Allie - it was great to have you and your group here. We hope to see you again soon!

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A peaceful lodge set by the Otaki River and surrounded by New Zealand forest. The lodge sleeps up to 26 in 4 rooms. There are also two huts that each sleep 2 people, and two cabins that each sleep up to 4. This More brings the total to 38 bed and additional has space for another 40 camping. Less
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Waihoanga Retreat
New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Kapiti Coast > Otaki
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