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Matua Gardens Retreat

Matua Gardens Retreat
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15 Kingstons Hill Road, Akaroa 7581
Tel: 03 3048946
Nature meets nurture. Our secluded guest suite is luxury in a naturally beautiful setting. Best shared with someone you love, singles also welcome. No TV, just lots of good reading, music, art and birdsong with spectauclar harbour views. Overlooking Robinsons Bay, Akaroa Harbour, the retreat is set amongst gardens, orchard and native bush. Feel yourself relax from the moment you arrive.

Food is grown on site or sourced locally, organic when possible. Packages range from bed & breakfast to 5 course dinners, massage & vintage car tours. We'll create an experience just for you or choose from those on the reservations page. We have been told this experience can be life changing. Sue & Richard offer a warm welcome whether this is a once in a lifetime treat or a regular indulgence.

Organic Meals

All food grown on the property is spray free. We also use organic produce when possible however we are also mindful of the freight component of many products and ingredients. Guests are invited to stipulate organic meals if required. Most dietary requirements can be accommodated but prior notice must be given.


1 queen sized bed in a large room Ensuite with double spa bath Lounge with open fire Air conditioning & heating throughout A range of beverages & snacks incl in tariff

Total Capacity

2 guests


Hi-Fi with CD & DVD player


walking bird watching vintage car large garden & native bush streamside walks library art historic maps & memorabilia NZ fiction & non fiction piano CD with extensive music collection dinners or cafe style platters massage EFT therapy

Tariff Includes

Breakfast cooked & continental, beverages, fresh fuit, snacks, home made cookies, private suite.


Take SH 75 (Christchurch Akaroa Highway) from Christchurch. After passing through Duvauchelle and heading down hill into Robinsons Bay take the first turn left on Robinsons Bay Valley Rd. Head 1.2km to the intersection of the valley road, Kingstons Hill Rd & Tizzards Rd. Go straight up Kingstons Hill Rd about 50m to the gateway on the left. Welcome!
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