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Rivers Edge

Rivers Edge is just out of Wairarapa wine village, Martinborough


Centre of the Wairarapa’s new Dark Sky Reserve.

River’s Edge Retreat is unique accommodation set in the Ruakokoputuna Valley, just out of Wairarapa wine village, Martinborough and right in the centre of the Wairarapa’s new Dark Sky Reserve..

The Experience

River’s Edge has two separate luxury tents on the property both positioned in different private spots on the edge of a quiet, tree-lined river that runs through the farm. This listing is for Te Awa Tent, the most recent addition to River’s Edge Retreat.

The front of the tent has a large glass frontage, offering a beautiful river-side view. Te Awa Tent is tastefully decorated, with luxurious textiles, leather and hide features – a touch of old world charm with a modern twist.

A wood-burning stove creates a warm, comfortable, relaxing space – summer or winter.

The tent has an ensuite bathroom with piping hot water and a flushing toilet. A second doorway leads to a small but functional kitchenette.

River’s Edge is the best kind of luxury accommodation. It’s the ideal place for those looking to enjoy a weekend escape, celebrate an anniversary, or relax with a post-wedding wind-down. Breathe the country air and immerse yourself in nature. Soak in the outdoor bath overlooking the river and countryside. Enjoy the pleasure of a glass of good Martinborough Pinot while dining al fresco under the stars. Relax in your plush, comfortable king-size bed and listen to the sound of the river lull you to sleep…Bliss.

Eating & Drinking

If you’d like to self-cater, River’s Edge has all the facilities you need. Just bring your own food and cook meals using the BBQ and equipment provided in your private camp kitchen. You’ll find cutlery, crockery, pots and pans, and utensils.

If you feel like a meal out, check out the fantastic cafes and restaurants in nearby Martinborough – there are plenty to choose from.

The nearest place for supplies is Martinborough, a 10-minute drive away.

Things to do

Rest and rejuvenation is what a stay at River’s Edge Retreat is all about. Relax at your tent and watch the changing light on the river directly in front of your tent. Watch the mist lift from valley in the morning. Take a long hot soak in the outdoor bath or lounge in a hammock with a good book. Connect over a board game or a game of cards.

There’s lots to offer guests in the region too! If you want to get out and about – take a tour of the Martinborough vineyards. Lake Ferry and Camp Palliser are perfect for a scenic drive. Stop on the way at The Land Girl cafe in Pirinoa for fab coffee and a bite to eat.

Visit Wairarapa’s version of stonehenge near Martinborough – a NZ interpretation of the famous English landmark. Patuna Farm just up the road, has the amazing Patuna Chasm walk – a nature walk and limestone gorge.

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