Ruakokoputuna    Martinborough's Magic Valley


The Ruakokoputuna Valley has a growing number of accommodation options. The latest booking and tariff details are listed on the websites.


The Little Red Hut Tel: 06 306 9966

These lovingly restored Shearers Quarters are completely self contained. Sleeps 6 comfortably in one king, one queen and one pull out double bed + extra mattresses available, all linen supplied. High chair and cot, Sky TV, Stereo, DVD all provided.

Cocoon yourselves for a few days, enjoy the claw foot bath, stoke up the logburner… gaze out over expansive views…if you feel like venturing out there are horse treks, golf cross, pole to pole, patting the goat, even chasm walking.

Tariff: $100 for first couple, $20 per additional person, under 5s free, $20 surcharge if staying one night only.


Blue Rock Road Retreat

Blue Rock Road Retreat is a brand new stylish and very private 3 BR/2 bath home in native bush, 17 minutes from Martinborough Town Square. It’s the ultimate relaxing getaway on 12.5 acres of natural vegetation with a stream flowing below. Designed with a modern sensibility, it’s an ideal destination for those seeking a romantic getaway, for nature lovers, and for family and small-group conference gatherings.


Ruakokopatuna Retreat

The house is extremely secluded, surrounded by 120 acres of farmland and established native bush on the banks of the Ruakokopatuna River. It offers great opportunities for private river swimming, walking and picnics, as well as access to local shops, restaurants, wineries and activities.

In addition to accommodation, Events and Venue hire are also offered. They can host a range of events including corporate ‘Off Site Planning’ and ‘Away Days’, as well as a range of private events that include birthday and wedding ‘After Matches’.


Waikuku Lodge (Aorangi Forest Park – Department of Conservation Lodge)

Getting there

Turn off Lake Ferry Rd at the Awhea-White Rock signpost 1 km south of Martinborough. Continue for 8 km and turn right into Ruakokoputuna Rd which changes its name after a few kilometres to Haurangi Rd.

Follow Haurangi Rd virtually to its end, passing through a gate about 3 km from the lodge.


Located 32 km southeast of Martinborough, at the northern end of Aorangi Forest Park, Waikuku Lodge was formerly a farmhouse, situated in reverting grassland surrounded by hills. The house was built in 1921 from locally milled timber.


* Sleeps 30 in communal bunks

* electric stove x2

* hot showers x3

* flush toilets x4

* fridge/freezer x1

* chest freezer x1

* open wood fire x2

Fees: $92 per night, sole occupancy


You can book the Lodge via the online booking system or contact Mariana Mutu or contact the area office: 06 377 0700

Full payment is required at the time of booking.


Sutherlands Hut

Fees: Adult $5.10 / Youth $2.50

Hut details: Open fire.

Facilities: 7 bunks, mattresses, Heating