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Hereweka Garden Retreat

Hereweka Garden Retreat
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10 Hoopers Inlet Road, Dunedin

Hereweka Garden Retreat is luxury eco accommodation on the Otago Peninsula which has been architecturally designed to blend in with the stunning natural setting of garden, bush and water. This boutique accommodation is self-contained and offers complete privacy. Enjoy your complimentary homemade organic breakfast hamper while enjoying magnificent views from every window. The retreat is situated in the heart of Hereweka Garden, part of a 12 acre property ,which is surrounded by forest, bush and water views.

Soak up the tranquility and comfort of the retreat setting, situated for light and designed for warmth all year round: enjoy the sun-drenched decks on longer days, and when weather is cooler, snuggle in by the eco-approved fire.

Hereweka is the ideal choice of accommodation for those who appreciate eco sustainable practice, nature, luxury and aesthetics. Whether you are on vacation, looking for a weekend getaway, celebrating a special occasion including birthdays, anniversaries or honeymoons or simply longing for time-out in a tranquil environment, this is the perfect destination.

"This is outstanding accommodation. Not only is it in a stunning setting in a large garden just a few minutes walk from the sea, but every detail in the brand new architecturally designed cottage has been carefully designed and chosen for the benefit of guests..." Alison (Wellington)

"The most tranquil and thoughtful accommodation we have experienced anywhere in the world. Anna & Peter are outstanding hosts - the daily fresh bread and eggs simply complement the luxury..." John (Australia)

"My wife and I visited Dunedin earlier this year and spent 3 nights at this extraordinary escape from touristy hotels and high priced resorts. We truly loved the hiking, the hosts and the incredible beauty of the area surrounding this one of a kind experience. Anna & Peter have created a fantastic complement to their home site and gardens & were willing to share their spot in paradise for a couple days. The location of this home is a hilltop near their own home and provided the best of both privacy and accessibility. Daily delivered fresh bread and home grown eggs along with jams and cereal provided breakfast and Anna shared her knowledge of the area when we needed restaurant recommendations...." Brent (Florida)

Environment Friendly Action

We conserve water We recycle where possible We compost food waste We use sustainable toilet/grey water waste disposal We use bio-degradable cleaning agents We use reclaimed or low embodied energy building materials We use renewable natural furnishings We instruct staff in green practices We mention green/eco issues on our website We conserve/care for wildlife in our area/ natural pest eradication We participate in community environmental initiatives

Dietary Selections: We offer

Organic Food Locally sourced food Home-grown spray-free produce

Organic Meals

Complimentary homemade organic breakfast hamper will provide your fresh breakfast ingredients including homemade organic bread, jam and eggs.


Super king bed with luxury latex mattress (or two single kings), Full kitchen facilities including espresso coffee machine, Complimentary homemade organic breakfast hamper, Self service laundry by request, Bathroom with luxurious shower (open to outdoors if you wish) with eco sustainable soaps and toiletries, New Zealand wine and beer for purchase, Wireless internet, Eco energy efficient TV with DVD and CD player

Total Capacity

2 (+1 if required)


Bigscreen TV Hi-Fi with CD & DVD player Phone & Broadband Satellite TV


The Otago Peninsula is a wonderful eco-destination. Experience the unique wildlife on the peninsula and participate in the many outdoor activities that are available right on your door step. Including Royal Albatross Sanctuary and Monarch Wildlife cruises and Tours Plentiful native bird life can be viewed from your accommodation or by taking a gentle five minute stroll to Hoopers Inlet where there is an abundance of indigenous and migrating wading birds. The rare yellow eyed penguins, (Hoiho), nest at various sites on the Otago Peninsula.

Tariff Includes

Organic breakfast hamper


Hereweka Garden Retreat is situated on the Otago Peninsula, at Hereweka Garden, Hoopers Inlet, 30 minutes drive from Dunedin central city.
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