Nestled in the hills overlooking Gloucester Valley, Kia Ora Lookout Retreat is a unique property situated on 30 acres, combining the best of rural lifestyle with modern creature comforts. The Retreat is a captivating getaway for couples, families and friends, less than 10 minutes north of Gloucester.
The retreat is set in a rural landscape that will never be built out – our nearest neighbours are over the hills and far away. The Kia Ora Retreat is a truly secluded getaway.
With its open fire, spacious living areas, modern kitchen and stunning salt water pool, the retreat will capture the heart and spirit of any visitor.
Maori for “be well and healthy”, Kia Ora Lookout Retreat stands at the gateway to the Barrington Tops National Park and offers a relaxing, revitalizing stay for those wishing to escape the hustle and hassle of everyday life.
The Retreat is a purpose built home that can accommodate up to 10 people. Its 5 double bedrooms all have their own individual bathrooms. The main living room was originally used as a restaurant, and is framed by vaulted wooden ceilings and open fire. The commercial grade kitchen adjoins a breakfast room, and is supplied by its very own kitchen garden in the formal courtyard.
The retreat is hooked up to the National Broadband Network, and offers TV, DVD, and Bluetooth stereo. It has board games and a diverse library. Even on rainy days, the Retreat offers something for everyone.
The stunning views of the Gloucester Valley (there is a reason why Gloucester built a lookout at Kia Ora), are capped off by in in ground salt water pool.
The property is set on 30 acres of rolling hills, with a dam that is a favourite of local kangaroos and other fauna. The retreat is located next to the rolling hills of the ‘farm’, where horses and other animals frolic. Remember to bring carrots and you may entice the horses for a feed.
The environs – magic from sunrise, to sunset and beyond
1.the pool – spectacular salt water pool taking in the entire Gloucester valley
2.the parklands – mature establish trees to wander around grab a chair and relax, watch robins, willy wag tails, kookaburras and honey eaters play
3.the farm - frames the entire setting of the Retreat, and is the home of horses and other stock from time to time.
• Perfect for small conferences and team building workshops
• Family Escapes
• Group Getaways
Bedrooms - 5 bedrooms all equipped with large spacious bathrooms, air conditioning and wardrobes
1.The Buccans Room – king bed with beautiful district views of Gloucester Valley
2.The Barrington Room – 2 single beds, bath and district views of Gloucester Valley
3.Birdsong Room – queen bed, wonderful views of Gloucester Valley and Mograni mountain, special place for early risers
4.The Bowman Room - queen bed, with separate access
5.The Worimi Room - 2 antique king single beds with separate access.
Living Areas - relaxed and inviting
1.Lounge-dining – huge vaulted living area which is a standout feature of the retreat, with a fireplace, luxurious lounges, and Persian carpets
2.Study- a wonderful retreat within the Retreat
3.Kitchen/breakfast room – large commercial kitchen with all mod cons – 2 ovens, slow cooker, and Nespresso coffee machine.
4.TV room – one for the kids on a rainy day – with TV, DVD’s boardgames and its own authentic cow rug.
5.The courtyard – a formal courtyard, framed by 2 deciduous hibiscuses, as well as a kitchen garden with a wide range of herbs and seasonal veg.