River Retreat & Surrounds awaits your discovery…

Enjoy the tranquil, serene surroundings and partake in a number of activities close to River Retreat. Two acres of native plantings leading down to the river. Wander through our garden enjoy the call of the birds, time to read with a cup of coffee. 

Kayaks available to explore the Waitangi River (life jackets included)
Great swimming holes, and water falls

Surrounding area


Only 10 minutes to Paihia beaches, cafes, restaurants and Historical Waitangi Treaty Grounds & Museum. Organise a boat or sailing cruise out to the Hole in the Rock maybe see a dolphin.


15 minutes to KeriKeri , local crafts and Saturday morning Farmers’ market. Visit local Wineries , watch wonderful chocolate being made, visit the stone shop.

Take a scenic flight for the ultimate experience to Cape Reinga, River Retreat can book your tours

We offer free use of our kayaks on the Waitangi River, Pick up and drop off at Kerikeri Airport if required.

Things to do in and around Bay of Island

Fuller’s Great Sights
Explore by Paddle Board
Guided Forest Walks Adventure Puketi
Bay of Island Cruise & Kayak
Coastal Kayakers Bay of Islands NZ
Pompallier Mission Heritage NZ
Romeyn Woodcraft Factory Shop
Skydive Bay of Islands
Watiangi Treaty Grounds
Sea Shuttle bay of Island
Landmarks Whenua Tohunga
Glow Worms Kawiti Family
The Tall Ship Day Sailing
Barefoot Sailing Adventures
Gungha Bay of Island Sailing gungha
Great Escape Sailing
Top Trails Bike
Kernhem Private Tours
Bay of Island Parasailing Paihia 
Scenic Helicopter Tours Paihia  
Cape Reinga Tours
1-2 day Coastal Cycle trails  
Haruru Falls & Waitangi River Tours