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Rose & Wills Retreat

Rose & Wills Retreat
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749 Dillon's Point Road, Blenheim
+64 3 577 7651
Come and enjoy our new architecturally converted ‘sleep out’ with private views of the wetland and distant hills. The rooms are appointed with Egyptian cotton linen and Sheridan towels provided daily. A simple kitchenette provides limitless coffee and tea making, a fridge and microwave.

We have created this as a ‘low tech’ area for your relaxation. Music and reading material are at your disposal. However internet is available should it be necessary.

Walk around our private covenanted wetland, spotting birds. Trout fishing is only a stone throw away on the Opawa River. Meet and feed our friendly alpacas.

We can take you on a kayak tour in the nearby estuary or a 4x4 or bike tour
The town center of Blenheim is 10 minutes drive away for quality shops and restaurants. We can suggest to you the many nice places to go.

Picton and Kaikoura are easy day trips for further exploration of our beautiful province.

A wonderful place to relax, discover and reconnect to the simple pleasures of life. We would love to share our wonderful environment with you.

Environment Friendly Action

We conserve heat 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 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

Other Environment Friendly Initiatives

Use local goods where ever possible. Own and maintain a QEII Covenanted Wetland.

Dietary Selections: We offer

Vegan Vegetarian Locally sourced food

Organic Meals

Breakfast is included in the tariff and is locally sourced when ever possible. Breakfast provided of home made bread and conserves, muesli, cereal and fruit.


Separate from our home. Two studio style bedrooms with super king and queen beds. Kitchenette with fridge and and microwave oven.One bathroom. Generous sized shower. Deck. Music system and books/games. No TV.

Total Capacity



Walk around and in our 10 acre wetland. Feed our alpacas and see our farm animals. Trout fish on the river. Kayak, bike and 4x4 tours available can be booked separately. 10 minutes from Wine trail, shops and restaurants, day trip to Kaikoura and Picton for swimming with Dolphin and Whale watching.

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Drive to end of Dillon's Point Road which is over the railway line, north of the Blenheim i-site (information center), Blenheim. Blenheim i-site is east off Sinclair St, ST H 1.
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