Ridge Country Retreat

300 Rocky Cutting Road Welcome Bay, Tauranga, 3179 New Zealand (Show map)


The Lodge and villas are designed to take in all the beautiful country surroundings and were built for privacy. 8 minutes to the beach, 10 minutes from Tauranga Airport and 45 minutes from Rotorua. Gorgeous views out to the valley, city lights and inner harbour of Tauranga in the distance. Recommended by Fodor's and the Frommers guide this outstanding property is a must for all travellers. Geothermal and mineral lap pool and the six villas all have their own outside geothermal and mineral slipper baths. Security gates give that ultimate in privacy and all catering is available on site with Chefs when required. View .rcr.co.nz

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Innkeepers: Joanne Okeeffe and Penny Oxnam


Location Type



Auckland, New Zealand (AKL) - Auckland International 120 miles

Directions to property:

Driving from Hamilton (State Highway 29) As you come down the Hill from Tauriko towards Tauranga you go through all four roundabouts and turn right at Welcome Bay (5th roundabout) RCR is 11 km from that corner. Once you are out in the country Rocky Cutting Road is the third road on the right. Driving from Auckland or Coromandel(State Highway 2) Follow the Motorway in from Bethlehem but do not take any off ramps. You will travel through two sets of lights and then make your way over an estuary and will turn right at the Maungatapu roundabout and then left at Welcome Bay roundabout. RCR is 11 km from that corner. Once you are out in the country Rocky Cutting Road is the third road on the right. Driving from Wellington through Rotorua(State Highway 2) Heading from Te Puke you travel towards Mt Maunganui and will turn left at Welcome Bay Road. Rocky Cutting Road is the second road to your left and the Lodge is 3 kmls up that road.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Piano, Private entrance, Secretarial services, TV Video games, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Geothermal and Mineral Lap pool, Jacuzzi, Bush walks, Beach 8 minutes away, Shops and restaurants 8 minutes away, Golf Course five minutes away

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fridge, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, 4WD Off roading, Claybird shooting, Jet Boating, Helicopter Flights, Blokarting, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Video Arcade, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 3 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: 25%
  • Cancellations: 7 - 14 days prior to arrival 25% 1 - 7 days prior to arrival 100% Cancellation fees apply to total period booked.
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Joanne Okeeffe and Penny Oxnam

Languages spoken


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About the innkeepers

Joanne enjoys people, motorbikes and music, food and wine Penny enjoys people, Spa Treatments, gardening and cooking, food and wine. They both enjoy spending time with family and friends when they are able.

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  • Time Served: anytime
  • Serving Location: Outside on the main deck, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

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