Our Guests Say ...

"Great things about staying at Waipiata (in no particular order!)

•    Ross and Natalie (#1!!)
•    Zorro (what a good and beautiful dog)
•    The stunning architecture
•    Super cosy bed
•    Natalie’s lemon relish
•    Gorgeous views
•    Smooth as silk rainwater swimming       pool
•    Natalie’s yummy sweet things
•    Lovely grounds and art
•    Fresh fruit for the trees on the property
•    Welcoming atmosphere
•    Heated towels
•    Natalie’s jellies, croissants, gourmet      food, and, well, anything made by      Natalie!
•    Ransom Winery - wonderful lunch       platter and well-made wines
•    Views of the oyster beds at low tide
•    Birds singing
•    Fresh air and sunshine
•    This list could be a lot longer!

Thank you Ross and Natalie for sharing your wonderful home and hospitality.  We have had a wonderful, relaxing time here.
Best regards"

Lisa and Harry
Okanagan Country
March 2013

more testimonials in our Guest Book


Waipiata offers two luxury accommodation options in wonderful surroundings.

Relax in the main lodge suites designed around glass corridors of views over water, native forest and rural aspects.  Portuguese stone, walnut and glass walls are features of this understated luxury which was designed to fully capture passive solar heating.  The timber and concrete and stone finishes blend with the simplicity and beauty of the landscape surrounding Waipiata.

Alternatively stay in new luxurious The Pavilion designed by Noel Lane as a part but detached from the main lodge. The Pavilion is a secluded studio a few steps away from the lodge.  Independent but still enjoying the pool and solitude of the  native trees and gardens.


Breakfast cuisine is included in all room tariffs.   We provide gourmet food using our own fresh organic produce wherever possible or locally sourced seasonal produce.

Freshly roasted coffee for the perfect start to the day, together with a beautiful selection of seasonal fresh fruits, juices, preserves, cereals, yogurts, homemade baked goods.

The orchards and gardens are all maintained following organic practices, providing delicious seasonal fruit, herbs, salads and vegetables for the Waipiata and Pavilion kitchen.


There are restaurants and cafes within 20 minutes of Waipiata and we can recommend, book and arrange transport to these on your behalf.

Wine and Vineyards

Waipiata offers a varied wine list of local and other New Zealand wines and beers for your enjoyment.

The region has a strong and growing wine industry and there are many wineries with restaurants and cafes that we can recommend or perhaps book you on a wine tour of the Matakana wine region.