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Rotoroa Island

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| Hauraki Gulf, Auckland 1841, New Zealand
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Rotoroa Island Ferry Ticket from Auckland
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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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"endangered species"
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"day trip"
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"hauraki gulf"
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"excellent weekend"
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"reasonable level of fitness"
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"ladies beach"
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"information centre"
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"north tower"
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"toilet facilities"
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"nature lovers"
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"auckland zoo"
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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Rotoroa Island is truly unique; an island unlike any other in the Hauraki Gulf. Easily accessible from Auckland either by Fuller 360 ferry or private boat, it is open to all visitors and offers frequent educational programs and regular nature walks. Check out the info...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Beautiful Bach with ample room and walking distance to Ladies beach. Exceptionally clean, well organized and kitted out. The island has stunning beaches with crystal clear water. We were lucky to time our visit with a Kiwi release so got to see one up close....More

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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit at the island a lot. It was perfect walk in the nature and also informative. The views were great and the staff really made an effort for us. They even hold presentation for 45mins about pest control for three of us....More

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Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

Spent the day on Rotoroa Island, which is a nature conservancy off the coast of Auckland in the Haruki gulf. The ferry takes a little over an hour and offered good views of Auckland and surrounding islands. Rotoroa itself is a good sized island where...More

2  Thank Luapekralc
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Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Don't forget your camera, togs,water and lunch. Tracks are all easy to wander around and well signposted. You get to see lots of birds and the cheeky weka are everywhere. Pohutokawa trees and other natives in abundance. Spoilt for beaches to swim at but Ladies...More

2  Thank Margreet S
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Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

A slice of heaven, great experience and wonderful hikes and scenery. The amount of effort that went in to make this a safe haven for New Zealand bird life is astounding. The ferry dropoff and pickup are 6 hours apart so account for that when...More

1  Thank Akram I
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Booked a holiday home on Rotoroa for 6 adults, 3 days, 2 nights. Unfortunately ferry service wasn't available so got a water taxi from Pine Harbour, app 40 minutes. Excellent weekend, met at Rotoroa Island wharf by ranger and transported to the immaculate Oranga holiday...More

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Reviewed 24 May 2017

To say I love it here is something of an understatement. Rotoroa Island is a paradise easily accessible from Auckland that never seems to get busy. Booking in advance is a must though as there are often school trips on random days which fill the...More

2  Thank lcj1031
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Reviewed 30 April 2017

The island is simply beautiful - you feel like you are there all by yourself. The hiking trails are really well marked, and it's easy to do most of the walking in two hours. The beaches, especially Men's Bay, are just stunning. There is a...More

1  Thank barsegh
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

I love ferries, so the 75 minute trip from Auckland to Rotoroa Island was perfect. The crew were great and it was interesting to see Waiheke Island from the sea. When we arrived at the island, there was an introduction to the island and a...More

1  Thank Chrissie S
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