Writers On Winara - Our Restful Retreat

Welcome to our wonderful writers’ retreat set among rambling gardens with sea views of Kāpiti and the South Islands

  • From Beach (moana) to Bush (ngahere)
  • Large room with Queen bed and modern ensuite from NZ$169 per night (includes GST)
  • With complimentary locally made chocolate and a selection of home-made native soaps and teas and coffees
  • One hour north of the capital city Wellington situated on the spectacular Kāpiti Coast
  • Features very own micro-climate
  • Surrounded by beautiful gardens and bush-clad hills
  • Birdsong from morning to eve

Use as a

  • Writers’ retreat, and be inspired by the two resident well-travelled writers, and/or as
  • Stopover before or after catching the Interislander ferry (1 hour’s drive south) and/or as a base to
  • Visit the cultural, arty and funky capital city of Wellington for theatre, visit to parliament, museums, libraries, shopping, look at the gorgeous harbour, and historical buildings, and/or
  • A base to explore the pristine beaches, numerous bush walks, or the vibrant Kāpiti Island

Optional extras:

  • If without car, we can pick up/drop off at local railway station (Waikanae to Wellington – 1 hour )
  • Pick up/drop off to Wellington international/domestic airport – 1 hour away
  • Guided bush walks – Māori native plants and their uses
  • Continental breakfast (selection of local fruits, breads) - Gluten and Dairy Free options available on request


  • Phone us on 022 306 3859 or email on for pricing and availability
  • Discounts available for NZSA members and for long term bookings for writers
  • Available for short term projects and sabbaticals for those professionals on assignment in the Wellington, Kāpiti Coast, Horowhenua and Manawatū regions

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