About this rental
Rooms and beds
Bedrooms: 4(People: 7)
Bathrooms: 1, Separate WCs: 2
Bath · Toilet
- Bookings at this property are non-refundable.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 7
- You must take all rubbish with you when you depart the property Dishwasher must be put on to wash all dirty dishes on departure
Minimum two-day vacancy between guests’ stays
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
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As 3 keen fly fishing anglers who had fished extensively throughout New Zealand we found the fly fishing on the Ruakituri River to be consistently the best we had experienced anywhere, so when the opportunity to purchase the Retreat came up we grasped it. The house overlooks the river and the property runs right down to the rivers edge, it is very picturesque and with access to walk from the house to be at the first pool below the house within 5 minutes is fabulous. The grounds are such a relaxing place for us as there are no neighbors nearby and the trees surrounding the grounds provide great privacy. We have taught our partners and children to fly fish and nurture a love for the outdoors and wilderness. It is a place that has provided great joy to our families and the friends we take to visit the valley and importantly it has provided a strong central pillar to bind our friendship together since we purchased the property in 2005 We continue to spend time either together or with our families at the Retreat and it provides a great chance to connect and have some great fun as well as some of the best fly fishing for large trout on the planet.
Why breakaway chose Ruakituri
The location of the property was a major reason for purchasing the Ruakituri Retreat. The Ruakituri River was rated the #2 river in New Zealand by NZ Fish & Game's last angler survey. The survey takes place every 5 years and covers 800 rivers in NZ. Arguably the Ruakituri is one of the top fly fishing rivers for large trout in the world. Accommodation in the Ruakituri Valley is quite limited and there are no other riverfront properties of this quality available for rent. The setting for us was also a strong reason, as the property has 15 acres of land along the river. The house has a commanding position looking over the river and is surrounded by green fields and beautiful trees. Our families love the peace and quiet but also love the great fly fishing, swimming in the river in the summer, as well as rafting and kayaking. We also do a lot of back country hiking and camping in the wilderness areas accessible from the end of Ruakituri Valley Road which is near the start of the Te Urewera National Park designated as a wilderness area.
What makes this Lodge unique
Set on 15 acres of private park like grounds with the nearest neighbours half a kilometer away the tranquility is awesome. The house is situated about 50 meters above the Ruakituri River and the view from the private veranda which looks down the river and across to majestic hills and rural scenes is amazing. With no town lights or near neighbours the stars at night are incredible. The rural community in the valley makes it a very friendly place to be. Although cities can be fun places, leaving them behind for a few days to experience the remote and picturesque beauty of the Ruakituri valley is fantastic therapy. The world class fly fishing, swimming, kayaking the river or walking or hiking opportunities in the area provide multiple options for visitors.