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Rotoroa Island

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| Hauraki Gulf, Auckland 1841, New Zealand
+64 800 768 676
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For a unique arts and conservation day-out, visit Rotoroa Island in Auckland’s beautiful Hauraki Gulf. Rotoroa was New Zealand’s first and longest running addiction treatment centre until its closure in 2005. Today, after a five year redevelopment programme, the restoration of heritage buildings and the construction of an award-winning museum and exhibition centre, it is a conservation estate rich in social history. Swim, relax, explore; sandy beaches, heritage buildings, exhibitions, nature trails, art, boutique accommodation and more.
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| Hauraki Gulf, Auckland 1841, New Zealand
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Reviewed 27 May 2016

It was a great trip.Our coach guide Ben from Great sights was wonderful.He had a great knowledge of things around.Must have a tour of Rotoroa and Waitamo caves.

Thank dubey2016
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Myself and 3 12 yr old boys stayed in the SuperIntendents quarters for the long weekend. Fantastic weekend. Being picked up off the ferry by the local host and having our bags transported to the lodge was an unexpected bonus. Very clean modern basic accomodation...More

Thank markaiten
Reviewed 19 April 2016

We've been going on for awhile now and couldn't recommend Rotoroa more. Six of us went over last weekend for a boys overnight fishing trip. The Island is small enough to navigate around extremely easy and can be fished from any point and ledge. We...More

Thank Kiwi-Norm
Reviewed 19 April 2016

11 of us came over last Friday night and stayed at Serenity. We just had to bring all our food and beverages and everything else is supplied. The house was absolutely brilliant - great décor and well appointed. They have thought of everything here right...More

Thank vanessamills2016
Reviewed 14 March 2016

My mate and I took our kids for a dads and daughters weekend and stayed in the Superintendents House. The weather was stunning for us and the accommodation couldn't have been better. Clean, crisp and modern. Super comfy mattresses on the bunk beds (although a...More

Thank cloudheart10
Angela B, Guest Relations Manager at Rotoroa Island, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2016

Hi cloudheart10, Wonderful to hear you had a great stay in our Super's House with your kids; what a super idea for a dads and daughters weekend! Hope to welcome you back soon. Best wishes from the team on Rotoroa Island

Reviewed 23 February 2016

A party of 16 of us - 7 adults and 9 children recently spent a long weekend at the Superintendent's House on Rororoa Island. It is the second time we have visited and we're looking forward to next time...The house is extremely well-equipped for large...More

Thank FromDudley
Angela B, Guest Relations Manager at Rotoroa Island, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2016

Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience on Rotoroa; we're thrilled to hear you had a great time and found the Super's House equipped well to suit your group. Excellent tips for future travellers and we appreciate you highlighting our biosecurity...More

Reviewed 23 February 2016

Great place to stay and unwind. We stayed in Serenity house no.4 and it is very comfortable and well equiped. A very short walk to the beach, perhaps one of the best in the Hauraki - Lady's bay. Ginnene and Phil do everything they can...More

1  Thank mikeD5677EJ
Angela B, Guest Relations Manager at Rotoroa Island, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2016

Hi Mike - Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with travellers; we're so pleased you had a good stay at Serenity and isn't Ladies Bay amazing?? Lovely feedback for our caretakers too; thank you! Best wishes form the Rotoroa Island Team

Reviewed 17 February 2016

We took a trip out to Rotoroa Island just before Christmas and had a great time exploring the island, despite a rare day of wet weather in an otherwise sunny spell (we had booked in advance so accepted the weather). The weather conditions were sufficiently...More

Thank FolkestoneJack
Angela B, Guest Relations Manager at Rotoroa Island, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2016

Hi FolkestoneJack - wonderful to hear you enjoyed your day on Rotoroa and the wet weather didn't seem to stop you exploring. We really appreciate your generous feedback on the restoration and for taking the time to share with fellow trip advisor travellers. We hope...More

Reviewed 15 February 2016

I went with my mother and partner for a day trip to Rotoroa. The whole day was amazing. The people on the ferry were especially kind, and the walk around the island was wonderful. Although it's a small island very few people were there, so...More

1  Thank LazGekko
Reviewed 13 February 2016

We took the ferry to this Gulf island with three young grand daughters just two days after christmas. Rounding the south east headland of Waiheke, we suddenly saw Rotoroa before us. A certain sadness lingers in the air given the island's earlier history but it...More

Thank Christine S
Angela B, Guest Relations Manager at Rotoroa Island, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2016

Christine - thank you for sharing your day on Rotoroa; we love hearing the fun you had with your granddaughters at Ladies Bay and in the nearby rock pools. We hope you have a chance to return soon - and yes; come and stay overnight!...More

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Christopher J
8 October 2017|
Response from Angela B | Property representative |
Hi Christopher, Our Superintendent's House shared hostel is $35 per person per night. We also have holiday homes which are sole occupancy and they start at $375 for 4 people per night. Full details including booking on our... More