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Enchanting traditional cottage with mountain and limestone views.Spot our mountains on a clear day you will see Mount Hauturu,Pirongia,Te Aroha,Kakepuku,Maungatautari,Pureora,Tongariro,Ngaruhoe and Ruapehu.Breathtaking.
Rock Retreat is a short 10 minute drive to Waitomo Caves village and Marokopa beach(black sand) is only 30 minutes.
Sleeps 4pax (one Queen & two singles)
Relax on your verandah overlooking stunning mountain and limestone views of the central North island and wild west coast hill country.Watch the Tui and Bellbirds
enjoy the flax.Look out for Kereru(N.Zs native pigeon)and New Zealand Falcon.
Perfect for couples and families,(children love the sleeping area in the loft!)
Private,fully self contained,eco friendly solar powered cottage. Gas cooking(full sized gas oven and gas bbq), shower, bath, washing machine, wood fire perfect for a cosy winters night after a caving trip.Enjoy the warmth and character of native recycled timber inside and traditional corrugate cladding.
Continental Breakfast provided within cottage to enjoy in your own time.
Rock Retreat starts at $160 nz dollars per night and sleeps between 2 & 4 people.
Rock Retreat is situated on the Stubbs farm.A 1666acre working sheep and cattle farm nestled in the King Country of the North Island,New Zealand.It includes over 800 acres of native bush reserved by a QEII covenant along with North Islands key area for bouldering and caving on classic limestone.
Your hosts Biddy Stubbs and Rich Kersel,daughters Hazel and Fern.Biddy grew up on the farm and the Stubbs family have lived on the farm for five generations.
Between Biddy and Rich they have a number of years experience in the Tourism industry,whether it be adventure caving,family cave trips,mountain biking,white water kayaking,rock climbing or sea kayaking.They are more than happy to make any bookings for you that you would like to do during your stay.
Waitomo is an action packed place to come and visit.If you can squeeze in an extra night to your itinerary you wont be disappointed.This means you will be able to experience an underground trip one day and explore our beautiful landscape on the surface as well.A Rock Retreat sunset and sunrise, with a stunning night sky filled with stars will be hard to forget!
If you need any more inspiration,original artwork on display and for sale by Biddy.Trained at Otago School of Art,Dunedin,New Zealand. Biddy is constantly inspired by the ever changing beauty of her surroundings.
Free guided walk through our stunning Stubbs family QE11 800 acre native bush covenant if you book 3 nights or more.Bookings required in advance.
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