Our house is close to Curio Bay, Niagara Ridge Retreat is a modern holiday house with spectacular views of the Waikawa harbour, valley and sea. The house is situated high above the Waikawa township and 10 mins drive to delightful Curio Bay. This amazing property will enhance your Catlins experience. Also relax in our outdoor spa pool and enjoy the views this property has to offer. It is private and peaceful and is situated on the Southern Scenic Route.
“This home is all about the stunning views and its proximity to nearby places of interest. Take the time to visit the old school (Niagara Falls Cafe) which is a cafe with wonderful, homemade cakes and coffee. It is also a short drive to stunning ocean views of The Catlins We loved it.”
Stay in a unique space in a unique location. Our Lotus Belle tent is perfect for a weekend getaway for two. Our tent is within walking distance of the Waikawa River, which surrounds our farm, if you're a keen fisherman or woman. Experience life on a New Zealand sheep farm in the beautiful Waikawa Valley, only 10 mins away from the world renown Petrified Forest and Curio Bay where you can swim with the endangered Hector's dolphins and Yellow Eyed Penguins.
“This was our first ever time glamping and would definitely stay here again. Absolutely exceeded expectations. The place was bigger than expected and all the wonderful touches was a pleasant surprise. Extra blankets, guitar, wool for knitting, books, board games, herb garden, solar charged lantins, 2 fire places - one inside the tent. Mashmello’s and pop corn for the fire 👍. We really appreciated the directions sent prior by Anna as her way (dirt road) was not picked up on our GPS. Google maps took us the long way. It was our first time to that part of NZ and we would recommend rain jackets, tramping boots and taking extra food supplies as food options we found were limited - however this was perfect for us. Maybe also milk if you want coffee or tea. There is no power everything is gas or solar which is incredible. We had a movie on our iPad and charged our phone in the car. Great place to get of the grid and enjoy the natural surroundings. We were not able to send or receive txt message or access internet which was perfect. Head out to cannibal bay or fortross if you want to see the sea lions AMAZING. We would also recommend a drive upto Nugget point lighthouse. Plenty to see and do along the way. Thankyou for sharing this very cool place for everyone to experience. We would highly recommend 🤗”
We have a cosy cabin (studio style) opposite our house with its own shower and toilet and basic cooking facilities (double hotplate, small fridge, microwave, electric jug and toaster). 5 minutes walk to river and beach. Simple breakfast supplies are provided for you to prepare your own morning meal; home made bread, local honey, butter, jam. Unfortunately we no longer have hens so cannot supply fresh eggs. There is a DVD player and good selection of movies to watch on a rainy day.
“Carol was very welcoming and friendly right from the start! Her very sweet dog Ginny greeted us upon arrival and loved to play fetch for as long as we wanted. The studio was warm (even on a cold winter night) with the heaters Carol provided, and it was nice to be able to watch a movie from the comfort of the warm bed. Carol's bread was delicious, as were the scones she was kind enough to share with us. We really enjoyed our stay here - it was the perfect base to explore all the Catlins have to offer!”