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• Relax • Rejuvenate • Regenerate • Revitalise

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Enjoy total privacy, unwind and enjoy the rural, riverside tranquility.



Escape to our Riverstones Retreat & RELAX!

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

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.

Be up at dawn for the early morning birdsong or sleep in, then sip your coffee to the sound of native birds and later explore the riverside. At night, stargaze from the patio and absorb the incredible nightsky and listen out for Morepork. 

In the summer months enjoy a swim in the river. In the winter months be warm and cozy after exploring or fishing.

You can create your own Retreat • stay on the banks of the TUKI TUKI River and immerse yourself into high vibration frequencies 


Stay in this high energy healing cottage which has been decorated with original light encoded activated artworks. There are crystals, books, sound bowls, cards, aura sprays for you to use. 


Treat yourself to a gift of an in-person creative and energetic activation in a beautiful Riverside paradise to raise your vibration and maybe even move into a new timeline when you book a SOUL ALIGNMENT session with vibrational Light Code artist, energy cleanser and healer Michele Courage.


click this link for more info on creating a Mini retreat:

  Boutique Retreats with Michele 


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


RIVERSTONES is designed for 4 guests!

Designed with relaxation, rejuvenation 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

  • Dishwasher

  • Nespresso Coffee Machine

  • Laundry available on request

  • Great water pressure

  • Fabulous rainwater on tap

  • Quality linens + Towels

  • Comfortable living areas

  • Private patio + Bbq

  • Fresh eggs, seasonal fruits and vegetables available

  • Dvd library and WiFi

  • Private access to the Tukituki River


EXTRAS: Full day local fly fishing river guiding on request; Beginners tips and help available - we are always happy to help you get started in this fabulous sport!  Qualified Sports Massage on request; Basic catering on request. Tailor made art retreats.



Free Wifi


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

Our Garden


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

Check out our FRESH PRODUCE page.

Cleaning Fee Included


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





Relaxing • Flyfishing • Cycling • Walking • Local farmstalls and more ...

If you can tear yourself away from the cottage ... take a 30 minutes scenic drive to 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! Don't forget to explore the gorgeous scenic drives into wine country on your day trip.

You can visit the local markets and a Saturday vegetable stall 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 the local Patagata 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. Go for a fabulous breakfast at the local Goat Horn Cafe. Or, we can point you in the direction of some epic fishing spots to explore. There are amazing scenic walking and bike trails in our area too!

Book an SOUL ALIGNMENT Activation with Michele.

Or check out what to do in Central Hawkes Bay

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 an authentic pub meal. Fish & Chips are highly recommended. They also do takeaway meals

 Patangata Tavern (est.1864)

Nearby Pourerere Beach


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

Energy Healing Sessions

(at Riverstones)

Upgrade • Reset • Clear

Energy Healing with Michele 

Find out more HERE



We have some fabulous trails nearby as well as good road biking

See more info at Tukituki Trails

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!

EVENTS at Riverstones 

Regular events held 

Find out more HERE

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!


“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 :

Minimum 2 night stay @ $270 per night all incl.

Min 3 night stay for Long Weekends.

Special rates for 7 nights or longer.

Winter rates @ $240 per night all incl 

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