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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, seasonal and lovely.


Bankside Cottage

Bankside Cottage is perfect for a catch up with those friends you've been meaning to see. Relax on the deck and watch the river meandering past.

There are a variety of park and picnic areas to feast at before heading down to the river for a cool swim anytime of the day. Head inside to whip up a feast in the fully equipped kitchen and then take in the new dark sky reserve.


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, 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.


The Glade Cottage can be booked through clicking the icon below.


Tararua Forest Park


Just 700 metres away is the entrance to the Northern crossing of 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 

Close To Great Restaurants


Head into nearby Masterton for yummy local fare and great restaurants, also close to renowned  wineries

 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 cottages have nearby river tracks so you can easily access prime fishing spots. Ask us about seasonal guided fishing 

Forests and Waterfalls

Immerse in nature and watch the native birds as you soak up the surrounds


The photos don’t do this place justice. We stayed at both the Glade and the Bankside Cottages. The location next to the river, nestled in the bush is so serene. There are many wonderful hidden gems to explore. The cottages are cosy with special touches everywhere you look, with beautiful flowers everywhere. There are books, games and night gazing binoculars. The most accommodating hosts.

We felt so grateful to be able to spend time there as a family.

Flavell Family, April 22'

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