Thrive B&B through the trees

Thrive is a large, stand-alone, country-style house located in the heart of the Wairarapa near Carterton.


There are four double bedrooms, two with private ensuites including one that has accessible facilities for those with impaired mobility.

The three upstairs bedrooms open onto a wonderful, secluded balcony, perfect for brunching or sunset dining. Two 8-bed bunkrooms are also available for the kids, for families that prefer to stay together, or budget conscious travellers.


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Bathroom upstairs

Master bedroom upstairs with ensuite


petanque court

accessible bathroom

accessible bedroom downstairs

Our Facilities

Thrive B&B accommodation facilitiesA spacious, fully equipped country-style kitchen (available for guest use) flows into the open-plan dining/lounge area. The large, sunny deck surrounds the lounge/dining area and overlooks the petanque court and open fields. There is also a large BBQ on the deck for guest use.

A generous media room off the lounge provides guests with the opportunity to enjoy TV and movies on the big screen in surround sound without disturbing other family members or guests.

A wide selection of board games, puzzles and books are available in the library as well as an internet computer for those that don’t have a WiFi enabled device.

Two log burners look wonderful and provide a cosy, warm feeling throughout the winter months.

Entrance foyerMedia or meeting-room

Outdoor Living & Surroundings

Alfresco livingA massive macrocarpa slab table and chairs beneath mature trees allows for alfresco dining. There is even an open fire for toasting marshmallows after dinner.

Watch the ducks paddling lazily in the pond as you walk around under the mature totara, miro and manuka trees.

Outdoors by the fireWalk through the orchard and fields to get to the cliff-top fire-pit area. Tell stories or sing songs as you toast marshmallows and sip wine accompanied by the sound of the river flowing below. Prepare to be astounded by the number and clarity of the stars on a clear night.

Descend the steep walkway through the bush down to the river where you can fish for trout, swim, wade or simply dip your feet while reading a book listening to the native birdlife.

Further up the road is the Waiohine Gorge trail head and swing bridge. Brave the expansive bridge to gain access to the Tararua track network for a day walk or week long adventure.

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