Oasis Cottage Retreat is a self-catering style accommodation in Eketahuna. Summer is upon us and with it a perfect opportunity to explore all that the beautiful Wairarapa and Tararua region have to offer. (In days of old Eketahuna was known as Mellemskov meaning “Heart of the forest” a small, country town, set in beautiful natural surroundings in the heart of the Tararua District; this peaceful, rural atmosphere is an ideal escape, from the busyness of everyday life. The main house is open plan, has 1 bedroom with King Size bed, walk-in wardrobe, french doors opening into the garden, a sofa bed in the lounge that converts into a comfortable double bed, Kitchen/ dining area large bathroom/laundry and office. Freeview Tv, Wifi is available The second bedroom is in a sleep-out off the double garage. This is a lovely bedroom, with queen size bed, TV, piano, and guitar (music room). Bathroom in the main house is used to service this room. Outdoor entertainment can be had in the lovely private landscaped back garden, seven-seater garden table setting and gas BBQ The area offers guests many attractions and activities, bush-walking, hunting, trout fishing on the Makakahi River, swimming, picnicking, golfing at the beautiful Eketahuna golf course, only a 25 min drive to the nearest bistro & winery or simply relax and enjoy the solitude create your own culinary delights, or entertain friends and colleagues from the confines of oasis Cottage Retreat. Rodney & Jelena make every effort to ensure your stay at Oasis Cottage Retreat is carefree and relaxing. A complimentary continental breakfast is included on your first morning at the Cottage. This includes; fruit juice, tea, coffee, selection of cereals, fresh fruit and yoghurt, variety of breads with a selection of spreads. Eketahuna is in close proximity to the Tararua Ranges, Pahiatua, Pukaha Mount Bruce Conservation Centre and Masterton. Wonderful view of the Mountains; is centrally located, an easy walk to town, river and golf course. The cottage is situated in a private, landscaped native garden setting, French doors from the main bedroom and lounge/bedroom open onto a beautiful garden setting. Only a short walk for a golfing experience second to none with amazing views of the ranges, the Eketahuna golf course is a must. If you are looking for "The Arts" Mark Dimmock's Gallery is a leisurely 5-10 min walk from the cottage taking in the view of the ranges and country atmosphere. Contemporary artist, painter, sculptor and carver. Stroll to Mark's gallery and view his latest works, exciting original paintings and sculptures, carvings of native birds, fish and animals. Most of Mark's work is made from recycled timbers and steel. Visitors are always welcome. Sarah Jones - (Retail Outlet) Glenn McDean Decorative artist Specialist in Interior design,Colour consulting, Decorative paint effects, Furniture restoration,Themed rooms, Gilding. Painting and paper hanging. Where you will find: Hand painted furniture. an a wonderful array of restored furniture and accessories, A must see!! Located in the town centre. Eketahuna's very own Maison Home Furnishings and Giftware Store. Stocking beautiful quality furniture and giftware at an affordable price. Located in the town centre The Lazy Graze - Eketahuna newest thriving cafe. Awesome service, great coffee, a selection of divine cake, in the cabinet you will find a selection of tantalising delights to tempt your taste-buds, excellent value and good sized portions. Located in the main town centre The area offers guests many attractions and activities: Middleton Model Railway & Cwmglyn Farm: Displays of one of the largest model railways in NZ. "Cottage" industry cheese making and a display of enamel art work. Handmade cheeses and butter for sale. Pukaha Mount Bruce: Explore primeval rainforest and discover some of our most threatened wildlife at Pukaha Mount Bruce, New Zealand's National Wildlife Centre Bushwalking Hunting Trout fishing on the Makakahi River Swimming, Picnicking Golfing at the beautiful Eketahuna golf course or Simply relax and enjoy the solitude. We offer you the ideal short stay for that relaxing long weekend break or a longer holiday retreat. A Perfect Base to explore the Wairarapa and Tararua Region Wairarapa Events and Places not to miss: Balloons over Wairarapa Wings over Wairarapa Martinborough Fair Toast Martinborough Hurricanes vs Crusaders in Eketahuna 31 January 2015 Castlepoint Mt Holdsworth Australia and NZ are hosting the Cricket World cup Feb 14-29 March 2015, a great opportunity to visit New Zealand, attend the world Cup cricket matches and explore the Beautiful Wairarapa & Tararua Region. Rich in cultural heritage and history, Tararua is made up of many communities, and offers a diverse range of activities. Enjoy a slice of New Zealand at it's very best, its people and all that this unique area has to offer - enjoy Tararua Country. Begin your escape today!!