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The Falls Retreat

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Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

The most delightful, Bush clad restaurant. Gorgeous food. Great staff..the platter starter is delicious. But, so is everything on the menu. During the day the grounds have a kids play area. The tuatara wheat beer is nice and cool on a hot day. On cooler nights, sitting beside the open fire enjoying the pork belly or fish of the day,...

Thank Lyn S
Reviewed 1 December 2016

The Falls is one of those places you may just trip over but once found never forgotten. It is definitely a "must do this again" place. We were taken there by friends for dinner. The entrées were canapés which were sublime. The chef really showed his talent here. Mains were a slow cooked pork belly, slow braised beef, or fresh...

Thank PacificInspector
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

So pleased we were told about this place, we never would have known it was tucked away in the gorge. The setting is gorgeous, we now want to build our own barn! Food was absolutely amazing. The chocolate dessert I had would have been the best I have ever eaten! Highly recommend. Would be fantastic for an event - wedding,...

1Thank SLNZ
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed in rose cottage for 1 night. Although the cabin was a little lacking in facilities (the bathroom and shower felt a little caravan park like), the staff and bush setting more than made up for it. Great breakfast basket included made this stay excellent value for money and a memorable experience

Thank parsojo
Katikati, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Enjoyed our lunch there on Sunday. Was shocked to see the amount of cars there but we didnt feel over crowded. Lovely fire inside with activities outside for children. Meal was a unique pumpkin soup and seafood pizza. Served in no time at all by friendly efficient staff.

Thank ianbodmin
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 May 2016

A great dining experience at the Falls Retreat Bistro in a stunning location just off the Hauraki Rail Trail in the Karangahake Gorge. Nice atmosphere, roaring fire and tasty food choices. Yum. We enjoyed the company of our friends from Te Aroha, a great way to catch up with friends. Will be back next time we cycle the rail trail...

Thank Marz1953
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

The perfect place for a romantic getaway. The welcome was warm and personal and we loved the attention to detail. Great food, comfortable accommodation and beautiful location. Just superb. Great for families too. A hidden gem tucked away and not to be missed.

Thank Robert B
East Midlands
Reviewed 7 April 2016

We were met by Brad who showed us to the cottage. Nothing was too much trouble. So friendly. The cottage has all you need and is quirky, not a clinical and perfectly matched interior. We loved it. The setting was pretty and so peaceful. We ate at the Bistro and were not surprised at the wonderful reviews it has attracted....

Thank JoyEastMidlands
Te Awamutu, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 March 2016

Had lot fun and great scenery on bike ride from Te Aroha enroute to Waihi but effort was worth it with delicious lunch, great tasting wine and beautiful setting at the Falls Retreat. Great daily specials add to lovely range of choices on menu, along with quality wines. Was beautiful day so sitting outside amongst bush was lovely - might...

Thank Robyn C
Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

We loved our stay here . Emma & Brad the owners , r running a fabulous spot here . They're so hands on with so much energy , no need for the gym Emma said !! Don't expect 5 * Accom' but for the environment & setting it's truly fabulous !! It overlooks the Owharao falls out the back !!...

Thank Norkudanden

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Escape to this peaceful haven in the Karangahake Gorge and experience fantastic walks, trout fishing, stunning scenery and great food and wine. 2 charming, self contained cottages in a beautiful setting along the Karangahake Gorge Historic Walkway with amazing views of Owharoa Falls. Both cottages are 1 bedroom (queen size bed) with kitchen facilities and ensuite bathroom and rollaway beds are also available to accommodate extra guests /children.A basket of breakfast provisions is included in our rates with cooked breakfast and evening meals available on request (extra charge)A warm welcome awaits you at this slice of paradise! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Falls Retreat

Address: 25 Waitawheta Rd | Karangahake Gorge, Waihi 3682, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Waihi
Price Range: $117 - $164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“We didn't spend a night here, so cannot comment.”
wendybN718CR, 7 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Great views of the Falls nearby and lovely walks to be had”
71davew, 8 Mar 2015 | Read review
“If you cannot stay there at least book a lunch or dinner”
donnekiwi, 3 Jun 2014 | Read review
“Book on Wotif (cooked breakfast included)”
amaanda, 17 May 2011 | Read review
“Both cottages are clean and comfortable,”
travellerM77, 13 May 2011 | Read review
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