A place where the stunning environment & accommodation are in harmony


Step Back Into Nature

You’ll sense tranquility the moment you arrive at River Oaks Retreat. Situated in a secluded valley between Tauranga and Katikati, River Oaks Retreat has been created for couples, friends and families to experience boutique accommodation on a farm where sustainable living is embraced. 

Choosing farming practices that work for the good of the environment, living off the produce we grow, and sharing this stunning part of New Zealand with guests from around the world, is key to life at River Oaks Retreat. When you visit, you’ll experience for yourself the peace that comes from caring for the land, and protecting it for generations to come. 

Book your stay in out luxury Jungle Den, Moroccan Tent, or private Cabin by heading to the links below, or get in touch with any questions using the contact form on this page. We look forward to welcoming you to River Oaks Retreat. 


The Jungle Den


The Moroccan Tent


The Cabin

Add a Local Tour to your Stay

Looking to explore the local area? We recommend checking out Wicked Wanders, a local tour operator specialising in history and tasting tours of the greater Tauranga area.

Book a Yoga Instructor

Make your stay even more relaxing by having a yoga session held in the most peaceful of settings, either outside your accommodation in lush countryside, or by the river that’s close by. To enquire about a session with Jen, our awesome yoga instructor, simply send us a message in advance of your stay and we’ll take it from there.

Soul Sisters Retreat

We’re delighted to host Soul Sisters Retreats at River Oaks Retreat. The women-only events feature Reiki healing, meditation, crystal healing and a delicious afternoon tea. There are normally five places available, with upcoming events advertised on our Facebook page. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch though if you’d like to know more about future Soul Sisters Retreats at River Oaks.

Experience River Oaks Retreat

River Oaks Retreat is more than just a stunning accommodation destination. It’s 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.

FAQ About Your Visit

Everything from check-in times to key points about visiting a working farm.

What are the check in and check out times for guests?

The check-in time for both the Moroccan Tent and the Cabin is 3 pm. The check-out time is 11 am unless extended by prior arrangement.

Are there power sockets the Jungle Den, Moroccan Tent, and Cabin?

Yes, with the power being that of solar.

Will the power available power a hair dryer or straighteners?

 Sorry, no. The power of 12V is fine to charge a small device like a phone, but not something like a hair dryer or set of straighteners.

Are teas and coffee provided for guests in the accommodation?

Yes, along with homemade muesli. Please do bring your own supplies though too.


Is there parking next to the accommodation?

Yes, there is parking next to both accommodation options.

Are there any hazards at the farm?

It is a working farm with alpacas and livestock. Please do not approach the animals, enter their paddocks, or touch the (electric) fencing.

Are guests allowed to have visitors?

On a pre-approved basis (please contact us to discuss this, thank you).

Can you provide catering for guests?

We can, yes! Please check out what’s possible by heading to the platter and meal part of our homepage and then get in touch with any questions you have.

Do guests swim in the river?

Yes, they do (on a calm, summer’s day it can be divine). Please note that water safety rules should always be observed, and that guests swim at their own risk.

“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