Rock Retreat B&B

Rock Retreat B&B 101 Hauturu Rd, Waitomo Caves, Waitomo view on map
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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 is $180 nz dollars 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.

  • 100% Guest Reviews 2015
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Ablution Block
  • Balcony/Courtyard
  • Barbecue
  • Board Games
  • Breakfasts
  • Check-in Time: 3:00pm
  • Check-out Time 10:00am
  • Clothesline
  • Free parking
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Guest Laundry
  • Highchair
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lounge Area with Fireplace
  • Luggage Storage
  • Non Smoking
  • Parking - Free
  • Parking - Off street
  • Playground
  • Shower Facilities
  • Toilet Facilities
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  • Our stay at the Rock Retreat B&B was simply amazing. The location is truly relaxing and energizing with some amazing views. Everything you need for a comfortable stay is there. And the hosts were terrific and extremely kind. We highly recommend the Rock Retreat. 5
    KENDALL WU - Mar 14, 2017 (Stayed Mar 2017) Travelbug verified review
  • Thanks Kendall. We loved meeting you both.How did the Tongariro crossing go?
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  • Stunning views, gorgeous cottage, friendly hosts, comfy bed, so relaxing. The loft area got a bit warm for sleeping once the fire got cracking! 4
    RACHEL AULBACH - Sep 14, 2015 (Stayed Sep 2015) Travelbug verified review
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  • We stayed at Rock Retreat for one night and wish it had been longer. It's cosy, self-contained, and has amazing views. 4
    TIM ROWLAND - Mar 9, 2015 (Stayed Feb 2015) Travelbug verified review
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  • The Rock Retreat offered such a unique, surprising and welcoming accommodation experience. We absolutely loved everything about it and would highly recommend it to others. 5
    SARAH VICKERY - Feb 1, 2015 (Stayed Jan 2015) Travelbug verified review
  • Thanks Sarah,It was lovely having you stay.
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  • The cottage is exactly what is described, and just over 10 minutes drive to the Waitomo Glowworm Caves - although the journey back took a little longer. Our host Biddy gave us good directions on how to get to the cottage. Great view, fresh air, free washing machine, full kitchen and fridge, and comfortable beds. It would be perfect if there is at least a telephone or internet service - my Vodafone cell phone reception in the rural area is erratic at best, and sometimes there is no service at all. 4
    CHYE LIN CHEE - Dec 15, 2014 (Stayed Dec 2014) Travelbug verified review
  • Hi Chye. Sorry the cellphone reception is usually very good.We are also having a few problems with our reception.As the houses on the property are run with solar power we try to keep modern amenities simple.If guests do need to use the internet for bookings we are more than happy to help out.
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Rock Retreat B&B
  • Would highly recommend this gorgeous cottage. We stayed for 2 nights and could have stayed longer. Beautiful surrounds and wonderful hosts. Just lovely! 5
    ALLAN LITTLE - Sep 30, 2014 (Stayed Sep 2014) Travelbug verified review
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  • Super nice owners, Breath taking view very cosy house will come back no hesitations!! 5
    YANN LAROCHETTE - Jul 29, 2014 (Stayed Jul 2014) Travelbug verified review
  • Thanks Yann.It was lovely meeting the three of you.We would love to have you stay again.
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