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“A wonderful place - like heaven” 5 of 5 stars
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10 Hoopers Inlet Road | RD 2, Dunedin 9077, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #2 of 61 Dunedin B&B and Inns
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“A wonderful place - like heaven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

What a wonderful place to be with very warm hearted hosts - we have found a real home from home. An ideal place to relax, beautiful views, most wonderful garden, with lots of confort.
Thanks a lot, Anna and Peter!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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De Haan, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

definitely one of the highlights of the trip
very quiet location amidst a stunning garden (garden is a life's work)
ideal for a few days to relax and explore the beautiful peninsula
absolutely perfect hostess, who gives you homemade bread, own jams, eggs, etc. for breakfast, all organic
Purpose build duplex bungalow with superb views from the rooms and balcony
enjoy the view and take a shower with the door open
Words fail to describe this experience

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Bailly, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

A most enjoyable experience for us during our holidays in New Zealand. Wonderful location, extraordinary comfort, all that in an Eden garden. Thank you very much Anna & Peter. Look forward to coming back some time.

Room Tip: Quiet, peaceful and restful place in a garden. What else do you want?
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Even wild weather does not detract from a sojourn in this beautiful place.....it just adds drama to the green & glorious setting.
The cottage sits amidst a garden which is loveliness & magic at every turn. From the east window & the surrounding balcony, a long view is taken over bush, valleys & hills through to the water.
Guests are warmly welcomed by Anna & Peter, bearing delicious eatables such as home-made bread & home-laid eggs. They are delighted to share this piece of paradise with others & I assure you, being there, is food for the soul.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

Retreat is the word. Beautiful bush and garden setting away from urban Dunedin. Stand alone cottage makes you feel alone with the Hoopers Inlet and bush filling the view. The New Zealand Gardens Trust "garden of significance" includes an unusual collection of trees Peter has collected, and the vegetable garden/ orchard feeds the family. If you want to get away and watch the stars, or check out the Otago peninsula away from the crowds this is a great place to stay. Wake up to bellbirds singing and enjoy the tasty breakfast supplied. We had free range eggs, homemade bread and assorted preserves. Peter and Anna are fabulous hosts and most interesting company. Thankyou

Room Tip: One chalet with own lounge, wood fire, kitchen, level walk in shower, and big decks all with a view...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

Anna and Peter were very welcoming to the three of us as we arrived at their attractive and warm cottage, surrounded by their wonderful garden set in a amphitheatre of regenerating native bush. Fortified with a cup of excellent tea, a slice of wonderfully fresh bread with home made apricot jam we set off to explore the garden which we noted contained Nikau palms! never seen before his far south. Truly a labour of love. On to the nearby Allan's Beach and a seal and penguin siting under oue belts we returned to use of Dany's Chef at Home service for a splendid dinner to round off a memorable stay.

Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

My wife and I visited Dunedin earlier this year and spent 3 nights at this extraordinary escape from touristy hotels and high priced resorts. We truly loved the hiking, the hosts and the incredible beauty of the area surrounding this one of a kind experience. Anna & Peter have created a fantastic complement to their home site and gardens & were willing to share their spot in paradise for a couple days. The location of this home is a hilltop near their own home and provided the best of both privacy and accessibility. Daily delivered fresh bread and home grown eggs along with jams and cereal provided breakfast and Anna shared her knowledge of the area when we needed restaurant recommendations. The shower in the bathroom is one of a kind with it's sliding door to the great view out to Hooper’s Inlet. Standing on a hilltop as the sun breaks into the room while prepping for our daily excursions provided the most unique start to our day and gave us one of our favorite memories. Wildlife which is in abundance on the Otago Peninsula are very accessible for short day trips as are several tour operators if you'd like the guided version. If you're planning a visit to the Southern Scenic Route during your Kiwi excursion, make certain you set aside a couple nights to visit Hereweka Garden Retreat!!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: 10 Hoopers Inlet Road | RD 2, Dunedin 9077, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 61 B&Bs / Inns in Dunedin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 1
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 

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