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Your Hosts: Karenlee & Kerry O’Reilly

Karen & Kerry

Karen & Kerry

As owners of River Retreat we look forward to meeting new guests and welcoming returning guests.

River Retreat is approximately two acres and runs from Puketona Road down to the banks of the Waitangi River.

Our pavilion style home surrounded by native plantings to en-courage bird life is designed to take full advantage of this magical riverside setting.

These purpose built pavilion are linked to the main house by a covered glass walkway.

Each room has its own entrance and deck. We are pleased to offer a complimentary continental or cooked breakfast to suit your tastes.

A BBQ is available for guest use.

Explore the many features of Northland, the Bay of Islands to Cape Reinga.

We look forward to making your holiday in the beautiful Bay of Islands a memorable one.

River Retreat Update 2018

Well! Christmas has come and gone, and we all survived and are now waiting to celebrate the new year.

Summer has arrived so what better time to come and stay with us at River Retreat in the beautiful Bay of Islands.

Have the best of both worlds the closeness to the towns and beaches but also the lovely country area where you can hear the birds as you wake up in the mornings.

Sitting down near the river at any time is just great.

If water is your thing them go sailing, boating tours, Kayak around the river to Haruru Falls, have dinner on Daryl’s’ Dinner cruise or eat at any of the restaurants and Café’s in Paihia or Kerikeri who have plenty to temp your taste buds.

The Treaty Ground on Waitangi just have to be seen, you could spend a good day there taking in all that is offered be it the Museum, Treaty House, Cultural show or just walking around the area to Haruru Falls, for those who are in to golf you have two courses in the area Kerikeri and Waitangi which are both great to play on.

If you like walking trails, we have plenty on offer just check in to the I-Site for update information on which are open.

The water temperature is good (so they tell me) so swimming is a must or just lazing on the beaches.

Feel like a car ride to the top of the North island lot of beaches on the way including the 90-mile beach and lighthouse at the Cape.

A must when you are in the North is the big Kauri tree over 2000-year-old.

With so much on offer in the Bay of Islands you just can’t miss coming to a great part of New Zealand.

See you soon

Karen & Kerry

While staying with us one of our guests did a photo shoot and these are some of his photos that he sent to us that we would like to share with you.