Accommodation that you want to live in and return time and time again.

 

We have 2 different types of accommodation at The Falls Retreat, both set in beautiful natural woodland and within a 2 minute walk to our award winning Bistro!

We pride ourselves on being a family friendly establishment and kids up to the age of 5 can stay for free! We have a portacot available on request and a fantastic kids playground -  we are also happy to welcome dogs with advance notice! 

Rates

We have two rates for an overnight stay based on 2 adults sharing the cottage:

Standard breakfast (continental self serve) from $150 per night

Cooked breakfast available on request (served in the comfort of your cottage) from $200 per night

We also have some very popular packages that include the Hauraki Rail Trail, a Romantic Getaway or a Girls Weekend. Click HERE to view.

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Rose Cottage is the perfect getaway, a real home away from home. So escape the busy and relax.

 

Located next to the main house and set on two levels, Rose Cottage offers charming, country style accommodation. The A-frame bedroom is upstairs, tastefully furnished with an inviting queen size bed for complete rest and relaxation.

Downstairs is the ensuite bathroom and a cosy lounge fitted with a log fire and a pull out couch to accommodate extra guests. An adjoining kitchenette includes a fridge, a mini oven with hot plate and washing up sink.

The French windows open out to a patio area with outdoor furniture to enjoy the long Summer evenings.

Rose Cottage is fully equipped with all crockery and utensils for up to 4 people. You will also find a TV/DVD player and the small library offers a selection of books and magazines. All bed linen and towels will be supplied, and a delicious continental breakfast offered to you as standard.

 

If you are yearning for some peace and natural beauty then look no further.

 

This quaint little cottage is a nature lovers haven and is perfect for getting away from it all! It has been designed with the "tiny house" ethos in mind with an amazing view of the falls, an outdoor bath and a cosy mezzanine bedroom.

Everything about it screams character,  so if you are looking for a glamping style, natural retreat then come and experience it.

The cottage also has an ensuite bathroom with shower and WC. There is a kettle and toaster so you can enjoy our complimentary home-made breakfast basket and take in the peace and tranquility. 

The bedroom is on the mezzanine and is accessed via a ladder. Please note the L shape seat can also be turned into a small double bed for those not able to climb)

Suitable for couples on a romantic getaway.

 

Good things come in small packages so we have pulled together some for you to choose from. 

 

Romantic Getaway

There's nothing quite like a getaway in a secluded cottage, surrounded by native bush and birdlife.  Situated in the Karangahake Gorge, nature is literally on your doorstep.  Relax and stay indoors, walk down to the beautiful Owharoa Falls, or take a walk or ride along the riverbank trails - the choice is yours.

Based on 2 people and includes one night accommodation in either Rose Cottage or Waterfall Cabin PLUS:

  • Enjoy a beautiful bottle of Italian Prosecco on arrival!

  • Welcome hamper chocka full with house made treats. Perfect for enjoying a picnic at our romantic pagoda overlooking Owharoa Falls.

  • Delicious cooked breakfast delivered “room service style” to your cottage next morning. Includes Rocket Plunger Coffee and Tee Total Loose leaf tea

  • Luxury bath robes supplied

TOTAL $375 per couple.

Add an extra night for only $225

Options:

(Note: Extra costs apply)

  • Candlelit dinner in our award winning Bistro ... and you don’t have to worry about driving! Let us know what time suits.

  • Takeaway pizzas delivered to your cottage

  • Massages and pamper packages can be arranged in the comfort of your cottage. Click HERE for the Treatment Menu.

  • Hire a bike and explore the Hauraki Rail Trail! Let us know if you would like us to organize this for you. From $40pp per day

 
 

Girls Getaway

Want something different for a girlfriend's birthday or a hen night? Get the girls together for a night of relaxation and pampering in Rose Cottage.

Based on 4 people and includes one night accommodation in Rose Cottage PLUS:

( Please note this is with 2 people sharing a queen bed. Alternatively Waterfall cabin can be hired for an extra $150 per night)

  • A bottle of sparkling Italian Prosecco on arrival with the girls!

  • Welcome hamper chocka full of house made nibbles, cheeses and sweet treats!

  • Delicious continental breakfast basket filled home goodies such as freshly baked bread, home made muesli, jams and preserves, seasonal fruit

  • 4 luxury bath robes supplied for chilling out and pampering

TOTAL $400

Add an extra night for only $200

Options:

(Note: Extra costs apply)

  • Dinner in our Bistro ... and you don’t have to worry about driving!

  • Takeaway pizzas delivered to your cottage while you enjoy DVDs. Enjoy our selection of chick flicks or bring your own!

  • Massages and pamper packages can be arranged in the comfort of your cottage. Click HERE for the Treatment Menu.

  • Hire a bike and explore the Hauraki Rail Trail! Let us know if you would like us to organize this for you.

 
 
 2 x sofa bed

Guys (or Gals!) Outdoor Experience

Get the guys (or gals!) together for a weekend of outdoor fun in the stunning Karangahake Gorge. Everything from wine tasting, trout fishing, stunning scenery and amazing tramping is all on your doorstep here at The Falls Retreat. The Windows Walk through old mining tunnels and past gold mine relics is a not to be missed, relatively easy 45 minute walk. Located along the Hauraki Rail Trail, we are the perfect setting for a relaxing weekend getting back to nature and enjoying good food and drinks!

Based on 4 people and includes one night accommodation in both Rose Cottage and Waterfall Cabin (all separate beds in 2 cottages) PLUS:

  • 2 x 900ml Squealers of Good George Craft Beer on arrival

  • Delicious cooked breakfast delivered “room service style” to your cottage. Includes Rocket plunger coffee and Tee Total loose leaf tea.

  • One day bike hire for 4 people - the bikes will be ready for your arrival at The Falls Retreat. Feel free to arrive early and make the most of your day! The Rail Trail runs literally along the bottom of our driveway giving you the opportunity to ride towards either Waihi or Paeroa and enjoy the stunning scenery in both directions. Click HERE for further details of the Hauraki Rail Trail.

  • Fly fishing equipment ( 2 x rods, tackle box and maps). Please note that a license is required. Click HERE to purchase on-line

TOTAL $700 ($175 each)

Add an extra night with 4 x cooked breakfast for only $450

 
 
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Foodie Experience

If you enjoy good food then this package is for you! Here at The Falls Retreat we pride ourselves in our paddock to plate ethos, where we use fresh seasonal produce from our kitchen gardens to create our own range of seasonal Pantry items plus award winning dishes in our Bistro. With this experience you can enjoy our warm and relaxed hospitality This is your opportunity to enjoy our relaxing environment and experience a personalised tour of the kitchen gardens, tasting ingredients and learning how we use fresh seasonal produce to create mouthwatering dishes. Followed by a sumptuous 3 x course lunch, this is an opportunity not to be missed!

Based on 2 people and includes one night accommodation in either Rose Cottage or Waterfall Cabin.

  • Bottle of sparkling Italian Prosecco on arrival

  • Welcome hamper showcasing our best house made produce! Includes house made chutneys & pickles, regional cheeses, house smoked salmon, freshly picked salad from our kitchen gardens and house made sweet treats

Following day:

  • Delicious cooked breakfast delivered to your cottage. Includes Rocket plunger coffee and Tee Total loose leaf tea.

  • Late check out at 11.30am

  • Personalised Gather Experience for 2 people - A 'Paddock to Plate’ experience in our gardens with the opportunity to gather and taste ingredients and learn how we use a variety of fresh seasonal produce harvested from our gardens

  • 12.30pm - Relax and enjoy a 3 course seasonal lunch in the Bistro including a delicious house made soda

TOTAL $550

 
 

Hauraki Rail Trail Package

Karangahake Gorge is the jewel in the crown of the Hauraki Rail Trail. The Falls Retreat is ideally located to explore as the Rail Trail runs literally along the bottom of our driveway, giving you the opportunity to cycle either direction. Heading towards Paeroa takes you through the stunning Karangahake Gorge and through an old mining tunnel ( 1km long!) giving you the opportunity to do a loop back and ride back. Alternatively, you can follow the meandering river towards Waihi, over swing bridges and enjoy a ride back on the Goldfields Vintage Railway ( which will also take your bike on the open carriage). Click HERE for their timetable.

Or why not just rest your weary legs and enjoy our fantastic food and hospitality before embarking on the next leg of your trail.

Based on 2 people and includes one night accommodation in either Rose Cottage or Waterfall Cabin.

  • Delicious continental breakfast chock full with home goodies such as freshly baked bread, home made muesli, jams and preserves, seasonal fruit.

  • One day bike hire for 2 people. Bikes will be delivered and ready for your arrival at The Falls Retreat. Feel free to arrive early and make the most of your day! The Rail Trail runs literally along the bottom of our driveway giving you the opportunity to ride towards either Waihi or Paeroa and enjoy the stunning scenery in both directions. Click HERE for further details of the Hauraki Rail Trail.

  • House made picnic with backpack for your Rail Trail ride.

TOTAL $300

Add an extra night for $175

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It's really easy to make a booking so please use our on-line booking system and see what times we have availability...

 
 

The Karangahake Gorge has so many things to see and do with or without the kids.

 

When we get asked "What is there to do in the area?" we find ourselves smiling. The main reason for this smile is because this area has so much to offer that people are often surprised. The other is the fact that the gorge has managed to stay somewhat of a hidden treasure to most of NZ, so when it is discovered it is never forgotten.

The main attraction is the HAURAKI RAIL TRAIL. This cycle pathway runs from Paeroa to Waihi and conveniently runs along the bottom of our doorstep, which means you can cycle either way. 

The route to Paeroa takes in the dramatic scenery of the gorge with it's waterfalls and rapids, the local winery and of course the tunnels and bridges.

The route to Waihi is more of a rural cycle ride taking in the countryside. It is very picturesque and peaceful. You can even cycle to Waihi and then get the train back!

Both routes take about an hour one way so plenty of time to take in the scenery and delicious food we have on offer. To find out more watch this Hauraki Rail Trail Video or for more details CLICK HERE

OTHER ATTRACTIONS

There are lots of other activities to get involved in if cycling is not your thing. Here are a few suggestions: