WHAT TO EXPECT
When you choose to stay at Kahikatea Country Retreat you will experience a feast for the senses and wonderful memories that will last a lifetime. Relaxing in our private secluded cottage, the peace and serenity will leave you feeling refreshed and renewed.
Travel a short distance from the retreat and you can take in the sights and sounds of the beautiful Banks Peninsula area, with it's unique landscape, and find the experience that calls to you.
Kahikatea Country Retreat has a fully equipped kitchen and Weber barbeque outside on the covered deck, for your convenience. You will find a fine selection of teas, coffee, chai and hot chocolate to enjoy, and condiments to season your meals. Your hosts will generously provide a complimentary selection of treats (imagine wine, cheese and chocolates) and even your dogs are catered for.
Or discover the local cafes, and eateries in Little River, Duvauchelle and Akaroa...offering something for every palette and occasion.
Eclectic tasteful décor
Private fully fenced property
Complimentary Doggie Treats
akaroa & the bays
Uncover the heart of an ancient volcano filled with an oasis of sparkling colours and eclectic excursions. Surrounded by natural wonders, wilderness meets the edges of this historical French settlement, providing access to your next adventure or weekend away. So, take the short drive from Christchurch and find the experience that calls to you.
Welcome to Akaroa. Welcome to nature’s playground.
akaroa nature cruise
Brought to you by Black Cat Cruises...
Journey to the historic French village of Akaroa, the gateway to our daily expeditions. Encounter Hector’s dolphins, New Zealand fur seals, coastal birds & more. Bring your camera and sense of adventure as you cruise aboard Akaroa’s largest, most spacious and stable catamaran and enjoy complimentary tea and coffee.
Your hosts at Kahikatea Country Retreat, Gay and Ian, are animal lovers and own two charismatic rescue Huskies. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own well behaved dogs to stay and enjoy the surroundings...it's a dogs paradise with wonderful spaces to explore and enjoy.
the sights & sounds of nature
Kahikatea Country Retreat is surrounded with lush green farmland and native trees, shrubs, herbs, grasses, sedges, rushes and ferns. The cottage sits amidst a well tendered garden, with an idyllic, tranquil pond and a sparkling, emerald stream running through the property. This provides an idea habitat for the many species of native NZ birds which you will see. The sound of birdsong is a pure delight to visitors.
The idyllic, private cottage (Te Rangi) at Kahikatea Country Retreat is beautifully decorated, in a luxurious, romantic and supremely comfortable manner, the décor carefully curated by the owners. Local art, an eclectic range of furniture and hand crafted soft furnishings create a warm, indulgent atmosphere.
From every window or door, you can enjoy spectacular views through the gardens, to the surrounding rolling hills beyond and out to the sparking waters of Akaroa Harbour.
dial up the romance
Picture this...enjoying a romantic candle lit dinner, watching the sun set slowly over the bay, soaking in a luxurious scented bath surrounded by flickering flame, relaxing in front of the fire with an old fashioned romance novel or simply enjoying life an intimate & secluded location...you can experience all this and more at Kahikatea Country Retreat.
Relax and soak up the atmosphere.