On a hill overlooking green pastures and taking in a postcard-worthy panoramic view of Mount Pirongia, Rua Resort© boasts arguably some of the best vistas the Waikato has to offer. Come relax, unwind and enjoy some good ol' Kiwi hospitality! 



We have several tiers of well-appointed rooms to suit your needs and budget. All rooms include free Wi-Fi access and our  standard Complimentary Breakfast.  




Our Complimentary Breakfast can be upgraded to a Premium Breakfast for those who are looking for a treat. Belgian waffles and seasonal freshly squeezed juice anyone? 

Free Wi-Fi

Every guest has complimentary use of  high speed VDSL broadband for business or pleasure!

The Grounds

Take a walk around the grounds and enjoy the country air. Hand feed our friendly farm animals. Have a BBQ or a jump on the trampoline. Make yourself at home...


Toiletries and towels are provided and additional housekeeping services are available to long-stay guests upon request. Charges apply for personal laundry services. 


When it comes to fun, we mean business. Our entertainment offerings include *Netflix, a library of DVDs and even *live music from the resident band. 


Sick of paying $6 for a can of drink? Our Minibar offerings are competitively priced and include some Kiwi favourites. 

*Netflix only available in Tier 1 rooms and shared use Media Room.

*Booking required for live music. Charges apply. 



Rua Room
Rua Room
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Rua Room
Rua Room
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Rua Room ensuite
Rua Room ensuite
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Relax at Rua Resort


Bounce on our springless trampoline, feed the friendly animals or have a barbeque on the patio.

Hamilton Gardens


Multiple award-winning gardens. Spend an a few hours at Hamilton's top tourist attraction. 

Hamilton Zoo


Featuring close-up encounters with exotic animals, wander through this park-like environment set in the midst of Waikato farmland. 

Waitomo Caves


In the caves you can see the famous Glowworms or take up the challenge of Black Water Rafting. Stop in at the Otorohanga Kiwi house  along the way to see the iconic kiwi bird. 



Experience the real Middle-Earth with a visit to the bucolic setting for The Shire, featured in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogies.



Raglan is a small beachside town located 45 minutes from Rua Resort. Famous for its surfing, handcrafts and cafes. Take a detour to Bridal Veil Falls on the way.


"We felt comfortable yet luxurious at the same time, almost as if we were staying with family."