Custom Built for you.
Tranquil gem
Nestled in a horseshoe of the Beautiful Mangaotaki Stream
Four poster king bed
Outdoor bath with gas hot water
Full designer kitchen
Upcycled items
Double shower
Clever bunk room
Cozy interior
Swimming at doorstep
Winter morning
Cycle our quiet country road
Best Berries in NZ
Mangahapoe Natural bridge
Waitanguru Falls
Stunning views
Sunrise at River Run Farm
Photographers dream

ripples retreat

Piopio, Waikato

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Sleeps up to 5
From $245 tonight
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Sleeps up to 5
From $245 tonight

This property is an extension of a 3rd generation sheep and beef farm situated in the heart of the Mangaotaki Valley, 45 minutes south of Waitomo, off State Highway 3. The chalet opened in June 2020, sits on the side of the Mangaotaki stream where Gandalfs caravan was sited for the filming on the Ho...

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Essential Stay Info


Eating and Drinking
You will need to bring all your food with you. There is a full indoor kitchen with all the cooking utensils, coffee machine, large fridge/freezer, microwave and an outdoor BBQ with a fresh salad garden you can help yourselves to.

We will supply milk, tea, coffee, oil and handy towels.

Breakfast Not Available
Dinner Not Available
Lunch Not Available

Bedding Configuration
Handmade four poster King bed
Handmade double bunk bed with single above tucked away in a clever alcove.

More info about the property
The chalet has been purpose built for your comfort. Its rustic luxury interior has many handmade items with original paintings and collectibles from various films and ads we have had on the property. ...

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Family Friendly
Single Safe
Sorry, we can't accommodate dogs

Unique kiwi experiences for you

Sits on the side of the Mangaotaki Stream where Gandalf's caravan was sited for the filming on the Hobbit in 2011.
Beautiful scenic waterfall and native bush walks within a 5 minute drive.
Fishing and swimming at you door.

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Rural Views

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What we love about this property

The property is nestled in a secluded spot immersed in nature with luxury/serenity and style. It enfolds you in the natural beauty of rolling hills, the song of stream water lapping over stones, and g...

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Activities on or nearby this property


2WD caravan accessible
Access to: Lakes | Rivers | Streams | Beaches
Bath tub
Caravan accessible
Drinking Water
Fishing Access (BYO gear)
Fridge (or cooling facility) available
Gas available
Get Into Nature
Hair dryer
Heating (electric, gas or fireplace)
Hot Water Available
Limited mobile service
Linen Provided
Luxury Listing
No Internet Access
North Island
Picnic Table
Power Available
Relax and Rejuvenate
Rubbish bin
Sealed roads only
Star Gazing
Towels Provided

Auckland: 3 hours
Hamilton: 1.5 hours
Tauranga: 2 hours
Taupo: 2 hours
Wellington: 6 hours

About your host, Trudy

We are third generation sheep and beef farmers in the Waitomo District near Piopio. I am a designer and love creating beautiful spaces for people to enjoy. We have 3 children, Katie, Corban and Harley and we're all involved in helping people to escape to the country.

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Minimum 2 nights stay applies

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