Luxury Boutique Glamping in Paradise

The ultimate LUXURY Tent experience in one of NZ’s most beautiful locations




Unwind at River Oaks Retreat

Set on glorious farmland with native bush, and a serene river running through it, River Oaks Retreat is the perfect destination for people wanting an escape in a stunning location.

Situated just 20 minutes from Tauranga, and with accommodation options of the magnificent Jungle Den and Moroccan Tent, both with five star comforts and an outdoor hot tub, or an idyllic cabin in its own private clearing, you’ll find River Oaks Retreat to be a place of rejuvenation in every season.

Accommodation Options

Near Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

The Jungle Den

Designed especially for couples, the Jungle Den offers private and luxurious escape, allowing you to unwind and reconnect.


Near Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

The Moroccan Tent

Perfect for couples, a group of friends, or family looking for something magnificent and tranquil.
Children will love the alpacas and miniature ponies.

Near Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

The Cabin

Ideal for both individuals and couples, the cabin is a place to disconnect from the world and soak up nature.

Experience River Oaks Retreat

River Oaks Retreat is more than just a stunning accommodation destination. It is also a self-sustainable farm where organic farming practices are lived out every day. We can’t wait to share this beautiful part of the world with you.

Our Exquisite Platters & Meals

Enhance your stay with a platter delivered to your door. Our platters feature produce that’s from the farm and local sources. We also provide three course meals that are prepared for you to complete on the barbeque. The meals are made to order, accommodating your tastes and what is in season. Simply get in touch with us in advance of your stay and we’ll take it from there.

“From the moment we arrived till the moment we left we had an amazing time. Stunning location. Beautiful hot tub, delicious food from the farm. River dips and gazing across farmland to deer and cattle. Highly recommend.”

– Emma

“What a wonderful place to step back from the hustle of life. The birds, the river…. The comfy bed and outdoor bath!! Off the grid but still creature comforts. Was only 25min from our home in Tauranga but felt like it was way out in the wilderness. Highly recommend it.”

– Tina

“What a perfect and cute cabin with everything you need. Bed super comfortable, nice outdoor area. The amazing outdoor bath and the special treats were the cherry on the top of the cake. It was an ideal spot to unplug and relax.”

– Rita

“Absolutely amazing place, we really enjoyed our time there. We barely saw a soul - it was very quiet and private. The outdoor bath was wonderful and we loved jumping in the river! Made our honeymoon perfect!”

– Summer

“Loved the seclusion of the cabin. Watching the deer come through the bush, listening to native bird life, watching pheasants and rabbits coming to check us out. All this happening while having a well rested soak in the outdoor bath. Turn your phone off, de-stress and reconnect with nature and yourself.”

– Jas & Pam

"It was absolutely awesome, the river was amazing and the outdoor bath really topped everything off. Loved how environmentally friendly everything was too."

– Rachel

“This was the perfect birthday getaway. The well thought out details, ie, soaps, lotions and oils were a great touch. The sound of the river was bliss at night! We cannot wait to return soon!”

– Lyndall & Niels

“This was the perfect birthday getaway. The well thought out details, ie, soaps, lotions and oils were a great touch. The sound of the river was bliss at night! We cannot wait to return soon!”

– Lyndall & Niels

“Fell straight into relaxation mode as soon as we left the car. This place has been decked out so beautifully - all the details really transport you to a completely different world. It has been a beautiful stay. Thank you, River Oaks, for sharing your lovely space with us.”

– Lucy

“Stunning views, the stars and night sky made me miss home back in South Africa, especially when the stag was roaring. Thank you for this amazing experience. Will definitely be back for a visit.”

– Eric

“We absolutely love this place. Beautiful, peaceful, and a real getaway recharge. Location is beautiful and we had everything we needed. In fact, we hardly left during our four day stay. This is a very special place and we will definitely be back!”

– Mandy & Graham

“Stayed for three nights for my birthday weekend and we absolutely loved it. The tent, river, hot tub, everything was great! Really enjoyed our weekend and we will definitely be back!”

– Franco

Contact Us

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions about River Oaks Retreat. We look forward to hearing from you.

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232 Wainui South Road, RD 4, Katikati 3181