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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

The accommodations (bedroom, bath, and sitting/kitchen, with patio) are spotlessly maintained, spacious, and very comfortable. Since we were on a month-long trip, it was great to be able to use the washing machine and dryer. We appreciated having wi-fi service. We didn’t use the kitchen except for breakfast of fresh fruit, cereal, toast, yogurt, and coffee (all provided), but it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

We spent six nights in the Estuary Cottage, which had all the amenities we need for our visit to this beautiful area. Owners Ken and Marie also do guided walks in the park; we spent a morning with Ken on part of the Abel Tasman track and learned so much more than we had on our own walks in the... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

We stayed in the Studio in February - it was very comfortable and well-appointed and Maree made sure we wanted for nothing. We had booked to do the two day guided walk on the Abel Tasman Trail with Ken as our guide. Unfortunately we were unlucky enough to get the worst February weather on record, with Day 1 cool and... More 

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Ryde, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

We stayed in the Estuary Cottage for five nights, which was very comfortable. We had plenty of room and a lovely deck and private little garden. There are very good kitchen facilities which makes self-catering easy if you want this. There are laundry facilities just next door with an outside washing line to get everything dry. The hairdryer is kept... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016 via mobile

Ken and Maree run a cute self catered place here. Estuary Studio was simply decorated but had everything we needed. Friendly resident cat greets you on the deck in the morning. Loved the gardens. The place is in Riwaka halfway between Kaiteriteri and Motueka and we liked being away from the "crowds" - perfectly silent all the time. But the... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

My week long stay was invigorating but also gave me the opportunity to 'recharge the batteries'. Hosts, Maree and Ken were warm, welcoming and helpful. I enjoyed my guided walk into the Abel Tasman. Ken kept the group well informed on the history and fauna of the region. The cycle track is at the end of the drive and I... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016

We spent four nights here and would definitely come here again if we were in the area again. Very clean, neat, and modern. I would bring our bikes next time, as the place is in a lovely rural area, and is not far from the start of the bike path along the Motueka Waterfront. Riwaka was central to all the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016 via mobile

We've just stayed 3 nights here, and loved it. Maree & Ken were great hosts; and our studio unit was very private and peaceful. Ken took us on our own guided walks into Abel Tasman National Park; and we barbecued dinner each night - by far the best option, there's a couple of good supermarkets in Riwaka. Thanks Maree &... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

The Studio was a lovely place to stay so close to Abel Tasman and other beautiful places. Very peaceful and comfortable and well appointed. Private parking and good laundry facilities a major bonus. Thanks Maree and Ken - keep it up!

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KiwiMaree, Owner at Riwaka Retreat, responded to this review

It was lovely to meet you both. I am pleased you enjoyed our Riwaka Retreat and hope that your time in New Zealand was a memorable one. Thanks for taking the time to review us. Perhaps we will see you back here again one day. Regards Maree More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

We stayed in the cottage and had a very nice time. The cottage has all you need including private parking. It is situated very secluded and with a lovely garden. Feels abit as coming home after a long journey. It provides an excellent starting point to explore Abel Tasman parc. For diner we can recommend the local hotel around the... More 

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KiwiMaree, Owner at Riwaka Retreat, responded to this review

It was lovely to meet you both and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for reviewing us on Trip Advisor and for recommending our local hotel. Cheers Maree and Ken. More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge

Additional Information about Riwaka Retreat

Address: 55 School Road, Motueka 7198, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Motueka
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Riwaka Retreat Motueka, New Zealand - Nelson-Tasman
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