Ruapuke Retreat - Converted Woolshed

Bach or holiday home | Ruapuke Beach | #22175

9.6/10 (51 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 5 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


The Woolshed at Ruapuke is situated at the base of Mount Karioi on an 850 acre working dry stock farm. It has commanding views of Ruapuke Beach and out to Gannet Island. The expansive views also incorporate extensive farmland and up to Mount Karioi. The radiant pohutukawa’s attract abundant Tui in the spring, as well as the two resident Wood Pigeons which enhance the peace and beauty of this location. It is the perfect place to enjoy a quiet relaxing holiday, while Raglan is just a 15 minute drive away to enjoy the cafes and boutique shops.

Alternatively the Woolshed offers a central location for an adventure packed holiday. Ruapuke beach is a five minute drive to the Southern End or a 10 minute drive to the Northern end if you enjoy surfing or fishing. Horse riding is available within ten minutes or visit the popular Bridal Veil Falls. The Wairake walking track on the southern side of Mount Karioi is just ten minutes walk to the start of the track. Additionally the Pipiwharauroa Walking and Biking Trail on the Wharauroa Plateau is a must for keen cyclists or guests whom have an interest in the Te Uku Wind Farm. The opportunities are endless with paddle boarding, kite surfing, surfing at Whale Bay and Manu Bay, kayaking in the harbour, or a game of golf on the 18 hole country course all available within Raglan.

The Woolshed has been converted with a fresh contemporary feel inside. It has double glazing and insulation to provide optimum warmth and comfort. It also offers a fully equipped kitchen and a spacious open plan living area. The bedrooms and bathroom are spacious and the laundry is located down stairs where the Woolshed is still in its original condition. There is plenty of locked storage below for the surboards and fishing rods. The deck offers panoramic views and all day sun.

Upon request from the owner you can walk up the farm to take in the magnificent views of the vast coast line, over to Kawhia and Aotea Harbor as well as Mount Egmont.

Special conditions:

Two night minimum stay

$150 (1-2 Adults), $25 extra per Adult a night, Children (0-15 yrs) $15 extra child per night.

Towels are NOT provided, please bring your own.(Sheets, bed linen and tea towels are supplied. )

Strictly NO parties and No tents/camping allowed.

This is a working farm, thus there are normal farm hazards in close proximity to the Woolshed; i.e water troughs, live electric fences, streams, farm tracks, farm machinery, livestock and dogs.

Extras: Linen (included); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave;


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Master Bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • Second Bedroom

    2 x Narrow single bed
    2 x Single bed


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*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (55)

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  • The wool shed is my favourite getaway

    The wool shed is my favourite getaway. Always pristine. A joy to stay at.

    MartinCu2 100%|4x Apr 2018

  • We absolutely loved our stay at the woolshed! The house itself felt...

    We absolutely loved our stay at the woolshed! The house itself felt very comfortable and homely is very family friendly! The house was absolutely immaculate and very nicely presented. The location of the property was very private and the views were absolutely stunning!! Sea view one side and rolling hills the other. We will definitely be coming back!

    NicoleW14 100%|1x Mar 2018

  • Beautiful property and location

    Beautiful property and location. The wool shed is an absolute joy to stay in.

    MartinCu2 100%|4x Mar 2018

  • It looks pretty new and in mint condition, I liked the whole...

    It looks pretty new and in mint condition, I liked the whole vibe of a tastefully converted shed. Stunning views, quiet, great location (minutes from Ruapuke beach and Mt Karioi track start is walking distance away).

    michal 100%|25x Feb 2018

  • Comfortable private accommodation with a well set up kitchen and very child...

    Comfortable private accommodation with a well set up kitchen and very child friendly for our little one with books and toys available

    Bengineer 100%|1x Feb 2018

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