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10 Hoopers Inlet Road Rd 2, Dunedin 9077 New Zealand
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Luxury eco garden accommodation with spectacular views of Dunedin’s Otago Peninsula. Hereweka Garden Retreat offers self-contained architecturally eco-designed boutique accommodation. Located in the renowned Hereweka Garden, the secluded retreat property has the only remaining valley of native forest on the Otago Peninsula, and overlooks the breath-taking vista of Hoopers Inlet. Just 30 minutes drive from the central city in Dunedin, it is situated on the slopes of the iconic Harbour Cone, far from the noise of traffic and close to many attractions on the Otago Peninsula.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Non-smoking hotel
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Caleb Braithwaite wrote a review Apr 2022
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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.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Response from Anna Moore, Owner at Hereweka Garden Retreat
Responded 19 Apr 2022
Thanks Caleb and Molly. We too love the amazing birdsong at Hereweka. Hope we see you again. Anna and Peter
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Jean wrote a review Feb 2022
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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.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Response from Anna Moore, Owner at Hereweka Garden Retreat
Responded 27 Feb 2022
Thank you for your review. You have captured the essence of what we love about our Retreat and property.
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Destination815917 wrote a review Dec 2021
4 contributions
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.
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Date of stay: December 2021
Sleep Quality
Response from Anna Moore, Owner at Hereweka Garden Retreat
Responded 12 Dec 2021
Thank you for taking the time to Review Hereweka. We are glad you enjoyed Dany’s meal and th egarden
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rachm1971 wrote a review Oct 2021
43 contributions12 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: October 2021
RDW1949 wrote a review Oct 2021
Auckland, New Zealand1 contribution
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.
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Date of stay: September 2021
US$158 - US$215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandOtago RegionDunedin
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hereweka Garden Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Hereweka Garden Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Larnach Castle & Gardens (2.3 km), Sandfly Bay Track (4.8 km), and Glenfalloch Gardens Cafe and Restaurant (5.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hereweka Garden Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Hereweka Garden Retreat?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hereweka Garden Retreat?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hereweka Garden Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hereweka Garden Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Glenfalloch Garden Cafe and Restaurant, 1908 Restaurant, and Carey's Bay Historic Hotel.
Are there any historical sites close to Hereweka Garden Retreat?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Larnach Castle & Gardens (2.3 km), Iona Church (4.8 km), and Lime Kilns (2.6 km).