We have found you just the place...


Merely an hour 45 from both Wellington and Palmerston North you will find a tranquil abode to rest and rejuvenate. Nestled under the Tararua Ranges near the township of Masterton, find yourself a new favourite place. 

Kaituna Riverside Cottages is an idyllic spot where you can join the native birds and sleep with the sound of the river. There are plenty of activities for the adventurous folk and many options for those who would like to relax and stop. No malls, traffic jams, meetings or deadlines to be found.

Off grid, boutique and lovely.


The Glade Cottage

Proudly fashioned from NZ grown timbers, the Glade Cottage is off-grid, double glazed, socially distanced and warmed by a little woodburner.

Experience nearby access to a riverside peninsula, prime swimming, a four metre waterfall, a woodfired bath and stunning sheltered bush walks.


Stretch out in a super king loft bed and rest away the days, far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Summer bookings now open.


Tararua Forest Park


Just 700 metres away is the entrance to the Tararua Forest Park, a national treasure for hikers, hunters and bird watchers

Prime River Access


Tucked up on the riverbanks of the stunning Waingawa River you have a nearby river track, plunge pool and access to a deep crystal clear swimming hole 

Scrumptious Local Produce


We offer a variety of yummy locally sourced fares. Delicious hampers, breakfast options, picnic and packed lunches are all available upon request

 Recreation and Tranquility


 Get back into nature. Play cards, write, swim, trout fish, walk or read a book. No spreadsheets required!

Superb Trout Fishing


Your cottage sits in a glade with a nearby river track so you can easily access prime fishing spots. Ask us about seasonal guided fishing 

Luxurious Riverside Bath

Immerse in nature above the river rapids and watch the native birds as you soak


Popped over from Wellington for a wonderful weekend at Kaituna. A beautiful spot and lovely to have the warm fire to come back to after exploring Mitre Hut Track. Thank you for sharing!

Emily from Wellington

Visited Oct 2021