Escape the ordinary

A celebration of luxury

This secluded and bespoke retreat combines natural materials and an earthy, moody palette to create a relaxing and grounding escape. Architecturally designed and carefully curated, enjoy high end finishes and plush furnishings. Fallow Ridge Retreat boasts a celebration of local produce in the kitchen and indulgent natural ammentities throughout.

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The DetailsLuxury decor awaits you in this private getaway. The EthosOur aim was to create a design that would sit humbly within the landscape and optimise the natural environment. The LocationMount Watkins / Hikaroroa is the 616m peak that sits proudly to the west of Waikouaiti

Peace and quiet awaits you

Less than an hour from Dunedin but a million miles from anywhere. Fallow Ridge Retreat is a luxurious 2-person cabin nestled in the tussocks just waiting for you to explore.  Set upon rugged hill country farmland, this private sanctuary guarantees peace, quiet and 360 degrees of tranquillity.


Fallow Ridge Retreat is carefully tucked into the hillside with a living earth and tussock roof. The exterior is wrapped in NZ larch and locally milled macrocarpa provides detailed elements in the interior. The retreat is completly off grid and solar powered. The surrounding landscape is raw and wild – dominated by silver tussocks and shist rock outcrops. We have a strong environmental ethos and the retreat is designed for the eco-conscious traveller without compromising on style, luxury, or comfort.

Fallow Ridge features a haven of calm and comfort in a unique location that promotes embracing a slow existence that is too often gone without. The inquisitive traveller, a romantic weekend, a celebration or simply some time out, we have you covered. It is the perfect place to do nothing for a while whilst basking in the rugged splendour that surrounds you. 

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Fallow Ridge Retreat

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