unforgettable riverside memories

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Escape to our Riverstones Retreat

Riverstones is nestled into a secluded slice of paradise with stunning private Tukituki river access, fabulous flyfishing, and more. A purpose built, luxury holiday cottage tucked away in the scenic Central Hawkes Bay, you'll find everything you need right here on your doorstep for the perfect relaxing holiday.

Be up at dawn for an early morning fish or sleep in and sip your coffee to the sound of native birds and later explore the riverside. After the evening rise, star gaze on your patio and listen out for Morepork.

If you can tear yourself away, we are about 30 minutes scenic drive from the boutique village of Havelock North with wonderful shopping, restaurants and wine estates as well as abundance of fruit and vegetable roadside stalls. The famous Birdwoods Gallery on the way, is a must to stop for a visit! Explore the gorgeous scenic drives into wine country on your day trip.

You can visit the local Otane Sunday market or enjoy a 40min drive through rural scenic farmland to the well known foodie paradise - the Hawkes Bay Farmers market in Hastings. We also have a local tavern just down the road for convenient pub food. The renowned Waipawa Butchery is 15 mins away if you want  to stock up for a barbecue. Or, we can point you in the direction of some epic fishing spots to explore.


"We look forward to sharing our piece of paradise with you!" - Michele & Gavin Courage

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RIVERSTONES is designed for 4 guests!


If you are looking for a country get away, our river-facing cottage is just what you may be looking for, with a private patio overlooking views of the river. Casually chic, Riverstones is a self-catering holiday cottage oozing with charm and personality with a comfy Queen Bed and private ensuite + the second bedroom has Twin single beds (King Bed on request) and private ensuite as well.

The Riverstone cottage sits on the edge of our property overlooking the glorious Tukituki River. Enjoy total privacy and unwind and enjoy the tranquility as well as the abundant birdlife from your patio. Walk down to the river and enjoy lightwading in your own piece of flyfishing paradise or just enjoy the riverside wildlife. At night, stargaze from the patio and absorb the incredible nightsky.

The cottage at Riverstones has stunning private access to superb flyfishing water, easy river access & native bush for an intimate, private, and rural getaway right here in our beautiful Central Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. Wander the riverside or wade and flyfish this spectacular part of the river. We are also happy to show you other lesser known fishing spots on other rivers in our area waiting to be explored. 


Designed with relaxation, flyfishing and romance in mind, our cottage has all the conveniences of home, including the following:


  • Equipped kitchen for 4

  • Queen Bed + ensuite

  • Twin Singles + ensuite (King on request)​

  • Full pressure walk in showers

  • Heating & Heated towel rails

  • Stove Fridge/ freezer

  • Nespresso Machine and starter pods

  • Full laundry available on request

  • Great water pressure

  • Fabulous rainwater on tap

  • Quality linens + Towels

  • Comfortable living areas

  • Private patio+ Bbq

  • Fresh eggs, seasonal citrus fruits and vegetables available

  • Dvd library and WiFi

  • Private access to the Tukituki River


EXTRAS: Full day local river guiding on request; Beginners tips and help available - we are always happy to help you get started in this fabulous sport; Energy Healing & Art workshops available on request; Relaxation/Healing/Reiki/Traditional Maori Massage on request; Qualified Sports Massage on request; Homecooked meals on request



Free Wifi


Yes, its free - it's not city fast, but it works.

Our Garden


Fresh eggs, seasonal citrus fruits and vegetables available. Please Enquire, we are happy to share our bounty.

Cleaning Fee Included


Cleaning fees included except if you have a pooch - $50 extra per stay.





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Birdwoods Gallery (Havelock)


Birdwoods offers one of the Bay’s most picturesque settings in which to enjoy our renowned tea, coffee and lunch service.

Waipawa Butchery


Farmed on the nearby Patangata Station, it is a family run farming operation. NZ - 100% Grass Fed Beef & Lamb, Ethically Farmed NZ Pork & Chicken. Waipawa Shop.

Local Patangata Tavern 


Enjoy the stunning Central Hawkes Bay scenery and farmland. We also specialise in takeaway meals and off licence service. Patangata Tavern (est.1864)

Nearby Pourerere Beach


Long beach walks on white sand - 30mins away - our nearest secluded beach.

Local Flyfishing Guide


Gary our local longstanding guide will get you into some great fly fishing. Stay with us and let him hook you up!

Hawkes Bay Farmers Markets 


Celebrating the best of our region. There’s nothing fresher or finer than a barrow load of food from The Hawke’s Bay Farmers’ Markets!


“A little secluded piece of paradise, I almost don't want to let anyone know about this gem.”



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Michele & Gavin Courage

198 River Road


Hawke's Bay

Phone 06 857 7364

Text or Whatsapp 021 610 317

Email bookings@riverstonesretreat.co.nz

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