Riverside Retreat Cabin - The ultimate getaway


Our Riverside Retreat Cabin is secluded, peaceful, romantic and revitalising. Escape away with your partner and enjoy the sounds of native birds and the pristine river. This is the ultimate nature retreat and romantic getaway located 10 minutes walk or a 5 minute 4WD ride from Makoura lodge (we can provide transport if required). Makoura Lodge is 2 hours drive from Wellington and 1 hour's scenic drive from Palmerston North.

Our cabin was completed in 2016. Double glazed windows, potbelly fire heating and full insulation makes this retreat a fantastic stay in winter months as well as summer. There are great: swimming holes, fishing spots and walks you can do around the property. The cabin is designed to give you the ultimate getaway surrounded in nature. Fitted with all the necessities so you don't need to spend long packing, just bring your personal items and food, we will take care of the rest.

The cabin has gas heating for hot water and candles for lighting, there is no power; the cabin is designed for you to back to nature & away from everything!

Please note- the cabin is designed for a maximum of two people only; for family getaways please see our house or lodge suite accommodation.

We allow you to bring your dog, but please do not allow them inside the cabin.

Check in is from 2pm, check out is by 11am.

amenities provided

 - BBQ - Hot plate - Campfire - Gas Cooker - Picnic Table - Seating around campfire

- Wood - Comfortable queen sized bed - Linen - Hot water  - Outdoor bath - Hot Shower

- Candles for lighting - Torches (no power) - Inside heater & full insulation - Soaps/ Shampoo

- Crockery & Cutlery (4 people) - Basic cooking equipment (tongs, pots & pans) 

-Tea & Coffee making facility - Flushing toilet & running water - Safe drinking water - Matches

- Tea Towels - Dishing liquid - Insect repellent - Cooking oil - Hammock - Potbelly fire - Gas heater

what you need to bring

- Reading material - Extra towels - Chilly bin with food/ beverages (meals can be arranged at the Lodge if required or delivered) - Comfortable footwear - Togs and Fishing rod


$250 per couple per night or $350 for two nights. Includes- transport if required (2018 pricing)

$280 per couple per night or $395 for two nights. Includes- transport if required (2019 pricing)

Upon booking we ask for a $100 deposit (refundable if more than 2 weeks notice is given). Credit card surcharges apply.

Optional extras- delivered 2 course meal, $45pp. Continental breakfast $16pp. Meals are generally run as chefs choice, however we are happy to work around dislikes, preferences and dietary needs- just let us know!

Thank you, thank you, thank you, at last I had the chance to stop and do nothing. Having no cellphone reception or power to start my laptop was the best thing, it made us sit there and enjoy the beauty of an amazing area. I feel so much clearer in my mind THANK YOU again.
— Jackie & Thomas, Wellington
We stayed at Riverside Retreat over Labour weekend. I have never stayed anywhere so beautiful and peaceful. It was truly relaxing Kimberley was so welcoming and accommodating. The night sky was incredible can’t wait to go back :)
— Helen Bishop Curran, Feilding