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60 Takaka Hill Highway RD3 Motueka 7198 New Zealand

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Accommodation at Riwaka River Estate


The Vineyard Retreat cottage at Riwaka River Estate is situated on 25 acres of private land which includes pasture, vegetable and flower gardens, an olive grove, hop garden & boutique vineyard. 


  • Situated on working vineyard and olive grove
  • Sunny relaxing holiday base in an outdoors paradise
  • Perfect for an adventure holiday or a quiet romantic retreat (or both!)

It is the perfect base from which to explore the beautiful Abel Tasman National Park offering boat trips, kayaking, walking or a combination of all 3! Or you could just laze on the stunning beaches of Kaiteriteri and Marahau which are all just 10 minutes away by car. 

The cycle trails are an exciting way to see the area, with the vineyard cottage only 1km away from the trail giving access to the Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park. Takaka and the beautiful Golden Bay is only 1 hour drive away. Have a day out 'over the hill' in Hobbit land.

The Riwaka Resurgence is where the northern branch of the Riwaka River emerges from the depths of the Takaka Hill and is just 7km away.  Venture 15 minutes drive into Motueka to discover great cafes and restaurants, movie theatres and the local artists and fresh produce the Motueka region is reknowned for.

40 minutes further on is the city of Nelson, offering many attractions including the WoW (World of Wearable Arts) Museum, boutique shopping, great cafes and restaurants.

The Nelson Lakes are an hour away, with beautiful all year-round activities.

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"This is a fantastic place to stay. In the middle of the farm between the vines / olive trees and the chickens. You can discover the whole plot and Amber and her husband are always there to help you with tips. The fantastic Abel Tasman NP is a 10 minute drive, but with 5 minutes you stand on a lovely private beach or at a beautiful source. In addition, we started our stay with a wine tasting and a few delicious bottles of Chardonnay. The cottage is wonderfully spacious for 2 people and very neat. BBQ and good cooking facilities and everything neat and clean. A lovely hotel bed. In short. A lovely place to stay. “

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