Me and my partner just stayed at the hereweka garden retreat for 5 fantastic days and wished it never had to end! The property is absolutely gorgeous surrounded by an array of native and exotic plants, with a fantastic view of the surrounding landscapes. Constantly serenaded by the song of native birds. And the accomodation itself was perfectly cute and cosy, would recommend for anybody wanting to get away into nature and see Dunedin and it’s surrounding areas, also an easy 20 minute drive to downtown to access anything you may need. Would love to return sooner than later, massive thanks to Peter and Anna for being wonderful hosts as well, Cheers! Caleb and Molly.
We stayed at the Hereweka Garden retreat for a week and are already planning a return visit. This is one of the loveliest places we have stayed anywhere in the world. The house is beautifully appointed and comfortable. We loved the organic breakfast foods and picking salad ingredients from the planter box. The views from the house are stunning. We particularly enjoyed watching tuis bathe in the bird bath. And there is lots to explore in the Hereweka garden and surrounding landscape. This is a special place that weaves a certain magic.
Magic place to stay and relax in an eco retreat with an amazing garden that has been 40 years in the making by Peter and Anna! Privacy and you can even have your meals prepared by a lovely chef! Recommend to everyone.
We had a short one night stay there courtesy of a gift and what a wonderful gift. We loved being within 45 minutes of home yet feeling like we were a million miles away in this serene location with the birds singing. We were able to watch a tui do circuits all evening long! Anna was very welcoming and we had a lovely meal and encounter with Dany. The breakfast food was delicious. We were able to go for a bike ride and a short walk. With better weather, we would have done a lot more walking as there were many choices. The accommodation was comfortable and warm and we were able to just sit, relax and read a book (not a common feat for us!). This is easily a place we would be happy to return to.
Standalone cottage set in stunning gardens. Birdsong in the morning a treat. It was great to stay at Herewaka, quiet country living, stunning rural views yet handy to the city and the highlights of Otago Peninsula.