Thrive is a large, stand-alone, country-style house located in the heart of the Wairarapa.
Thrive has six bedrooms and five bathrooms. Two bedrooms have 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. The two large, 8-bed bunkrooms are perfect for the kids, for families that prefer to stay together, or simply guest overflow.
In addition, Thrive has a two-bedroom, off-grid cabin that is available for larger groups. Situated away from the lodge overlooking the Waiohine river.
All up, Thrive has beds and bedding for 28 guests.
A spacious, fully equipped country-style kitchen 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 and a large wood-fired pizza oven.
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 Thrive.WiFi is available throughout the lodge.
Two log burners look wonderful and provide a cosy, warm feeling throughout the winter months.
Outdoor Living & Surroundings
A 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, kahikatea and manuka trees.
Walk through the orchard and fields to get to the cliff-top fire-pit area. Tell stories and 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 clear nights.
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.