A welcoming place to...

enjoy nature, celebrate, escape, work, play, bring your friends, be yourself in a beautiful environment


A gorgeous lodge and group retreat near Wellington, located in the Ōtaki Gorge on the Kāpiti coast. Waihōanga River Lodge and Retreat is ideal for focussing, learning or celebrating with your community. Whether you want to organise a work retreat, workshop or conference, a family reunion, a wedding, a community hui, or a yoga, meditation or singing retreat, we have a range of comfortable spaces and accommodation options to suit your needs.

"I love the warmth, beauty and character of Waihōanga. Its location, nestled right in the Ōtaki Gorge, is spectacular. I've been to weddings, workshops and weekend retreats there and know it's a place I will keep coming back to for many years!"Skye Chadwick, returning guest

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Please ask for a custom quote for your booking. Community and schools discounts are available, as are custom quotes for specific events and activities.

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Andy & Rhian Whittaker
Waihōanga River Lodge & Retreat
32 Waihōanga Rd
Otaki 5582
Aotearoa ~ New Zealand

General: +64 (0)6 364 3202
Bookings: +64 (0)27 384 1100

Email: [email protected]