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Awatea Retreat and B&B
Heart & Sole Reflexology

The sole path to healing the mind, body and spirit


Accommodation & Facilities



From our Visitors

I had a wonderful time staying with Linda and Robert. I was made very welcome and enjoyed great food. The accommodation is of a very high standard.

Andrew Lingman



Really enjoyed the homely stay and wonderful conversations. Learned a lot about ‘living naturally.’ Great welcome and company.

Sue Green



A three day stay – too short. A lovely warm bed. Linda and Rob are friendly and caring hosts. a great place to stay and the dogs are a plus. Highly recommended. Loads of room with beautiful décor and the most wonderful and warm hosts, will come again.

Geoff & Vivien Driscoll


relax, holistic, bed and breakfastAwatea Retreat and BnB offers our guests a serene, peaceful stay. Whether you are here for business or pleasure our aim is to pamper you and for you to enjoy your stay in our luxury retreat and BnB.

Come and relax, rejuvenate and revive in this tranquil South Canterbury getaway. We look forward to making your stay a memorable one.

  • Three queen sized guest rooms- one has separate entrance on ground floorrelax, holistic, bed and breakfast
  • Family suite option, queen bed and two single beds with interconnecting rooms
  • Ensuite and private bathrooms
  • Luxurious beds
  • Bathrobes
  • Reading room
  • Guest lounge - stereo and TV
  • Infrared 2 person sauna
  • Reflexology
  • Guided fishing
  • Surfing experience
  • Two Outdoor gas fired baths
  • Outdoor pizza oven
  • Laundry facilities         
  • Bikes
  • The dogs enjoy relaxing on the deck at Awatea retreat and B and B too!Golf course- 1 km from Awatea
  • Pet friendly approved pets welcome –we have two quiet and at times rather mischievous dogs ‘Tip’ and ‘Jess’ and ‘Holly’ the cat


Yours hosts Rob and Linda
Yours hosts Rob and Linda in front of their pizza oven which is available for private parties.
in front of their pizza oven which is available for private parties.

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exclusive accomodation, holistic retreatWaimate homestay, bnb, accomodationThe ground floor guest room, is luxurious with pure cotton bedding and a wool duvet to keep you warm and snug in the comfortable queen sized bed. A romantic atmosphere has been created with the colours  and furnishings. The exquisite large en suite bathroom has under-floor heating, exclusive, aromatherapy, relax, health retreatheated towel rail and regal gold fittings as well as stunning pink paua inserts in the tiles to enhance the romantic atmosphere, this is completed with ‘Blue Earth’ natural bathroom products. The morning sun greets you as you sit on your own private deck where you can enjoy breakfast outdoors or in the dining room.

exclusive accomodation, bnb, relax, retreat, Waimate, South Canterbury

exclusive accomodation, bnb, relax, retreat, Waimate, South CanterburyThe first floor guest rooms have a calm and tranquil feel which matches the external environment. exclusive accomodation, bnb, relax, retreat, Waimate, South CanterburyThe beds are sumptuously comfortable with pure cotton bed linen and the subtle fragrance of locally grown 'Ngahere' lavender helps ensure a good nights sleep. The view from these rooms frame the rolling Hunter Hills, the Waimate township or the sea.

exclusive, aromatherapy, relax, health retreatFeel pampered in the tiled bathroom with luxurious ‘Blue Earth’ bathroom products. ‘Blue Earth’, based in the foothills of the Southern Alps, are plant based soaps, shampoo and moisturisers. They are hand made from fruits, flowers, herbs and vegetable oils.

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exclusive bnb, retreat , relaxation, WaimateEnjoy a choice of continental or full breakfast . We are spoiled with our own free range eggs as well as honey from our own beehive to spread on your homemade breads. Enjoy locally reared ‘Havoc” bacon and seasonal fruits and herbs freshly picked from our garden.

organic, whole food, holistic, WaimatehomestayEnjoy your breakfast inside or out on the deck taking in the views while you eat. Breakfast can be brought to you or join us in the family kitchen/dining room.

The menu for the evening meal alters according to seasonal availability of fresh fruit and vegetables. We provide 'home reared' meats and organic meats for our guests. Our aim is to provide fresh and minimally processed foods to enhance wellbeing.


exclusive, aromatherapy, relax, health retreat
Available by request is an aromatherapy bath in a stunning claw foot bath – large enough to fit a couple comfortably.

Relax in an outdoor bath at Awatea Retreat and take in the stunning views of Waimate
Also available are outdoor baths - a relaxing or romantic experience, where the stars and night lights of Waimate can be enjoyed in a private setting while you bathe in essential oils.
exclusive, aromatherapy, relax, health retreat


Fishing Experience - weather permitting

exclusive fly fishing, Waimate, South CanterburyRob is an experienced fly and spin fisherman with more than 30 years fishing experience. He can take you on a journey exploring South Canterbury rivers and streams providing you with a quality fishing experience.

The main fishing season is from October 1st –April 30th.


spin, fly, lure, fishing,farmstay, Waimate, NZWhat do you get?

  • Morning/afternoon tea

  • Lunch

  • Transport

  • Some fishing gear supplied

New Zealand fly, spin fishing, Waimate,Rates: (subject to change)

Half day fishing:

One angler $350.00, Two anglers $400.00

Full day fishing:

One angler $600.00, Two anglers $650.00

Surfing Experience - weather permitting

Tailor made surfing experience to cater for the absolute beginner through to the more experienced surfer. There are three or four great surfing spots within half an hours drive of Waimate. Surfboard provided. $50 per hour


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